It is no secret that I am a proud Bostonian. I have lived in the area all my life and love being from this part of the country. There is so much to see and do in Boston and sometimes I like to pay tourist in my own city. When I want to see the sights in Boston, I take the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour in Boston.
The Hop On Hop Off Boston Tour covers all the major areas of the city including Downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Waterfront District. On the trolley, the fun conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. My husband and I took the trolley tour on a rainy day a couple of weeks back. Since we’re local, we decided to stay on for the whole tour and I am so glad we did. Lucia was our tour guide/driver and she was wonderful. She is a life-long Bostonian and she was full of stories and trivia about Boston.
Why the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour?
The Old Town Trolley Tour makes 5 exclusive stops: The Historic North End, North Station, Boston’s Historic Ballpark, Boston Convention & Exposition Center, and the Seaport District. Explore the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and Copp’s Hill Burying Grounds in the North End. See Boston’s Historic Ballpark, Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball still in use. Check out the impressive architecture of the Boston Convention Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Sit back and let their expert conductors show you the best of Boston with Old Town Trolley.
Your 1-Day Boston Tour Includes:
- Hop on and off ALL DAY
- See more than 100 points of interest in Boston!
- 100% money back guarantee
- Boston’s largest trolley fleet with the most frequent pickup service
- Ride up high without worrying about the weather
- Free admission to Old State House
- Free Boston Harbor Cruise*
- $10 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*
In addition, enjoy these two attractions included with your ticket:
Boston Harbor Cruise (45 Minutes)
Cruise along Boston’s Inner and Outer Harbor and see Historic Landmarks. Learn about the past, present and future of Boston’s historic harbor. Includes tales of famous revolutionary battles, the Nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, islands of the outer harbor and Boston as a working industrial port.
Old State House Museum
The Old State House, built in 1713 on the site of the first Town House, is the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The building served as a meeting place for the exchange of economic and local news and was said to be the center of politics in the colonies.
And receive $10 off admission to the following:
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
The Boston Tea Party was “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” It is dedicated to telling the story of that fateful night of December 16, 1773. By combining cutting edge interactive technology with live historical performances, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum offers an experience like no other.
*Applies to the standard ticket only. Offer valid April – October, 2017. Boston Harbor Cruise not available June 17-22, 2017. Other restrictions may apply. Free portion of the ticket has no cash value and is not refundable and non-transferable. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
The trolley are open-air, but since it was raining the day we went, the windows were closed. No worries, though, we still had a blast listening to all of the history and fun facts about Boston on the tour. If you do decide to hop off of the tour at one of the stops, remember that the tour is just that – a tour. It’s not a substitute for public transportation, so the next trolley that shows up might be full. But don’t worry, another one will be close behind.
The Old Town Trolley Tour is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes if you ride the tour all the way around without getting off and on. Since it was raining (which causes more traffic) on the day we went, our tour was about three hours. There was a ton of traffic that day and Lucia did an amazing job navigating through it. If you do decide to get off, you can hop off and hop back on at 19 different stops around the city, sightseeing at your own pace. Food and drinks are welcome on the trolley, however alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of everyone on the tour. You can get your tickets and start your Old Town Trolley Tour at any of their 19 convenient stops. In addition, most Boston hotels have tickets available at their concierge desk or you can purchase tickets online.
Since we took the tour all the way back to where we started, we were right near the North End, where you can get the best Italian food in the city – which is exactly what Christian and I did. While we were there, we walked past the Old North Church where the lanterns were hung (think of Paul Revere yelling “the British are coming”) and the statue of Paul Revere that symbolizes his famous ride. Thankfully the rain had stopped by then.
While you’re in Boston, here’s a fun photo scavenger hunt for you to do. It’s pretty easy and it will definitely make your time in Boston even more fun.
Print out a full size copy of the scavenger hunt right here.
Tours run November – March: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and April – October 31: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Because the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour covers the entire city, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. With frequent pickups at all their stops, you can avoid walking long distances. It’s definitely the best way to see and explore the best places in Boston! Just Look for the orange and green trolleys for the best sightseeing tour in town!