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Boston's Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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Key facts

Where: Boston , U.S.A. Duration: 1 or 2 Day

Highlights

  • A must-do for first time visitors to Boston
  • See all of Boston’s famous landmarks with one convenient hop-on hop-off tour via trolley
  • 20 stops and more than 100 points of interest
  • Travel and sightsee at your own pace
  • Take a relaxing cruise along Boston’s inner and outer harbor with a photo-op at Boston Light, the oldest established lighthouse
  • All-inclusive price

Overview

One of the best ways to tour the major attractions of Boston is by taking the Beantown Trolley Pass.

With an option of either a 1 Day or a 2-Day Pass, choose the pace at which you wish to explore Boston. The trolley has twenty stops and visits over 100 points of interest. See famous landmarks like Beacon Hill, Boston’s most historic and affluent neighborhoods, or the 221-feet high Bunker Hill monument that commemorates the first major battle of the American Revolution.

Hop off the trolley to stroll through the Faneuil Hall Marketplace which is internationally renowned for its foodstalls, shops and street entertainment.

Your Pass also includes a cruise in Boston’s inner and outer harbor or entrance to the Mapparium Exhibit, a walk through glass globe of the world.

Download the list of hotels from where pick up is included.

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Itinerary

This tour offers you an option of either a 1 day or a 2 Day Pass to see the best of Boston included with the tour is a 1 hour Harbor cruise of Boston or a visit to the Mapparium Exhibit, a walk through glass globe of the world.

In the two-hour narrated or hop-on hop-off Beantown Trolley Tour you will enjoy a truly comprehensive tour of Boston. Choose from twenty stops with over 100 points of interest and enjoy the option to hop on and off at your leisure to get a closer look at sights of interest to you.

Among the points of interest will be:

Beacon Hill:This fascinating, early 19th century residential neighborhood is also Boston’s most historic and affluent. The most prominent building on Beacon Hill is the new State House, the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The dome is covered with 23 1/2 carat gold leaf.

Newbury Street: Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay area of Boston. It is lined with historic 19th-century brownstones that contain hundreds of shops and restaurants. The most expensive boutiques are located near the Boston Public Garden end of Newbury Street.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Faneuil Hall Marketplace is internationally renowned for its foodstalls, shops and street entertainment. Jugglers and clowns, puppeteers and dancers, musicians and a host of other skilled entertainers perform along the cobblestone promenades between the three market buildings

Bunker Hill Pavilion: The 221-feet tall Bunker Hill Monument, made entirely of granite taken from a quarry in Quincy, Massachusetts, stands on the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. Climb the 249 steps to the top for a sweeping view of Boston.

The Trolley also has a direct service to the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the country's finest art museums. The vast galleries contain American paintings, decorative arts, Asian treasures and European painting, including French impressionists.

Your ticket also includes a Harbor Cruise, either from the New England Aquarium or the U.S.S. Constitution. You will see the stunning Boson skyline and islands of the outer harbor like Bumpkin Island, Calf Island and Peddocks Island as your boat cruises along the harbor. Go past Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse not just in the United States, but the oldest lighthouse station ever established. It was the last light to be automated in 1998.

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Reviews

Good value ...enjoyed it very much. The only problem is when a cruise ship comes in you really should have a pick up close to the dock...my husband and I are in good shape so we... Leanne S Agele

Enjoyed tour, helps makes the most of a trip to Boston.... Margaret M Calvert

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

1 or 2 Day

Start time

Start time: 01 Mar - 30 Nov: Daily, 10:00am – 2:00pm (Every 20 minutes)
01 Dec - 28 Feb: Daily except Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (Every hour)
Duration: 1 or 2 Day
Beantown Trolley Tour: 2 hours (Approx.)
Cruise: 1 hour

Meeting point

Your hotel in Boston. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
For those not requiring a hotel pick up, please exchange your voucher at the Gray Line Ticket Office/ Transportation Bldg. located at Park Sq., 10 Park Plaza on the Charles St Side South, next to P.F. Chang's.

Ending point

The tour ends at your convenience

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Inclusions

  • 1 or 2 Day Beantown Trolley Pass
  • 1 hour Harbor Cruise
  • Entrance to Mapparium Exhibit
  • Hotel Pick-up

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Meals

Please note

Cruise operates May - October, When the cruise is not operating (or if you prefer not to take the cruise) use the admission ticket at the alternate attraction at the Mary Baker Eddy Museum, the "Mapparium".
Children under 3 are free provided they don´t occupy a seat
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
For those not requiring a hotel pick up, please exchange your voucher at the Gray Line Ticket Office/Transportation Bldg. located at Park Sq., 10 Park Plaza on the Charles St Side South, next to P.F. Chang's.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Bean town trolley nod harbor cruise" Good value ...enjoyed it very much. The only problem is when a cruise ship comes in you really should have a pick up close to the dock...my husband and I are in good shape so we...
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