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Boston's Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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Key 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
  • 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    1 or 2 Day

    Start time

    Trolleys operate at the following times:
    Apr - Nov: Daily, 09:30am – 4:30pm (Every 20 minutes)
    Dec - Mar: Daily, 10:00am – 2:00pm (Every hour)
    Duration: Your ticket is valid 1 or 2 Day
    Beantown Trolley Tour: 80 minutes (Full loop)
    Cruise: 1 hour

    Meeting Point

    Please exchange your voucher at the Mass Transportation Building (known as City Place at 8 Park Plaza, 1st fl - Gray Line Ticket Counter) located at Park Sq., 10 Park Plaza on the Charles St Side South, next to P.F. Chang's.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 16 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 Quincy Market which is 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.

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    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.

    On the hop-on hop-off Beantown Trolley Tour you will enjoy a truly comprehensive tour of Boston. Choose from 11 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

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 or 2 Day Beantown Trolley Pass
    • 1 hour Harbor Cruise (May to October only) or entrance to Mapparium


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance to attractions
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    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. They will advise you the nearest stop for your trolley tour.

    Pease 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.

    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
  • Reviews
    • fantastic

      value for money...

      MRS V KHAN, South Africa, 11/Jan/2016
    • Nice tour!

      The tour gave us a nice overview of the city, well done! Fun tour guides!...

      Elaine West, United States, 02/Dec/2015
    • Great tour!

      Really enjoyed our tour. Learned so many interesting facts!...

      David G Hamblin, Canada, 12/Aug/2016
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