Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise information and booking

Departs from
11 convenient locations around Boston (see Itinerary)
Time of departure
9:30am - 4:30pm (March to November)10am - 2pm (December to February)Trolley departs every 20 minutes from each stop
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Tour description provided by Viator

Celebrate Boston’s history with a sightseeing tour on the Beantown Trolley, a great way to see top Boston attractions including Beacon Hill, Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. Enjoy the full 80 minute narrated tour on this San Francisco-style trolley car or hop off to explore at your leisure. There are 11 stops with more than 100 points of interest along the way, letting you choose what you want to see with your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket. Also included is a Boston Harbor cruise (May to October) or entrance to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to view the awe-inspiring Mapparium®!

Hop on the Beantown Trolley at any of the 11 convenient locations around Boston. On board this San Francisco-style sightseeing trolley car, your guide will keep you entertained with informative commentary about the sights you see on the 80 minute loop. Hop off to explore sights at your own place including Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Copley Square, the New England Aquarium, the North End and the Bunker Hill Pavilion. Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour trolley ticket, giving you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and sightsee at your leisure. Also included with your trolley tour is a harbor cruise (from May to October) or entrance to the Mapparium® – your choice! Sit back, relax and enjoy the waterfront sights on a 45-minute cruise along Boston Harbor. Cruises depart from the New England Aquarium every hour on the half hour, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. If cruises aren't your thing, opt for admission to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to stand in awe of the giant Mapparium, a 3-story globe of stained glass viewed from a 30-foot-long (9-meter) bridge running through the library’s interior. Don’t forget your camera for this unique exhibit!

What's included

  • 24- or 48-hour trolley ticket
  • Live commentary on board
  • Boston harbor cruise (if option selected; may to oct)
  • Admission to mapparium (if option selected)
  • All taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to attractions unless noted
  • Items purchased during your tour
  • Food and drinks