Beantown Trolley Tour

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So much more than just a way to get around town, the hop-on/hop-off Beantown Trolley is one of the premier ways to get a look at all of Boston’s best sites while saving money on gas and public transportation.

About the Tour

Offered by the Brush Hills Tour Company, a division of Grey Line, the Beantown Trolley offers a 90 minute loop around historic areas of downtown Boston and surrounding areas that will give visitors an in-depth picture of all the city’s best sites. This includes, but is not limited to: Boston Harbor, Charlestown Navy Yard, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common and Public Gardens, Back Bay, Quincy Market, Fenway Park, Beacon Hill and Harvard Square. There is a total of 16 stops throughout the tour which cover north, south, east, and west ends of the city.

The Beantown Trolley offers a lot more than a snap-shot of the major points of interest in Boston, however. As a hop-on/hop-off trolley with service that runs approximately every 20 minutes, visitors who opt for the 2-day pass can use the Beantown Trolley as a discounted means of transportation as well as an overview tour of the area. In addition, this is the only hop-on/hop-off trolley in Boston that provides stops at the Institute of Fine Art and the Seaport District, making it a great way to get to all the destinations you want to fit into your Boston trip.

Main Attraction

There is a reason so many people opt for Beantown Trolleys as a tour and transportation service when visiting Boston. In addition to providing this great dual purpose, Beantown Trolley also provides hotel shuttles that will pick you up at your door and take you to the trolley’s main depot at the New England Aquarium and Faneuil Marketplace. Each tour ticket purchase also includes a 45-minute Boston Bay Cruise (May-October, only) or a ticket to the Mapparium, a 3-story stained glass globe located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library.

Beantown Trolleys run year-round, every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Patriots Day. Severe weather will cancel the trolley as well and it runs with a reduced schedule in the months of January and February when the tourist traffic is slow. Tickets are available in 1-day and 2-day increments (24 or 48 hours) and priced for Adults (12+), Children (5-11), and Infants (under 4). Once buyers have their trolley pass, they can board at any of the Beantown stops regardless of their previous experience on the tour. The guides will present each chunk of the ride separately with many guides adding additional stories and insights into the basic script. This makes the somewhat repetitive nature of riding the trolley from place-to-place far more entertaining and fun.

Why It’s A Must-See

If you are looking to combine a general overview of Boston’s top spots with a convenient way to get around town, the Beantown Trolley cannot be beat. Offering 16 different stops that cover all four corners of this vast city, visitors will get an unmatched look at Boston in general while enjoying an easy way to move from place to place over one or two days’ time.

Where to Buy It

There are a number of ways you can enjoy admission to this attraction.

1. Purchase a ticket from the Beantown Trolley Tour when you get there.

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3. Purchase as part of a money saving package. Popular examples to the right.

4. Purchase a Tourist pass. The Beantown Trolley Tour is available on the Go Boston Card.