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Hop-on/off Trolley: 2-day pass
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Hop-on/off Trolley: 2-day pass

A $42.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

Few things are as fun as a Boston Trolley Tour. It also happens to be one of the most convenient ways to really see the city since you can hop on or off at any of the 16 stops. Begin this entertaining, narrated tour of Boston's highlights at the "Pru” or at historic Quincy Market.

Boston is a city full of distinct neighborhoods and the bright red Beantown Trolley brings this New England capitol to life for you. Sit back and relax during your 110-minute tour, which is narrated by expert Bostonian guides and covers all of Boston's highlights. Take the tour at your own pace with the freedom to disembark and re-board at your convenience. There are twenty stops along the Beantown Trolley’s route for you to choose from. Travel around the loop as many times as you like for a period of up to two days!

Limit of a single 2-day pass per card. Trolley passes are valid for consecutive days only. Go Boston Card must be presented on the day of service.

Redemption Instructions

Take your valid Go Boston Card to any of the three pick-up locations to get your 2-day trolley pass. We have three locations to pick up your trolley pass:

Waterfront: The RED Beantown Trolley booth is located near the New England Aquarium across from Legal Seafoods. (Note: Only open weekends Dec. 1 - Mar. 31)

City Place: MA Transportation Building, 16 S. Charles St.

Prudential Center: 800 Boylston St. The Beantown Trolley booth is located in the Prudential Center next to the walkway connecting it to the Copley Mall.(Note: Closed Dec. 1 - Mar. 31)

The trolley route is the same no matter which location you choose, so pick whichever is most convenient for you.

Please remember, your card is activated the first time it is used, so your trolley pass must be picked up during the time that your card is valid.

Closings

Major Storms
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Patriot's Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Reservation Instructions

This tour often fills up during busy times (i.e. Summer and holidays). Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call in advance for arrangements and may not be able to travel together. On occasion this tour may not run due to extreme inclement weather.

Be sure to check with your agent for the last boarding time of the day.

Note

Limit of a single 2-day pass per card. Trolley passes are valid for consecutive days only. Go Boston Card must be presented on the day of service.

Phone: (617) 720-6342
Please call in advance to arrange for a disabled access trolley.

Website: Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley

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 3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 16 customer ratings)
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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Not recommended
By Not happy in Boston from Boston, MA on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

I live in Boston and use the different trolley tours when friends and family come in to visit. This was the 1st and last time I will use Beantown Trolley. They say they come every 40 mins. This could be argued as the driver asked us many times to tell his boss no one was there are no one appeared to be "running" toward us. Having been on several other tour companies, I would say I learned a lot from the various tours I have been on, but SOME of the Beantown driver appear to want to practice their poor stand up routines and tour guide less. All of that I could have avoided until my family I and I were left stranded at one of the stops. We waited over 20 min after the trolley was supposed to arrive (assuming it was rush hour traffic). They I called dispatch and was told it would be another 30 min!?!?!? Sadly we waited and no one showed. We walked 30 min to catch the train. I highly recommend Old Towne Trolley: they pick up/drop off SEVERAL times during an hour and give very informative tours.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Beantown Trolley ROCKS!
By 9-W-21 Verified Reviewer from Buffalo NY on
Pros:
Picked Up At Hotel, Dropped Off At Hotel
Cons:
One Dud Driver,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

Visited Boston on a 3 day tour. We didn't know on day one that the Trolley would pick us up at the hotel. Took full advantage on days 2 and 3. Thank yous go to Chris and Tony for getting us back to the hotel safely! Great trolley rides, we toured a few times just cuz the guys were informative and great to talk with.

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Nice way to get a snapshop of the city
By Car Verified Reviewer from Argentina on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

Very good!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

such a thriller
By ccdenice from Texas on
Pros:
Scotty Was Great
Cons:
John Seemed New
Best Uses:
Nonstop entertainment Bostonion Tour Guide Knowledgeable Funny Informative
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

Scotty was our favorite guide. I can't say enough good things about him. I wish they were all as entertaining and knowledgeable and as Boston as he is.

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Great way to get an overview
By Loving Boston Verified Reviewer from San Francisco CA on
Cons:
Wait Time Long Takes 30 To 60 Minutes
Best Uses:
Overview of city
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

We are from California in Boston for 5 days. Second time here. First time we came we rented a car and drove: bad idea. This time no car. Purchased "Go Boston Card" which includes 2 days of trolley. Took trolley first day, took full 17 stop loop. Great idea! This gave us a very good overview of many things to do in Boston. The driver, Scottie, was very charming with his fabulous Bostonian accent. The tour was informative, funny, and overall entertaining. Make sure to take trolley on day that you are not in a hurry and when you feel patient and open to enjoy people watching. The trolleys were 30-60 minutes apart and very full. Sometimes people at stops could not board and had to wait for second trolley to pick them up.

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[15 of 15 customers found this review helpful]

Tour guide new his facts
By Glen Verified Reviewer from Ontario Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

I recommend getting on at the aquarium ( This is the 1st stop for a fresh trolley). People had a hard time reboarding once you get off. Stay on and revisit the sights you want a closer look at later. Great way to jam in the sights so you can see as much as you can in the shortest amount of time.

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[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

excellent commentary and tour
By lulu from Solon, Ohio on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

funny commentary and fun to be on tour.

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

OK--used as transport more than a tour.
By Kris from MN on
Pros:
Some fun drivers, Tkts picked up easily, Convenient locations
Cons:
Some dud drivers, Last run 430, 2 VERY long waits
Best Uses:
Getting from A to B to C,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

We picked up tickets for the trolley just because we happened upon a booth to do so at Faneiul Hall. We used the trolley to ride by stops to see if they were worth taking. The Fenway stop was conveneient for us, though we ended up going to find a subway eventually anyway. The every 20 or 30 minutes timeframe didn't work out very well.

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Start off with the Trolley
By Love Boston! Verified Reviewer from Québec city,Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

Great when strating with the Trolley. You have a great description of Boston and it makes it easier to plan for the rest of your stay. Boston is a very beautiful city...to discover

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Simple for visiting all the attractions
By Guimauve4 Verified Reviewer from Newport,QC on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley:

This trolley is useful for visiting all the big attraction of the city.

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Hours

April - October: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
November - March: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
December 1 - March 31- Waterfront location operates weekends only and the Prudential location is CLOSED.
Be sure to check with your agent for the last boarding time of the day.
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Blue Line to Aquarium T stop for the Waterfront location.

Take the T: Green Line to Boylston Street stop. Upon exit, take a right on Boylston Street. Make a left on Charles Street. The entrance to City Place is just after P.F. Changs on your left.

Take the T: Green Line "E" to Prudential stop for Prudential Center.

Address

Waterfront: The RED Beantown Trolley booth is located near the New England Aquarium across from Legal Seafoods.
City Place: MA Transportation Building, 16 S. Charles St.
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St. The Beantown Trolley booth is located in the Prudential Center next to the walkway connecting it to the Copley Mall.
Boston, MA 02116
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

Waterfront: The RED Beantown Trolley booth is located near the New England Aquarium across from Legal Seafoods.
City Place: MA Transportation Building, 16 S. Charles St.
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St. The Beantown Trolley booth is located in the Prudential Center next to the walkway connecting it to the Copley Mall.
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: (617) 720-6342
Please call in advance to arrange for a disabled access trolley.

Website: Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$42.00 $16.00