55% Off
Everyday Savings
Save Time — Save Money on your favorite attractions now. Sale ends TODAY!
Choose Instant Delivery at checkout and display your pass right on your smartphone.
Go Boston Card

Save up to 55% on Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour and 50 other Boston attractions with the Go Boston Card.

Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour by On Location Tours
  • show all
 

Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour

A $41.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

This exciting tour takes you on a journey of the most famous movie moments in Boston. From the fictitious Emerald Bar from "Mystic River," to the L Street Tavern from "Good Will Hunting," you'll see it all from the comfort of a climate-controlled tour bus.

Some might say that Boston is increasingly becoming the Hollywood of the East Coast. Countless films have been set here, and Beantown regularly sees A-listers popping in and out of boutiques on Newbury Street and sipping hot drinks at the city’s various quaint cafés. Check out the Boston TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour, brought to you by On Location Tours, which takes you to the city’s film and television hotspots of the past, and those places where filming may currently be happening!

This attraction is seasonal and may be closed during your visit. Please verify this attraction's closings below.

Redemption Instructions

Please present your Go Boston Card at the Boston Common Visitor Center at 139 Tremont St. It will be validated, and returned with a ticket for the tour.

Closings

Please refer to website for exact schedule. January-Mid-March. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Reservation Instructions

Advanced reservations are highly recommended since this a popular activity and often sells out! Please remember that your pass must be valid on the day of the tour.

Advanced reservations: Please call 212-683-2027 to reserve your seat. A credit card is required to hold your spot. You may cancel free of charge up until 24 hours prior to the tour, but if you do not cancel or show up, then your credit card will be charged for the full price of the tour. On the day of your tour, present your pass at the Boston Common Visitor Center to claim your ticket to board the bus.

Phone: (212) 683-2027

Website: On Location Tours

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour by On Location Tours
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Tried it? Write a Review
Reviewed by 3 Customers Sort by:
Displaying Reviews 1-3 of 3 Back to Top Previous | Next

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Pretty Good
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Cons:
Reservation Fees
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour by On Location Tours:

It was a nice tour. They show you clips from the movies before pointing out the landmark. That is what made the tour good because I hadn't seen half the movies and even the ones I had seen I didn't remember the one specific scene they showed you. It's an okay tour. You get so excited to see the spot and then in a flash you pass it and you realize "Oh, it's just a building". I don't know what I was expecting it to be, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. The tour guide was overly energetic, he loves his job! If you're a movie buff, they'll quiz you. Another review suggested watching The Departed before you go and I second that. They definitely show you a lot of clips from The Departed. They make a lunch stop at the bar where they filmed scenes from Good Will Hunting and there a pizza place across the street, so you don't have to worry about eating before the tour. They stress paying $5 to make a reservation early. Don't waste your money! The bus wasn't full and people were still walking up a few minutes before the tour started to buy tickets.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

hope you like the movie departed
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Bus was comfortable
Cons:
Guide needs a speaker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour by On Location Tours:

it was an interesting tour... there was loads of info on the movie the departed... if you haven't seen that movie watch it first to make the tour more interesting... its a good movie you won't be disappointed... get the guide a speaker for on the bus we sat at the front so we got yelled at the whole tour... people at the back of the bus missed some info ... there needs to be a gentle balance...that balance is an fm system...

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Doesn't Get Better Than This!
By Hot Rod Rider Verified Reviewer from Staten Island, NY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour by On Location Tours:

As a movie buff, I took both the Movie Mile Walking Tour and this bus tour. The walking tour was awesome, but the bus tour is even better. The walking tour focuses mostly on the neighborhood of Beacon Hill, which is a treasure trove of movie and tv trivia in and of itself. But the bus tour is able to go more in depth and visit areas like "Eastie" and "Southie" and it evens plays clips from the movies so that you can compare. Good stuff!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

Hours

Please refer to On Location Tours site for the most up to date tour schedule (http://www.onlocationtours.com/tour/boston-tv-movie/).
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

Paid parking is available in the garage under the Boston Common.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green or Red Line to Park Street.

Address

139 Tremont Street
Boston Common Visitor Center
Boston, MA 02111
  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations required

Go Boston Card

At a Glance

Address

139 Tremont Street
Boston Common Visitor Center
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: (212) 683-2027

Website: On Location Tours

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$41.00 $25.00