Boston Old Town Trolley Tour Excursion Reviews

Board the Old Town Trolley for a special tour through Beantown's past and urban present. Get up close and personal with Boston before or during your cruise with a ride on the trolley.
Booking through tour operator before trip is most definitely cheaper and would save time and ...
Booking through tour operator before trip is most definitely cheaper and would save time and confusion once you debark the ship. However, if you book through the ship, the trolley will be waiting for you through the terminal and you ... Read More
Booking through tour operator before trip is most definitely cheaper and would save time and confusion once you debark the ship. However, if you book through the ship, the trolley will be waiting for you through the terminal and you won't need to walk a few blocks to the popup tent selling tickets for the trolley. They took credit cards at the site but the long lines were because most people were trying to figure out money and if they wanted to take the tour. It would have been smoother if there was a line for people ready to buy a ticket. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saw some of the City and harbour.
Saw some of the City and harbour. Was a nice day - enjoyed this tour.
Saw some of the City and harbour. Was a nice day - enjoyed this tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
They seemed rather disorganized and although it was supposed to be Hop On/Hop Off we did not get ...
They seemed rather disorganized and although it was supposed to be Hop On/Hop Off we did not get off as it appeared it maybe a very very long wait to get back aboard a trolley.
They seemed rather disorganized and although it was supposed to be Hop On/Hop Off we did not get off as it appeared it maybe a very very long wait to get back aboard a trolley. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were the first ship of the spring season and they were obviously not prepared.
We were the first ship of the spring season and they were obviously not prepared. Ran registration out of an SUV parked on the sidewalk down the road from the terminal. Had to for 20 minutes before a trolley came, but there was no room. ... Read More
We were the first ship of the spring season and they were obviously not prepared. Ran registration out of an SUV parked on the sidewalk down the road from the terminal. Had to for 20 minutes before a trolley came, but there was no room. Three trolley's later, we got on only to find out that this was a port shuttle that took us to the main trolley area where we had to get out and wait in line again for three more trolleys to fill and depart (they sat waiting for at least 15 minutes so as to space the trolleys better). Once on board, the driver/guide had the most annoying voice and mannerisms that everyone around us was rolling their eyes. After only 4 of the 15 stops we couldn't take it anymore and bailed out. Used Uber the rest of the day. Interesting side note- I think it would have been cheaper for us to use Uber all day to visit the stops we were interested in without waiting or fighting crowds! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ticket included a shuttle from the pier to the Quincy Market.
The ticket included a shuttle from the pier to the Quincy Market. Sulley was an excellent driver/guide and we got a good overview of the city. Time constraints didn't allow any hopping off, other than at the start/end with a visit and ... Read More
The ticket included a shuttle from the pier to the Quincy Market. Sulley was an excellent driver/guide and we got a good overview of the city. Time constraints didn't allow any hopping off, other than at the start/end with a visit and lunch at the Quincy Market. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Got off downtown, USS constitution, Paul Reveres house
Got off downtown, USS constitution, Paul Reveres house
Got off downtown, USS constitution, Paul Reveres house Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was pouring down rain when we arrived so we found Cheers Boston stopped in to say hi to Norm ...
It was pouring down rain when we arrived so we found Cheers Boston stopped in to say hi to Norm and the gang and waited for the rain to stop. Went over to the tour trolley jumped on and enjoyed the rest of the day.
It was pouring down rain when we arrived so we found Cheers Boston stopped in to say hi to Norm and the gang and waited for the rain to stop. Went over to the tour trolley jumped on and enjoyed the rest of the day. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The buses was comfortable and the drivers were pleasant and knowledgeable.
The buses was comfortable and the drivers were pleasant and knowledgeable. The company massively oversold the tour so you had to wait for 45min to an hour to find a bus that wasn't full of people so you could get on.
The buses was comfortable and the drivers were pleasant and knowledgeable. The company massively oversold the tour so you had to wait for 45min to an hour to find a bus that wasn't full of people so you could get on. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So much to see and so little time!
So much to see and so little time! The U.S.S. Constitution was worth the time to see.
So much to see and so little time! The U.S.S. Constitution was worth the time to see. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston, tour BX19A.
We did the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston, tour BX19A. We boarded a modified trolley car for this trip which took us on a narrated tour of the Seaport district, North end, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, South End, culminating in a drop off ... Read More
We did the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston, tour BX19A. We boarded a modified trolley car for this trip which took us on a narrated tour of the Seaport district, North end, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, South End, culminating in a drop off at the famous Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. We spent about an hour touring and shopping this interesting area although we found that it was very crowded inside the Market building itself. We enjoyed a coffee in the common area and caught a return trolley from the drop off point near the Quincy Market. Note that there are no stops before Quincy Market so a restroom break will only occur at the end of the tour. Our driver/guide was great and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had a great lunch at the Union Oyster House of Chowder and Lobster roll!
Had a great lunch at the Union Oyster House of Chowder and Lobster roll! Trolley tour gave us a great overview and was entertaining!
Had a great lunch at the Union Oyster House of Chowder and Lobster roll! Trolley tour gave us a great overview and was entertaining! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We chose to purchase the old town trolly hop on hop off bus tour directly from their website.
We chose to purchase the old town trolly hop on hop off bus tour directly from their website. The bus stops about a block from the crew ship terminal and then connects with the main route. You might want to notify them of the day of your ... Read More
We chose to purchase the old town trolly hop on hop off bus tour directly from their website. The bus stops about a block from the crew ship terminal and then connects with the main route. You might want to notify them of the day of your arrival just to guarantee that the trolly is stopping there that day. we found this an excellent way to give Boston with limited time as we were returning on the ship that day. We stayed on the bus for the full tour ( about two hours I think) and then did the included harbour tour. Could have done without the harbour portion. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was the 2 hour tour that you could not hop on/off.
This was the 2 hour tour that you could not hop on/off. In some ways that would have been nicer, but they were really busy also when we were in town and it may have been difficult to get on/off. We toured the town and saw a lot of spots ... Read More
This was the 2 hour tour that you could not hop on/off. In some ways that would have been nicer, but they were really busy also when we were in town and it may have been difficult to get on/off. We toured the town and saw a lot of spots and then we got off at Quincy Marketplace. From there we were able to get a shuttle back to the ship when we wanted. However, the last shuttle was at 6pm so even though we were in port for 5 more hours we could not take advantage of that. We needed the handicap transportation. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Old Town Trolley Tour offered by Royal Caribbean is NOT a hop-on-hop-off tour.
The Old Town Trolley Tour offered by Royal Caribbean is NOT a hop-on-hop-off tour. It is a fully narrated non-stop 1 hour 45 minute tour, with historical and current (sports) anecdotes. It did not include a harbor tour, museum admission, ... Read More
The Old Town Trolley Tour offered by Royal Caribbean is NOT a hop-on-hop-off tour. It is a fully narrated non-stop 1 hour 45 minute tour, with historical and current (sports) anecdotes. It did not include a harbor tour, museum admission, or anything else. It is an “open air” trolley: There is no air conditioning. The tour ends at Quincy Market where there is a shuttle bus to go directly back to the ship. Boston was very crowded due to the July 4th holiday and Harborfest weekend. Our driver, “J”, was lively and courteous. She stopped to tell people waiting to get on the trolley that it was a private tour and then got on the walkie talkie to radio the number of waiting passengers at the stop. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hectic city driving, crowds of people, confusion unless you have a guide.
Hectic city driving, crowds of people, confusion unless you have a guide.
Hectic city driving, crowds of people, confusion unless you have a guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Unfortunately the traffic was HORRENDOUS so we werent able to truly get on and off as we wanted to.
Unfortunately the traffic was HORRENDOUS so we werent able to truly get on and off as we wanted to. Didnt get to see the whole loop and were rushed on the few stops we did. Customer Service was OUTSTANDING though, the drivers were always ... Read More
Unfortunately the traffic was HORRENDOUS so we werent able to truly get on and off as we wanted to. Didnt get to see the whole loop and were rushed on the few stops we did. Customer Service was OUTSTANDING though, the drivers were always good and they stopped to tell people waiting to get on there were no seats and they had another trolley coming in X minutes. They did get on the walky talky and radio the # of waiting passengers to other trolleys. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had a great tour operator with a great knowledge of the area.
We had a great tour operator with a great knowledge of the area.
We had a great tour operator with a great knowledge of the area. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very busy in Boston - we were able to only do about three stops.
Very busy in Boston - we were able to only do about three stops. Waited & waited for a bus - they always arrived full and never stopped. Ended up going back to stop 1 and went back to the ship
Very busy in Boston - we were able to only do about three stops. Waited & waited for a bus - they always arrived full and never stopped. Ended up going back to stop 1 and went back to the ship Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good way to get an overview of Boston.
Good way to get an overview of Boston. Driver/guide was straight out of central casting - could have been on a stool at Cheer's! Tour included a Harbor Cruise and visit to the Tea Party ships (we did not do this) so it is a good
Good way to get an overview of Boston. Driver/guide was straight out of central casting - could have been on a stool at Cheer's! Tour included a Harbor Cruise and visit to the Tea Party ships (we did not do this) so it is a good value. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Had a nice day in Boston.
Had a nice day in Boston. Took the trolley tour, walked through market, found a nice pub for a bow of chowder and a glass of wine. Enjoyable.
Had a nice day in Boston. Took the trolley tour, walked through market, found a nice pub for a bow of chowder and a glass of wine. Enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
good tour but a lot in a short time
good tour but a lot in a short time
good tour but a lot in a short time Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Hop on hop off trolley tour.
Hop on hop off trolley tour. We didn't alight as Independence Day and city busy and crowded but gave us flavour of city and desire to return under our own steam.
Hop on hop off trolley tour. We didn't alight as Independence Day and city busy and crowded but gave us flavour of city and desire to return under our own steam. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
It was way too hot in Boston, so we decided to stay on the trolley
It was way too hot in Boston, so we decided to stay on the trolley
It was way too hot in Boston, so we decided to stay on the trolley Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great way to get an overview of the city and then go back and visit the highlights.
Great way to get an overview of the city and then go back and visit the highlights.
Great way to get an overview of the city and then go back and visit the highlights. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Severely overbooked themselves, 3 ships in port that day.
Severely overbooked themselves, 3 ships in port that day. Half mile walk from ship to pickup site. 45 minute wait for 1st trolley. Dropped off at downtown site to reboard. That Line was a block long. We abandoned tour and ... Read More
Severely overbooked themselves, 3 ships in port that day. Half mile walk from ship to pickup site. 45 minute wait for 1st trolley. Dropped off at downtown site to reboard. That Line was a block long. We abandoned tour and requested/received refund, post trip. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International