Boston >Tours & Excursions > Old Town Trolley Tour-Boston
380 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0212742.335229 -71.057058
Neighborhoods: Columbus Park / Andrew Square, South Boston
Great, Informative Tour Worth the Money – I highly disagree with the last post. I took the tour yesterday as a new resident of Boston to help me get to know the city better. Our guide. Paul, was very personable and knowledgeable, definitely NOT monotone, and you could tell he was trying hard to relay as much info. as possible. There were a few stops where we did not have enough seats to take on any more passengers, but Paul apologized to those waiting, acknowledged their inconvenience, and let them know that another trolley would be along soon to get them. He would then radio back to dispatch that there were still people waiting at those stops, as it was getting late in the tour day, and the last boarding at any stop is 5 pm. Perhaps the drivers of the trolleys that were all too full to pick up this woman and her visitors were all great like Paul, (who did acknowledge everyone on board, children included), and those passengers just did not want to leave their tours! He had us cheering, singing and answering trivia questions througout the tour. Great value for the money and unique in that you can get on and off as much as you want. Tour the Old State House museum early on, though (it closes at 5 pm), since you can get on the trolley for the full 2-hour tour as late as 5 pm. The tour also offers a money-back guarantee, which I'm sure Old Town Trolley would grant the previous poster if she contacted them, as everyone I met yesterday seemed to want to make sure guests enjoyed the tour.
Never Again – I took this trolley tour last September with some out of town guests. We had a really horrible time. The trolleys came around full all the time, at more that 4 of the stops we had to wait for another trolley as there was no room on board. We had 3 driver, all of whom gave the tour in a monotone voice, the whole tour was scripted each driver gave the exact same information. We could not understand the last driver, who seemed in his own world.I would never use the company again, we went with a shorter tour the year before and it was much more enjoyable. The drivers were informative, descriptive knowledgeable and very funny. Would not recommend this tour for children, none of the drivers even acknowledged our children.
Popular trolley tour offers a view of Boston's past and present. – In Short
Orange and green trolleys pick up from more than 15 locations around town and highlight important sites in Boston's history. The fully narrated tour is a great way to cover the city's biggest attractions, and it clocks in at just under two hours. Stops include Faneuil Hall, Boston Common and many other must-see areas. Trolleys pick up from stops every 10-20 minutes between May and October, or about every half-hour in the off-season (November-April).
A Delightful Time – This tour highly exceeded my expectations. The staff was not only friendly and welcoming but highly knowledgable, witty and entertaining. The driver I had was all of these things and more. I learned more in under 2 hours than I could have from any guidebook. Seeing these historical sites up close from a warm and cozy trolley was priceless. I got the 2-day pass and I am so glad I did. If you think about it, it's cheaper than any taxis you'd take and you have on/off priviliges. Highly Recommended.
Great time – I recently took some friends from out of town on Old town's tour and we had a great time. Even I learned a lot about the city I never new.
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