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Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours

#25 of 128 Tours in Boston
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Address: 100 Terminal St, Boston, MA 02129-1980
Phone Number: +1 877-343-8257
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2 hour narrated tour of Boston and Cambridge featuring 21 stops and...

2 hour narrated tour of Boston and Cambridge featuring 21 stops and hundreds of Boston sightseeing attractions! Free Super Duck Harbor Splash and other free bonus tours with a Premium trolley ticket! Hop on hop off all you want throughout Boston and Cambridge! Get off an Upper Deck Trolley at any of our 21 stops to shop, sightsee, and eat. Rejoin the tour at your convenience! Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours' modern luxury trolleys feature comfortable seating above traffic for the best views, climate control, and open air photo opportunities all over Boston from elevated seating platforms. Join us!

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A great idea

A good way to familurize yourself with getting around Boston. You can hop on and off making it easy to travel between attractions.

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Granite City, Illinois
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good way to familurize yourself with getting around Boston. You can hop on and off making it easy to travel between attractions.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time on the upper deck trolley tour. We live only 45 minutes away from Boston and have never taken the tour. Took my two sons with us and they loved it we even learned a few new things. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgable of Boston. Worth the money to see the city this way... More 

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Whitby, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the worst tours ever. Had to wait over an hour at some stops. One of our drivers skipped stops entirely. The stops seem to be at the discretion of the driver. If the drivers had knowledge of the area they sure didn't share that knowledge with us. Not much information sharing. They didn't know their right hand from... More 

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Jonathan S, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this review

Hi thetana4. Sorry to hear about your experience on our tour. Can you please give us some information about when you rode with us and if possible the name of the driver(s) you had? We take customer complaints very seriously and always follow up internally when we have enough information. A positive customer experience is absolutely our top priority. If... More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four days to spend in the Boston area and after looking at all the different tour bus companies we decided on Upper Deck Tours. They have three loops: Boston, Harvard Square and Seaport. They also offer Charles River cruise. In two days we did the Boston, Harvard Square and river cruise. The tour busses are open and clean.... More 

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Jonathan S, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback V-Twin1602! Glad you had a fun tour of Boston with us. We appreciate the information about the map you gave and will review it internally. One ongoing problem all tour companies have in Boston is that we're not allowed to post signs at our stops, making it harder for customers to find the exact location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bus tour is a good way to see Boston because of the traffic and expensive parking. The bus tours are essentially the same. We chose this one because reviews said there were more busses running, and that was our experience, as well. One hiccup was we were caught in traffic leaving Fenway Park after a home game, like an... More 

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Jonathan S, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review KSH213! We appreciate your business and the time you took to give us feedback. Regarding the hold up after the game, this is an occasional problem all tour companies run into. We do try to give notice when we're aware ahead of time, however sometimes the traffic is unforeseen and we're caught along with everyone... More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family toured around on the Upper Deck Tour for 2 days. Excellent experience for both kids and parents! The Trolley cars do 3 different routes that intersect so you can change routes if you want to. The Trolleys are in excellent condition and sitting high-up was really great as you can see more of the sights. The different drivers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first trip to Boston. We had several great drivers but I spent the most time on the trolley with Gary. He was simply awesome - super funny, knowledgable, and extremely helpful. He knew so much about the area and the entire group found him entertaining. I would highly recommend this company and if you get Gary as... More 

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Jonathan S, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Holly! We're thrilled that your trip was so much fun and will pass along your comments to Gary. Hope to see you again when you're in Boston again! Jonathan S Boston Super Tours More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to hop on the Upper Deck Tour, as I had never seen the many sights around Boston. Seemed slightly pricy for the day, but military discount was great, and it made it worth the price! The drivers are very knowledgeable, and give details and tons of info about all of the history, sights, and landmarks in Boston. They go... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Upper Deck Trolley tour was great fun, Allison our guide really knew her history of Boston and shared it with enthusiasm! I have loved the Super Duck Tour I took in the past- a great way to learn the history from the Harbor side and this is just as entertaining and informative on the land side...I learn something new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the tour to be really informative, this can of course depend on the driver to an extent but a lot of them shared the same level of knowledge. We went for the 2 day ticket which included some museums and a boat trip. It also included a tour around Cambridge which involved MIT and Harvard. I believe it's... More 

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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown
Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.