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Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was an excellent means of seeing Boston and learning about it's history. We were picked up right outside our hotel, (Boston Revere), the drivers were welcoming and friendly and they knew their history. Plenty of opportunities for questions. The trolley's were comfortable and mobility friendly. We were unfortunate that our tour was disrupted due to an annual parade and we missed some stops. We stopped off at Quincey Market, and we approached a kiosk for the trolley tour company, he sent us very much out of the way for a stop when in fact we discover that there was a stop approx 5 mins away from the kiosk. Aside from that, I would recommend this tour.

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We bought the 3 day pass, which includes a duck tour and entry to 4 museums. What great value! We travelled around on the trolleys all over the city and the drivers were all interesting and helpful. Patrick stood out as excellent with his customer service.

1  Thank southsea_alex
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We bought the three day premium ticket that included a tour of Cambridge. The buses are high and give a good view as the drivers give an excellent running commentary of points of historical interest. We used our ticket on all 3 days and so met lots of different drivers who all had extra stories to tell on the route. All were patient and thoughtful and tried to tailor their talk to whoever was on the bus (if you are British, you might need to develop a thick skin or wear a badge to say that your ancestors were Irish!). Irish Pat was particularly entertaining and Cindy remembered details about customers from the previous day, asking them if they had a good evening etc. Each driver we saw was as flexible as possible and all offered to stop anywhere on the route during the last loop of the day so that customers were as close to their destination as possible.
We went on the Cambridge Loop to visit Harvard and the Natural History Museum (included with our ticket). The splash tour (also included) was really informative and the crew were friendly and entertaining. We also visited the art gallery (included with tour) and were pleasantly surprised to find something to interest all of us.
Without the tour, we wouldn't have seen or understood a fraction of what Boston has to offer. I couldn't imagine that the staff on other tours are friendlier or more helpful. We were walking towards a bus stop with a brochure in our hands and the trolley stopped to pick us up as we had been spotted by the driver. It's like being looked after for 3 days!

1  Thank pengu1n
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JonathanSilverman, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thanks for the great feedback pengu1n! Your experience is exactly what we strive to provide to all our guests. It's true that our vehicles are the highest riding with the best views in Boston, and our experienced and thoughtful tour guides are the icing on the cake. Come back soon!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great value for money! Knowledgable tour guides and a great city to see! Apart from continual references to throwing out the British, which is interlaced with the city's history, a fab way of getting around Boston and Charlestown! The Cambridge Loop is very good too! It's worth spending the extra money on the ticket to be able to visit the extra attractions and take the weight off your feet at the same time!

Thank Kobing
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my tour on the trolley. The drivers were great telling us the history of each area, one of the drivers was exceptional who really looked after us and made us feel very welcome.

The trolley was comfortable and warm - we were able to pen the plastic windows and some of us did when the weather improved. They do need to replace the plastic windows for low season though as they are not that clear to see out of.

Purchased the 3 day premium pass and did the loop and several parts again!

Also did the Cambridge loop, Splash duck tour, Harvard Natural History Museum, The Old South Meeting House and Institute of Contemporary Art.

Advice - can join parts at different points to save going all the way around if your willing to walk a few blocks. Useful if your trying to get to attractions
Stop 3&5 close together to avoid Splash Loop.
1 &6 close together 5 blocks -
Can avoid Splash loop or stops 7-21
7 &19 one block away - 19 gets you back into downtown Boston
14&18 separated by grass area in front of library.

Thank Si_uk_says
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