We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Fun Driver!”
Review of Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours - CLOSED

Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 August 6, 2013 via mobile

we wandered into Boston with no plans. on the way to the aquarium we saw many different tour options. small tour buses large tour buses 1 story tour buses floating tour buses then we saw the upper deck tour bus. we really had fun and liked being above the other vehicles and being able to see the buildings. for an extra $10 we also got to take a short duck boat tour. after day of walking and visiting many sites, we took a full circle with the tour guide listening to him explain the history and all the fun that he had to share. could be there for many days and not see you at all.

Thank l5adventure
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (804)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

459 - 463 of 804 reviews

Reviewed August 5, 2013

There are many trolley companies and I was having a hard time choosing until I arrived in Boston and saw the vehicles. Upper Deck has the nicest vehicles by far! The higher buses and the stadium seating allow you the best views and believe me on a hot, humid day you are grateful for the comfortable, upholstered seats. I noticed some of the other trolleys have wood & vinyl benches which looked terribly uncomfortable. Two great loops cover all the popular spots, drivers gave great history & insight to Boston's sights. We never waited long for a bus and stops were easy to find if you walked from one area to another. I would definitely recommend this tour company.

2  Thank alaskarn1997
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

If I had made this review based on my first trip I would have given it one star. The driver on that tour basically only drove. Very little discussion of the sights or Boston history. The second driver did a much better job, but you could tell he was not trained to do better, he just wanted to. The second driver was not nearly as professional as other Boston hop on-hop off bus tours but he really cared and kept the information coming. Thumbs down to the people who run this service as they clearly are not training for or requiring excellence.

1  Thank Sami M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jonathan S, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Hi Sami M. Sounds like you had a disappointing tour with us, and we apologize for the frustration that caused. Sounds like you hit us on a bad day since many other reviewers have found their tours with us to be highly entertaining as well as educational. When you're back in town please let us know and we'll get you on another tour so you can compare and get the richly informative experience so many of our visitors have every day.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We purchased a 2 day pass for the Upper Deck trolley tours, with this we got a free Duck splash tour, Charles River boat tour, or you have choice of other tour options.
Great thing about this Trolley company they have a Cambridge loop, which brings you all the way to Harvard Square & includes a walking tour there. We cannot remember our tour guides name but his character for which he gave the tour in was William James........what a great Harvard tour he gave, full of history & some heartfelt stories......this guy was a gem.
Though all the drivers we met over the two days were really really good, very knowledgable about the history of the city, and everyone had a different spin on current events & local news going on.......but our favorite driver whom we were lucky enough to catch 2 times was Dan.....this guy was just hilarious, if you like a dry sense of humor, and someone who is so funny because they are using real life analogies , then you would love Dan. Due to some major construction on the bridge to Cambridge and some other incidents going on in the city we were stuck in some serious traffic jams. These drivers constantantly talk, whether it is a full trolley or just 2 people they continuously talk, and on this particular day it was the last run, full trolley and everyone was just tired, as I am sure so was Dan, so instead of giving us the usual history lesson which by this point we had all heard over & over, he just talked & talked about the funniest things. He actually made the traffice jam bearable. Thanks Dan. We also had Jim, Joe & Pat all great guys. Would definitely reccommend this Trolley Tour company to everyone.

1  Thank CATHYmontreal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

To be honest, the trip covered every inch of Boston, and if you stay the whole time you'll get to see almost too much. But our driver Dan, made the trip a bucket of laughs! The overly sarcastic dry wit with a twist of Bostonian history and culture truly made it a great historical experience.

1  Thank PaulZarou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing