Goditi il meglio della zona di Boston, combinando un tour di Cambridge, Lexington e Concord e un tour in tram di Boston. Immergiti nella storia della Guerra d'indipendenza e della Guerra civile in un tour di tre vicine città del Massachusetts, in cui potrai viaggiare lungo il sentiero di Battle Road, seguire il percorso preso da Paul Revere, sostare sulla Lexington Battle Green, visitare Harvard Yard e Cambridge Common, entrambi importanti luoghi storici della storia americana. Utilizza il pass per il tram per vedere le principali attrazioni di Boston tra cui Beacon Hill, Boston Common, il Freedom Trail e il Museo di Belle Arti. Goditi il giro completo di 2 ore con narrazione e scendi a 2 fermate per scattare delle foto. Inoltre è inclusa una crociera nel porto di Boston (da maggio a ottobre) o l'ingresso al meraviglioso Mapparium® (aperto tutto l'anno).
Bus driver was an older lady who was not very nice. She took the back route to Lexington. That left us with only about 25 minute stops in both towns. We didnt really get to see anything. No Harvard stop, no MIT stop or anything. Very disappointed. The free harbor cruise boat was also used by several other companies. That resulted in huge lines to get on. Felt like we were ripped off.
Franky did a great job as tour guide on the Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour! My husband and I really enjoyed the sites/sights. We did not have a car with us, so this tour was a great way to get out into the surrounding areas of Boston. The hop-on hop-off Trolley was wonderful as well. It was a great way to get an overview of Boston itself. We did the hop-on/off tour the day before the bus trip, which helped us to know where we were/what to do when the bus tour dropped us off. My only complaint is that the trolley seats were not particularly big for 2 people to sit in, nor were they very comfortable. However, since we did get on/off frequently, it was not a big deal.
We were on the Cambridge, etc., bus tour last Saturday. The tour guide was an 8th-grade English teacher, and he was awesome. He really made US history come alive. We'd do this tour again in a heartbeat.
On the other hand, the trolley tour. If I could rate that about a 2, I would, and would give the bus tour a 5. The trolley driver was one angry woman. Two different times pedestrians in the walkway kept her waiting, and she laid on her horn and yelled, PEDESTRIANS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!!
This offer the perfect blend of the Boston Experience! The guided tour in the morning to Cambridge, Lexington and Concord was very informative! Frankie is a great guide! We were also with him the previous day on an 8 hour tour of the Fall Foliage and enjoyed his commentary. Being able to do the Hop-on Hop-off allowed us to get an overview and then go back to the places we wanted to explore more. We also really enjoyed the Harbor Tour that is included with the Hop-on Hop-off tour.
A bit disappointed in the 3 1/2 hour tour. Driving through the Harvard campus was okay. Arrived at Lexington and was given 20 minutes to tour the Green and Visitor Center. Took 7 minutes for the bus to unload as we were in the back. Very disappointed in the time allotted here. The Concord portion including the North Bridge was okay time wise.
This is a two-part tour, with the Hop-On Hop-off Trolley on the second day. The tour of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord was terrific. We had a great guide, learned a lot and felt we saw a lot we would not have experienced had we not booked this tour. This part of the tour rates a 4 STAR.
What takes it down to two stars is the horrible experience we had on the Beantown Hop-on Hop-off Trolley the next day. OMG...it was terrible. Thank heavens my friends and I are experienced travelers or I think this might have ruined the entire day.
We arrived at the place to get our tickets and meet the Trolley without a problem. The woman behind the desk was working alone and there was a line. We watched as she answered the phone, asked the caller to hold, put down the phone and helped the people in front of us. We assumed she would then help the people on hold. Nope. She hung up on them. The phone rang again and she repeated the process as she helped us. Before we left she had hung up the phone on the caller.
Our first driver was ok. Shared some history and gave us ideas of what to do at various stops. We got off, walked around, visited sites and got on another Trolley. This driver was ok, too. But this is where it stopped being an acceptable experience.
As the afternoon went on it was raining on and off and we were getting tired. So, we went to the spot that we were told was a Beantown stop. It was a stop for Trolleys but not Beantown. We headed to another place that we were told Beantown stopped at. Nope. Didn't stop there either. In the meantime, we saw other Hop-on Hop-off companies' buses everywhere. Just not a single red bus to be found.
We finally took refuge in the Marriott and one of my friends went to ask where we could pick up the Beantown Trolley, while I called the office. Guess what happened...the guy who answered said, hold on and put the phone down. We could hear him talking to people and we waited on line...10 minutes to be exact as we timed it...before hanging up. The hotel security guard told us where to catch the Trolley. It was a bit of a walk but it turned out that the other Trolley companies stopped there...just not Beantown.
It was now about 4:00 pm. I called the company and someone actually talked to me. He said we were in the wrong place and to head back in the direction we were at when we called before. And, that we needed to hurry because they closed at 4:30 pm!!! Really! Never mind that every other Hop-On Hop-Off company ran into the night. Beantown closed down at 4:30.
Needless to say, we did not make it back to the pick up spot in time to get the bus because the place he told us to go was not a pick up spot at all. Instead we took the T train orange line, transferred to the blue line and got to the airport to get our shuttle back to the hotel.
We enjoyed the tour. It gave us the opportunity to see historical sites we may not have been able to see otherwise. The hop-on hop-off tour was good to get to different points, but time between arrivals at each stop was a little long.