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Hello,

We will be cruising with a port stop in Boston next year. I've been there many years ago but I'm looking for something we can do ourselves. Any suggestions?

HOHO bus or trolley tour? Which is better?

TIA,

Pam

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4 hours ago, cruiselovin'girl said:

Hello,

We will be cruising with a port stop in Boston next year. I've been there many years ago but I'm looking for something we can do ourselves. Any suggestions?

HOHO bus or trolley tour? Which is better?

TIA,

Pam

 

4 hours ago, cruiselovin'girl said:

Hello,

We will be cruising with a port stop in Boston next year. I've been there many years ago but I'm looking for something we can do ourselves. Any suggestions?

HOHO bus or trolley tour? Which is better?

TIA,

Pam

The “HOHO” buses are trolleys.  The streets in downtown Boston tend to be narrow, congested, and one way and large buses don’t fit well. Even the trolleys don’t fit well on the smaller streets.  Old Town Trolley has a connector trolley that picks up cruisers at the port.  If you book through the cruise line be sure you are getting a true Hoho bus where you can actually hop on and off and not just an hour 40 minute ride on a Hoho trolley.

 

If you’re interested in the Freedom Trail, what I recommend is taking a cab to the Constitution, the MBTA water taxi back to Long Wharf, walking along the waterfront into the North End, and walking the trail backwards to the Boston Common. At Park St you can get the MBTA Red Line to South Station for a free transfer to the Silver Line SL2 bus back to the cruise terminal.

 

Do some research and post back with questions.

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We were in Boston on a port call last month. Been there before. This time, we went to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It’s very well done.  Easy cab or Uber ride over. (You can take public transportation, but it involves connections and, from what I’ve read here, can take about an hour each way.)

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