Boston Panoramic Tour on Open-Top Bus

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Explore Boston's rich history and landmarks on our panoramic bus tour. Visit Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Theater District, Waterfront, and Charlestown and learn about the city with our expert live guide!

Our guide to Boston Panoramic Tour on Open-Top Bus

Our panoramic Boston bus tour follows our Red Loop, taking you through Boston's unique neighborhoods. Our Red Loop bus tour takes you through historic Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, Waterfront and Charlestown, with stops by iconic landmarks including Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, the USS Constitution, and many more.

Hop on at Stop #1, take a seat on the top deck, and enjoy incredible views of Boston landmarks like Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, the USS Constitution, and many more. As the city unfolds before you, our live guide will share their expert Boston knowledge, jokes and stories. Expert live guides will entertain you with thrilling facts and stories about Boston's unique history, architecture and culture. Commentary is given in English only.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Boston Panoramic Tour on Open-Top Bus

  • You will receive an open-dated voucher that can be easily exchanged when you board the bus at any of the Big Bus stops.
  • Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Fleet are 100% wheelchair accessible on the lower deck 
  • Buses are not equipped with toilets or lifts/elevators. 
  • Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
  • Please note: routes and operation times may vary during the holiday season. Please check locally.
  • Stops directions, Bus live-tracking and more: Download Big Bus App, it's free! 
  • Redeem voucher with a Big Bus staff member at any stop
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions for Boston Panoramic Tour on Open-Top Bus

General Information

  • How does the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour work?

    t's simple! Purchase your ticket online, then exchange it for a physical ticket at one of the designated redemption points. From there, you can start your adventure by boarding any Big Bus at one of the designated stops. Hop off at any stop to explore an attraction, and then hop back on when you're ready to move to the next destination.

Rides & Attractions

  • Is there a guide on board?

    Yes, experienced and knowledgeable guides accompany each tour, providing insightful commentary on Boston's history, culture, and points of interest throughout the journey.

  • Where can I hop on the bus?

    Stop #1 (New England Aquarium). Please visit our Find a Bus Stop page to see a map of our route.

Opening Information

  • When do bus tours start and finish?

    Our Panoramic Bus Tours operate Wednesday–Sunday, departing from Stop #1 at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Our Panoramic Tour duration is 90 minutes.