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Princeton Tour Company

116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
+1 855-743-1415
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tour to the general public in the spring and fall. In October, we offer ghost tours... more » Owner description: On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tour to the general public in the spring and fall. In October, we offer ghost tours and ghost hunts where guests use real ghost hunting equipment to prove Princeton is haunted. During wintertime holidays, we offer trolley tours of Princeton. Corporate teams and private groups can enjoy our custom tours, bus tours, scavenger hunts and convention speakers year round. Our tours are rated the #1 Activity on TripAdvisor, New York Times and Small Meetings Magazine. We're rated the #1 northeastern tour company by AAA Magazine. Our professional tour guides use IPads to help connect the historical dots while combining facts and just enough folklore to make everyone feel like a bonafide local! Princeton was the nation's first capitol? The last train robbery occurred in Princeton? Einstein's brain was stolen? Indiana Jones grew up in Princeton and dated the real Nancy Drew? All true and that's not the good stuff! Our tours take you to all the essential sites on Princeton University campus as well as the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Oppenheimer, Brooke Shields, Toni Morrison and MORE! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Yes, for all of you that may think a tour of Princeton would be dull, just think again! Tourguide, Miss Mimi, is a Southern transplant to this beautiful town of knowledge and history who peppers her talk with juicy tid bits of local lore, gossip and intrigue. Thank you for a wonderful day!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you come to Princeton and don't take Mimi Omiecinski's tour, you have not lived. She has a wicked sense of humor and will make you laugh while you take in the sights, facts, interesting personages, etc. Having done more than one of her tours and having done other tours, I assure you: if you have guests in town and... More

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I live very near Princeton, but thought it might be fun to take a walking tour to learn more about it. We had a great time! Mimi was energetic and fun, all the while giving us in-depth info on the town. We laughed the whole time. Seriously one of the best walking tours we have ever taken….... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thank you, Mimi, for a terrific experience for my family and our visitors from San Francisco! Loved every minute, learned so much. The tour was perfectly paced and covered even more than we could have asked. We'd recommend to anyone who is visiting the area.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The tour of Princeton and the campus was a winner event for myself and partner. Our tour guide, Mimi gave us so much information about the campus and community that when the tour was over, we were ready to sign up for another tour. She made a cold dreary, October day into a knowledgeable and educational event. This was a... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a fantastic tour! Mimi is an engaging and charming guide who leads a fascinating trip around the university and the town. I have been on the tour twice: 1) a private tour with business colleagues and 2) a public tour with family and friends. All of them agree with me that Mimi's tour is sensational!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

She is a lively, enthusiastic guide and seemed to know just about everything about the university and its surrounds. She made what could have been a dry routine tour into a really interesting and fun day. I would advise anyone to ask for her. The day was a real joy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Every year, I take groups of people to Princeton for week long academic seminars. Taking them on a tour with Mimi of the University campus, of the cemetery, and of the village is always the highlight of the week. Be sure to plan ahead, make reservations, and don't miss this treat.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a fun morning! We three couples have stayed in touch for over 30 years and shared a lot of visits, but this one was the greatest. We learned so much about Princeton in a fun and fact filled morning. Mimi is a transplant to Princeton, but one would never know. Great knowledge of the history, traditions, secrets of the... More

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The tour was quick-paced and fun. And it wasn't just a litany of facts; it was also anecdotal, particularly about Einstein. Personally, I would have preferred more of an emphasis on the colonial years, however what was presented was informative and never dull.

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