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Princeton Tour Company

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Address: 116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: +1 855-743-1415
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Beginning in April, we offer public tours. On Saturdays, we offer the...

Beginning in April, we offer public tours. On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tours. On Sundays, we offer 5 Star Sunday Brunch Tours which cover the general history of the campus and town with specialty topics such as Architecture, Literary Greats, Hollywood, Tycoon, Einstein and more. 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!

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Fascinating Experience

Living very close to the town of Princeton, we must have traveled past the University hundreds of times. We finally took some time on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Living very close to the town of Princeton, we must have traveled past the University hundreds of times. We finally took some time on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the guided tour of the beautiful campus and grounds. However, as beautiful as the campus was it was even more fascinating to hear about the establishment, and yes growth challenges of... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The tour was extremely informative. I had done some research on the topic so I knew that Tim's information was also accurate. I highly recommend this tour and will be signing up for additional tours. Tim was accommodating, witty and sooo informative. You cant go to Princeton and not do this tour!

Thank Mary Beth K
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was an excellent tour. We took the trolley tour on Saturday, which hits all the hot spots in Princeton. We were able to see the homes of the some of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known. You are also given am excellent history lesson on the town and its founding. One of the better tours I've been... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The tour was very well run, Very entertaining, A great value for the price. Would recommend it to friends

Thank Anna K
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Live in the Princeton area and learned more during this two hours than 10 years living here. Fun and entertaining to do with family or with company team!

Thank Simi C
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The tour began right on time and ended in just over an hour. All had comfortable seats and easy viewing. Mimi, our guide, was delightfully funny, informative and spirited. You got the sense that she was immersed in this history and that she was sharing only what fit into the hour's ride. We had an out-of-town guest who had requested... More 

Thank escw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

As a graduate student at Princeton University, I entertain visitors regularly -- from family and friends in town to distinguished scholars passing through campus. Whenever there is time, I sign up my guests for a tour and usually join them. I have done multiple walking tours, a nighttime ghost tour, and a trolly tour with Princeton Tour Company. Every tour... More 

Thank Rhino O
Hillsborough, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This tour was one of the most informative, fun filled tours my wife & I have ever been on. Since, we live only 20 minutes outside of Princeton and have lived there for some 38 years; we were sure we knew most things regarding Princeton. After taking this tour, we now realize we knew much less than we thought. This... More 

Thank Rich F
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've lived in Princeton for 15 years and on a whim took my mother & daughter on the holiday trolley tour. So glad we did! I am embarrassed to say I learned more about my hometown in an hour than in all the time I've lived here! Mimi the guide was terrific - very knowledgeable and seriously funny. If you're... More 

Thank cmmnj
Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

What a fun holiday outing...trolley tour, lunch and local shopping. Our tour guide was excellent...informative and funny. I would highly recommend it and the price is reasonable.

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