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The Hahvahd Tour

1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Information Booth outside Harvard Square station, Cambridge, MA 02138
855-455-8747
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Ranked #2 of 12 Activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Hahvahd Tour, now in its 8th year of operation, is the most popular tour of Harvard University in Cambridge. Our guests enjoy a theatrical journey... more » Owner description: The Hahvahd Tour, now in its 8th year of operation, is the most popular tour of Harvard University in Cambridge. Our guests enjoy a theatrical journey led by current Harvard students. Our tours have served over one million Harvard visitors and enjoy high marks from the NY Times, NPR, TripAdvisor and Yelp! Our Harvard Square staff are available to help you find places to eat, shop and enjoy during your visit to Harvard. They can be easily be found by looking for their straw Harvard hats and smiling faces right outside of the Harvard MBTA Station. The tour is owned by Harvard alumni, operates under license by the Harvard Trademark Program and officially partners with The Harvard COOP and Harvard Student Agencies. March 1st - November 30, Tours run 7 days a Week, Tour Times: Tours run between 10am-4:30pm, Cost: $10 in person, $8.95 if purchased online. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I am usually not a fan of guided tours because I have had some very disappointing guides. This was something completely different! The tour had a great balance of information and entertainement. Our guide, Derek, was phenomenal! He had such great energy and attitude throughout the tour and he managed the group very well. I tend to lose focus easily... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Priyanka was a great guide. Very informative tour laced with humorous anecdotes. Good value for money

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a good tour around the Harvard grounds, but misses a few spots of keen interest to many. This was our guides' first tour, and other than some crowd management issues (which will come with experience) we didn't have a lesser experience because of this. It would be nice if the tour showed a bit more of the main... More

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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Eli, our guide, is very confortable in front of a group. He is funny, energetic and quite interesting. We loved the tour/guide.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lighthearted yet informative tour. Guide was enthusiastic and happy to answer questions. Tour doesn't take you inside any of the buildings which was a little disappointing but understandable when you consider that they are students homes & work spaces. Tour takes around an hour & is a great way to learn more about such an iconic & historic university.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A good hour's tour around the sights of Harvard, led by current students. Our guide Eddie was friendly and entertained very well with stories and insights. Good arrangements to book online in advance or you can turn up on the day. Well worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This tool was led by an enthusiastic student who tried her best to present a humorous script. Some of the stories attempts at humour were in my opinion, not good taste. The guide led us around the grounds and spoke about the Harvard student culture and history. Unfortunately we did not get to see inside any buildings which was disappointing.... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Spent a great hour being guided round by the very knowledgeable and funny Eli. Gorgeous architecture (all except the 70s buildings). Worth a visit.u

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I took our 16 year old granddaughter to Harvard Square today. I had looked at a few reviews of the Hahvahd Tour. I was not sure if it was something worth doing. I am so glad we gave it a shot. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide, Katherine, was engaging, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. The... More

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Southend-on-Sea, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I were looking forward to this tour but it was totally ruined by the childish and puerile behaviour of our guide whose script and antics would be more appropriate to Walt Disney World than one of the greatest Universities in the World. This was just embarrassing rubbish from start to finish and we spent most of the... More

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