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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but this tour was incredibly bad. Dumb stories from an immature guide. Some history but we spent 40 minutes looking at 2 buildings in the same general area. I thought we were going to see the campus and the amenities but we just walked a very short distance. It was painfully clear that... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had read a lot about this tour and weren't disappointed. My kids 9 and 12 were very comfortable with our guide Samantha. I think somehow the 8-10 year gap made them feel more at ease as they asked lots of questions. Lots of great history about the campus, the buildings, the traditions, and inside scoop on what it's like... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took this tour after being at Harvard a number of times and we still managed to learn a few things. And we laughed. Matt was very comfortable with his audience, happy to answer questions and kept the audience engaged for the whole hour. At times it was difficult to hear him as we walked because our group had 25-30... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

George was our guide through Harvard. He was not only funny but informative also. The hour flew by. Lots of tours are available and at $10.00 per ticket a good value also. Be sure to take the tour.It's super easy go find-right next to the information kiosk.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This tour is definitely a good introduction to Harvard. One small problem is that the tour size was large and the streets and yard get quite noisy so it's quite difficult to receive information. However, George, our tour guide was engaging and worked hard in entertaining the group. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Cambridge.

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