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The Hahvahd Tour

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Address: 1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Information Booth outside Main Harvard Red Line Subway Station, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 855-455-8747
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Description: The Hahvahd Tour, now in its 10th season, is the most popular tour of...
The Hahvahd Tour, now in its 10th season, 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. Tours run March 1st - November 30 Tours run 7 days a Week, Tour Times Visit or website for an up to date tour time calendar and to purchase tickets!
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The only way I'll get into Harvard!

We "joined" a tour on a very cold day in March - we really created it 'cause we were the only two people on the tour! This gave us very personalized service and our guide even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We "joined" a tour on a very cold day in March - we really created it 'cause we were the only two people on the tour! This gave us very personalized service and our guide even tried to get us into building and rooms that would ordinarily be available to students or faculty. As the guides were students, the tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My party of three felt the tour group was too large and should have been split. We missed some of the commentary as we walked along; we could not always hear at the designated stops. The tour ended at the small Harvard student run shop which was a great opportunity but the music was too loud to hear the guide.... More 

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Norridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful campus! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ted. He was articulate, friendly & informed. Glad we found it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had a free tour because we purchased a duck tour. They meet in Harvard square where the red T stop is, so easy to find. Normally this tour is about $10. You are personally lead by an actual Harvard student and explained some great information you might not find in tour books. They kept our interest and we never felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

The trip was easy to book, the students were engaging and delightful! For my granddaughters, their mother and me, it was a memorable tour and delightful excursion 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have to say that the tour was not what I was expecting. I thought we were going to be taken into the buildings and quite honestly thought it was going to be boring. I was wrong. If you want to see inside of the buildings you will need to take a different tour. If you want to laugh and... More 

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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice to see the campus after hearing about it for a lifetime. I thought this was be more of a comedy tour - the "Hah" in "Hahvahd," but it is the pronunciation. The guide was amusing nonetheless. Easy to find and pay. I would have liked to enter a couple of the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An excellent, fun great value tour with knowledgeable current student. Highly recommend our excellent guide, Jacob.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I am a college student from Mississippi, visiting my sister who lives in Cambridge. I've done a few tours around the Boston area, but this one was BY FAR my favorite! Our tour guide, Jacob, was awesome! Well worth the money and so informative! Ask for Jacob, he's the best!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Highly recommend - you walk the grounds and hear fun stories from harvard's students life. If you taking duck tour - this tour comes free.

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