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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 11 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic time on our tour. Our guide was funny and informational, telling us some great stories and secrets about Harvard you certainly won't hear from the traditional tours. If youre going to Harvard, this is a must do! And Liza rocks!

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Southlake, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this 90-minute tour, which is hosted by Harvard students. If you want to hear some interesting trivia about the campus and former students without spending hours touring the campus, this is the perfect tour for you. Our tour guide was a football player, so my boys were thrilled! We walked the campus, rubbed John Harvard's toe for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Tour was very good and our guide (Mike Ross) was keen to share lots of stories. Even on a very wet day his enthusiasm was still there - well done. We are Scottish and graduates of Edinburgh University so it was great to hear about the oldest university in the area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We did learn some interesting facts about Harvard, but the tour is short in length and I feel like we only saw a very small area of the Harvard campus. They spend a great deal of time talking about their disdain for Yale University...but there were actually many similarities between the two schools. My daughter and I also had the... More

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Iowa City
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This tour is well worth the time and money if you are interested in Harvard and want to visit Cambridge. We had a hard working guide named Shawn, who deserves a 10 out of 10 as a guide. He took our very large group around campus sharing interesting and entertaining information about the school. It's really a nice tour that... More

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The student who gave this tour was great - a sophomore named Stephanie (I think). She told lots of fun and interesting stories. However, I feel like we only covered about a third of the campus, and we didn't have time to see the rest on our own. So, if you take the tour, know that's only an hour long,... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Langston was a great tour guide. It was great walking the grounds of such an amazing and history rich institution and hear all the stories he had to tell. Such a beautiful campus. It was great to hear as well about the financial aid opportunities that are offered so that all deserving students can attend. Highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our tour guide (Anita) is a student at Harvard. She gave us a great overview and included some funny stories. Our children aged 5 and 11 were also kept interested for the tour! This tour was included as part of our duck boat tour but even if it wasn't I would recommend.

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Malta
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Met our young guide at 10.30 a.m. And spent an informative hour listening to interesting information about this famous university. A walk around the campus and explanations about the beginning and major historical happenings . The way this tour is conducted is very informal and done in young spirit as well. It is a way for students to earn some... More

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CONCORD
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Plain and simple, we lucked out. We were supposed to take another tour but the guide did not show up so we signed up for this tour and Justin was our guide. The guy is just SUPER. Hard to know where to start but his personality just shines through. Bio-medical engineering student. Football player. A cappella singer. What a great... More

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