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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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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour that was provided by Francesca and appreciated the personal perspective that she provided. The tour was fun and informative and was just the right length.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My kids (10 and 12) and I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a Harvard student and she spoke clearly and loudly. She shared stories about Harvard's history and culture that kept us all captivated. She made of point of stopping in shady spots and gave us opportunities to sit on steps. My kids said this was one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved our visit ! Our guide, Catherine, was funny and very entertaining. She had a lot of knowleadge about the university's history and culture. We learned a lot of stories and personal stories from her. It is totally worth it and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. These tours are not the official tour run directly by Harvard, its a private company who employes Harvard students to do the tours. Our tour guide was very energetic and told us a lot of her personal experiences at Harvard, and also gave us the history of the university. The tour that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our tour guide Alex was very enthusiastic and funny. The tour moved very quickly though, we would have liked to have had more photo opportunities but were afraid of losing the group. All in all, great tour if you're in Cambridge with $10 to spare

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Alex was okay. Had his lines down and was funny but needs to talk more as he walks. I would like to have heard more statistics and about current life at Harvard. The Tour is also commercial with final stop at the Coop gift shop. Did a free MIT tour before this and it was more informative but not as... More

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PSU99girl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was an excellent tour of Harvard! We had Justin 'the Rebel' tour guide, who was funny, interesting and kept the group engaged. The tour was just long enough, we got to learn interesting points and got to check out many of the beautiful spots on campus. I would highly recommend it!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We toured Harvard University with a great guide Langstone he was an undergraduate at Harvard and was really enthusiastic and gave us a great insight if life at Harvard. We would recommend this tour.

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Belize City, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I came in thinking, how good could a tour of a college (especially a really old one like Harvard) be. But I was bored and had nothing better to do so I paid the $10 and we were off. BEST $10 I’ve spent in a long time. Our tour guide –Justin Fox- we great. Really funny and informative. He also... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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