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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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Wonderful insight to the history of Harvard

My husband and took the Classic Hahvahd Tour on June 22nd and it was one of my favourite things that we did when visiting Boston. The tour is giving by Harvard students and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and took the Classic Hahvahd Tour on June 22nd and it was one of my favourite things that we did when visiting Boston. The tour is giving by Harvard students and our guide was Cameron from Seattle. It turns out it was his first tour ever but you wouldn't have known it as he was really good and... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took a family trip to Boston and wanted to show our rising High School Sophomore a bit of the Ivy League. Eli was a wonderful tour guide. We loved it.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I took the tour with my wife and 10 year old. Joe was our tour guide. He had a great manner about him and was funny and informative. We really enjoyed it. It took about an hour and we got a discount at the student store on some "Hahvahd" swag!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Cormac was our guide on this tour and he did a fantastic job, extremely funny and engaging; the stories were great! Thank you Cormac!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our guide was talented and hard working and it was a good way to introduce kids to top tier school but there were so many people it was difficult to hear and walking in a massive herd is never fun and the tour is not inexpensive. It's strictly the highlights so plan to stick around after and explore on your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took this tour randomly, many years ago, before I started working at the University. It's a great way to learn more about this historical university in a fun, more casual environment (than an official tour.) FWIW, this site made me pick a date when I visited. It was not June 2015, it was many years ago. But I see... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this tour! A definate must if in the Cambridge area. This is an entertaining tour of the school and it's history given by Harvard students. Our tour guide was Jake, he was outstanding....funny and witty and I would dare say he truly enjoyed giving the tour! He really took pride in his school and his job! Look on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Leliena (maybe spelt incorrectly) was our guide today - $10 plus a well derserved tip for a 70 minute walking tour, with not too much walking involved and chances to rest up while learning about the history, culture and famous alumni from a Harvard grad. She was witty and very personable with lots of anecdotes. Well worth it, especially when... More 

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Daniel A, Owner at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We will pass your feedback on to Lelaina! I'm sure she'll be glad to hear it. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Sincerely, Dan More 

Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been on some great walking tours (Walk of the Town - DC for one) and I have done some bad ones (a recent Stanford one among them). But this one is the worst I've been on. And I paid $10 bucks plus a tip for it. Disaster. The supposed student (which I seriously doubt - can't believe thats... More 

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Daniel A, Owner at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this review

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your experience on the tour. There's really no excuse for a lackluster performance. Please feel free to contact me directly for a refund at dan@trademarktours.com. More 

Halmstad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A really good tour with lots of information and fun anecdotes. Excellent guide even though she didn´t know the difference between Sweden and Switzerland despite graduation from Harvard. The tour took one hour and was outdoors.

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Address: Address: 1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Information Booth outside Main Harvard Red Line Subway Station, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 855-455-8747
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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