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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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61 helpful votes 61 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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