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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 2013
Type: Tours
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A true insightful tour with so much information and fun ... A beautiful site full of history and elegance. Thank you Eddie you made our day :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We just happen to be walking by when my wife and I were approached by the tour staff trying to recruit people to join. We said why not, $10 is not so bad. We were so glad we did. We got Eddie as the tour guide, a senior student from Harvard and he was excellent. He was knowledgeable and funny.... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This tour was a fantastic way to see the Harvard campus with insight from those who actually attended the university. We took the tour on a cool November morning with a small-ish group with our fantastic tour guide Bree who was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour to others!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I read the glowing reviews for this tour and had high expectations going in. Unfortunately, I was disappointed and probably wouldn't recommend it to others. Our guide, Bri, was FULL of herself. I felt like I learned more about her rich friends, where she has traveled and how smart she was than I learned about Harvard. She did provide some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We took this tour, the last on a dank, dreich day in Cambridge, as the only visitors - it was great that the tour still ran for the two of us. Jay, our guide, really brought the tour to life with his off beat comments on campus life. What was particularly impressive was his ability to answer questions with confidence... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This Harvard tour ROCKED! What a perfect way to stroll through the campus with our tour guide, John who was witty and knowledgeable. He knew all the history and gave insight into student life. Was willing to answer any questions and made this tour something to remember. Thanks for the memories:)

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Harvard was a must-see when we went to Boston, and we found a Groupon for the Hahvahd Tour. Daniel was our guide, and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining as he led us around the campus. The campus of lovely, and I was overwhelmed by the history of the place. I highly recommend this tour if you're in Cambridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Excellent and very informative tour. Our wonderful tour guide Jay was very funny and thorough. I would recommend this tour as a great thing to do when visiting Boston and Cambridge.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You think you know your way around Hahvahd? Think again! This tour is owned/operated by Alumni and you will have a true to life Hahvahd student guiding you around and sharing the lore of this wonderful place. And you really don't want to do certain things in Hahvahd Yard until you really know what goes on there...at night...without security watching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I took the first tour in the moning and my guide was Brenna. She had a sparkling, enteraining and dynamic way of narration. She told us a good mix of facts, history and little side stories, which everyone obviously enjoyed a lot. I can only recommend this tour, it gives a nice overview and will be a good base to... More

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