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Meet your guide and group at a location in Cambridge and embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University, one of the country’s top colleges, founded in 1636. Throughout this ever-popular ‘Hahvahd’ tour, your informative guide – a current university student – will offer a unique perspective of college life at the famed institution, of which 44 current and former faculty members are Nobel laureates.

Head to the 25-acre (10-hectare) Harvard Yard, the oldest section of the university, and view the brick facades of the dormitories, libraries and classrooms. Your guide will point out Old Yard, including Harvard’s oldest standing building – Massachusetts Hall, constructed in 1720 – as well as New Yard. See historical edifices like Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the Widener Library and the Harvard Lampoon, as well as the statue of John Harvard – the university’s founder.

As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guide’s stories and Harvard lore – partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view of current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Shop, a student-run souvenir shop.

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Harvard University
Harvard Square
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Overview
For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of college life at the famous university, this 70-minute, guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from current Harvard students, who provide key insights into the life and times at Cambridge with a theatrical, humorous flair. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. Illustrated map of Harvard Square included. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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Great tour

This was a really great walking tour. Calvin was a terrific guide and provided lots of interesting facts about Harvard. We really enjoyed this tour.

Thank busyommy
Reviewed 3 days ago
Boris hit it out of the park

Our walking tour was jam-packed with fascinating, unexpected, and often hilarious info on the world-famous and first U.S. university: the one and only Harvard. We learned the history of the place along with some of its quirks and little-known trivia, which we greatly appreciated. This...More

Thank Liz V
Reviewed 3 days ago
A must tour to learn more about Harvard

We went today with Boris and it was a great tour. He told us the student living and some insides. 12$ well spend!

Thank Voie-lact
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great Tour

We had an informative, fun, and rewarding tour of Harvard. Our tour guide, Andie, was the best. I will recommend it to friends

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Nice Educational Tour and Worth a Trip to Harvard Square

Our tour guide, Max, was sensational. He's a future star defensive back on the Harvard football team! No question went unanswered, and I appreciated his honesty about campus life & sports. Harvard's campus was probably smaller than I expected, and it's a bummer not being...More

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