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Princeton Tour Company

116 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-4516
+1 855-743-1415
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Great tour with excellent tour guide

Our tour guide Tim was extremely knowledgeable, funny and friendly. We enjoyed every bit of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dikuna B
Wonderful tour and guide!

This tour was great! I took some Princeton policy graduate students that work with on the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey O
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Beginning in April, we offer public tours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tours which cover the chronological history of Princeton University and the surrounding neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerals, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland and more. In October, we offer ghost tours and ghost hunts where guests use real ghost hunting equipment to prove Princeton is haunted. During wintertime holidays, we offer trolley tours of Princeton. Corporate teams and private groups can enjoy our custom tours, bus tours, scavenger hunts and convention speakers year round. Our professional tour guides use IPads to help connect the historical dots while combining facts and just enough folklore to make everyone feel like a bonafide local! Princeton was the nation's first capitol? The last train robbery occurred in Princeton? Einstein's brain was stolen? Indiana Jones grew up in Princeton and dated the real Nancy Drew? All true and that's not the good stuff! We're proud to be rated the #1 Activity on TripAdvisor, New York Times and Small Meetings Magazine. We're even rated the #1 northeastern tour company by AAA Magazine!
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“ghost hunting” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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116 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-4516
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide Tim was extremely knowledgeable, funny and friendly. We enjoyed every bit of the tour. Definitely must do, while visiting Princeton.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was great! I took some Princeton policy graduate students that work with on the tour, and all enjoyed it. Jen Ross was energetic, funny, engaging, and informative. One person commented that "this is exactly the amount of tour I was looking for -...More

Thank Jeffrey O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great tour with my son, we learned a lot! the guide (i forgot her name, sorry) was passionnte about telling the history of Princeton and its people.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful walking tour of Princeton last evening with Tim. We own a tour company in the Black Hills and were very impressed by his knowledge and ability to share it in a very fun and entertaining way. It's always...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken walking tours all over the world (42 countries so far). Tim is easily in the top 5 of all tour guides I've been with. He's got great energy, great delivery and does well the cliffhanger. The content was great. He picked great highlights...More

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve lived in the area for over 20 years, but we learned more from Jackie in two hours than we could ever have on our own. Highly recommend the tour. Consider yourself lucky if you get Jackie as your guide!

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Tim was an amazing tour guide. It was clear he loved Princeton (especially with regards to Einstein) so he was extremely knowledgable and passionate. I highly recommend it!!!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

An interesting 2 hour tour of Princeton University campus and surrounding homes. The guide, Jen, was so enthusiastic and just plain fun! She had interesting stories about the town of Princeton and the university including past historic and contemporary events. She was very well versed...More

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The pace and distance were just right. We got a lot of new information about Princeton. The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She carried a tablet computer that she used to display some pictures that provided illustrations of what she was talking about. Well...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is a fast-paced tour with lots of interesting information. We covered about 3.5 miles, most of it on campus. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. This tour is not for anyone looking for a slower pace or with a lot of questions.

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mrssbanerjee
May 2, 2018|
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Response from NJSteve77 | Reviewed this property |
The trolley tour is only run in December, and only on Saturdays. Hope you will be in Princeton then, it's a wonderful tour.
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Ana P
December 29, 2017|
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Response from PrincetonWannabe | Property representative |
Hello! The trolley is enclosed and is a 100% riding tour - no walking at all! Thanks so much!
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