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The Hahvahd Tour

1,079 reviews
Cambridge, MA, USA
About The Hahvahd Tour
The Hahvahd Tour, now in its 13th 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 year-round, 7 days a Week; Visit our website for an up-to-date calendar and to purchase tickets!
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196 reviews
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.
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$14.00 per adult
6 reviews
Explore the campuses of two of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), on a guided walking tour led by a current student. Chuckle your way through a casual excursion that is designed to give visitors a sense of student life, learn “Hahvahd” lore, gain amusing insights from an insider, and have a few laughs at the expense of these elite institutions.
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$24.99 per adult
Public Walking Tour of MIT
4 reviews
Walk the quads of the campus that inspired astronauts, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and famed innovators in just about every discipline on a student-led tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Get an inside look on what it’s like to attend the prestigious university and hear real stories about what makes MIT special.
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$14.00 per adult
75 reviews
For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of life at the famous university, this 1-hour guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from Harvard students, who provide key insight into the times at Cambridge. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. After the walking tour, explore the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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$24.50 per adult
Private Tour of Harvard University
1 review
Enjoy this 90-minute, private tour of Harvard University for you and your guests! The tour is completely customizable to fit your group’s needs. Throughout this tour, your informative guide – a current university student – will offer a unique perspective of college life at the famed institution.
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 that attended Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view on current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Cooperative Society (COOP), the University’s official bookstore.
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$250.00 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter, her best friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this hilarious tour! Even though it rained the entire time, our tour guide, Mike from South Dakota, kept us engaged with informative and humorous stories. He was very well informed and even shared valuable information from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chloe was an absolutely fabulous guide. She was funny, captivating and delightful. Chloe delivered a humorous, honest and insightful tour. Very knowledgeable and answered all the groups questions. Thank you Chloe 😊 Highly recommended to all who want an overview of the grounds and recommendations...More

Thank Aylene H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Toured the yard and campus with Mike. He was really informative and very funny. His historical stories were really interesting and, yes, he is handsome!

Thank christopherareilly
Reviewed 3 days ago

The campus is absolutely stunning with plenty of history. Luckily, we had the amazing and lovely Harvard senior, Scott who was our tour guide and explained everything in the humorous way. Sadly, I was stumped we could not get into the beautiful library that was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nicyywangg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Von, had interesting stories to relate about the buildings around the campus. Too bad there were too many umbrellas being used because of the rain. So if you’re standing behind someone with an umbrella, you don’t get to see many of the buildings...More

Thank Jill1230
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was guided by a very talented student who provided interesting facts about the university - life and admission. good humor! I wish I could enter the library but it was not open to visitors.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 870elianes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour was very engaging and interesting. Scott did a great job sharing meaningful information in a humorous and concise fashion. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank willclay1gb292
Reviewed 5 days ago

every time i take someone on this tour, i have as much fun as they do. what a joy to wander among the historical ruin that was once a great institution of higher learning. but i digress. the tour is always a blast--always a pleasure....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank spaceis411
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved this tour it was funny and informative! My tour guide: Marion was fantastic and so polite. I recommend it for everyone!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Renee_Lupin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cooper, our tour guide, a new grad from Harvard, gave us a very good, entertaining tour. He was a smart and funny guy. So glad to book this tour for my girls. Wished the tour could be a little bit longer so we can learn...More

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It would be easier to take the T from Downtown Boston, but public parking is available here : Commercial garages offering daily parking: The Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA (12 minute walk to... More