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The Hahvahd Tour

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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Cambridge Combo: Harvard & MIT Guided Walking Tours

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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2 to 3 hours
from $26.00

Private Group Walking Tour of Harvard University

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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1 hour 30 minutes
from $275.25
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Adam T wrote a review Aug 2020
York, United Kingdom609 contributions229 helpful votes
Our guide, Jessica, was great - really friendly and gave a very amusing tour full of great stories. It definitely made a difference getting a tour from a current student, and it was a great way to explore the area at just over an hour long.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Alyssa S wrote a review Jul 2020
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No one showed up for the tour and the college was closed but did not receive any communication about it before hand.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from Adam S, Public Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour
Responded Jul 10, 2020
We certainly apologize for any inconvenience. Our tour guides and office staff have all been furloughed during the Covid pandemic for the last 3 months. However, tours are starting again next week! If you are still in the area, we hope you will come join us!
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Jim Dorman wrote a review Mar 2020
Weymouth, Massachusetts12 contributions
I am a native who has never taken the "Hahvahd" or any other Harvard tours, and even though I picked a very chilly day, I am so glad I did. We had a nice little group of about 15 or 20, with people from near and far. Teresa, our tour guide was funny, informative and quite engaging despite the temperature, filling us up with facts and funnies as we learned the inside dope on Harvard and what it's like to go to school there. A few students said "Hi" and wished her a happy birthday during the tour, which made us feel a small part of things that day. So brava Teresa and Hahvahd Tours! You were a highlight of my recent staycation in Cambridge.
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Date of experience: February 2020
nacton42 wrote a review Mar 2020
North Billerica, Massachusetts3 contributions
Booked this tour to entertain a guest on her first trip to Boston. Both tours were informative and just the right length. Guides were so personable that we forgot the 30-degree weather. As a local I learned a lot myself! A perfect activity for a day with visitors or just to learn more about your own town.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Aaron T wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fun, entertaining and informative tour! Sean was great and knew a lot about Harvard’s history. I would recommend this tour vs a self guided tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020