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The Hahvahd Tour
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed April 11, 2012

I took this tour by accident, and loved it. The guide (Art) was so energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing. He was very approachable and encouraged questions. The tour itself was very informative and also with their own experiences being student at this University. It is really a worth experience and I would recommend it. It cost $10 individual and $20 for a family. Bring a camera, it takes around 50 minutes and wear a comfortable shoes. The misspelling (Hahvahd) you need to be there!!!

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank 930Andrea
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

I visited Harvard on Saturday with a friend. The tour guide is easy to locate once you exit the Harvard square metro stop off the Red line. Blake, the tour manager, is super nice and friendly. Our tour guide Bethany is really enthusiastic. I do think it would be helpful though for guides to wear a microphone so they do not need to strain their voices to speak to the crowd. The tour is led through the Harvard Yard where we learn about the history of the school. It wraps up near a student run Harvard shop for basic gear.

The suggested fee for the tour is $10 per person or $20 for the family. I think this is very reasonable, especially knowing it's supporting a student organization.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

tour guide was energetic and informative,but the group was too large. I would suggest limiting it to 20 people max. easy to find them right outside the exit from the Harvard subway stop on the T. we paid $20 for our family of four - was totally worth it and I would recommend it. Lasted about 50 minutes. perfect amoutn of time, Brett our tour guide was helpful with everythingn including directions, restaurant recs etc.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank 949kbunk
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

This tour was recommended by some friends so we tried it. Our guide, Shera, was great. She was very outgoing and energetic, leading the group around Harvard grounds. At each of the stops she had some interesting tidbit to go along with the "script." Between stops she was approachable and encouraged questions and comments from the group. At the end, she did make the expected pitch for donations and suggested places to eat or shop. It seems the same group who runs the tour also runs a shop close to the end of the tour. Great experience. Great tour guide!

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We had just gotten off the subway when we saw a group of people congregating and discovered it was a walking tour of Harvard. Emily was our tour guide and she did a FANTASTIC job of enlightening us to the historical facts and stories of the college and area! She was sweet and informative; our entire family from our 13 year old son to 65 year old Grandma enjoyed the tour! Thanks for making this such a great event and unexpected highlight of our vacation! :D

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank Jenifer F
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