Guided tour

Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

From US$ 19.50 per person

Tour America’s oldest university, located 10 km from Boston. Journey through Harvard Yard with a current student and hear tales of the history and culture as you see landmarks and monuments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up Harvard University history as you tour Harvard Yard
  • Get an insider's perspective on Harvard culture from a current student
  • Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard
  • See major university landmarks including Memorial Hall and Widener Library
Full description

What better way to see Harvard than through the eyes of a student! This tour is a 70-minute student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, designed to be a funny and educational journey through Harvard's campus. Beginning in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into historic Harvard Yard by an enthusiastic Harvard student. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. You'll get an up-close look at major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Memorial Hall, and Widener Library. You'll even become privy to a few Harvard secrets along the way! Whether you're a student visiting colleges or a family on vacation, the Hahvahd Tour is undoubtedly the top way to see Harvard.

Includes
  • 70-minute tour of Harvard University
  • Free illustrated map of Harvard Square and Boston's subway
  • Taxes
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    The tour leaves from the middle of Harvard Square outside the Main Harvard Redline Subway Station next to the Out of Town News Kiosk. (Closest street Address: 1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02138).

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Please note:
    • Tours begin outside the Red Line Harvard Subway station (1376 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA)
    • The tour route covers less than 1 mile
    • The route is wheelchair accessible
    • Parking validation is available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 861 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    The tour was very entertaining, with good stories. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the A/V headphone system they had really helped to make sure you didn't miss anything. We couldn't really enter the campus/Harvard Yard due to COVID policies, but that's not anybody's fault. Even though with COVID procedures I recognize this could be difficult, but the tour company manager really needs to make sure there is a restroom plan for tour-takers. I would, however, whole-heartedly recommend this trip to any Boston/Cambridge visitors.

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    August 18, 2021

    The Hahvahd Tour was fun and interesting. Tour guide Marcus did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Even with Covid guidelines, and certain areas of campus restricted to visitors and tours, Marcus made sure we got a nice overview of what life was and is like at Harvard. Don’t expect to go inside buildings or tour housing. If you want that tour, you’ll need to apply and get accepted. This tour is great for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the famed campus and learn a few fun-facts about it, as well.

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    July 27, 2021

    The tour guide was funny and nice, often sharing his experiences at and joining the school. Interesting facts and folklore about the school was also interesting. The tour is most helpful for anyone looking to attend and would like to have a taste or a nibble of what it would be like.

    July 27, 2021

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