Guided tour

Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

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Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour
Guided tour

Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour

From US$ 38 per person

Visit Cambridge Massachusetts and learn about 2 of America's most prestigious institutions of higher education on a combo tour of Harvard University and MIT.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Explore the Harvard University and MIT campuses with a student guide
  • Learn about the history and culture of these iconic institutions
  • Get an insider's perspective on the culture from current students
  • Visit major landmarks on each campus
  • Don't miss a word your guide says thanks to a headset
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Get unique insights into life at Harvard and MIT on a student-led walking tour. Discover the secrets and traditions of each school from your guides, current students that were once visitors themselves, and understand what you want to see and learn.


Your tour begins with a visit to Harvard. Set out to explore the ivy league school, learning about its history, culture, and famous alumni. See sights like Harvard Square, Johnston Gate, Harvard Yard, the Science Center, Memorial Hall, the Harvard Lampoon, the John Harvard statue, and more.


Next, head to Kendall Square to begin your tour of MIT. Meet the students creating the science and technology of tomorrow and hear about the history of another of America's top institutions. Learn about MIT traditions and culture as well as famous inventions and the MIT alumni that came up with them. 

  • Walking tour of Harvard University
  • Walking tour of MIT
  • Undergraduate students as your guide
  • Illustrated map of Harvard Square
  • Headsets to hear your tour guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel between tours

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Meeting point

For your Harvard tour, please make your way to the center of Harvard Square, next to the main Red Line T station. Your walking tour of MIT starts at 300 Main St. Meet your guide by the orange KSQ sculpture near the Kendal Square Red Line T stop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • The starting time is for your Harvard tour
  • The MIT tour will start at 1:30 PM
  • It is recommended to use the red line subway from Harvard Square to Kendall Square can be used to travel between tours
  • Participants have to make their own way between the two locations
  • The locations are about 15 minutes apart via public transportation or by car
  • You will walk at a leisurely pace and each tour route is around 1 mile long
  • The tour does not go inside any of the buildings
  • Pets are allowed on the tour
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3.7 /5

based on 17 reviews

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I loved the walk around Harvard with our awesome guide Grace. She took the time to share some fun stories that made our walk educational but also amusing. She was very attentive to everyone and made sure we were all doing well. She had great knowledge of the tour and everything to see and learn about. The second part of the tour in MIT was fine, but I would have appreciated more facts. I really enjoyed going into the MIT campus though as it enhanced the overall experience and gave the group a chance to see college live.

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March 27, 2023

Empfehlenswert! Meiner Meinung nach war der Guide der Harvard Tour noch besser, als der Guide vom MIT (MIT war sehr technisch, dafür hat man mehr von den Innengebäuden sehen können). Sehr interessante Insides und ich mag es total, dass es Studenten waren, die die Tour machten.

March 27, 2023

James fue un excelente Guia. Sin embargo, yo compré los tiquetes para el tour combinado Harvard &MIT. Nos dijeron que MIT era sólo fines de semana y que me reembolsarían la parte que no cubrieron. Les ruego me informen cuando acreditarán mi tarjeta de crédito y porque valor.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 414590