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Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

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Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour
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From US$ 34.99 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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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 is not include, it is recommended to use the the red line subway from Harvard Square to Kendall Square can be used to travel between tours
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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 110 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

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James was an excellent Guide. However, I bought the tickets for the combined Harvard &MIT tour. They told us that MIT was only on weekends and that they would reimburse me for the part that was not covered. Please inform me when my credit card will be credited and for what value.

May 3, 2022

June 14, 2022

We were a group of 6 people of different ages, and everyone loved the tour. We especially loved our guide, Austin, at MIT. He was wonderful and showing us the buildings and describing life at MIT.

June 2, 2022

Product ID: 414590