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Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tours

Product ID: 136955
Combine a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University with a 70-minute walking tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and learn about life at 2 of America's most prestigious institutions of higher education.
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  • Learn the history of Harvard University at Harvard Yard
  • Get an insider's perspective on the culture from a current student
  • Tour the expansive MIT campus
  • Explore the history and culture of MIT
Full description
Get the inside track on 2 of America's most prestigious institutions of higher education with a combined ticket for walking tours of Harvard University and the MIT campus.

Harvard Tour:
Get a unique insight into life at an Ivy League college on a student-led walking tour of Harvard. Founded in 1636, it is the oldest university in the USA and boasts 44 Nobel prize winners amongst its current and former faculty members. Be entertained by stories from history and the personal experience of your guide. Learn about the most famous alumni and visit the student-run souvenir shop after stopping at Winthrop Park and Mount Auburn Street on historical Harvard Square.

MIT Tour:
Meet a student guide on Kendall Square to learn the history of another of America's top institutions of higher education. Look at different campus buildings of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where some of the world's most talented innovators in the fields of math, science, and technology have studied. Get the inside scoop on the vibrant history and unlock secrets at iconic sites.

Please note this ticket is for two separate tours. You can see the most up to date tour times through the local partner's calendar.
  • Local guides
  • Walking tours
  • Map of Harvard, MIT, and the Boston Subway station
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

The two tours are separate tours with different meeting points. MIT TOUR: The tour of MIT leaves outside Kendall Square, between the Chipotle restaurant and a sculpture of the letters “KSQ”. The street address is 300 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142. Your guide will be wearing a straw hat. HARVARD TOUR: The tour of Harvard leaves outside in Harvard Square, outside of the Harvard Subway Station. The street address is 1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02142. Your guide will be wearing a straw hat.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• This Combo Ticket is a ticket allowing admission for two separate tours.
• You are responsible for checking the tour times in advance of your travel date and coordinating your schedule. Transportation is not included.
• The ticket is valid for any one of the public tours of Harvard and public tours of MIT – no reservation is needed.
• Written translations of the Harvard tour in Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Chinese available on request when you arrive for the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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I enjoyed the actual tour given by Kat, however I did not appreciate that you charged me $37.50 for the combo tour when I found out that the Harvard tour was only $14 and the MIT tour was only $12, which is a total of $26. Also I did not actually take the MIT tour as I was too tired. I will not be giving get yr guide a good review because I feel financially exploited by your company.

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October 24, 2019

Harvard tour - had an incredible guide by the name of Emily. She was very enthusiastic, had a lot of knowledge and knew how to keep it interesting. MIT tour - had a guide by the name of David. It seemed he was there just to wing it and get his money. Looked like he didn’t have fun and was very uncharismatic. Every place we stopped he had a fact the length of a sentence and a half to say before he moved on to another place. They should choose their guide more selectively there.

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September 21, 2019

Harvard tour was excellent, MIT waste of time

Just do the Harvard one. Ismail was an amazing guide despite his young age, it was clear he enjoyed giving the tour to us, his jokes were great and he had some interesting information. Perfect blend of professionalism and fun. Only thing was that it was difficult to find as we apparently took wrong exit out of the metro and there were no real directions given. It's in front of the Harvard Cafe at the intersection for anyone else having the same issue. Really nothing great about the MIT tour, I would not go again.

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August 25, 2019

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