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Meet your guide and group at a location in Cambridge and embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University, one of the country’s top colleges, founded in 1636. Throughout this ever-popular ‘Hahvahd’ tour, your informative guide – a current university student – will offer a unique perspective of college life at the famed institution, of which 44 current and former faculty members are Nobel laureates.

Head to the 25-acre (10-hectare) Harvard Yard, the oldest section of the university, and view the brick facades of the dormitories, libraries and classrooms. Your guide will point out Old Yard, including Harvard’s oldest standing building – Massachusetts Hall, constructed in 1720 – as well as New Yard. See historical edifices like Memorial Hall, Sever Hall, the Widener Library and the Harvard Lampoon, as well as the statue of John Harvard – the university’s founder.

As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guide’s stories and Harvard lore – partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view of current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Shop, a student-run souvenir shop.

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For anyone thinking of attending Harvard, or for those who simply want a glimpse of college life at the famous university, this 70-minute, guided tour is a must. Get an exclusive account from current Harvard students, who provide key insights into the life and times at Cambridge with a theatrical, humorous flair. Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square and learn about the school’s storied past. Illustrated map of Harvard Square included. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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  • Ideal choice for families
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Lovely visit to Harvard

My college age daughter and I took the Hahvahd Tour so we could learn and see more of Harvard than we could on our own. Our tour guide, Eli, was very knowledgeable, personable, and very engaging. We learned and saw a lot and are so...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the tour , Max was a guide who gave a good overview of student life & the history of Harvard. Good insight into the student application process & his experience of playing football for Harvard , best of luck Max against Yale in...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 6 days ago
Perfect Harvard Tour!

Thanks Jessica for a great tour! We missed the official tour by the university due to rain so I appreciated the more flexible time options (i.e. Sunday, Monday) of this tour, and it was still led by a Harvard student. She gave us great historical...More

Thank Jenny M
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad we were able to serve you even with the rain. Thanks so much for your kind review, we'll be sure Jessica sees!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting tour of Harvard

Max did a great job giving us insight on typical student life as well as showing where notable alumni lived.

Thank jk818
Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed! Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Loved it!

We made an online reservation last minute and enjoyed every minute. Hillary was our guide she was very knowledgeable and her stories about the life on campus were vivid; lots of unknown facts presented with funny jokes! Definitely a 5 star, don't even consider visiting...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at The Hahvahd Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind review - we'll be sure to pass on your nice words to Hillary!

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