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Princeton Tour Company

Princeton, NJ, USA
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About Princeton Tour Company
When the time is right, we will resume offering professionally guided private tours, scavenger hunts and pub crawls for corporations. School groups and active seniors will be able to book any day of the year. April thru November - we will offer public weekend guided walking tours. Guests will learn the chronological history of Princeton and it's storied University while seeing the homes and hang outs of Albert Einstein, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Paul Robeson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Jr., Robert Oppenheimer and MORE! October, we offer ghost tours using real ghost hunting equipment and access inside the famous locked cemetery. In December, we typically offer climate controlled trolley tours showing the surrounding neighborhoods of Princeton. Tours include valuable discounts at iconic Princeton establishments such as Hoagie Haven, Princeton U-Store, Princeton Record Exchange, Yankee Doodle Tap Room, the bent spoon and more!
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For 13 years running, our signature public walking tour has been the #1 Princeton attraction on TripAdvisor. Impressive, right? The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post have all written about it. Spoiler alert… they all say it’s awesome! All our guides live, work and play in Princeton so we're all in love with everything about our town! If you want a walking tour that leaves you feeling like you are a bonafide insider who really understands Princeton, this tour is for you!

Private tours, scavenger hunts, pub crawls and other customized events are available year round. Please contact us to inquire about availability!
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drdocter wrote a review May 2021
Menlo Park, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
I am a high school teacher and I wanted a high-energy, broad-reaching, basic introduction to Princeton University, the Theological Seminary, the Institute for Advanced Study (Einstein), and the founding families of this remarkable town. We learned about social inequalities as well as social justice movements. I had 31 10th and 11th graders, and they responded really well to our guide's (Jennifer) casual and humorous style. She reads an audience really well, and speaks just the right amount - with lots of interesting details interwoven into her narrative of Princeton's past. Whether you are an alum in town for reunion, a prospective family visiting with your high schooler, or just a tourist passing through, I highly recommend you take the time to learn the many stories of this beautiful little "stage coach stop" halfway between Philadelphia and New York!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from PrincetonWannabe, Owner at Princeton Tour Company
Responded 5 days ago
Jennifer LOVED your students and went on and on at our weekly meeting at how well prepared they were for her tour. It's a mutual admiration society between the two of you for sure! (Plus, we think it's super cool you have a PhD and your last name is Doctor ....) Thank you for the review and thank you for booking as we launch back into offering tours!
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Elahe W wrote a review May 2021
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Our corporate meeting was in Princeton and we took Princeton Tour as a group. It was a great time and Mimi was awesome. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from PrincetonWannabe, Owner at Princeton Tour Company
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Your group was one of the first to book with us post pandemic. It was clear your instincts were right ....corporate teams are ready to work/learn and laugh together again! Thank you so much for letting us be part of that shared experience!
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Jose Manuel A wrote a review Feb 2021
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Our son is considering applying to Princeton in the fall of 2021 and we were unclear if the university would be a good fit for him so we decided to drop by and take a walk around the university, learn about its history and take in some local food. We listened to the audio tour in the car on the way down which turned out to be perfect and we all really enjoyed it. It gave us a completely different perspective of the university (which was a good thing if it was going to make our top 10 list). As we stepped onto the beautiful campus and walked around we thought that yes, it just might be a great place for our son. He was fairly skeptical at first but I think the tour gave him a much broader perspective on how the university had evolved and a much better view into where it was going and the legacy it was aiming to impart to the world. We stepped away from the entire experience convinced that we would take a similar approach for other campus visits. We wish Mimi would do this for every major college campus that we can't officially visit. Her passion for Princeton makes her the perfect ambassador for the town and the university.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from PrincetonWannabe, Owner at Princeton Tour Company
Responded 3 May 2021
We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Princeton and REALLY thrilled your son is more interested in possibly applying! It's especially kind that you think we could give great tours at other Universities! (We're too obsessed with Princeton to ever consider doing that but still love the compliment!) Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review!
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DLP wrote a review Dec 2019
New Jersey1553 contributions208 helpful votes
We were a party of 17 in town for the weekend to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. We ranged in age from 2-75 and we all loved it. It was a fast paced tour filled with a lot of humor and so much history. The tour guide kept us fascinated with her facts and an hour passed in no time....we did not want it to end! Princeton is an adorable, historical, little town and the best way to see it and understand it is with the Princeton tour company
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from PrincetonWannabe, Owner at Princeton Tour Company
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for leaving a review with us and we're thrilled to hear we were part of your family's milestone celebration! We always love to hear folks from all ages enjoy our tours and hope to see you again soon!
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Celeste C wrote a review Dec 2019
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My boyfriend and I did the holiday trolley tour and had an incredible time. Mimi is a wealth of knowledge and keeps the entire tour funny and entertaining. It also didn't hurt that Princeton was decorated gorgeously for the holidays. It was fun, romantic, and intimate. As a Princeton local Mimi was kind enough to give us some dining suggestions after the tour too... and they did not disappoint. All in all...we had a blast and are even more in love with each other and the town of Princeton after the delightful tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from PrincetonWannabe, Owner at Princeton Tour Company
Responded 31 Dec 2019
OMG our team adored this review! We go crazy when guests say they fall more in love after taking our tour! We really are thrilled you had fun on the tour and even more excited you made a full stay in town to enjoy the local eateries. Princeton really does have it all - fine dining to pubs to cafes surrounded by boutique and well respected chain retailers. All the best to you and your boyfriend and please keep us updated!
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