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Located in Cambridge, just north of Boston, Harvard University is synonymous with prestige and accomplishment. Known for a curriculum that challenges and inspires its students, this Ivy League university boasts over 45 Nobel Prize winners and eight US presidents, including Barack Obama, among its faculty and alumni.

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Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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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 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.50
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$19.50

Private Group Walking Tour of Harvard University

Private Group Walking Tour of Harvard University

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Experience for yourself why Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions in the world on this fun 90-minute tour of the campus. A current student will show you around, telling you stories from the university’s long history, giving you an insight into what it’s like to study there now, and taking you to some of the most beautiful historic buildings. Whether you’re a prospective student or simply curious, you’ll learn a lot.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$275.25
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Harvard Campus Cambridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Harvard Campus Cambridge Self-Guided Walking Tour

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With this self-guided audio tour, explore the heart of Harvard University's campus in Cambridge: Harvard Square! This self-guided walking tour covers must-see campus sights like the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, and former dorms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more. Explore Harvard with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER! THIS IS NOT A TICKET TO ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE ROUTE. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.39
$5.99
$0.60 savings
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$5.39
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Walking Tour of Cambridge, including MIT and Harvard

Walking Tour of Cambridge, including MIT and Harvard

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A walking tour of Cambridge is a great way to experience the city from an intimate perspective. With both Harvard University and MIT, Cambridge is full of bookstores, art galleries, and historic buildings, plus fantastic places to eat and drink. Your private guide will tell you stories about this city’s long and important history, and you’ll see places you’d miss on an impersonal group bus tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Best of Boston Tour

Best of Boston Tour

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There’s no need to worry about sore feet, buses, driving or missing views on this small-group Boston tour and cruise. Board an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the driver-guide’s commentary as you see Harvard University, the USS Constitution and more. Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and Quincy Market and finish with a relaxing harbor cruise to admire Boston’s skyline and Tea Party site. With numbers limited to seven and hotel pickup and drop-off included, the tour can’t help but feel personalized.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00

Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.90
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$426.67
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Haunted Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Haunted Harvard Square Ghost Tour

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Take a spooky stroll through the shadows of Harvard Square on this friendly, guided, 90-minute ghost walking tour. Led by a professional storyteller guide, learn about the area’s gruesome murders and mysterious deaths — with a lighthearted twist for all ages. Visit Harvard Square, the Harvard University campus, Old Burial Ground and more. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Boston Walk Through History Private & All-Inclusive Tour

Boston Walk Through History Private & All-Inclusive Tour

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Maximize time in Boston with this private sightseeing tour focused on city history. Meet your guide in the morning and set out on a city stroll that includes top historic landmarks including Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Learn about American history along the Freedom Trail and taste some of Boston’s best food during this full-day private tour.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Boston Sightseeing Tour - a fully-narrated driving tour

Boston Sightseeing Tour - a fully-narrated driving tour

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This tour will begin at your home, hotel or cruise ship and take you past the most interesting places in Boston including the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Battle Monument, Copley Square and Fenway Park. Along the way you’ll see the historic homes and churches of the Back Bay, the South End, and Beacon Hill. You’ll hear the stories behind Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. You’ll see Boston’s most prominent buildings and neighborhoods as well as some lesser-known points of interest. This is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a brief time and do so at a pace you will enjoy.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$414.35
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Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Bundle Audio Tour

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Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Bundle Audio Tour

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Explore Boston, Cambridge, Cape Ann, and more! This package covers Boston's iconic Freedom Trail (Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, & more), Harvard University, the Harborwalk, and a scenic waterfront drive around nearby Cape Ann. This is the ultimate "must-do" package for a trip to Boston and New England. This self-guided tour allows you to explore Boston’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. Purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time! Within 30 mins we'll send you a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download tours. Head over to the first stop. Launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER! THIS IS NOT A TICKET TO ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE ROUTE. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private City Tour of Boston, Lexington, and Concord
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Private City Tour of Boston, Lexington, and Concord

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See all Boston's most important sights in a six hours, private, guided city tour, in a comfortable luxury vehicle. If you value, time, privacy, comfort and would like to have a good overview of the city of Boston, Lexington and Concord at your own convenience and pace, we are the right choice for you. We will drive by or stop and wait at the sights you are most interested in. Our tour is totally customizable and our priority is to please you, not keep a schedule.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$674.85
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Full-Day Private Tour of Boston with Pick Up

Full-Day Private Tour of Boston with Pick Up

For this private tour of Boston, let us take you to all the emblematic sites of the city. Also, enjoy a view of the famous Universities that Boston holds. This full-day private tour is perfect for you if you have a short time in Boston and want to take advantage of it as much as possible. Pick-up will be set from your hotel in Boston. Your official tour guide and your driver in a private vehicle will be waiting for you to start this 8-hour tour. Suggested itinerary: Boston Common Faneuil Hall Quincy Market Boston Stone Union Oyster House There will also be some time destined to visit the Universities. The exact duration of each stop will depend on each tour. Being private, the tour can be customised and the itinerary is just a suggested itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,033.71
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$1,033.71
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3-Hour Private

3-Hour Private "Cold Weather- Warm Van" Driving Tour of Boston

This tour will begin at your home, hotel or cruise ship and will be conducted in a comfortable heated minivan, no matter the weather. I'll take you past the most interesting places in Boston including the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Battle Monument, Copley Square and Fenway Park. Along the way you’ll see the historic homes and churches of the Back Bay, the South End, and Beacon Hill. You’ll hear the stories behind Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. You’ll see Boston’s most prominent buildings and neighborhoods as well as some lesser-known points of interest. This is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a brief time, comfortably, and at a pace you will enjoy.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$415.00
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$415.00
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Private 4-hour City Tour in Boston with private driver and official guide

Private 4-hour City Tour in Boston with private driver and official guide

Many travelers only scratch Boston’s surface and gain just a superficial take on its history. Connect with the city more deeply on a private tour which includes a chauffeur and official guide, so you get the full picture. View the Freedom Trail and check out Harvard University, Faneuil Hall, North End and more as your guide shares detail and secrets about them that many visitors gloss over. Comfortable private transport and a choice of start times provide extra convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$597.92
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Should I book Harvard University tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Harvard University can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Harvard University 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Harvard University costs USD 5.99. Guided Harvard University tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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