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Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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70-Minute Guided Walking Tour of Harvard
Harvard Student-Led Tours for more Insightful Narrative
Free Illustrated Map of Harvard Square
Written translations in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin
See Top Sites including Harvard Square, Harvard Yard, and Science Center & Memorial Hall
Conclude at The Harvard Shop for Souvenirs - run by Harvard students!
Gratuities
Souvenirs (tours conclude at The Harvard Shop)
1380 Massachusetts Ave , 1380 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The tour begins right outside of the main Harvard Subway Station in between the Out of Town Newsstand and the Cambridge Information Kiosk.

The Harvard Shop , 65 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The tour will end at the Harvard Shop on Mt Auburn St or at the Harvard Shop on JFK St. Both are run by current Harvard students. They are right around the corner from one another.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour route is less than 1 mile
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Trademark Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour.

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  • "Getting to experience the campus with a real student is the best way to see Harvard." See review
  • "Regretfully, everything is done outdoors with no access to the buildings because of Covid." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Glad we did a guided tour
Brian_V
, Jul 2022
Well organized tour. We were promptly greeted and checked in. Listening devices were a big help for everyone. And our tour guide, Nebras, was informative and funny. So glad we did the guided tour as we learned so many interesting facts. Overall a great experience.
star-5
Great for family and very informative
Beth_C
, Jul 2022
Great tour with Marcus! He was funny, very informative and down to earth. It was a wonderful tour, and our kids LOVED it!!
star-2
Informative but not so passionate
Clara_B
, Jul 2022
The tour guide could have been more invested in serving us the speech he learned by heart but the overall experience was good. We got some fun facts about the student life and the previous Harvard graduates as well as some interesting trivia on the school!
star-5
Very interesting tour we...
Geraldine_R
, Jul 2022
Very interesting tour we learned about Harvard’s history and the students culture, also they share funny stories about the school. Great tour!
star-5
Great!
Heloisa_C
, Jul 2022
Great. It happened on time. Interesting and educational content. The guide being a student at the school was great and made all the difference positively.
star-3
Harvard Tour
Lucie_N
, Jul 2022
It was ok. Wanted to hear more about the traditions and history of the campus. Felt like our quite spent too much time talking about himself. Would like to see the inside of some of the buildings too.
star-4
Interesting Tour
Daniel_G
, Jul 2022
We appreciated the historical information provided by our guide. The campus was nice. Our guide was enthusiastic.
star-5
Great tour!
crlyncampbell
, Jul 2022
Marcus was very knowledgeable and engaging. My 12 year old granddaughter who wants to go to Harvard some day loves every minute of the tour, and so did I! Thank you!
star-5
Super!!
Karen_L
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was entertaining and informative!! His presentation was appropriate for adults and children which made it nice for our group.
star-5
My high school freshman...
Carla_N
, Jun 2022
My high school freshman and I were visiting a relative in NH and decided to take this tour. We loved it! Pri was excellent!!!!
star-5
Great tour
aikee_c
, Jun 2022
Molly was great and friendly! She is very knowledgeable and made the whole tour so interesting. Totally enjoyed the experience. Will highly recommend it !
star-5
Historic buildings
Tricia_D
, Jun 2022
Learning about the History of the campus. Our guide was patient and allowed us time to take pictures and capture the moment
star-5
Student Life
Steve_L
, Jun 2022
The guides personal stories re life as a student at Harvard were interesting and helpful for my two grandsons.
star-4
Little know facts and stories about Harvard
Mark_K
, Jun 2022
As an alumn I was interested in the stories and other information I wasn’t aware of about Harvard history and the buildings
star-5
Worth the money!
Ellie_P
, Jun 2022
Brandon was a great tour guide with a wealth of information given to us in a fun, charismatic way. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
We had a good time...
Susan_F
, Jun 2022
We had a good time hearing about the history and fun facts from our tour guide. Our guide was entertaining and personable. Cheers to him!
star-5
The tour guide Marcus was...
Angela_K
, Jun 2022
The tour guide Marcus was so entertaining. He was awesome and very funny. I really can recommend the tour.
star-5
Incredible Ivy League Tour
Diana_D
, Jun 2022
Logan gave us all a great tour. He was knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. We had a fantastic time at Harvard!
star-5
Fun thing to do in Boston
Shinar_S
, Jun 2022
Brian was wonderful and interacted with my kids!! He knowledge of the schools history was amazing. Definitely a great tour to do when in Boston.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
DeAnne_S
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable because he was a graduate of Harvard. Brandon did great! Wish we could’ve gone into the library.

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