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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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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 sanitization during Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized 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
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.
star-5
VERITAS!!
Johnny_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Issac was great. Very thorough with his explanation on every aspect of what’s like to be a student at Harvard. Good luck on your Junior year!!
star-5
Excellent
Dory_V
, Jun 2022
Congratulations Ali on graduating! Happy we weee part of your last tour, you were informative and friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stories behind each of...
Richard_F
, Jun 2022
Stories behind each of the Halls were really memorable. General knowledge of Harvard was very helpful
star-5
Everyone one enjoyed the tour
Charles_W
, Jun 2022
Seeing the building that JFK lived in, getting the history from a real Harvard Student. Phevos was a EXCELLENT Tour Guide
star-5
Fun time with calvin!...
ScottJ
, Jun 2022
Fun time with calvin! Thoroughly knew Harvard history. He also made it very enjoyable and entertaining.
star-5
Highly recommend
Ignacio_G
, Jun 2022
Short 1 hour tour of the campus was awesome. Ran by students that know the details of the school and share their personal experiences. Samantha was awesome during the tour. Best of luck to her and the Harvard row team of which she is the cox!
star-5
Really unique and excellent tour!
Ellyn_T
, Jun 2022
Liked tour guide. Marcus answered all of my numerous questions. I learned a lot of American history, also! Marcus is a seasoned tour guide.
star-5
Inspiring and fun tour!
Sheri_S
, Jun 2022
Kat was great- good voice tone, pacing, and humor. Kept us in the shade and was considerate. My daughter is thinking of going to Harvard now :)
star-5
Inspiration
Ranjit_V
, Jun 2022
Marcus was really knowledgeable and provided a lot of insight on Harvard’s history. My daughter was on the fence in regards to applying for Harvard and they inspired her to do so later this year! Hopefully rubbing John Harvard’s golden toe will help her with an acceptance! 😁
star-5
Kat is a rock star . Future leader for sure .
Robert_R
, Jun 2022
We took the 12:30 Tour with KAT , we are so amaze that she is so well spoken , diction , Clear - very knowledgeable , you can feel Kats Fashion with her job . She is a true professional and will for sure go a long way . Soooo glad we meet you Kat , we will never forget you and for sure to look for you in my friends and family tour again . I am sure you touched so many lives by your kindness . Stay humble and hope you finish your school and be what you want to be . Love from vegas Mila / Robert
star-5
Nice and fun tour. Our...
Rachel_H
, Jun 2022
Nice and fun tour. Our family enjoyed it. The tour guy is very funny and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about harvard

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