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Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

4.6 / 5

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Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

From $250 per group up to 9

Join a private group tour of Harvard University hosted by enthusiastic students. You’ll hear stories about Harvard's history and personal experiences of the students as you see the major landmarks of one of the top universities in America.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the rich tapestry of Harvard's history
  • Learn about what makes Harvard’s culture unique
  • Discover where Harvard’s famous alumni got their start
Full description
Enjoy this 90-minute, private tour of Harvard University for you and your guests! The tour is completely customizable to fit your group’s needs. Throughout this 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 that attended Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insider’s view on current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard Square, complete your tour at the Harvard Cooperative Society (COOP), the University’s official bookstore.
Includes
  • 90-minute private tour of Harvard University
  • Personal guide for your group
  • Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

1376 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Starting locations can be arranged according to your needs
  • Tours can begin from 09:00 to 16:15
  • The tour route covers around 1 mile
  • The route is wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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It was good opportunities. and I will recommend to anyone who wants to have a visit to Havard

July 14, 2021

Very informative. Luke was our tour guide and he was great. It was a lot of walking.

October 20, 2019

Private tours are meaningless only from the exterior and school history. It's just... But the response from the unpleasant leader is the best

October 5, 2019

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