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Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

1. Cambridge: Harvard University and MIT Combo Walking Tour

Get unique insights into life at Harvard and MIT on a student-led walking tour. Discover the secrets and traditions of each school from your guides, current students that were once visitors themselves, and understand what you want to see and learn.  Your tour begins with a visit to Harvard. Set out to explore the ivy league school, learning about its history, culture, and famous alumni. See sights like Harvard Square, Johnston Gate, Harvard Yard, the Science Center, Memorial Hall, the Harvard Lampoon, the John Harvard statue, and more.  Next, head to Kendall Square to begin your tour of MIT. Meet the students creating the science and technology of tomorrow and hear about the history of another of America's top institutions. Learn about MIT traditions and culture as well as famous inventions and the MIT alumni that came up with them. 

Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

2. Boston: Harvard University Guided Walking Tour with Student

Join a student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, Harvard. See the historic campus through the eyes of a student and visit highlights, including the John Harvard Statue and Memorial Hall. Beginning in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into the historic Harvard Yard by an enthusiastic Harvard student. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. You'll get an up-close look at major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Memorial Hall, and Widener Library. You'll even become privy to a few Harvard secrets along the way! Whether you're a student visiting colleges or a family on vacation, the Hahvahd Tour is undoubtedly the top way to see Harvard.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

Meet your student guide in Kendall Square and visit the university that ranks among the top schools in the U.S. Tour the campus and learn about some of the world's most talented innovators in the fields of math, science and technology. Get the inside scoop on the history, culture and alumni who hail from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a 1 hour 10-minute tour. Hear about some of the institution's alums, from engineer and astronaut Buzz Aldrin to world-famous architect, I.M. Pei. See the Great Dome, home to the school's engineering library and lovingly referred to by alums as the Center of the Universe.

Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

4. Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

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.

Boston: Harvard & Cambridge University Private Walking Tour

5. Boston: Harvard & Cambridge University Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Harvard Harvard University & Cambridge designed to give you a taste of  Harvard life. See the campus, beautiful, gothic Memorial Hall, and charming Memorial Church. Admire the views of other campus buildings, Sever hall, or stroll across the Havahd Yahd. You may even have time to explore the lush Cambridge Common or Harvard Square, a favorite shopping and socializing spot for students. Choose a shorter duration to explore the campus and public buildings. Hear stories from the alumni or stop for lunch or a coffee in Harvard Square. Discover the picturesque town of Cambridge or sample a sweet treat created in this college town inside a big city. Pick a longer duration tour to explore more of Boston, with Harvard and Cambridge. Take part in a Crimson sporting event, venture to the hip Seaport District for Boston Harbor views, or soak in the early American history in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. You can also take some time to see other iconic spots around Boston or taste a lobster roll at the best place in town.

Boston Citywalks: Private Personalized Walking Tour

6. Boston Citywalks: Private Personalized Walking Tour

Boston Citywalks will personalize a 2-hour tour of the city that offers you just the right mix of history, architecture and culture, bringing Boston alive and making you feel a part of the city. We’ll share our love for this special place with facts, stories and humor that reflect Boston’s quirky nature. Our customized walking tours are created in line with your interests, highlighting what you’d like to see. We’ll meet you at your hotel and take you on a unique excursion around Boston and show you what makes this city so special. We may visit Beacon Hill and Back Bay and walk along the Freedom Trail. We may choose to visit Chinatown and the North End – or head to the Waterfront and maybe Charlestown. If you prefer, we can even take an excursion to Cambridge and visit Harvard Square. Whatever you choose to see, our aim is for you to experience the warmth, timeless beauty and unique historic charm of Boston that will make this tour memorable. If you are not familiar with Boston or prefer to leave all that up to us, just let us know. We can give you a Boston Highlights Walking tour or design one just for you based on your focus. For example: history, architecture, culture, shopping - or a mix of all.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 885 reviews

The guide was very funny, super knowledgable and managed to fit a huge amount of information into the tour. We left with a much clearer understanding of the MIT Campus and the amazing things that happen within its walls.

Elisa the guide was very good and the information about the history of Harvard and how it works very interesting. The ride lasted a good hour. I advise!

Nice walk and funny facts about Harvard! But, sometimes the guide started explaining something about a place when not everybody was there yet..

We love Austin! His speech is so informative and very personal.

It was a great tour, interesting and worth the money