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Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceCambridge, United States

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • 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)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

  • 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.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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Traveler Tips


Getting to experience the campus with a real student is the best way to see Harvard.
Regretfully, everything is done outdoors with no access to the buildings because of Covid.
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Fun, inside scoop, historical and personal look at campus! Different from what you might get from Admissions, certainly
Catherine_H, Aug 2022
The tour guide Lauren was a standout, quirky, positive, open-hearted, made it personal, but fun. She told us many points of history, brought out both positive aspects of the campus’ history and also some of the dark corners. Need to add the Lampoon building to the tour!
Great experience overall
loic_t, Aug 2022
Brad the tour guide was super nice, very knowledgeable and it's great to get to know about the school from an insider.
Great college tour experience!
Kenadie_C, Aug 2022
We had a great tour guide. Great history and tradition. I would recommend this tour to kids and families of all ages!
Great student guide. Very...
Varouj_A, Aug 2022
Great student guide. Very knowledgeable yet funny as well. He shared a lot of information and history we weren't aware of.
Tour guide was awesome he...
Dareth_T, Aug 2022
Tour guide was awesome he did a great job. Enthusiasm and energetic, he made the tour fun and interesting.
Our guide, Emily, did a...
Janet_H, Aug 2022
Our guide, Emily, did a great job of telling us about the history of the many buildings and traditions of Harvard.
Family tour
Heather_B, Aug 2022
Luke was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun with some interesting stories! Great to hear insight on Harvard first hand.
Very interesting trip
ChihYu_L, Aug 2022
It’s very lovey experience, the boy guides very interesting and learning about many Harvard history.
Great experience
Robertino_A, Aug 2022
Amazing experience, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, past and present about Harvard...all very nice presented, kept us very engaged.
Great experience!
Kathy_A, Aug 2022
It was a great experience and I highly recommend it. We learned a lot about the history of Harvard while enjoying a walk around your lovely campus. Our guide was informative and funny.
Harvard Walking Tour
Lewis_N, Aug 2022
Great explanation of the historical facts and Harvard traditions. The trivia questions at each stop along the tour were fun!
Great
Chornnaton_H, Aug 2022
Andrew was able to explain really well about the campus, as well as able to engage with the people. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
Andrew was our adorable...
Robinette_G, Aug 2022
Andrew was our adorable guide and did a fantastic job! I wish him well through school! I brought my 2 boys (18 and 12) and Andrew was very inspiring!
Informative and friendly experience
Jamaica_H, Aug 2022
Excellent tour! My nephew and I were thoroughly impressed! If you have plans on applying, this tour is a must.
We really enjoyed our...
Daniel_R, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed our tour guide! She did a great job telling so many stories about Harvard history. She was very entertaining and funny. Highly recommend this tour.
Kay was fabulous! My 12...
Megan_T, Jul 2022
Kay was fabulous! My 12 year old wanted to see the Harvard campus for her birthday. This tour was so fun for her!
Hot day but great knowledge and perfect amount of time.
Mira_Y, Jul 2022
The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I think that it should be disclosed on the website that there will be no tours for any interior viewing. All in all, everything was good.
Awesome Knowledgeable Tour Guide
Cheryl_Z, Jul 2022
The great stories the Harvard sophomore tour guide told us!! He was very knowledgeable and had interesting info for college freshmen we probably wouldn’t have heard at the actual Harvard tours done by the school.
The interesting history...
Marva_L, Jul 2022
The interesting history and little known facts our guide shared with the group. I was a bit dubious about a student led tour but it didn’t disappoint. The headphones and sound system was awesome. Otherwise hearing the guide would have been hard.
Ok but not to repeat
RosaAlba_P, Jul 2022
We saw everything from outside. We got a first gear student that was unable to enter anywhere. Same tour could be done by yourself.
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