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  • Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

    1. Harvard: 70-Minute Harvard Tour

    What better way to see Harvard than through the eyes of a student! This tour is a 70-minute student-led walking tour of America's oldest university, designed to be a funny and educational journey through Harvard's campus. Beginning in the heart of Harvard Square, you'll be led into 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.

    The tour was very informative. Our tour guide, Evelyn was well spoken and knowledgeable.

  • Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

    2. 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 storie...

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

  • Boston and the Freedom Trail from New York: Day Trip

    3. Boston and the Freedom Trail from New York: Day Trip

    Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, d...

    +friendly and helpfull guides Explanations in several languages Comfortable van -the starting point was hard to find No visit to MIT

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What people are saying about Harvard Yard

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 949 reviews

Louis was an exceptional guide who was quite entertaining. What a coincidence that he was from Southern California like us. He had answers to every question we threw at him, kept a great pace, and kept us all entertained.

So much fun to get the history of Harvard which pre-dates and has followed the history of the nation. This is not a "buildings" tour. The tour is full of stories and insights.

היה סיור מוצלח מאוד. מעניין ומרחק. חובה סיור בהרווארד. הייתי פעמיים. פעם ראשונה טיילנו לבד . ובפעם השנייה לקחנו מדריך. וזה הבדל של שמיים וארץ

Harvard tour guy was funny and gave many informations about the school. It’s definitely recommended for the first time visitors.

It was very informative and the tour guide was passionate in giving us the information.