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Harvard Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • 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

  • Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

    3. Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Explore your way on this self-guided walking tour of Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge. Visit the most iconic spots of the Ivy League campus with the help of an app that functions as your guide, narrator, and map. See animated videos that let you visualize parts of the tour. To start, simply set up the tour guide app on your phone and arrive at the starting point of the tour. Step into the life of a Harvard student and visit the heart of Harvard University's campus: Harvard Square. See and learn about the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, former dorms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more.

  • From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

    4. From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

    Renowned as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities, experience the atmosphere and appeal of Cambridge during a 2.5-hour guided bike tour. Known as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a hotspot of the arts and home to MIT and Harvard University.  Begin this experience by meeting your  guide at the designated meeting point. Here pick up your helmet, water, and your bicycle or electric bike that will take you from Boston over the Charles River and into Cambridge.  From the cycling paths on the Charles River to the booming industry of Kendall Square, this tour shows you the most exciting and vibrant parts of Cambridge. You will visit some of Cambridge's most popular sites such as Harvard Square, The Stata Center, Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Charles River with views of the Boston Skyline.

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What people are saying about Harvard Square

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 747 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.