Private tour

Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

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Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour

Private 90-Minute Tour of Harvard

Activity provider: The Hahvahd Tour

From US$ 275 per group up to 20

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • 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.
  • Access to Harvard University, Cambridge
  • Access to Harvard Yard, Cambridge
  • Access to Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Live tour guide
    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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    Important information

    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 11 reviews

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    December 29, 2021

    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

    Product ID: 87230