4. Boston: Harvard & Cambridge University Private Walking Tour
Community Impact: -We mindfully design our tours to explore areas on foot, thus doing our part to lessen our environmental impact. -Additionally, your guide will share information about Harvard University's ongoing efforts in supporting environmental issues and leading the way in creating a cleaner and more sustainable living space -We are committed to a “360-degree view” of storytelling, featuring stories about under-represented groups, such as women, immigrants, and people of various ethnicities, ages, religions, and sexual orientations -During our visit to Harvard, we will provide recommendations and offer opportunities to patronize small and local businesses to help them continue to thrive against rising gentrification -Your guide will share information on how Harvard attracts hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding to Massachusetts, fueling science, medical discoveries, and spending in the regional economy Summary: Get a glimpse of Harvard life walking around Harvard’s classic campus and learn the origins of this very first American college. Our Harvard tour – or should be say, Hahvahd Tour – will be a mix of history and architecture. For the latter, you can expect beautiful gothic styles, including Memorial Hall and charming Memorial Church. Your guide will even let you in on the secret of the whispering arch at Sever Hall. While Widener Library is only accessible to current students, your guide will fill you in on this impressive Beaux-Arts building, which houses over 3.5 million books! Among the sculptures found throughout the campus, you’ll learn about the world-famous statue of John Harvard and dispel some oft-repeated myths. We’ll then take a stroll across “Havahd Yahd” – as seen in movies such as Good Will Hunting and The Firm – and learn the long list of dignitaries who graduated from this prestigious university. Although the list of Harvard drop-outs is just as fascinating! Following a stroll through the world-famous Harvard Coop, you may be enticed to buy a crimson sweatshirt to show your support for the school. Time-permitting, we can include a Cambridge tour segment to the lush Cambridge Common or Harvard Square, a favorite shopping and socializing spot for students and locals alike.