Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

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Harvard Campus Walking Tour

From USD 23.00

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Harvard Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Harvard University

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

John Harvard Statue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Fogg Art Museum (Pass By)

The Harvard Shop

Admission Ticket Free

Memorial Hall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

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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Traveller 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.


1,781 reviews
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Highly recommended
Ellen_M, Sept 2023
Great tour from our very experienced guide, Emmett. Very knowledgeable, friendly and ready to answer any questions. Highly recommended if you visit Boston.
Would recommend
Marianne_S, Sept 2023
Awesome thanks to our guide preston it was really interesting and funny the whole time! 10/10 would recommand
Walk in the steps of some of the greats in history.
Linda_M, Sept 2023
Learning about the history in a fun way. Some quicky fun facts. Awesome architecture. Our tour guide was personable and very knowledgeable.
Very interesting and informative... plus some fun too.
Gladys_R, Sept 2023
It was a very nice tour. Our tour guide was Mary (she is a junior) and she was absolutely amazing. Kept us all engaged, was a master at delivering the facts and the stories at a perfect balance. She was happy to help with pictures and answering all kind of questions. Thank you Mary.
Our Sunday Funday
Nickey_S, Sept 2023
This was such a fun experience! Our student guide was awesome and we just fell in love with Harvard!!! #gotigers
Harvard’s guided tour
Annamaria_G, Sept 2023
It was a really good way to get to know Harvard’s history and some “legends” around students’s life.
Fun tour of harvards campus
Christina_D, Sept 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was informative and the campus is beautiful. I wish we were able to go inside some of the buildings
Interesting tour by a student
Marc_Z, Sept 2023
Very interesting tour around the campus by s student, which gives a good overview about Harvard. Matthew was a great guide!
Really enjoyable tour
Paul_B, Sept 2023
Really enjoyable tour. Excellent guide, informative with a fun side. Great trip. Interesting to hear all about the history of the university from someone studying there.
Ricardo_V, Sept 2023
Chris was so personable and informative! He had great stories and you could tell he has great pride in his school!
Fabulous behind-the-scenes tour
Kris_L, Sept 2023
Our wonderful guide Katherine gave us an understanding of the traditions and student life at Harvard. She shared great stories with humor and a clear love of her school. Many thanks!
Amazing energy!
Veriko_K, Sept 2023
Frankie was wonderful, we could not wish a better tour guide. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, Very respectful toward to us and toward to Harvard university history and buildings. We Wish him a successful year ahead!
2 thumbs up for our guide Kate!
barrettejosee, Sept 2023
Our guide Kate was amazing! She’s a senior student at Harvard and so she had a lot of knowledge and gossip.
Way to Learn!!!
Paula_W, Sept 2023
Well done tour that was both educational AND fun due to our great guide, Roddie! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable of the schools history & answered all questions, he did so in an engaging & humorous fashion. Now I know a great deal more about Harvard AND am totally impressed with the caliber of its students as represented by this student guide. Keep engaging with the public Roddie in whatever career path you take - both you & they will benefit greatly!
Harvard yard tour
JamesD_A, Sept 2023
Fun facts and great presentation Appropriate choices of sights to discuss And that is all I have to say about that I
Fabulous Frankie
Carol_T, Sept 2023
Frankie was amazing. He had a lot of background info about Harvard. One of the best tour guides. Highly recommend student tour of Harvard.
Saint was a wonderful tour guide.
Deborah_J, Sept 2023
Great job by Saint. She was funny and well informed. She pointed out the important points of interest.
Great way to spend an hour!
James_M, Sept 2023
Loved our tour. Tour guide represented your University very well. I will recommend this to anyone visiting Boston.
Fun experience
JoanneE_G, Sept 2023
Tova was a knowledgeable guide with delightful presentation skills. A fun 70 minutes well worth the money spent.
Crappy !!
DiAnn_B, Sept 2023
We were 10 minutes late and they left. My husband has bladder cancer from serving in Vietnam… he often needs to use the toilet and this is why we were late!! Would like a full refund please !!!!

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