Private Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT

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  • 2.5 hr

Escape bustling Boston and enjoy a private walking tour of Cambridge, with visits to both MIT and Harvard campuses, and a stop for a local beer.

Itinerary Details

Cobblestoned pathways hemmed by charming colour-washed houses, red-brick walls, and bloom-filled terraces make Cambridge one of the most genial spots to spend a day. To really let the sounds, flavours, and history of the town become part of your own travel story, enjoy a private walking tour of the town that is home to two of the world’s most notable universities. On your private, guided tour of Cambridge:

  • Begin your privately guided tour at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and learn about its many notable alumni, scientific breakthroughs, and contributions to the arts. 
  • Visit the MIT Public Art Collection and see works by notable artists, including Picasso and Gehry.
  • Travel like a local with your private guide over to Harvard.
  • Enjoy an easy walking tour of one of America’s most famous campuses, whose notable alumni include 8 US presidents, and whose notable dropouts include Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
  • Grab a drink - a coffee or beer - in your local guide’s favourite watering hole
Spend a few hours walking around the town’s two universities, and strolling the Charles River with a private guide. The city is bursting at the seams with beautiful buildings steeped in history, from war monuments, battlefields, and universities with more than 135 Nobel laureates split between the city’s two schools. Today Cambridge is a byword for forward-thinking, liberalist, arts, intellectuals, literature, academics, innovation and entrepreneurs.
Wander the hidden side streets, check out the offbeat street art not associated with the town, and hear the neighbourhood gossip which brings Cambridge to life. Your tour of Harvard and MIT is immersive - bringing meaningful and like-minded interesting people together that would never meet if you stuck to the main tourist drag. 

Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an intellectual or history buff, Cambridge has plenty to offer foodies and beer-elitists. Hear about the city’s culinary scene over a craft brew or a light-roast coffee with your local guide before parting ways. 

Please note: Due to Covid 19, some campus areas such as Harvard Yard may be closed to visitors. If an area is closed on the day of your tour, your guide will extend the visit in other areas of interest. 

Tour duration
2.5 hours 30 minutes

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
A craft beer or coffee at a local institution

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional

Suitable for
Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious, Looking for Local

Attractions along this route:

Harvard Bridge
Connecting Cambridge to Boston, the Harvard Bridge is actually famous from an MIT fraternity prank, in which a gentleman measured the length of the bridge by his body size. To this day, the bridge is measured in 'smoots.'

Harvard University
Founded in 1636, not only is Harvard the oldest higher learning institution in America but it is one of the preeminent universities in the world.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ranked for several years as the best university in the world, and topping the ranking on 12 of 48 disciplines, MIT has emerged in its own right as a draw for Cambridge visitors.

Longfellow House
During the siege of Boston, the Longfellow House served as General Washington's headquarters. In 1972, it was donated to the national park services for preservation.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Though Cambridge is an independent city from Boston, the two cities have grown synonymous with one another. Cambridge is home to two of the world's leading academic institutions.
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