Tour of Harvard and MIT


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour can be tailored to kids, history fanatics, or locals, but it will be fun for anyone, due to the stories just being excellent stories.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (conversational)

The two greatest universities in the world (no offense, Oxford)

Harvard is likely the most recognized name brand in the world besides Coca Cola. And with good reason! Between the wealth, celebrity, academic achievement, and political dominance, it has influence in all corners of the globe.

MIT calls Harvard "Crimson Community College. " All is in jest, as the two universities work together often, but the competition for 'most important American University' only stretches about two miles. These are the smartest people on the planet, busily inventing the future. From better spaceships to robots to genome editing to Rock Band and Guitar Hero, the Nobel Prizes and spin-off companies are countless.

Take a walk through Cambridge, and find out why they say the bahs ah fulla smaht kids. Mischief, invention, ungodly wealth, pranks, and tragedy feature in the stories on this tour.

Tour includes:
Harvard Yard
The Harvard Lampoon
John Harvard Statue
Memorial Hall
MIT's Infinite Corridor
The Great Dome
MIT Media Lab
A ride on America's first subway--The T!


Harvard Tour Stops:

Harvard Square ("The Pit")
Harvard Lampoon Castle
The Gold Coast
The Harvard Crimson
Dexter Gate
Widener Memorial Library
Memorial Church
Memorial Hall
Science Center
Harvard Law School
John Harvard Statue
Massachusetts and Harvard Halls
Johnston Gate

MIT Tour:
Kendall Square
Google Offices
Broad Institute for Genomic Research
Sean Collier Memorial
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
MIT Quad
Stata Center (CSAIL)
MIT Media Lab
The Infinite Corridor
The Great Dome/Killian Court

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour itself starts in Harvard Square at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, across the street from the Out of Town News Stand (and between the white pillars of the Harvard COOP). Most of what we see is best accessed by foot.

However, I am more than happy to pick you up and take you there in my 2009 Toyota Highlander (Hybrid SUV), so long as there are a maximum of 4 guests.

End location: Typically, this tour ends at 77 Massachusetts Avenue at the entrance to MIT's Infinite Corridor. Again, more than happy to drop you wherever you like in my 2009 Toyota Highlander (Hybrid SUV) afterwards if you don't want to explore Central Square afterwards.

Duration: 3 hours


Mostly walking (approximately 2 miles over 3 hours), and one short train ride. Option available to do Cambridge by Car (2014 Ford C-Max), with a maximum of 4 guests.

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your personal, private guide
- Exceptional Stories and any followup questions you could possibly ask
- Price of T fare (train goes 2 stops)
- Guide can wear any costume desired (Can do Business Casual, Victorian Clothing, Colonial costume)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 US Dollar - In case you want a snack or souvenir! Certainly not required.

What’s Extra

Other: -Any souvenirs from Harvard or MIT (they make great sweatshirts at both
-Entrance fees into any desired museums (MIT Museum, Harvard Art Museum, Harvard Natural History Museum, which are all options to visit if you'd like to customize your tour)
-Snacks at famous Harvard Square eateries or sniffable shots of vodka at Cafe Art Science, if you're into that!


Tours inside Harvard Yard are limited to 8am-5pm.

Harvard buildings require a Harvard ID to enter, due to security issues. We unfortunately cannot go inside most Harvard buildings

A Recent Review of this tour

Daniel was wonderful!! We had a larger group and were afraid that students would not have the full 'private tour' experience, however Daniel managed to engage and share with our entire group! We will have another student group going to Boston and we will definitely book Daniel again! I highly recommend his services~ Sincerely, Scholastic Expeditions
Jeanette Osborne

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