Meet your guide and group at a location in Cambridge and embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of Harvard University, one of the countrys top colleges, founded in 1636. Throughout this ever-popular Hahvahd 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 Harvards 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 universitys founder.
As you tour the grounds, be entertained by your guides stories and Harvard lore partly scripted and partly shared from personal experience. Learn about the most famous people to attend Harvard, hear historical anecdotes and get an insiders view of current college life. After a stop at the Plaza, Winthrop Park and Mt Auburn Street in Harvard square, complete your tour at the Harvard Shop, a student-run souvenir shop.