Walking Tour of Cambridge, including MIT and Harvard in Boston, MA

Travel CuriousMeeting Location: In front of MIT’s main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139Boston, MA 02139
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Fancy a stroll through the cobblestones pathways of Cambridge and its surrounding universities in this guided walking tour! The Charles River and the nation's most renowned colleges are located in this sleepy town. On this trip, you will get to peek not only at the beautiful infrastructure, but also of the grounds where a lot of notable people have studied!

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Walk the halls of Harvard and MIT where some of the country's greatest minds were nurtured!
  • Tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • Suitable for intellectually curious minds of all ages.
  • Includes a craft beer or coffee at a local watering hole.
  • Additional food & drinks are not included.
  • This is an exclusive tour with just you, your group and your guide.
  • This experience comes with six months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App.
  • In case some campus areas are closed to visitors, guides will extend the visit in other areas of interests.


from Harvard and MIT: Private 2.5 hr Walking Tour of Cambridge, MA
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, you will:

-Spend a few hours walking around the town’s two universities, and strolling the Charles River with a private guide.
-Visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and learn about its many notable alumni, scientific breakthroughs, and contributions to the arts;
-Explore 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.

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.

- A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
- One craft beer or coffee at a local institution

- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation to/from Boston
- Food and drink
- Gratuities

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Frequently Asked Questions about Harvard and MIT: Private 2.5 hr Walking Tour of Cambridge, MA

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Private Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT at 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT's main entrance), or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this tour?

The Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT is approximately 2.5 hours.

What does the tour include?

This tour includes a drink at a local resto, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. Travel Curious tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please call the number provided on your e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests.

What will we see on the Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas around Cambridge: (1) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where several of the world's greatest minds had studied (2) The MIT Public Art Collection where art of iconic artists like Picasso and Gehry are displayed (3) Harvard, another of America's most famous college who has produced notable alumni and drop outs (4) The Charles River riverside where you can see the area's beautiful architecture (5) A local favorite watering hole to drink up the local scene

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included in the Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT.

Is parking provided?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and metered street parking available near the departure point. Two of which is the Hayward Garage and the One Memorial Drive Garage which charges according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Private Walking Tour of Harvard and MIT will be spent walking. Accommodations can be made according to need of the guests.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional)!

What should I wear?

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Will there be other people on the tour?

This is a private walking tour, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.