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Harvard University

We will introduce you to this world-renowned University, its history, and some of the more important colleges that it houses. This tour is designed to give you a taste of Harvard life and we will explore its beautiful campus (when we are able to) as well the surrounding area of Harvard Square, a favorite shopping and socializing spot for students We will also talk about living in the city of Boston – from how to get around, to historical places of interest, and where to get the best of Boston cuisine.

From Cambridge
Online Experience
1 Hour
United States
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour streamed live from the inspiring campus of Harvard University
  • Learn about student life, socializing spots, and points of interest inside the campus
  • Talk about Boston- how to get around, its fabulous attractions, its cuisine
Description

Like most of the United States’ pre-Civil War colleges, Harvard was founded to train clergy. But Harvard’s curriculum and student body quickly secularized, and in the 20th-century admissions policy was opened up to bring in a more diverse pool of applicants.

Now, a total of 21,000 students attend the university, each of whom at some point can be seen bustling past the famous statue of John Harvard, the university’s first benefactor and founder, which looks on benignly in the center of the campus. The bronze statue’s gleaming foot is due to almost incessant rubbing by tourists and students, who believe the act brings good luck.

This online campus tour is designed in such a way that it will give you the taste of life at Harvard. We will explore the beautiful campus and the surrounding area of Harvard Square, a favorite shopping and socializing spot for students. As freshmen, students live in one of the dormitories in Harvard Yard, a prime location, and eat in the historic and picturesque Annenberg dining hall. Harvard students are active around and beyond campus, with over 400 official student societies including extracurricular, co-curricular, and athletic opportunities. Whether playing on the field in Harvard Stadium, fostering entrepreneurial activities at the Harvard innovation lab, or writing and editing at the daily newspaper the Harvard Crimson, student life is a rich and rewarding experience. 

We will also talk about living in the city of Boston – from how to get around, to historical places of interest, and where to get the best of Boston cuisine. You will also get insights into modern Boston, its many fabulous attractions, where to visit, how to get around, and an introduction to what locals like to do. You will end up with a great appreciation for, and how to have a great stay in this famous US city.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for USD 115 as a private tour and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Bob Hornstein

I was born and raised in New England and spent a large part of my childhood exploring Boston learning about the city's history and many cultures. I loved showing off my city to friends, family, and out-of-town guests so much that I ultimately became a tour guide. I now lead a team of guides and love sharing my knowledge and passion for Boston with all visitors.

Boston's big draw is obviously American history, but there's so much more to it than what you learned in school! I've spent time discovering the lesser-known stories on and off the Freedom Trail, learning about the historic architecture in Beacon Hill, and getting to know a barkeep or two, so that I can connect you to the Boston of old and new. Of course, there are the postcard historical sights, but I will also take you behind-the-scenes and inside of some of the locales overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!).

From USD 115 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.