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Lonely Planet Experiences: Walking Tour of Cambridge, including MIT and Harvard

To really get to know your way around Cambridge in Massachusetts and to visit the sights that visitors so often miss, a private walking tour is a fantastic option. Cambridge is a city that sits across the Charles River from Boston and is home to both MIT and Harvard University. Steeped in history the charming town of Cambridge is packed with literati, academics, artists and intellectuals. You don't have to be an academic or history buff to enjoy it as there's plenty more to Cambridge than the campuses of Harvard and MIT. and on your tour you'll trace its four centuries of American history starting with its origins.

This immersive and engaging private tour will show you the street art, hidden streets, and both leafy campuses. There's a great beer and food scene to enjoy too, and at the end of the tour you'll have the chance to enjoy an artisan coffee or beer as you learn the city's gastronomic journey.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • A craft beer or coffee at a local institution
    • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
    • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
    What's excluded :
    • Food and additional drink, although your guide will be happy to help
    • Cost of transportation on the day (if required)
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Harvard University, 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800

    While you walk the leafy campuses of Harvard, you will uncover its authenticity through the eyes of a local.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Harvard Bridge, Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Upon crossing the Harvard Bridge over the Charles River, you will be swept away into the academia and yet accessibility of this quaint American town hugging one of the country’s largest metropolitan hubs.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

    Enjoy meaningful insights of the campus from a local.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3407

    Visit and explore the National Historic Site that preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, that served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cambridge Common, Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Visit Cambridge Common and get a view of the large Washington Elm tree at the centre, where it is said that General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Return Detail :
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-255730P137

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