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Harvard University

Harvard University, a name synonymous with academic excellence and prestige, has been the dream destination of countless aspiring students for centuries. Founded in 1636, it is not only the oldest institution of higher education in America but also one of the most revered universities in the world.


Location and Campus

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University spans over 5,000 acres and encompasses a total of 13 schools and institutes. The main campus is divided into three parts - Harvard Yard, the North Yard, and the South Yard - each with its distinct architectural style and charm. The university also has several satellite campuses in other parts of Boston.

History of Harvard University

Harvard was established by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 as a Puritanical institution dedicated to training young men for the ministry. Its original name was "New College," and it was named after its first benefactor, John Harvard, a minister who left his library and half of his estate to the college upon his death. The university's name was changed to Harvard College in honor of John Harvard's generous donation.

Over the years, Harvard University has played an important role in shaping the political, cultural, and scientific landscape of America. Some of the most notable figures in American history have walked through its hallowed halls, including eight U.S. Presidents, over 150 Nobel Laureates, and a number of CEOs and billionaires.

What to Do at Harvard

Visitors to Harvard University can immerse themselves in its rich academic atmosphere by exploring its renowned museums, libraries, and galleries. A must-see spot is the Harvard Yard, a historic quadrangle of grassy lawns surrounded by iconic red brick buildings. The Harvard Art Museums house an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts from around the world.

Nearby Attractions

Harvard's location in Cambridge puts it in close proximity to some of Boston's top attractions. A popular option for visitors is to take a Boston Sightseeing double-decker bus tour, which stops at Harvard Square and other iconic landmarks such as Fenway Park and the Freedom Trail. Other nearby attractions include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the lively Harvard Square, a bustling hub of shops, restaurants, and street performers.




Plan Your Boston Tour with Boston Sightseeing

To make the most out of your visit to Harvard University and Boston, consider taking a tour with the famous Boston Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus. This hop-on-hop-off bus tour will take you through all the major attractions in Boston. With live commentary and unlimited rides for a full day, it is the perfect way to explore the city and learn about its history.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
  • City tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour

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