Half-Day Programs


Half Day Programs

A half day education program at Harvard & MIT

  • Flexible Program Duration
  • Meet Up at Location
  • English; Interpretation Services Available
  • 7 Days a Week

Upgrade your experience with a half-day Scholars or Explorers Program and spend the morning or afternoon with Trademark Tours! Our Half-Day Scholar’s program features a student-run lecture in an actual Harvard classroom! Our half-day explorers program includes visits to both Harvard and MIT. Lunch in Harvard Square is included with both programs, and multiple language options are available, including Mandarin and Spanish. Check out our Private Group Tour Catalog here!


  • Harvard student guides greet your group on campus
  • Multiple guides available for large groups
  • Dedicated operations manager ensures that your event run smoothly
  • Transportation to and from Boston

What To Expect

Half Day Scholar's Itinerary

Program is 4 hours and can be structured to the start time of your choice

  • 10AM – 11AM: Lecture led by Harvard Student Tutor
  • 11AM – 1230PM: Harvard Tour run by Harvard Student Tour Guide
  • 1230PM – 1PM: Shopping time at Harvard COOP
  • 1PM – 2PM: Lunch in Harvard Square

*Premium Program Itinerary Options Available

Standard Explorer's Itinerary

Program is 4 hours and can be structured to the start time of your choice

  • 10AM – 11AM: Tour of Harvard led by current Harvard student
  • 11AM – 1130PM: Souvenir shopping in Harvard Square
  • 1130PM – 1230PM: Lunch at Hong Kong Restaurant
  • 1230AM – 1PM: Travel to MIT (Transportation not included)
  • 1PM – 2PM: Tour of MIT led by current MIT student

*Premium Program Itinerary Options Available

Full Day Programs

Perhaps you are looking for a longer adventure? Trademark Tours can provide Full-Day Programs combining tours, classroom lectures, and meals for the ultimate Boston experience. Or extend your group’s stay with a Multi-Day Summit Program.

How To Get There

Our programs are typically based around Harvard Square; 68 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138
(The tour bus drop-off in Harvard Square)

Photo Gallery

How to Book/Cancellation Policy

Select Book Now to submit your booking request by completing our simple order form. We will respond same-day if submitted during business hours. Please allow 48 hours if submitted on the weekend.

For our standard tours, payment is due at least 24 hours prior to your tour. For half-day, full-day or multi-day programs, payment is due 7 days prior to your event. If you need to cancel, we will credit your payment towards any future tour.



How do I book a tour or event?

For private tours the best way to book a tour is to click “Book Now” and fill out the order form. You will receive a response within 24 hours. (Please allow until Monday for requests sent on the weekend). A Trademark representative will personally attend to your questions and requests, and we will work with you to set up the perfect tour or package for your group.
For our public tours, click "Buy Tickets" to select your ticket and tour time. Complete the checkout process then bring your printed or digital ticket to the tour start.
Our team is also available to answer questions or book your tour by phone (855.455.8747) or email ([email protected]) Monday - Friday from 9AM-5PM EST.

Do I have to pay immediately in order to book?

Our ordering process for private group tours does not require immediate payment. After you submit a booking request you will receive a service confirmation and an invoice. Invoices can be paid by check or credit card in advance of the tour. If you are booking a custom package, camp, workshop or conference, deposits may be required. However, you can still make these initial bookings without immediate payment. Payment can be made up to 7 days in advance of a Private Tour.

How far in advance do you accept reservations?

We accept reservations up to one year in advance. We usually accommodate reservations with as little as 24-hours notice.

How long is a standard tour?

Our Public Tours last 70 minutes, and span about a mile of walking.
Private Tours typically last 90 minutes. The duration is flexible; we can make our tour longer or shorter depending on your schedule. We can also package tours, dining and attractions for longer visits.

Who typically takes your tours?

We serve all ages and group types. We are especially popular among students, families, corporate groups, and international groups. Special tour content can be customized for groups upon request.

Are your tours offered in multiple languages?

For private tours we offer tours and interpretive services in a number of languages including Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish & French. These tours must be reserved at least 1 week in advance and are subject to availability.

For public tours we offer full-text translations in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin, which includes photographs of each stop, allowing foreign language speaking guests to read along with the tour guide in their native language. Translations are provided free of charge, upon request, to guests who have purchased tickets for The Hahvahd Tour.

Have your tours been reviewed?

In 2013 we were named a Small Business of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration. Our products have received praise in numerous national media outlets including The New York Times, National Public Radio,, NBC Radio, and the Boston Globe. We are a favorite on Tripadvisor (Harvard & MIT) and on Yelp (Harvard & MIT).

How do tour packages work?

We bundle our tours with a variety of popular activities including attractions, dining, transportation and lodging. These packages are customized based on the needs of our clients. Our goal is to save you time, money and energy so that your group can relax and have fun in your travels!

Do you offer transportation?

Yes, we can accommodate groups of any size transportation including coach buses, trolleys, turtle-tops vans, private cars, limousine rentals and even school buses!

Do you offer lodging?

Yes, we work with local hotels, inns and student dorms to provide convenient options for our groups. Group discounts are available.

Related Programs

Half Day Scholars Rate:


for the first 1-20 Guests

Each additional Guest: $47

Half Day Explorers Rate


for the first 1-20 Guests

Each additional Guest: $37.50

Eric J. – Four Seasons Boston

This is so great to offer visitors – and locals alike – a personal and first-hand account of what it’s like to be a student for 4 years on the prestigious campus. We really all loved the tour. We will strongly recommend your company to our residents and guests

Eric J. – Four Seasons Boston

  • SYTA
  • Bosotn USA
  • AAA
  • Trip Advisor
  • The New York Times