Private Tours of Harvard Kennedy School
A Student-led Private Group Experience of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- 1 Hr 30 Min Duration
- Meet Up At Location
- English; Interpretation Services Available
- 7 Days a Week
Group tours of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government take the fun and energy of The Hahvahd Tour and focus it all on one of the most influential schools for public policy and administration in the world. The Harvard Kennedy School of Government has graduated 17 heads of state, the most of any educational institution! Our team of student guides will take your guests for an entertaining walk through the schools campus, located directly next to the scenic Charles River.
- Harvard student guides greet your group in Harvard Square
- Multiple guides available for large groups
- Dedicated operations manager ensures that your event run smoothly
- Guide Tip
- Transportation to and from starting location
- Add a Harvard Square Lunch Voucher for flexible dining!
What To Expect
Your private tour of the Kennedy School of Government will focus on three main themes:
- Kennedy School History: The school was founded in 1936 – three hundred years after the founding of Harvard college. We’ll discuss the school’s growth and it’s connections with American and World history.
- Famous Kennedy School Alumni: We’ll talk about famous government school graduates and their accomplishments in politics and society, such as Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations.
- President Kennedy: The School of Government is not simply his namesake. The programs and curriculum here are directly inspired by his passion for public service.
Tour stops include:
- Belfer Building
- Littauer Building
- Rubenstein & Taubman Buildings
- New Construction
How To Get There
Our typical starting location is 68 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138
(The tour bus drop-off in Harvard Square)
We can customize this starting location to fit your needs.
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 tour, 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, Forbes.com, 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.
for the first 1-20 guests
For groups of more than 20 guests:
- $12 Per Student
- $14 Per Adult
- Minimum of $250
Tour Operators booking multiple tours can request special rates.