Fresh out of college and newly in the workforce, I recently found myself doing the last thing I expected to do in my young professional life: taking a college tour. But this tour of Harvard University was distinctly different from those I’d taken as a nervous high school student. There were no jittery teenagers or overeager parents, no chatter about SAT scores. This was Harvard, — or Hahvahd in the local vernacular — not as dream college, but as tourist attraction.
- Mar 26, 2020
- Mar 26, 2020
No visit to Cambridge would be complete without taking the Hahvahd Tour. On a sparkling, autumn-hued morning (the very best time to experience Harvard), I met my guide and a small group to embark on a 70-minute student-led walking tour of the University, one of this country’s top colleges founded in 1636. Jason, our guide and a current student, was well informed, and offered unique perspectives on college life at this famed institution where 44 current and former faculty members are Nobel laureates!
- Jun 11, 2019
At $12 per tour, the Trademark Tours of MIT and Harvard are a good deal. They’re even better when they’re free! The cost is waived for anyone with Duck Tour tickets — you’ll just need to show your tickets or your e-ticket receipt. You don’t have to use them the same day you go on your Duck Tour, so there’s no need to cram it all into one day. Both tours are well suited for the general public and emphasize campus history, legends, and architecture. The tour guides, actual university students, are personable and happy to share the latest gossip, like what celebrities have lived in different houses and who’s donated money in return for honorary doctorates.
- Jun 11, 2019
Trademark Tours has put together a great tour of Harvard (led by Harvard students), as well as ones of MIT (led by MIT students) and the Freedom Trail. They are much more affordable than some of the other companies, making this a good middle-of-the-road option for anyone on a budget (as well as for families). Tours from $12 USD per person.
- Mar 26, 2018
“What is so special about New England?” Whenever I am asked that question, one particular image comes to mind: a village with a green, clapboard houses, an old tavern and a white wooden church topped by steeple… Take the T from Haymarket to Harvard, with good views as you cross the Charles River. At Harvard Square, join a tongue-in-cheek – but informative – Hahvahd Tour, led by Harvard students.
- Sep 5, 2017
Bailey Mosier tours the city of Boston on this Avis road trip as the PGA Tour descends on the city for the second FedEx Cup Playoff event, the Dell Technologies Championship. First stop on the trip? Harvard University, and who better to show them around then Hahvahd Tour founder Daniel Andrew!
- Aug 30, 2017
The Autumn issue of Irish Tatler Man magazine was recently released, and it included a feature on Boston Travel. Among mentions of Ducks Tours and breweries and Fenway, of course they had to point out Trademark Tours as the best way to see Harvard!
- Aug 15, 2017
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Chronicle on Local Boston ABC affiliate WCVB Channel 5 featured three of JFK’s Boston and Cambridge haunts – The Omni-Parker Hotel, The Union Oyster House, and of course – Harvard University. At Harvard, Trademark Tours founder and CEO Daniel Andrew brought reporters on a tour and told them of Kennedy’s time at the University.
- Jul 7, 2017
“NUMBER EIGHT – The Harvard Tour! Or wait, let me correct myself. It’s actually called (officially) The Hahvahd Tour. Hands down, one of my favorite part of our whole trip! Our tour guide has graduated the day before (how funny we visited Cambridge/Boston the same week as graduation!) She was funny, personable and had so much insight on the campus. So cool to see the hall where Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook. And I’m pretty sure she said this is the hall where Natalie Portman lived. The entire campus is red bricks and greenery and has a ton of history. Seriously, don’t miss the trip across the river to do this tour it is totally worth it!”
- Jun 6, 2017
USAE the weekly newspaper of associations, CVBs and hotels published an article highlighting the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s China marketing initiative and their recent trip to China. Trademark Tours joined Boston’s first sales mission to China and you can read about it’s success in the article, which we’ve posted on our blog.
- Mar 8, 2017
In a TripAdvisor article of the Best Boston neighborhoods, Cambridge made the cut (despite being it’s OWN city) and the photo for that entry was none other than Hahvahd Guide Eli, teaching his group about the “Statue of Three Lies!”
- Jun 2, 2016
Trademark Tours launched its newest public walking tour of MIT and Kendall Square Thursday, the company announced in a statement. And it’s the only public tour of the university and Kendall Square, according to the company.
- May 12, 2016
Want to get into Harvard without applying? Take the Unofficial Hahvahd Yahd Tour, created by 2007 alumnus Dan Andrew — the guest on TRAVEL ITCH Thursday May 12 at 8p EDT. The humor-filled 70-minute tour, escorted by a current Harvard student, covers everything from Harvard Square to the enormous library, dormitories, study halls, tree-lined walkways, and other buildings steeped in history. Listen live on iTunes or BlogTalkRadio.com as Dan Andrew and Dan Schlossberg discuss one of the most enjoyable, entertaining, and educational tours in Greater Boston.
- Apr 21, 2016
Trademark Tours, founded by a Harvard senior, is celebrating 10 years of showing visitors around with its new The Hahvahd Tour. Current Harvard students lead the 70-minute theatrical walking tour of the university and Harvard Square area including Widener Library, Memorial Hall and the John Harvard Statue. Along the way, student guides share stories of Harvard traditions, university folklore and famous alumni.
- Mar 17, 2016
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- Mar 10, 2016
Trademark Tours, founded by a Harvard senior in 2006, will start its 10th anniversary season of The Hahvahd Tour, which began on March 1, 2016. Said to be ranked as the #1 Tour and Attraction in Cambridge on TripAdvisor, current Harvard students lead guests on a 70-minute entertaining theatrical tour of Harvard University and the Harvard Square area.
- Sep 3, 2014
Small businesses with less than 10 employees employ only about 11 percent of the American workforce, according to the most recent U.S. Census. This relatively smaller pool of workers puts the enterprising small-business entrepreneur at a distinct disadvantage when looking to hire top talent.
- Aug 29, 2014
Daniel Andrew, Harvard class of 2007, started giving campus tours while he was still a student.
Dubbed The Hahvahd Tour, it was named for the way some locals pronounce the name of the prestigious university. The New York Times described the campus tour as “a theatrical 70-minute crash course in Harvard history.”
- Aug 8, 2014
A triangular structure looms over Harvard Square, its large windows beaming light onto the street. Ribbons wrap around its granite columns and murals decorate the walls inside.
The building houses Curious George and Friends, a store remembered fondly by Cantabridgians as a friendly neighborhood bookstore. It closed four years ago and stood vacant, its windows dark and dusty, for another year.
- Jul 27, 2014
After graduating from Harvard eight years ago, Daniel Andrew could have followed a well-worn path to law school. Instead, he started organizing tours of his alma mater, leading theatrical, offbeat walks that included entertaining tales about naked winter runs, famous Harvardians, and centuries-old architecture.
“The Unofficial Hahvahd Tour” has since grown to a popular tourist attraction that employs more than 60 guides. Andrew’s company, Trademark Tours, has also expanded to offer tours of MIT and the Freedom Trail.
- Jul 22, 2014
Harvard alumnus Daniel Andrew started organizing campus tours of the storied university eight years ago in lieu of the traditional route of going to law school. His theatrical, offbeat walks included entertaining tales about naked winter runs, famous Harvardians, and centuries-old architecture. The popular un-official tour initially faced trademark conflicts, but with a twist on the tour’s name – The Unofficial Hahvahd Tour – the endeavor grew to a popular tourist attraction that today employs over 60 tour guides, including many Harvard students.
- Jan 16, 2013
Chinese visitors are the fastest-growing segment of US tourism — shopping for designer purses, taking pictures at historical monuments, touring college campuses in record numbers every year — and Massachusetts tour operators, hotels, and attractions are rolling out the red carpet for this lucrative tourist group.