Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Cambridge with a LocalPrivate Tour
Escape bustling Boston and enjoy a private walking tour of Cambridge with a local.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
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Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure handpicked by the world's leading travel publisher. Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Travel Curious bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe.
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Things to know
2 hrs 30 mins
Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious, Looking for Local
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
A craft beer or coffee at a local institution
Meeting points: At the Washington Elm in Cambridge Common
What makes this tour special
Cobblestoned pathways hemmed by charming colour-washed houses and red-brick walls and bloom-filled terraces makes Cambridge one of the most genial spots to spend a day. To really let the sounds, flavours and history of the town become part of your own travel story, experience the town with a local. After all - travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, fresh perspectives, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. It’s about connection. On your private, guided tour of Cambridge with a local:
Enjoy meaningful insights from a local.
Hear how locals describe Cambridge and Boston - the experiences that have made the two cities inextricable and those that have let them drift apart.
Spend a few hours walking around the town’s two universities, and strolling the Charles River with a private, local guide.
Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, tips and reassurance as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets.
Grab a drink - a coffee or beer - in your local guide’s favourite watering hole.
Learn first-hand what locals love about Cambridge from someone who knows the place inside-out.
To stroll Cambridge is to trace four centuries of American history, freedom from puritan colonists and birth. The city is bursting at the seams with beautiful buildings steeped in history, from war monuments, battlefields, and universities with more than 135 Nobel laureates split between the city’s two schools. Today Cambridge is a byword for forward-thinking, liberalist, arts, intellectuals, literature, academics, innovation and entrepreneurs. 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.
Enjoying a private, guided tour of Cambridge with a local will help you discover the sights that tourists so often miss. 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. While you walk the leafy campuses of Harvard and MIT, you will uncover its authenticity through the eyes of a local. Your tour is immersive - bringing meaningful and like-minded interesting people together that would never meet if you stuck to the main tourist drag. And don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an intellectual or history buff, Cambridge has plenty to offer foodies and beer-elitists. Hear about the city’s culinary scene over a craft brew or a light-roast coffee with your local guide before parting ways.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
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QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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