2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Cambridge Self-Guided Driving tour
Explore historic, beautiful Cambridge with total freedom and flexibility! From some of the oldest and more storied educational institutions to Revolutionary War remnants, the past is alive and well in this picturesque city. See Harvard and MIT, hear about the founding of Cambridge, and admire the city’s gorgeous old-timey architecture. This cute, compact city is every bit as fascinating as Boston, so visit it to see what all the hype is about!
Limited Period Offer
Get the driving tour free with the Boston Bundle!
About the Tour
Your tour will begin in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. From there, you’ll cross the Charles River and enter Cambridge, where you’ll be greeted straight away by the eye-catching main building of the famous MIT.
You’ll head next onto Broadway, where you’ll find some serious history, and the cutting-edge Draper Laboratory, where sharp young minds develop everything from submarines to drones and beyond.
After passing by some gorgeous 1800s architecture, you’ll get your first good look at some Harvard buildings and a redoubt used by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Then you’ll see the high school attended by celebrities like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck!
Next up is Harvard’s Memorial Hall, where famous speakers like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Winston Churchill have spoken. Then there’s the Cambridge Common, a training ground for America’s militia during the leadup to the Revolutionary War.
Continuing on, you’ll pass a street once infamous for housing many British Loyalists before the Revolution, followed by a venue that has hosted past superstars such as Bob Dylan and Tom Rush.
In the neighborhood of Kerry Corner, you’ll learn about some of Cambridge’s Irish history before moving on to the impressive Cambridge City Hall. You’ll then pass the First Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. sometimes attended services.
Finally, you’ll return to the MIT campus, near where your tour began. The tour concludes here.
Tour Start Address: 240 Huntington Ave, MA
Preview the Tour
Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge - Baptist Church
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.
How many tours should I buy?
Since this is a driving tour, we recommend you purchase one per car.