Silicon Valley Tour - History and Future of Tech in California

Why We Love This Tour

“The Computer History Museum is full of so many treasures and it’s fairly interactive considering how many visitors they have. The highlight – aside from getting the Facebook sign selfie – was sitting in the driverless Google car. Definitely worth the trip!”

– Lilly Neubecker
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Tour Highlights

  • Google Campus and Google Bikes
  • Current and retired Google Android statues
  • Facebook “Thumbs Up” Sign
  • Computer History Museum
  • Apple Park Visitors Center
  • Startup culture in Palo Alto
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Retail Price: $150 adult/$140 child*

Special Price: $139 adult/$129 child*

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Don't forget to check out the Google Gear Shop, which is open to the public!
Don’t forget to check out the Google Gear Shop, which is open to the public
See the famous colorful Google bikes when you visit the Google campus in Silicon Valley
See the famous colorful Google Bikes at the Google Campus!
Check in and take a thumbs-up picture at the Facebook Headquarters in Silicon Valley
Check in and take a thumbs-up picture at the Facebook Headquarters
Visit the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley to learn the history of tech in California and beyond!
The Computer History Museum gives you a look into how it all started

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Overview

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF TECH IN SILICON VALLEY!

Want to see where it all began? Let us take you back in time while driving you into the future for a day tour of Silicon Valley. We’ll start the day with a visit to the world-famous Apple campus and then off to the Computer History Museum where you’ll get a chance to see some of the first mega-computers and commercially-produced machines.

Next up, take a selfie in front of the Google Campus and shop at the company’s gift shop*, then head over to Palo Alto for lunch, and check-in at Facebook in the afternoon before “commuting” back to San Francisco.

* Saturday itineraries vary slightly, due to the closure of Google gift shop.

*Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available.

**Want to have the ultimate California experience? Book this Silicon Valley tour along with tickets to see Alcatraz Island, San Francisco’s #1 attraction. Check out our  Silicon Valley plus Alcatraz Night Tour**

Itinerary

Morning – Apple and the Computer History Museum

7:30 – 8:30am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels

8:30 – 12:30pm: 
First, head down and shop to your heart’s content at the newly-opened Apple Park Visitors Center at the world-famous headquarters of Apple. Next, Head into the Computer History Museum where you will learn the history of tech in California and see some of the world’s first computers! Your admission is included in the tour.

 

Afternoon – Apple and the Computer History Museum

12:30 – 4:00pm: Explore the Google Campus and browse their gear shop. You will also get to enjoy a tasty meal and “check-in” at the famous Facebook Thumbs-Up sign!

5:00pm: Return to your San Francisco hotel

 

 

**Sample Itineraries: We allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **

**Silicon Valley Tip: Google, Apple, Facebook, and other possible stops on this tour are places of business, and people are working in the buildings. Incredible Adventures is able to bring you to see many of the public areas, but you will not be allowed into the working buildings on the campuses.**

Tour Details

About Your Silicon Valley Tour

Departure: Wednesday – Saturday, year-round (with additional departures on Tuesday in the summer). Pick-ups from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Duration: ~ 9 hours

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofueled mini-coach (13 passengers max)

Includes:

  • Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation to/from Silicon Valley in biofueled mini-coach
  • Computer History Museum entrance fee
  • Narrated guided in-coach tour
  • Free time to explore Google Campus, Facebook Sign, and more
  • Visit downtown Palo Alto and experience startup culture

Not included:

  • Meals; stops will be made to purchase food
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

 

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

* Silicon Valley Tip: Google, Apple, Facebook, and other possible stops on this tour are places of business, and people are working in the buildings. Incredible Adventures is able to bring you to see many of the public areas, but you will not be allowed into the working buildings on the campuses.

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Fascinating and Great Guide!

“Had a great day visiting Silicon Valley. The trip was fascinating, and our guide Emily went the extra mile!”

-Aaron Traveled July 2017 Silicon Valley Tour

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