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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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! (THE PAST AND THE FUTURE COLLIDE)

Home to countless legendary inventions, tales of businesses born from crowded co-working spaces, behind garage doors, intrigue and double crossing,  Silicon Valley offers an intriguing mythology spilling over with rags-to-riches stories.

This tour will take you through the origin stories of Apple, Google, IBM, and many previously unrecognized technologists that paved the way for the advent of hardware we carry with us and use every day. We’ll kick off the tour exploring the multi-tiered, newly constructed Apple Visitor’s center, which is also a fully-stocked Apple Store.With cameras at the ready, we’ll stop in the colorful Android lawn statues – stylized to like candy that’s almost convincing enough to take a bite out of.

Next we’ll head to the one-of-a-kind computer museum, which takes you through the evolution of computing from the abacus to the complexities of artificial intelligence technology and self-driving vehicles.

Directly following the museum, we’ll make our way to the iconic Google Campus before checking out the gift shop to grab authentic Google tech and swag*. We’ll grab lunch together, and check-in at Facebook in the afternoon before making the commute 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: Make your way to the pre-arranged pick-up spots. We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes early. For more information, check out our FAQs!

8:30 – 12:30pm: Our first stop on this whirlwind trip will be at Apple’s newly-opened visitor’s center. Complete with interactive stations to explore their new technology, a world-class cafe, and a fully-stocked Apple store, this unique building structure takes you to the forefront Apple’s new releases. Our next stop will be the computer museum, where you’ll take a walk through the four decades of collected computing technology– including one of the world’s first computers.

 

Afternoon – Apple and the Computer History Museum

12:30 – 4:00pm: Next we’ll explore the technological playground of the Google Campus. We’ll take time to explore the gear at their shop and enjoy a tasty meal before taking a picture with the famous Thumbs-Up sign in front of the Facebook campus!

5:00pm: Once we’ve completed our full day retracing the steps of today’s tech leaders, we’ll head back to San Francisco, making it back in time for dinner.

 

 

**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.**

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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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