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Silicon Valley: Self-Drive Audio Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Silicon Valley: Self-Drive Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 14.99 per person

Explore the birthplace of tech with a self-guided audio tour. Drive through Silicon Valley while seeing and learning about tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, and more.

About this activity

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the birthplace of the modern world in Silicon Valley
  • Learn about the history, controversies, and future of tech on a self-guided tour
  • Explore the tech headquarters which are open to visitors, like Google’s famous Googleplex
Full description

Hop in your car and enjoy this self-guided audio tour of the birthplace of tech. Cruise through Silicon Valley while checking out the headquarters of tech giants and learn about the visionaries who’ve shaped the world, from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to the controversies around Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos and the eccentricities of Elon Musk. Simply hop in your car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started.

Start your tour at Facebook's headquarters and learn about Zuckerberg and his vision. All audios play automatically based on location. As your tour continues, learn about the oldest struggle in tech — idea vs execution. Arrive at the backbone of Amazon, AWS, and learn about Bezos and Amazon's humble beginnings.

Next, head to the Android Garden and learn about the fight between Google and Microsoft. Continue down the road to Google’s headquarters, called the Googleplex, and enjoy a stroll through the campus before arriving at Microsoft and the beginnings of the modern world. Learn about Gates, BASIC, and Windows. Stop at a museum to play the first-ever video game and see one of the first-ever computers. From there, continue onto Apple to learn about the feud between Jobs and Gates and even stop by Jobs’ Garage.

Finally, switch from smartphones to smart cars and learn about Elon Musk and Tesla as you drive towards the heart of Silicon Valley. Finish your tour at Stanford, the school of choice for tech entrepreneurs.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

The tour begins at the Facebook sign, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. This is a self-guided experience. There will be no guide waiting to meet you. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please visit ActionTourGuide.com/FAQ

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour so no guide will accompany you
  • The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all-in-one
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour; you only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid indefinitely, from the moment of booking; you will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
  • Food and drinks are not included
  • Entry to paid attractions is not included
  • Vehicle rental and parking is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

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May 28, 2022

Product ID: 397831