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Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

Silicon Valley Tech Revolution Tour

  • How will we recognize the tour vehicle?

    As we have several different vehicles, we don’t know until the morning of your tour which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. Please feel free to call us in the morning of your tour if you like. Regardless of which vehicle will come to your location, it should say “Extranomical Tours” on it.

  • Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?

    Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.

  • What do I have to be aware of when traveling with a child?

    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund. Please also note that any children 12 years and older must have an adult ticket as they do not qualify for a child-priced ticket. 

  • What kind of luggage am I allowed to bring?

    You are allowed up to travel with up to 2 items (i.e. 1 Personal item + 1 Overnight bag) free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the 2-item allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee.

    The maximum size allowed for an overnight bag is 24”x16”x10”, or 60cmx40cmx25cm. Any “Oversize” luggage larger than those dimensions is $50 regardless of the number of personal items brought on board. (i.e. 1 Oversized luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100). You must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.

    Great news! Our luggage policy does NOT apply to our Lake Tahoe tours! However, please be courteous and keep in mind that we have limited storage space on our vehicles.

  • Can I bring a wheelchair on the vehicle?

    We do have wheelchair-capable vehicles available – subject to availability. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour or at the time of your booking so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

  • Do you have a lost and found?

    Yes, items left in the vehicle are stored in a lost and found area for 30 days. If you left something on one of our tours, please give us a call office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700 to see if it has been found. Once you have confirmed with us that your item has been found by our staff and you are still in town, you can come by to pick up your item. Otherwise, we will ship almost any item to any destination within the U.S. for a flat fee of $25. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • How accurate are the times on the itinerary?

    Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these times, which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for and will not be providing any compensation for missed flights or appointments.

  • What is your address?

    We are located at 928 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107 (between 5th Street and 6th Street).

Your 1-day tour of Silicon Valley begins at the front door of your San Francisco hotel. We’ll start early to enjoy a full day exploring how a handful of Santa Clara County cities started a digital revolution and changed the world. While riding in comfort down the San Francisco Peninsula, you’ll hear how Silicon Valley’s original “nerds”, like Frederick Terman, William Shockley, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard and (much later) Mark Zuckerberg, got their starts.

Be onsite instead of online. These are private companies, so you won’t see techies at work, but you can snap selfies and buy branded merchandise at the visitors’ centers of firms like Apple, Google and Facebook. Buying an “I Visited the Mother Ship” t-shirt is a must! Note: visitor policies can change without notice.

Hit the books at Stanford. You’ll visit the Stanford University campus and stop for lunch at the intellectual spark that started it all. Once a small private university, this campus captured the imagination of the world and continues to lure bright, hopeful minds from everywhere.

High tech flight. After some more tech sightseeing, we’ll have some fun with the latest technology innovation—aerial drones. Don’t just watch. Take control and fly this high-tech aircraft over Peer Park!

Learn the history. Be amazed at how fast the world is changing when you see a one-of-a-kind Cray-1 supercomputer, the first Apple computer and Google's original web servers at the Computer History Museum. Yes, you can play PONG there. See National Historic Site where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard developed the audio oscillator. Want more?  Visit the start-up address where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer.

Tour is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Approximate time: 8:00am - 8:00pm.

Morning:

  • Start your tour at the front door if your San Francisco hotel
  • Catch San Francisco landmarks as you head to Santa Clara county
  • Grab a “Thumbs Up” picture at the Facebook
  • Fly an aerial drone at Peer Park

Early afternoon:

  • Lunch at Stanford University’s Alumni Café (not included)
  • Take a selfie at Google in front of Android figurines
  • Marvel at the Computer History Museum’s artifacts
  • See the garage where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started HP

Late afternoon:

  • More photo opportunities at tech campuses like Apple
  • Return to your San Francisco hotel

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Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$145$95
Internet Special:$135$85
ONLINE SAVINGS$10$10

Tour is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Photo stops for at tech campuses like Facebook, Google and Apple
  • Lunchbreak on the campus of Stanford University (lunch not included)
  • Get hands on at the Computer History Museum (admission included)
  • Take a turn navigating an aerial drone
  • See the humble start-up locations of HP and Apple Computer
  • Free WiFi on vehicle
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