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Silicon Valley One Day Tour from San Francisco

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length - 8 hours approximately

Photo stops at Facebook, Google and Apple
Admission to the Computer History Museum
See Twitter, Uber, You Tube, Oracle and others
Lunch stop in downtown Mountain View
Learn the origins of HP and the Stanford Linear Accelerator
Tech-savvy tour guide (English)
Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
Free Wi-Fi on vehicle
Meals
Guide gratuity: recommended
HIGHLIGHTS
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The original and still the best Silicon Valley tour from San Francisco. Education and entertainment are everywhere on this full-day Silicon Valley tech tour. You’ll see the modern-day headquarters of Twitter, Uber, Oracle, YouTube and more. Stop for selfies at the sprawling campuses and visitors’ centers of Facebook, Google and Apple.

There’s, even more, to do in Silicon Valley. Learn the history of the tech revolution while visiting the Computer History Museum (admission included), seeing the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and hearing the stories of early tech pioneers like Frederick Terman, William Shockley, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard and Mark Zuckerberg.

The tech campuses we visit are private companies, so you won’t see techies at work, but you can snap selfies and buy merchandise at the visitors’ centers of Apple, Google and Facebook. Buying an “I Visited the Mother Ship” t-shirt is a must! Note: visitor policies can change without notice.

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 where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard developed the audio oscillator and atoms were split at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Conclude the tour at your pickup location amazed at all you’ve seen and contemplating how the technology revolution has shaped our modern lives.

Tour is available on Wednesdays, Thursday and Saturdays only.

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TOUR ITINERARY

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Start your tour with a convenient San Francisco hotel pickup
  • Drive by the downtown offices of Twitter and Uber
  • See Oracle’s campus and the winning America’s Cup sailboat
  • Grab a “Thumbs Up” picture at the Facebook HQ

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

  • See the garage where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started HP
  • Take a selfie at Google in front of Android figurines
  • Marvel at the Computer History Museum’s historical artifacts

12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Enjoy lunch in Mountain View, home to many tech pioneers and financiers
  • Grab a photo and some merchandise at the Apple Visitors’ Center

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Learn the significance of the Stanford Linear Accelerator
  • See the current headquarters of YouTube
  • Return with photos and memories to San Francisco

Important Information

Is the admisison to Computer History Museum included?

Yes, the admission fee is included in the tour price.

How long is this tour?

This tour is about 8 hours long. Times are approximate because of traffic on our way back from Silicon Valley.

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.

The maximum size allowed for an overnight bag is 22”x14”x9”, or 56cmx36cmx23cm. 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 1590 Yosemite Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124.

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