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Silicon Valley: Self-Driven Audio Tour for Technology Lovers

3.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Silicon Valley: Self-Driven Audio Tour for Technology Lovers

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 14.99 per person

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

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the modern world's birthplace on a self-driven tour in Silicon Valley
  • See the headquarters of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon
  • Stop to explore tech headquarters open to visitors, like Google’s Googleplex
  • Dive into the history, controversies, and future of tech during your audio tour
  • Enjoy flexible travel plans with a tour that is valid forever once booked
Full description

Journey through Silicon Valley with maximum flexibility, safety, and value on a self-driven audio tour. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and set off on the ultimate adventure for technology lovers.

During the tour, make various stops at tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, and more. Learn about the visionaries who’ve shaped the world around us on an audio tour developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

Hear about the feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the controversies around Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos, the eccentricities of Elon Musk, and more. See Facebook's headquarters, as well as the real backbone of Amazon — Amazon Web Services.

Possible stops include Google's Android Garden; a museum where you can play the first-ever video game and see one of the first-ever computers; Steve Jobs's garage; and the Googleplex, Google's headquarters, where you can walk through the campus. All audios play automatically based on location. The tour concludes at Stanford, the university that churns out tech entrepreneurs. You can even visit the true birthplace of tech, the Hewlett-Packard Garage. Not sure you can fit all this into one day? No worries — once booked, the tour is yours forever. Split the drive into two days or come back later for a second round. Travel dates change? Again, not a problem — this Silicon Valley self-guided tour never expires.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
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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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at 1401 Marsh Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 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. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle

Know before you go

  • This is an audio guide, no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • 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 forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

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Very interesting information, unfortunately the reception is very bad and the information was not automatically played at the right point. It's better to do the Monterey to Pismo Beach tour because you'll be driving on the side of the road that has the best view and is also the best place to stop.

July 16, 2022

Some major places were not available during the tour. That's a big pity. Also the location triggering audio is clumsy. Anyway, the tour itself is cool, it is much easier to discover the area this way.

August 20, 2022

Great tour, was good to hop out and wonder round at the locations.

September 22, 2022

Product ID: 411722