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Silicon Valley: Self-Drive Audio Tour

Silicon Valley: Self-Drive Audio Tour

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.

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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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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; 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
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour 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 indefinitely, from the moment of booking; you will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Good content BUT we got lost so many times as directions come too late in narrative !! No warning that I have to turn left or right untill it’s upon u! Hard if u driving to navigate at same time!! Even though my hubby tried too!! Many of the places are still closed so for example the google access is closed so to get to the next number after all the google ones was a pain ( list again) , some of the roads are closed off ( construction ) , merchandise store closed ( we were needing bathroom break then! ) access to Amazon also not well marked so missed that all ( if thru entrance to ritz Carlton should say! ) pity all new buildings of FB at no 1 are not explained! Map jumped to small size all the time so one has to navigate to expand all the time instead of just keeping over where blue dot is - exit off highway missed getting to Microsoft ( I think) - sat in afternoon traffic for 30 mins to get off next exit and return - direction there poor !! But it was really interesting!

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September 30, 2021

I did not expect that it work with me that way. I loved the experience of the self-guided tour in Silicon Valley; however, you should take care of the following: 1. You must have a car because the spots are not close to each other. 2. You should be patient at the beginning to know how it works. Once , you understand how it works, it will be perfect with you. 3. The application will take you step by step, but it’s as accurate as google maps; so stick to the route so you can get the best benefit out of it. 4. If you gone away, do not worry; you can select the next stop and let google get you there. The tour application can connect you automatically with Google maps too. Feel free to ask me any questions if you need any assistance. Email: moamenomar@gmail.com Moamen

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August 1, 2021

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