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Silicon Valley Self-Driving Audio Tour

Explore the birthplace of tech with a self-guided audio tour! Drive through Silicon Valley while checking out the headquarters of tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, and more. Learn about the visionaries who’ve shaped the world around us, from the feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to the controversies around Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos to the eccentricities of Elon Musk.

Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.

Recommended: purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time!

This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules before your visit.

Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

per adult from

$12

AUD

Duration

1 to 2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to Paid Attractions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

    In 2003, a Harvard sophomore created a “hot or not” program. Mark Zuckerberg wanted to let his fellow students judge photos of their female classmates to decide who was hotter. This was Facemash, and it immediately faced repercussions. Harvard nearly expelled Zuckerberg for the violation of personal privacy, and shut the juvenile program down. But it sparked a bigger idea.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Amazon, 1900 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    They also pioneered the now-famous “two pizza teams” concept. Every part of the company was divided into self-sufficient teams -- each of which had to be small enough that two pizzas would feed them! This structure gave Amazon the agility to grow rapidly.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Google Android Statues Square, 1981 Landings Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    Continue straight. We’re heading towards Google’s Android Garden. We’ll park there to get a closer look at the garden’s sculptures and visit Google’s merch store.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Googleplex, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    It’s named after a number called the googolplex, which is a 1 followed by a hundred zeros. For context, a trillion is followed by only twelve zeros.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    Microsoft isn’t technically a Silicon Valley-founded company but you can’t talk about tech without it. Why not? * Well, this is the company that’s basically responsible for computers looking and acting the way they do today. They’re the reason there’s a computer in every home -- and that’s what gave people access to all the Googles, Amazons, and Facebooks of the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311

    The Computer History Museum houses the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. The collection comprises nearly 90,000 objects and photos, 4,000 feet of cataloged documentation, and hundreds of gigabytes of software. All of it details the long and winding history of computers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Apple Infinite Loop, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084

    We’re approaching Apple’s Infinite Loop campus. This is one of Apple’s three campuses here in Silicon Valley. * If you’d like to see the other two, check out the two Alternate Stops on the map. I’d particularly recommend the Apple Spaceship which, while closed to the public, has a great Visitor Center next door.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tesla HQ, 3500 Deer Creek Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

    Tesla’s headquarters is approaching. While closed to the public, you might be able to grab a photo with the name or at least see a whole lot of Teslas around!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Facebook sign, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Departure Time :
    7/8/2020 - 10/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Stanford Stadium, 625 Nelson Rd, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by SpectrumXP

Activity ID: V-259428P19

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