Learn the who, what, when, where and why of Silicon Valley. Visit the Peninsula south of San Francisco for an in-depth look at the sites and companies that have changed our lives with technology and social media. See Stanford University, Google, Facebook, Apple and many of the other companies that affect our 21st century lives.
I have lived and worked in Silicon Valley since the 1970’s and know the area well. Join me as I share with you stories about people and places of this unique area.
You may want a picture of the Facebook “Like” sign to post on your own Facebook page. You may want to shop at the Google store for Google branded gear. You may want to see the new “spaceship” now being constructed that will soon be Apple’s new Headquarters. Then, let me take you on a walking tour of Stanford and a walk down University Drive in Palo. Maybe you’ll even be infected by the entrepreneurial bug!
A typical itinerary includes a visit to Stanford, including the Main Quad. We will also drive by the Hewlett Packard Garage in Palo Alto, visit the Computer History Museum, and stop by Google, Apple, Facebook, and Intel. Other destinations that may be included: Intel Museum, NASA Museum, Moffett Field, the Tech Museum, Tesla (showroom and headquarters), PayPal, Cisco, Adobe.
Please note, the tour does not include a tour inside these companies, but will offer much information, photo opportunities, and a visit to their stores, where applicable
Meeting location: Meet at your hotel, your cruise port, or a mutually convenient location
I will be carrying a clipboard with your name on it.
End location: Any prearranged location such as your hotel, cruise port or the train station
Duration: 8 hours
This tour usually takes 7-9 hours, depending on the locations chosen and on the time spent at each location
I will drive up to 4 passengers in my Acura MDX
Transportation in my Acura MDX for up to 4 passengers and all services of a local tour guide
15 USD – Entry to the Computer History Museum.
Entrance to Computer History Museum is optional ($15). Admission to Tech Museum of Innovation ($19 student/$24 adult) is not included. Lunch is not included
I am a step on guide for motorcoach tours and am licensed to drive up to 6 passengers in my Acura MDX. TPC#36052