Silicon Valley Day Trip
Google, Facebook, Apple… discover the area where the world's most iconic technology brands have their headquarters on this day trip to Silicon Valley from San Francisco!
Silicon Valley Day Trip
We'll meet at 8 am at either RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf or Hilton San Francisco Union Square, depending on which you choose. Then, we'll set off on our excursion to the "tech capital of the world": Silicon Valley!
Our first stop will be at 1 Hacker Way, home to the tech giant, Facebook. You’ll be sure to get a lot of 'likes' from putting your thumbs up and snapping a pic in front of the Facebook sign! While we can't disrupt the employees, you'll get to see where all the magic happens from the outside. Who knows, maybe Mark Zuckerberg will pass by!
Next, we’ll explore Googleplex, the technological playground which makes up the Google Campus. From a volleyball court, life-sized chess, on-site haircuts, and food options galore, you might find yourself getting envious of these 'Googlers' (as employees are affectionately known). You can also check out the Google Merch Store and take home some colorful Google swag! (Please note that the Googleplex and Google Merch Store are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.)
Then, we'll go to the Computer History Museum, where you'll take a walk through four decades of collected computing technology – including one of the world’s first computers! This extensive and detailed museum will immerse you in everything computers, from graphics to games.
Now it's time to grab some food and see what daily life in Palo Alto looks like! Depending on the recommendations from your guide, you'll have a wide range of food options to choose from.
One of the 5 most expensive cities in the U.S., Palo Alto houses some of the most educated people in the country. If time permits, we'll swing by the humble HP Garage for more tech tales on how the city began its path to fame and fortune.
At our final stop, you'll experience Apple's newly-opened Visitor's Center. Complete with interactive stations to explore their new technology, a world-class cafe, and a fully-stocked Apple store, this unique building takes you to the forefront of Apple's new releases. We won't be able to roam the corporate headquarters in person, but we can grab an iPad and explore the top-secret campus via virtual reality!
Once we've completed our full day retracing the steps of today's tech leaders, we'll head back to San Francisco. On the way, be prepared for a green and scenic ride. We'll pass the protected Crystal Springs Reservoir & San Andreas Lake before making it back in time for dinner in the city.
|Adults||Children under 13||Children under 1|
Children under 13US$ 128
Children under 1not permitted
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transport by biofueled mini–coach
Entrance to the Computer History Museum
Guide gratuity (optional, however customary is 15–20%)
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Accessible only for folding chairs. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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