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Silicon Valley: Self-Driven Audio Tour for Technology Lovers

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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
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • Excellent value - buy only one app/car. It is not a “per person” bus ticket.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Listen together from car speakers.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use - auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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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
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy only one tour for the car. No need to pay for each person.
  • Connect your phone to the car speakers and enjoy listening together.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Private tour in your car. No crowds. Start/break/hike/stop anytime.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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