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Silicon Valley Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour for Technology Lovers

Menlo Park, United States

From $24.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Silicon Valley is a fascinating place, where visionaries call home and innovation is delivered daily. Explore the landscape where tech was born in this app-based, self-guided audio tour. The drive will take you by the headquarters of Facebook, Apple, Tesla, and Google, while telling you the stories behind these tech giants. Works best when drivers use the recommended route and speed limit. Buy per car, not per person and enjoy as a car load!
  • Hear the insider stories about the rise of Silicon Valley's tech giants
  • Learn about the visionaries who shaped our world, such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos
  • Drive by the headquarters of Facebook, Apple, Tesla, Google and more
  • Never expires, valid for use anytime

What's Included

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1401 Marsh Rd
    1401 Marsh Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

    After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. NOTE: This 42-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Silicon Valley in 2-3 hours.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/8/2020 - 6/21/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 11:30 PM

End point

  • Stanford Stadium
    625 Nelson Rd, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

What To Expect

Meta Headquarters

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

SJC18 Amazon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Google Android Lawn Statues

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Computer History Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Apple Infinite Loop

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Apple Park Visitor Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tesla HQ

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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12 reviews
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Drive instructions
Armand_C, Apr 2023
Drive instructions were too late on crossings. too late to move to the correct lanes. That made us very insecure while driving. I think that if give route in a different way like a route in Google/ Apple Maps would be much nicer.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I'm sorry to hear you had trouble navigating the self-guided audio tour of Silicon Valley. Do you remember where you were having difficulty? Please notify me so that I can address the problem. In any case, I will gladly exchange the tour for any of my other 100 US tours. Please inform me.
Great rainy day adventure with my 15 year old son.
madelon_g, Mar 2023
We enjoyed the commentary along the route. Perfect activity for a rainy day. Best part was visiting the apple park activity center, although it was near, but not on the route. We could get out of the car and see the augmented reality display of the park and visit a big apple store and cafe, as no visitors are permitted inside any of these tech headquarters. But we enjoyed seeing their locations and listening to the history and commentary of the quide.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m delighted that my tour of Silicon Valley added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Terrible. You’re better off just googling + going to museum
Marie_I, Sep 2022
The app is terrible. The driving directions are minimal, meaning you’ll be hard pressed to drive responsibly. The audio will cut itself off (i.e you’ll hear half a story then the new one starts), even driving slower than the speed limit. Also, and this is possibly due to Covid, but most of this is driving around office parking lots with no real access. The computer museum is awesome, but you don’t need this to see it.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Please confirm, Marie, that you are following the app's route while taking the tour — this is critical for our self-guided driving tour to work properly. Synchronization issues will occur if you do not follow the provided route. I have 100 other self-guided tours for parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites throughout the United States that you should try the next time you visit! Remember that the tour you purchased is valid for life. You'll be able to listen to it at home or during your next visit as a result.
We were unable to...
Diane_R, Aug 2022
We were unable to download the app. We called customer support the guy would not help us. We asked Our Guest to try to download the app. They could not download it either it was a complete waste of money
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Diane! I'm so sorry for your experience! I heard your conversation with our support team and determined that the solution we offered could not help you. As this was not an issue from our end, it may have been an issue on PlayStore, but we can still provide you with a free tour of your choice that you can use in the future. Please let us know.
Good tour!
Marsha_S, Dec 2021
We did this tour on Christmas Day which meant zero traffic. There’s a lot of good information and clear directions. Very nice voice. It should include the Apple Ring building somehow.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Ooh, that’s a great way to avoid traffic! Thanks for the suggestion on the extra Apple building — we have an Alt Stop for it since it’s so far away, but will look for a way to include it as a Main Stop in the future. We also have more self-guided audio tours across the country at! Thanks again!
Lily_B, Jul 2021
It was great, very informative and easy to follow; especially during Covid times. Map was easy to use but at times (maybe since there wasn’t too much traffic when I went) the voice summary was cut off because we made it to the next stop.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed your tour through Silicon Valley! We’re always looking for ways to improve our tours, so we appreciate your feedback a great deal. Be sure to keep us in mind for your next trip, as we have more self-guided tours all over the country. You can find details at Thanks again!

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