Silicon Valley Computer Science

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San Francisco is noticeably one of the USA’s most attractive cities; its elevated streets provide some absolutely gorgeous glimpses of the San Francisco Bay and its famous bridges. Captivate your students on an unforgettable unique tailor-made educational tour to one of the world’s most famous innovative, high-tech hub, Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations including Apple, Google, Ebay as well as thousands of small start-ups, making it one of the best destinations for your Computer Science students to explore!

Silicon Valley is in the South Bay portion of San Francisco in Northern California, and got its incredibly famed nickname from the Silicon chip innovators and manufactures which launched the modern computer technology craze in the area. It eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area and is now considered the world centre for technology.

There is an abundance of excellent visits which pay homage to the huge importance this region has played upon the 21st century, technology and computing.  The Silicon Valley is a must do school trip for schools who want to help inspire the next generation of programmers, computer experts, coders and generally engage your students.

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Intel was good. Apple Visitor Centre was a bit of a let down. A nice facility with some cool augmented reality stuff but it was essentially just an Apple shop.
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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Below is a suggested itinerary for your group school trip to Silicon Valley.  This is our most popular itinerary, however we will tailor make a tour based around your exact requirements so please get in touch and our friendly team is waiting to help you plan your perfect school trip.


DAY 1: Arrival

Fly to San Francisco where a guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in San Francisco. In the evening you will have free time.


DAY 2: Founding of the Silicon Valley (Full day Coach hire with GUIDE)

Meet your coach and guide and head to Silicon Valley for sightseeing with guide. Within your day you will visit  Stanford University, where Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many more crafted their trade.  Then head to the HP Garage, noted as the first tech startup in the Silicon Valley.  After this visit the Computer History Museum, widely regarded as the best in the world.  If you choose, you can then visit the intel Museum before transfering back to San Francisco.


DAY 3: Apple. Goolge and NASA (Full Day Coach hire with GUIDE)

Today you will visit NASA’s Ames Research Center, home to many space missions and even moon rock.  Also visit the nearby Googleplex (Google headquarters) - please note you cannot access the headquarters, but can usually walk around some of the campus.  In the afternoon you will head over to Apple, to see where it was founded in Steve Jobs parents garage. You will then driveby the Apple Infinite Loop original headquarters, before heading onto the newly constructed $5bn Apple Campus 2, due for completion in 2017.  Here there is an $80milion visitor centre giving rooftop views over into the glass class, circular headquarters.  We then recommend you travel onto the Tech Museum of Innovation before returning to San Francisco.  On your return journey it is possible to driveby some of the world's largest tech company HQs including eBay, Linkedin, Adobe and more.


DAY 4: San Francisco day

Today you can visit many of the science and other popular sites in San Francisco including Exploratorium and the California Academy of Sciences.


DAY 5:  Free time in San Francisco & Alcatraz tour 

Today you have a free day to explore San Francisco.  Visit to the infamous Alcatraz prison for an opportunity to experience the legendary island that was a civil war fort, then military prison before becoming a federal prison.  


DAY 6: San Francisco free time and departure 

Check out of the hotel and enjoy some free time for your own programme in San Francisco. (You can leave luggage at your hotel).

Meet your coach and transfer to San Francisco airport for your return flight home.


DAY 7:

Arrive back in the UK.


This is a suggested itinerary - we are happy to work with you to develop a suitable package for your group.


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