Silicon Valley Computer Science School Trip

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Bespoke School Trips to 

San Francisco

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 on a school trip to San Francisco!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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Suggested Itinerary

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.

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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.

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ver these two days, you will visit the following important sites: Stanford University*, where Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many more crafted their trade HP Garage, noted as the first tech startup in the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, widely regarded as the best in the world. Intel Museum NASA’s Ames Research Center, home to many space missions and even moon rock *Tours of Stanford University are led by students. Please note at certain times due to the academic year, there are no students to conduct tours; in such cases, a self-guided walking tour will have to be conducted.

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Googleplex (Google headquarters) - please note you cannot access the headquarters, but can usually walk around some of the campus. Steve Jobs Garage - to see where Apple was founded by Steve Jobs Apple Infinite Loop original headquarters and the newly constructed $5bn Apple Campus with Visitor Centre The Tech Museum of Innovation It is possible to driveby some of the world's largest tech company HQs including eBay, Linkedin, Adobe and more.

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Today you have a free day to explore San Francisco. Visit 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.

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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.

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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.

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ver these two days, you will visit the following important sites: Stanford University*, where Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many more crafted their trade HP Garage, noted as the first tech startup in the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, widely regarded as the best in the world. Intel Museum NASA’s Ames Research Center, home to many space missions and even moon rock *Tours of Stanford University are led by students. Please note at certain times due to the academic year, there are no students to conduct tours; in such cases, a self-guided walking tour will have to be conducted.

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Googleplex (Google headquarters) - please note you cannot access the headquarters, but can usually walk around some of the campus. Steve Jobs Garage - to see where Apple was founded by Steve Jobs Apple Infinite Loop original headquarters and the newly constructed $5bn Apple Campus with Visitor Centre The Tech Museum of Innovation It is possible to driveby some of the world's largest tech company HQs including eBay, Linkedin, Adobe and more.

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Today you have a free day to explore San Francisco. Visit 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.

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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.

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

Please note some suppliers in San Francisco do not allow visits to be booked until a few weeks before arrival. As a result the order of the above could well alter.

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