Silicon Valley Computer Science School Trip

Prices from: £1019 (Based on 5 Days, 3 Nights)

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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The whole experience with Debbie and the other Adaptable travel staff was a pleasure from start to finish. Thanks
Confirmed traveller: 18 October 2019
Published on: 08 November 2019
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Street Somerset GB
Great cultural and sight seeing experiences. Business activities and educational excursions were very poor. Silicon Valley trips were limited in content and Iā€™m not sure students learnt much. Mr Grossman sticker factory was very poor.
Confirmed traveller: 28 June 2019
Published on: 05 August 2019
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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.
Confirmed traveller: 09 February 2019
Published on: 21 February 2019
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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 & DAY 3: Two Full Days Exploring the Founding, Present and Future of Silicon Valley with coach hire and guide

Over 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
  • 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.

*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.


DAY 4:  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 5: 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.


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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