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Stanford Tour by Silicon Valley Insider

Stanford Tour by Silicon Valley Insider

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food and drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I've lived and worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years, and am a technology pioneer dedicated to ensure that technology helps people flourish. I've lived on 4 continents and am also an Airbnb Superhost for visitors from around the world, who learns a lot from our guests who are Stanford visiting scholars. I was on the 2-person skunkworks team that developed the first customer relationship…
Mei Lin
Mei Lin
Mei Lin
Mei Lin

What we’ll do

Starting in downtown Palo Alto at the Palo Alto Train Station, we will walk down the iconic Palm Drive into Stanford University - during our walk, you can ask questions and hear the story of the last 30 years that has created the greatest explosion of innovation and economic transformation in human history. Stanford University is the physical center and the initial catalyst of Silicon Valley - how…

What else you should know

This is a walking tour over 3 hours - most of the time we will be walking or standing - so participants must wear good walking shoes and be accustomed to and comfortable with walking at a good pace for 2-3 hours. We will have stops for views, snacks , drinks and water.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Coffee, Tea and Water

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Sun hat recommended for most seasons. Umbrellas in the winter.
Light jacket in the fall, winter and spring
Your curiousity about Silicon Valley's economics, history, geography and who lives here

Where you'll be

Starting at Palo Alto Train Station, we walk up Palm Drive towards the Stanford Oval, stopping at the Stanford Family Memorial and Museum and the Rodin Sculpture Garden. Get a rooftop view only local insiders know and walk past Stanford Hospital and the Computer Science building. We'll visit the Stanford Church, Quadrangle, Design School and Student Union before heading back past Hoover Institution back to Palo Alto Train Station.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Fluent in English - especially intended for those very interested in understanding how Silicon Valley emerged and the role Stanford University played in it,…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

More tips

This is a walking tour over 3 hours - most of the time we will be walking or standing - so participants must wear good walking shoes and be accustomed to and comfortable with walking at a good pace for 2-3 hours. We will have stops for views, snacks , drinks and water.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mei Lin
Stanford Tour by Silicon Valley Insider
New experience
£81/person
New experience
£81/person