Wednesday, September 21, 2011

San Jose Silicon Valley Tours

During my vacation to Europe over the summer, my wife and I would always start out each new city with a double-decker bus tour. This was a great way to familiarize ourselves with the city, learn a little history, and plan out which touristy attractions we wanted to do during our stay. I couldn't help but think to myself that San Jose should have some sort of bus tour highlighting our museums and attractions. Fortunately, I wasn't the only one who had this idea.

San Jose Silicon Valley Tours is a new company that will provide 3 different kinds of tours right here in our backyard:

  • The San Jose Tour
    • Narrated three and a half hour trip
    • Stops at Japantown, Peralta Adobe, Fallon Hours, Rosicrucian Museum, Rose Garden, Kelley Park
    • As part of the tour, they'll stop for photo opps and visit at least two museums.
    • $79 per person
  • The Silicon Valley Tour
    • Narrated five and a half hour tour
    • Stops at the headquarters of Google, Facebook, eBay; Stanford, the Palo Alto Garage, Apple company store
    • Tour of the Intel Museum and the Computer History Museum
    • $99 per person
  • Custom Tours

Needless to say, this is a HUGE step towards promoting tourism in San Jose and Silicon Valley. To help support them, here is a link to their tours.

San Jose Silicon Valley Tours


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Joshua!

  2. Hi, I know this article is from 2011, and Im going to travel to San Francisco next year, do you if the prices still the same? and If we are just two persons, there are tours for just the two of us? I'll appreciate your reply.

    1. Hi there, the prices are actually not the same. Now they are just doing luxury tours (limo, whole 9 yards). The rate is $1,500 for up to 3 people and then an extra $100 per person after that.

      For a couple dollars you can get the Silicon Valley Roots & Shoots app, which will let you do a self-guided tour (highly recommended app).