4–6 days
San Francisco
Well known as the home of some of the world’s most recognizable technology companies, it’s no surprise that San Francisco has a thriving culture built on science, technology, engineering, and math. Lately, many tech companies have shifted back from Silicon Valley to San Francisco as the emphasis on tech has shifted from hardware to software. During your tour of this foggy, tech-frendly city, you’ll discuss environmental conservation in a redwood forest, have a real-life “Shark Tank” experience as you listen to startups pitch investors at the Plug and Play Tech Center, and explore the artsy side of tech with a visit to the Autodesk Gallery.
  • Day 1: San Francisco

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in San Francisco

    Take a guided tour of San Francisco

    • Chinatown
    • Lombard Street
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Fisherman's Wharf

    Take a cable car ride

  • Day 2: San Francisco

    Explore one of California's unique ecosystems, such as a redwood forest or mountaintop landscape

    Visit the Exploratorium
  • Day 3: Silicon Valley • San Francisco

    Visit a startup incubator

    Participate in an interactive, team-based scavenger hunt through San Francisco

  • Day 4: San Francisco

    Visit Autodesk Gallery and explore 3D printing technology

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 4: San Francisco

    Visit Autodesk Gallery and explore 3D printing technology

    Take a guided tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  • Day 5: San Francisco

    Visit the California Academy of Sciences and take a behind-the-scenes tour

    Take a tour of the Marine Mammal Center

    • Learn what it takes to build a career in marine science
  • Day 6: San Francisco

    Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum

    • Explore Disney's legacy of technological innovation with a guided tour

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: San Francisco

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in San Francisco

    Take a guided tour of San Francisco

    • Chinatown
    • Lombard Street
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Fisherman's Wharf

    Take a cable car ride

  • Day 2: San Francisco

    Explore one of California's unique ecosystems, such as a redwood forest or mountaintop landscape

    Visit the Exploratorium
  • Day 3: Silicon Valley • San Francisco

    Visit a startup incubator

    Participate in an interactive, team-based scavenger hunt through San Francisco

  • Day 4: San Francisco

    Visit Autodesk Gallery and explore 3D printing technology

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 4: San Francisco

    Visit Autodesk Gallery and explore 3D printing technology

    Take a guided tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  • Day 5: San Francisco

    Visit the California Academy of Sciences and take a behind-the-scenes tour

    Take a tour of the Marine Mammal Center

    • Learn what it takes to build a career in marine science
  • Day 6: San Francisco

    Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum

    • Explore Disney's legacy of technological innovation with a guided tour

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Airfare and Transportation

    Round-trip flight on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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