Stanford University Tour

Row of tall urns sitting on railing at Stanford University

Row of tall urns sitting on railing at Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities, first opened in 1891 in the Silicon Valley area. Stanford is located just 35 minutes south of San Francisco and 20 Miles north of San Jose, a gorgeous 8,180-acre campus with the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific to the West, and expansive beautiful Bay to the East. Some people even call this area ‘The Peninsula’, the sort of enclosed portion of land holding an unrestrainable amount of beauty, culture, entertainment, and of course, academic excellence.

Once here you and your group will get a 70-minute walking tour of the campus, starting out at the Stanford Visitor Center. This is your chance to join experienced student guides and explore the various numerous highlights across campus, a truly great introduction for first-timers and tourists of the area. While on this tour you will see the Main Quad, Memorial Church, School Of Humanities and Sciences, the Engineering Quad, and even the student hub known as White Plaza. Explore the bookstore, student union, and student store before you go, and be sure to grab plenty of application info if you are genuinely interested in Stanford as a future possibility.

Please note that if you have a group of 8 or less you will not need to make a reservation and may take part in the 7-days-a-week daily tours (with the exception of academic breaks and holidays) at 11am and 3:15 pm, otherwise a larger group will need to ensure reservations and take the tours timed at 9:15 am, 10:45 am, and 1:15 pm.