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Stanford's Art and Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Join Stanford University's Art and Architecture self-guided audio tour for an unforgettable exploration of this renowned institution. Immerse yourself in the campus's vibrant history and hidden gems as you walk at your own pace, with complete control over your itinerary. Discover fascinating stories, like the tradition of carrying a wooden casket across campus, and learn about the university's founders, Amasa Leland and Jane Stanford. Marvel at iconic landmarks, admire stunning sculptures by Auguste Rodin, including the Burghers of Calais and Gates of Hell, and visit the Stanford Art Gallery. Explore the Memorial Church and its significance to student life, and see the Stanford Clock Tower and its antique-style pendulum clock mechanism. The tour even takes you to the Stanford University Bookstore and the hidden Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden. With unlimited use, virtual tour options, and the VoiceMap app providing automatic GPS playback and turn-by-turn directions, this self-guided tour guarantees an enlightening and immersive experience of Stanford's rich art and architecture.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 1 hours 30 minutes - 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Voicemap app for android and ios
  • Lifetime access to this tour in english
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/drink

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Introduction

Stanford's Art and Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour offers a unique and affordable way to explore the stunning campus of Stanford University at your own pace. This self-guided tour allows you to uncover hidden corners and little-known stories while immersing yourself in the rich history and artistic beauty of the university. Whether you're a visitor to San Francisco or a local looking for a new adventure, this tour is an undeniable must-see.

What to expect?

Embark on a journey that promises 90 to 120 minutes of awe-inspiring exploration and discovery. From the moment you start at the Stanford Oval, every step will introduce you to major landmarks and hidden gems, both renowned and off the beaten tourist path. Immerse yourself in the university's history, from its founding by Amasa Leland and Jane Stanford, to the captivating stories behind its remarkable architecture and art. Along the way, you'll encounter exquisite sculptures by Auguste Rodin, such as the Burghers of Calais and Gates of Hell, and delve into the fascinating world of the Stanford Clock Tower and other intriguing attractions.

Who is this for?

This self-guided tour is for anyone captivated by art, architecture, history, and the allure of Stanford University. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, a curious traveler, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of campus wandering, this tour welcomes you. Students, families, solo travelers, and groups of friends can all enjoy an enriching experience tailored to their own pace and interests. Don't miss out on the chance to delve into the vibrant atmosphere of one of America's most prestigious universities.

Why book this?

Booking this self-guided audio tour enables you to unlock the secrets of Stanford University in a way that traditional guided tours cannot deliver. With complete control over your itinerary, you have the freedom to start, pause, or restart the tour at your leisure. This flexibility allows for a fully immersive experience, as you can linger at stops that intrigue you or move briskly through the highlights. The VoiceMap app, used for this tour, harnesses GPS technology to provide turn-by-turn directions and engaging audio commentary seamlessly. Even better, it functions offline, ensuring that you can explore the campus without the hassle of relying on a continuous internet connection.

Good to know

To embark on this captivating tour, simply book your ticket and receive instructions and a unique code. Install the VoiceMap app, enter your code, and prepare to be transported into the captivating world of Stanford University. Prioritize comfort by bringing your headphones, and don't forget to charge your device to ensure uninterrupted enjoyment. With unlimited use before and after your booking date, this tour allows you to revisit your favorite locations or uncover hidden sights at your convenience. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Stanford University with this self-guided audio tour.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this self-guided audio tour rave about its ability to uncover the hidden treasures of Stanford University. The engaging narration, combined with the freedom to explore at your own pace, offers an unparalleled experience. Visitors praise the tour for its comprehensive coverage of the university's art, architecture, and history, with many highlighting the Rodin sculptures and the captivating stories behind each landmark. Whether solo or in a group, reviewers emphasize how this tour surpasses their expectations, providing a glimpse into the soul of Stanford University that is both educational and entertaining. Overall, those who have taken this self-guided audio tour rate it highly, celebrating its ability to showcase the beauty and ambiance of one of the world's most esteemed educational institutions.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Stanford Oval

(Pass by)

You don’t need to be a student at Stanford University to relish its art, architecture and history. Stanford is one of the largest universities in the States, and its campus is a must-see for anyone visiting San Francisco or the Bay Area. On this walking tour starting at the Stanford Oval, I’ll point out the campus’ major landmarks and show you a few hidden gems off the beaten tourist path.

Memorial Court

(Pass by)

Our walk passes the Memorial Court. Along the way, you’ll learn about the university’s history, including founders Amasa Leland and Jane Stanford, hear about some popular student traditions, and see a few great pieces of architecture and art.

Burghers of Calais Sculpture

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to see some great Auguste Rodin sculptures including Burghers of Calais and Gates of Hell.

Stanford Memorial Church

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to discover the backstory behind Stanford’s Memorial Church and how it became a center for student religious life.

Stanford Art Gallery

(Pass by)

Our walk passes the Stanford Art Gallery. You'll hear all about it while we walk.

Hoover Tower

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to find out about the Soviet dissident and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who lived in Hoover Tower on the campus.

Stanford Clock Tower

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to see the Stanford Clock Tower and its antique-style pendulum clock mechanism.

White Memorial Fountain

(Pass by)

Our walk passes the White Memorial Fountain. You'll hear all about it while we walk.

Stanford University Bookstore

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to browse through the Stanford University Bookstore.

Fire Truck House

(Pass by)

Along the way, you’ll learn about the university’s history, including founders Amasa Leland and Jane Stanford, hear about some popular student traditions, and see a few great pieces of architecture and art.

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to stroll around the hidden Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden.

Science & Engineering Quad Courtyard

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to feel like a giant roaming between planets in space thanks to Alicja Kwade’s Pars Pro Toto artwork in the Science & Engineering Quad Courtyard.

Pars pro Toto by Alicja Kwade

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to feel like a giant roaming between planets in space thanks to Alicja Kwade’s Pars Pro Toto artwork in the Science & Engineering Quad Courtyard.

Rodin Sculpture Garden

(Pass by)

Our walk ends in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. You'll hear all about it while we walk.

"Gates of Hell" by Auguste Rodin

(Pass by)

On this tour, you’ll have a chance to see some great Auguste Rodin sculptures including Burghers of Calais and Gates of Hell.

Reviews

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SUBRAMANIAN_V

Works so perfectly! Was super easy to follow and very informative. The stops, directions were all so well geo-coordinated that it make the walk a breeze! Loved the experience.
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