Campus Tours

Group Tours

Group of visitors touring campus

Designed exclusively for school, education, or community groups, these Stanford organized tours offer a great introduction to Stanford University. Reservations are required, so book ahead!

ABOUT THE TOUR
Highlights Group tours follow the same route as our Campus Walking Tours and include:
  • The Main Quad
  • Memorial Church
  • White Plaza
Upon advance request, tours may include areas of specific interest to the group.
Duration 1 hour
Cost The charge for group tours varies depending on the size and type of group.

Group Tour Rates:

Private Organizations*
Group Size
Tour Fee
9 – 25
$75.00
26 – 50
$95.00
51 – 75
$115.00
76 – 100
$135.00
Schools and Non-profit Organizations*
Group Size
Tour Fee
9 – 25
$40.00
26 – 50
$55.00
51 – 75
$75.00
76 – 100
$95.00
Summer Pricing*
Group Size
Tour Fee
9 – 20
$40.00
21 – 40
$55.00
41 – 60
$75.00
61 – 80
$95.00

*If less than two weeks notice is given, an additional $10.00 charge is applied to the tour fee.

The tour fee is generally waived for the following groups if reserved at least two weeks in advance by a teacher or counselor (not through a commercial tour operator):

  • high school groups
  • community college groups
  • Title I schools
  • AVID, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search programs
Schedule

Group Tours are designed for high school and community college audiences. The tours are opened to others if no school group books within two weeks of the requested date. We can no longer accept requests from third party vendors. Group tours for 2019 will be available at:

WINTER 2019 (Jan.-March) SPRING 2019 (April-June)
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m.

For reservations, please follow the steps provided below in the section labeled Reservations. For questions, please contact: grouptours@stanford.edu, or call (650)-725-3335.

Summer Schedule: Group Tours over the summer session are catered to Stanford-run programs and educational groups only. We will not accept group tours from private organizations over the summer session (July–September 2019).

Group tours for Summer 2019 will be available at: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Monday–Friday) from July 5–August 16. We cannot accept additional times for summer group tours.

Reservations

All groups of 9 or more must make a reservation in advance. As a rule, we give first priority to academic groups—domestic or international—that are sponsored by the school or institution itself. We also prioritize by dates the requests are sent in.

We longer book group tours through third parties (i.e. travel agencies, tour operators). For third party groups: Please have your client group send the group tour inquiry first. Further communication can take place after contact is established with the actual group touring the University.

To request a group tour, please email us at grouptours@stanford.edu with the following information:
Your name and contact information (email, office phone and cell phone number)

  • Name and description of your group
  • Your company name ( if different from name of group)
  • Total size of group (students and chaperones)
  • Nature of visit
  • Day-of-visit contact number for group
  • Preferred dates (from the current availability above)

We no longer accept new reservations by phone. If you are coming to campus with a group of 8 or fewer, you may join one of our Campus Walking Tours—no reservation is required.

Additional Information: All tours are conducted in English, and visiting groups with non-English speaking participants must provide their own interpreter(s).

Updated on December 19, 2018 10:28 AM