By Dian Hasan | June 4, 2009
A few years back, Segway was launched with much fanfare, hailed as the breakthrough personal transportation mode that would revolutionize the way we move about. And give all other mode of transport a run for their money. An entirely different scenario unfolded, included the creator’s company on the verge of folding… however, along the way Segway was discovered by an entirely different market – the Traveler. The following are cities where you’ll find Segway as an interesting alternative of sightseeing while gliding by. Segway is still a head-turner and looks alien, but it’s definitely being put to good use. The best thing of all: zero emission, and no carbon footprint!
1. Paris City Segway Night Tour
Imagine cruising effortlessly through the parks and sidewalks of Paris while receiving a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, great photo opportunities and superb personal service from your guide. Well dream no more and book your Paris City Segway Night Tour today! The Segway is the first of its kind – a self-balancing, personal transportation device that’s designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. Since their introduction, the day and night Segway tours have regularly sold out. It’s new, it’s cool and loads of fun! For booking info: Viator.
2. Washington DC Segway Tour
As you cruise through the Nation’s Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide. The Segway is the first of its kind – It’s new, it’s cool and a ton of fun! Your tour begins with a 30-minute training session to learn the basics of maneuvering the Segway scooter. Once under way, visit Washington D.C. highlights, including: the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, the National Museum of Natural History, Ford’s Theater, the National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument, and many more! For booking info: Viator.
3. Rome Segway Tour
Relive the days of ancient Rome while you glide from sight to sight on a Segway, the coolest ride of the 21st century! Far easier than walking, and more unique and private than a coach tour, getting around Rome on a Segway personal transporter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. While you ride your two-wheeled electric Segway, which operates by self-balancing, you’ll listen to your audio guide via a set of headphones and hear entertaining facts and anecdotes about Rome’s history as you glide. You’ll be introduced to Rome’s hidden treasures (exterior only) and be entertained by the impressive legacy of legends and stories that resonate throughout the city. For booking info: Viator.
4. San Francisco Night Segway Tour
Explore San Francisco at night and witness fantastic panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Journey through back alleys of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Historic Ships and National Maritime Museum. A city as unique as San Francisco demands a one-of-a-kind way to tour it, and a Segway is the answer! The San Francisco Night Segway Tour is the most sensational way to see the city by the bay! You’ll love gliding through the waterfront on a Segway, as well as journeying to the best views and hidden locations. For booking info: Viator.
5. Prague Segway Tour
Riding a Segway offers you the extraordinary experience of walking through Prague without walking – but gliding on board a Segway Human Transporter! Enjoy this fascinating journey through the streets of Prague, a city filled with beautiful sites and photo opportunities. You’ll be sure to enjoy your ride on board one of the most fascinating machines in the world. For booking info: Viator.
6. Florence Segway Tour
Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century – a Segway! You’ll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders of this wonderful Renaissance city. Far easier than walking, and more unique and private than a coach tour, getting around Florence on a Segway personal transporter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! While you ride your two-wheeled electric Segway, which operates by self-balancing, you’ll listen to your audio guide via a set of headphones and hear entertaining facts and anecdotes about the history of Florence as you glide.For booking info: Viator.
7. Philadelphia Segway Tour
Save your feet some walking as you glide through Philadelphia on a Segway Human Transporter – the most exciting way to tour one of the oldest cities in the United States. All instruction is provided, so what are you waiting for? Seg-your-way through Philly today! Riding the Segway, you will glide past some of Philadelphia’s most memorable sites, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park. For booking info: Viator.
8. Berlin Segway Tour
Cruise effortlessly through Berlin’s parks and sidewalks as you view the sites by Segway! A self-balancing, personal transportation device that’s designed to operate in any pedestrian environment, your Berlin Segway Tour is limited in size (a maximum of 5 participants per guide), so you can count on an extremely personal experience. The most enjoyable way to orientate yourself with the city sites, Berlin Segway Tour is ideal for both new and repeat visitors. You’ll soak up all the main attractions, with ample time to stop, take pictures and hear all about Berlin’s unique history. Your knowledgeable native English-speaking guide will also explain present-day facts and lifestyle facts about Berlin, while being available to answer any questions you may have. For booking info: Viator.
9. Budapest Segway Sightseeing Tour
The tour starts with a 30-minute orientation session. You will have time practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Budapest. The morning or evening tour will give you a fantastic orientation of inner Pest and fabulous views of the stunning Buda Castle District. You will glide from the office in the city center to sites including St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House and the Grand Boulevard of Andrassy framed by its tree-lined avenues. Next we’ll cruise through Vorosmarty Square and the Vaci Walking District. Finally visit Vigado and Danube Promenades, the Chain Bridge, Roosevelt Square and more! For booking info: Viator.
10. Chicago Segway Afternoon Tour
This Segway Tour is perfect for those new to the city as well as Chicago veterans. For the beginners, this 3-hour tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you know from movies, postcards and history. The 3-hour afternoon tour begins with a 30 minute training session. You’ll glide from the peninsula through Museum Campus to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Then you’ll cruise along Lakeshore Drive at the edge of Lake Michigan all the way to Millennium Park at the foot of famous Michigan Avenue. You’ll see Navy Pier, the Lincoln statue, Buckingham Fountain and of course, ride the coolest machine in the world the entire time! For booking info: Viator.