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Lake Front Segway Tour – Chicago

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Key Highlights

  • Travel the 21st century way on an electric Segway
  • Fun for anyone from 12 to 70
  • See the world′s largest roof garden
  • Enjoy stunning views of the famous Chicago skyline
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    15 Mar – 31 Oct: Daily

    Duration

    Approx 2 - 3 hours (including Segway practice)

    Start time

    10:30am & 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Millennium Park, 239 E. Randolph Street.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A Segway personal transporter is a whole lot of fun and a perfect way to enjoy Chicago’s parks, trails and green spaces.

    This Segway tour with an entertaining friendly guide shows you the Windy City’s delightful waterfront, world-famous skyline and spectacular architecture.

    Glide through glorious Grant Park to the stupendous Buckingham Fountain, with its 150 foot jet of water. See the signature buildings of the delightful Museum Campus. And enjoy the ground-breaking art installations at incredible Millennium Park, the largest roof garden in the world.

    Itinerary

    The Lake Front Segway Tour – Chicago is a lot of fun and an enjoyable way to see the city. Please make your own way to the start point at Millennium Park, 239 E. Randolph Street.

    You will meet your guide and be issued with your Segway and safety helmet. The Segway is a two-wheeled self-balancing personal transportation device that can operate in any pedestrian environment. You will have time to practise using the machine before the start of the tour.

    You will glide through beautiful Grant Park, catching spectacular views of the Chicago city skyline on the way. Often referred to as Chicago's ‘front yard’, Grant Park is among the city's loveliest open spaces. It was saved for the public by far-sighted citizens in the early 1900s who campaigned to maintain the area as a green oasis and prevent commercial development along the lake-front.

    Grant Park is home to three world-class museums – the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium – all linked by an attractive swathe of greensward known as the Museum Campus. Soldier Field Stadium – home of the Chicago Bears Football Team – is also part of the Campus.

    You will pause to admire the magnificent Buckingham Fountain, one of the world’s largest fountains, with a jet that shoots 150 feet into the air.

    You will also see the fabulous Millennium Park. Completed in 2004, this masterpiece of architecture and landscape design is the world’s largest roof garden. Its finest features include an ultra- sophisticated outdoor concert venue, the interactive Crown Fountain, and Anish Kapoor's hugely popular Cloud Gate sculpture also see Adler Planetarium.

    Your Segway ride lasts around 2-3 hours and ends back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Segway
    • Safety helmet
    • English-speaking guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drink
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    For your safety, please wear a helmet while riding and obey the rules of the road at all times.

    Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If your tour is cancelled you will get a refund or your tour will be re-scheduled.

    Segway participants must be at least 12 years old and 100-260 lbs (45 kg-117 kg). Women who are pregnant are not allowed to ride.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Great time

      The weather wasn't the best, but that's Chicago for you. It turned out to our advantage, however, as while there were a lot of people walking it wasn't overly crowded. It...

      NITA JARARD
    • Freezing Cold Segway Tour of Chicago

      Really good tour. However, it should start earlier than 2:30PM. The tour is really over by 4PM cause of the short evenings so if the tour started earlier there would be more to...

      Ted Scriven