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Segway Tour of Washington DC

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:30am & 1:30pm

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • Meeting Point

    Tour departs from at 955 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC 20024-2119.

    By car or by foot, use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza in your GPS or phone app. We are on the upper level of L’Enfant Plaza, across the street from US Postal Service

    Headquarters at 475 L’Enfant Plaza, directly behind the new Spy Museum and adjacent to the L’Enfant Hilton Hotel.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Glide through Washington DC on a fun and easy-to-use Segway
  • See the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and many more famous monuments and institutions
  • Start with a 30 minute orientation which will teach you all you need to know about maneuvering a segway
  • Recommended by users of Trip Advisor – One of the top-rated things to do in Washington

Overview

Experience a new dimension to sightseeing as you cruise through the nation's capital, past the monuments, White House and other American icons on a Segway. The Segway is the first of its kind—a self-balancing, personal transportation device that's designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. The introductory orientation insures you cruise effortlessly through the beautiful parks and sidewalks of Washington DC. In addition individual headsets insure you don’t miss a word of the local guide commentary about the cities historical past and current-day activities.

HIGHLIGHTS

    Washington Monument 

    WWII Memorial 

    National Archives

    Lincoln Memorial 

    Capitol Building

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    Smithsonian Castle

    National Galleries of Art

    The Segway tour is perfect for both, those new to the city and locals looking to experience Washington DC with an effortless glide. This tour offers a fantastic orientation and an opportunity to see virtually all of the famous sites and monuments of America’s capital city.

    Itinerary

    • Before you start the tour, you will be given a 30-minute orientation session on how to operate a Segway followed by time to practice on the Segway so that you feel comfortable and ready to go out and sightsee Washington DC. The Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone 17 and older. Unfortunately, pregnant women will not be permitted to participate in this tour. Highlights of the tour include: • The White House: This is possibly the most photographed building in the world and the greatest symbol of power. Every president but George Washington has lived in this Executive Mansion. • The Capitol Building: The government moved to “Jenkins’ Hill“ in 1800 and the building has been in constant development since. • Smithsonian Castle Building: This was established by British scientist, James Smithson, who sent his fortune in 100 bags of gold for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge”. Serving as the first endowment of the Smithsonian Institution which has now grown to 15 buildings and complexes. • National Galleries of Art: Find out which museum was the site of the country’s first presidential assassination. It houses pieces from the world’s finest artisans over the last 3 centuries. • The Washington Monument: This pinnacle structure is dedicated to the founder of America, George Washington and is the centrepiece of the National Mall. • Also see the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Old Executive Building, The National Mall and more. The tour ends at the starting point.

    Inclusions

    • Segway
    • Helmet (mandatory)
    • Live Guide
    • Bottle of Water
    • 30-minute training session

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    Please note

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

    Children below the age of 16 and pregnant women are not permitted to participate in this tour.

    Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to ride.

    Prior to the commencement of the Segway Tour, a security deposit of approx $500 USD for the Segway vehicle will be pre-authorized on your visa or mastercard account in the form of a credit card slip. This is a routine exercise, and no charges will be made to your credit card if the vehicle is returned without any damage.

    For day parking, the Metro or a Parking Garage will be your best option because street parking is only good for 1 hour or 2 hours at a time and this is strictly enforced. If you want to use a parking garage in this area, they typically charge $7 - $9 per hour.

    Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.

    Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.

    All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos for sale in our office. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.

    Additional info

    The tour offers 1 guide for every 8 persons Changes in tour route may be necessary due to construction and security-related issues.

    Please be aware that many garages in DC are not open very late, so be sure to double check before you enter or leave the garage for operating hours.

    Always check for temporary parking signs; due to federal security restrictions, street closures are very common in the Central Business District.

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    • 5
      Washington DC National Mall Tour
      08/27/2013 M ganchi, United Kingdom
    • 4
      Great way to see the sights!!!
      07/12/2013 MR S J CRITCHLEY, United Kingdom

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