For first-time visitors to DC, this tour offers a fantastic orientation and gives an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites one has read about, from the White House and Capitol Hill to the National Galleries of Art and the war memorials.
• Washington Monument
• WWII Memorial
• National Archives
• Lincoln Memorial
• Capitol Building
• Pennsylvania Avenue
• Smithsonian Castle
• National Galleries of Art
01 Mar - 30 Sep: Daily
Tour departs from 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
The tour ends at the starting point
This tour starts at 6:00pm from 502 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. It is just off the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Your mode of transport will be a Segway. A guide will accompany you on this tour. 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 16 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.
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.
The tour offers 1 guide for every 8 persons Changes in tour route may be necessary due to construction and security-related issues.
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.
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