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Philadelphia Segway Tour

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Philadelphia, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
  • Ride your Segway on a 5- or 10-mile loop of Center City
  • View Philadelphia landmarks such as the Italian Market, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Travel down Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Schuylkill River Trail (if option selected)
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 6 people ensures a more personalized experience
Guided Segway tour
Segway training
Photos of your tour
Entrance fees for attractions on the route
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

7 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Why ride when you can glide? Riding on a Segway isn’t rocket science, but it’s important to know how to maneuver one, especially gliding around a large metropolitan area like downtown Philly. So this tour begins with a brief but thorough training session to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knowledgeable about their Segway. Additionally, all passengers must weight between 99 and 300lbs (44 and 136kg) to participate.

With the training out of the way, it’s time to hit the open road. If you have opted for the shorter Segway tour around Philadelphia, cruise a loop from the Historic District and Penn’s Landing to the Delaware River and South Street neighborhoods. Check out over 15 attractions, like the historic First Bank of the United States, the 9th Street Italian Market — the oldest and largest outdoor market in the United States — the folk art environs of the Magic Gardens and the various churches attended by William Penn, where the Quaker leader (who fought against religious oppression) practised what he preached.

On the longer Segway tour option, continue along the loop, passing by Elfreth's Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street, and the Betsy Ross House, believed to be the very site where the the first American Flag was sewn. Glide by Independence Hall, birthplace of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the magnificent homes of Society Hill.

Continue on to the Avenue of the Arts, Rittenhouse Square and Fitler Square before traveling along the Schuylkill River to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the famous stairs from the movie Rocky. Finally, it’s off to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Rodin Museum before winding through some of the city’s back streets, en route to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Chinatown, where the tour comes to an end.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Independence Hall
See the sights.
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Rodin Museum
See the sights.
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South Street
See the sights.
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Elfreth's Alley
See the sights.
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Rittenhouse Square
See the sights.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
See the sights.
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
See the sights.
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Society Hill
See the sights.
Pass By:  
Betsy Ross House
See the sights.
Pass By:  
Italian Market
See the sights.
Pass By:  
Avenue of the Arts
See the sights.
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First Bank of the United States
See the sights.
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Welcome Park
See the sights.
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
See the sights.
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Delaware River Waterfront
See the sights.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • TOUR REQUIREMENTS*
  • All riders must wear a helmet (your own or provided by Philly by Segway).
  • All riders must bring valid identification.
  • All riders must read and sign a waiver of liability.
  • Segway riders must be 12-years-old or older. If a rider is under 18, they must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult who can sign the waiver form.
  • All riders must weigh between 100lbs - 300lbs.
  • All riders must complete Segway training to their guide's satisfaction.
  • RECOMMENDED ATTIRE*
  • Please keep in mind that you will be standing for the duration of your tour - these recommendations are for your comfort and safety:
  • Wear comfortable but not loose clothing.
  • Wear secure, flat, comfortable shoes, preferably close-toed sneakers or athletic shoes. Flip-flops, high heels, or wedges are not appropriate.
  • DRESS FOR THE WEATHER - we ride rain or shine. If it is a cold day, dress as if you are going skiing (gloves, hat, coat, etc.). If it is a hot, sunny day, wear sunscreen, bring sunglasses, and a water bottle. You will be outside for the duration of your tour.
  • YOUR TOUR*
  • Please arrive early. We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
  • After you check in, there will be a 30 minute training session including an instructional video. You must complete this training to your guide's satisfaction - even if you've ridden a Segway before.
  • Once everyone is trained and feels confident riding a Segway, we start the tour!
  • DISCLAIMER*
  • Philly by Segway reserves the right to decline a tour to anyone. It is imperative that riders follow guide instructions for their safety and the safety of the group.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Philly by Segway

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Segway Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Segway Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I should have brought my gloves due to the cold - but luckily I found some in their lost and found to borrow!" See review
  • "We would highly recommend the tour and try to do it at the start of your trip as it'll give you a real sense of where the different neighbourhoods are." See review

Reviews

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Wonderful way to see Philly
Debbie_B
, Oct 2020
Barry was out your guide and was fabulous! We did the hour tour which took us around a lot of historical sites including the Italian market, independence home, and a lot of history throughout Philadelphia. Would absolutely do this again maybe next time do the two hour tour. We loved every moment of it and it was a fun way to see the city.
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Great way to see the city!
MaryDJ
, Oct 2020
An anniversary trip I won’t soon forget such a D great tour guide wonderful who helped make the city come alive such a fun time that we came back for a 2nd tour the next day!
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Exceptional Tour and Value
Jack_F
, Sep 2020
“D”was our guide and was amazing in making everyone feel comfortable on using the Segways whether first time or not. Then navigating the streets and sidewalks throughout the tour making sure we were all safe with earphone that he used to communicate his narrative instructions we all Had a vast knowledge of the streets. Then his knowledge of the city’s history and landmarks were amazing and made sure any and all questions were answered. For the sense of adventure on a Segway in a large city with a tour guide this is an amazing value for the 2 plus hours we used. It also showed us things we wanted to do on our own after this tour and walked to them. Best Bang for ur $$$ by far.
star-5
Great way to see Philly
Ann_F
, Sep 2020
What a fantastic and fun way to see Philly! We rode segways once before, whether or not you've never done it before, the guide lets each person test drive one in the office before going out on the street. It honestly couldn't be easier to learn how to navigate! Our guide Dee was fantastic and made us feel so safe the entire time. He was super knowledgable and took us to see so many great sights throughout the city. Highly recommend!
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Segway Philly
Mark_C
, Aug 2020
Barry was a very knowledgeable guide and always diligent with our safety on the road. Great experience!
star-5
Great Tour
Marcia_H
, Jul 2020
Great tour. Barry was great. He is knowledgeable and he lives his city. Unfortunately, many locations were closed due to COVID-19, but we still felt like we got to know the city.
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Mrs
Sunyoung_M
, Jul 2020
Very friendly stuff and fun experience . But I didn't receive pictures from staff. Can I receive soon ? Or text me 267 992 4891
star-5
Awesome Day
Marc_P
, Jul 2020
We had an awesome time. Our guide was fun and was very informative. We will definitely do it again. They segways were surprisingly easy to operate and it is an adventure rolling around the city while exploring it.
star-4
My wonderful tour on the segway!
Ines_B
, Mar 2020
The segway tour was a wonderful experience for me! After learning how to use it (which is quite easy), the segway proves to be a very agreable means of transport when it comes to discovering some old places of Philadelphia. However, to enjoy this tour one should be more interested in riding a segway than discovering historic places. Because to thoroughly visit historic and touristic places, one has to choose another type of tour. Victoria, who is the guide and instructor was very kind, reassuring and professional. I highly recommend this tour for the fans of segways!
star-5
Amazing! Definitely worth it!
kmgaston933
, Oct 2019
We were a bit nervous having never been on segways before, but by the time we got going, we felt so at ease! We ended up taking the 2-hr tour and it was SO worth it. We wanted to Segway everywhere after that! Such a unique experience. Thanks to Owen for being a great guide!

Product code: 6314PHILSEG

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