Charlotte Uptown Segway Tour with Local Guide, Bechtler Museum

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USD7500

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Meet your guide in downtown Charlotte for a thorough overview of how to operate the Segway. Once your group is comfortable with the Segway controls, you'll make your way through the lively Uptown district. There are plenty of opportunities for photos on this informative tour -- best to pull out that camera only when your Segway has come to rest!
Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tour
Start your tour by making your way to the Levine Avenue of the Arts to stop at the Bechtler Museum, a relatively new attraction in Charlotte that showcases the Bechtler family’s impressive collection of modern art. Admire the imposing 17-foot (5-meter) outdoor sculpture “The Firebird," covered in shimmering mosaic tiles.
On the other side of this avenue is the Mint Museum, the oldest art museum in Charlotte, and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, home to exhibitions and performances. Glide into The Green, an urban park lined with sculptures that celebrate great literature. Then make your way over to the center of Charlotte at Trade and Tryon streets. Your tour ends with a visit to the Fourth Ward, a pretty area known for its historic Victorian homes.
Option 2: 2-hour Segway tour
If you'd like to cover a bit more ground by Segway, opt for a longer tour where you'll hit all of the sights above, as well as the Old Settlers’ Cemetery dating back to 1776. Your guide will share the names of some of the prominent citizens who have been laid to rest at this historic burial site, as well as at your next stop, the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Return to modern times with a visit to the Carolina Panthers' football stadium.

Highlights

1.5- or 2-hour Segway tour of Charlotte
Ride by the museums in Uptown’s vibrant arts district
Visit historic highlights like Trade & Tryon (Independence Square) and the Fourth Ward
Check out The Green, a park with sculptures and whimsical signposts that honor great world literature
Learn about Charlotte's history at the Old Settlers’ and the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemeteries (if option selected)
See the home stadium of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team (if option selected)

Itinerary

This address is the location of our main office and is where the tour begins. (Map error - ZIP CODE is 28202) We are located ALL THE WAY INSIDE the ONE SOUTH AT THE PLAZA building at 101 S. Tryon St. (Same building as THE OMNI HOTEL.) Up two short flights of stairs to the far left of Walgreens and Which Wich (NOT up the escalator).
We view the OUTSIDE of the museums on S. Tryon St.
We stop in the area where our major Uptown museums are located.
We ride through the Fourth Ward Park after viewing some the 18th/19th Century architecture.
We ride through this quirky and popular park right at the end of the tour.

Inclusions

Use of helmet
Segway training
Guide

Exclusions

Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • MUST BE ON TIME FOR THIS TOUR! Arrive 30-45 min. before start time for training!!!
  • Minimum suggested age is 12 years old, but MUST weigh at least 100 lbs.
  • For participants under 18, they must be with a parent or responsible party 21 yrs or older and have a signed waiver from a parent
  • Minimum weight is 100lbs so the Segway computer can respond to your movement.
  • Maximum weight is 280lbs.
  • Dress code: Ideally wear comfortable closed toe shoes (though not required), weather appropriate layers, and no hats under helmets. Gloves recommended on cold days
  • No pregnant travelers are allowed
  • NOT recommended for those who might struggle in VERY HOT weather.
  • NOT ALLOWED FOR PREGNANT PARTICIPANTS!
  • NOT recommended for those who've had somewhat recent hip or knee replacements
  • NOT recommended for those with unpredictable blood sugar issues.
  • Participants must be able to stand for 1.5 -2 hrs and be able to climb stairs unaided.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.