Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC

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Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Experience Washington DC like never before on this guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about the history of the nation’s capital, and one of the most popular destinations in the US, while gliding around the city. See iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and many more—a perfect overview of the city for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to see the sites. Guided Segway training plus bottled water and snacks are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.

Highlights

Take a Segway tour of Washington DC
Experience a one-of-a-kind tour on a Segway
Visit DC’s iconic monuments and memorials
Small group ensures personal attention from the guide

Itinerary

Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to check-in and sign a waiver. We'll start with a bit of training to introduce you to the joy of riding a Segway. Your guide will provide one on one training before letting you test ride for a bit before setting out on tour.
Stop outside of "The Castle", the original Smithsonian Building and learn about the founder, John Smithson. Find out why he donated his estate to the United States although he'd never stepped foot on American soil during his life... (We will not enter The Castle)
We'll spend much of the tour riding along the National Mall where your guide will point out Smithsonian Museums and orient you with "America's Front Yard".
Pass by the Hirschhorn Museum
Ride by Natural History. Plan to pop in during your DC stay to see the Hope Diamond!
This museum is one of the world's most visited! Stop in while you're in DC to find out why!
Ride between the East and West buildings. Which would you rather see? Classic art or Modern art? Your guide can point you in the right direction!
Take a short break here (we don't want you to get "Segleg"!) and learn about the famed Civil War general.
Stop outside the US Capitol Building and learn about the design and function of the site where members of the House and Senate convene. Do you know who sits atop the Capitol? What does it mean when the flags are flying? (We will not go into the Capitol)
The Botanic Garden maintains a fabulous collection of nearly 26,000 plants.
Learn why our neighbor to the north has their embassy on famed Pennsylvania Avenue and not along "Embassy Row".
See the newspapers from various states and countries, which are updated and posted every single day.
Glide past the building that holds America's most important documents.
As you Segway down the middle of Pennsylvania Ave (in a protected bike lane!) , you'll pass by the FBI Headquarters.
See the home of the president from the south side (did you know that there is no "front" and no "back"? (We will not go into the The White House)
Learn about the controversial design and some of the symbolism behind one of the most solemn memorials in DC. If you shed a tear while your guide is sharing information, you'll be in good company. It's difficult not to get emotional during this stop.
Your guide will tell you all about the memorial dedicated to our first President before you climb the steps to see Abe sitting atop and take in the sweeping views of the entire National Mall.
If you visit without a guide, you'll likely miss much of the symbolism hidden behind the memorial dedicated to "the Forgotten War".
Your guide will share the stories behind the pillars, the gold stars, and the two pavilions of this memorial dedicated to those who fought in the second World War.
Did you notice that the Washington Monument is two different colors? You'll learn the story behind this fact, among others, during this stop. (We do not go into the Monument)
DC's newest Smithsonian is a site to behold. We highly recommend a visit; be sure to reserve your tickets in advance.
Make sure to go see the original Star Spangled Banner and Julia Child's kitchen!
Glad back to our shop to end your tour. We hope you had a blast!
Explore Washington DC, learn about the history and take photos!

Inclusions

Local/Professional Guide
Use of Segways and Helmets
2.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour of DC

Exclusions

Gratuities
Food and drinks

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tours begin on time, your tour check-in time is important. You must check-in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time. We can not guarantee we can accommodate late customers.
  • Please OPEN your voucher and read directions, you may need extra time to find us if you are traveling during rush hour or on metro train on a weekend.
  • Age: Minimum 16 (NOTE: This is DC LAW; not a "recommendation"). We reserve the right to check ID; participants who are signed up but are not 16 will not be refunded.
  • Weight: Must be between 100-260 pounds
  • Please note that due to security at our location, we are unable to hold luggage while you are on tour.
  • Guests are REQUIRED to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Those under 18 (aged 16 & 17) MUST have a parent or guardian also participating on tour.
  • Must be able to stand for 2.5 hours

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.