The Windy City is too vast to explore fully on foot, which is why these top Segway tours are the ideal way to get around.
Chicago has many faces, waiting to be experienced. There’s Chicago by night, historic Chicago and of course the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Then there are the many museums and parks. But distances between landmarks can be deceptively large. If you wanted to walk the entire length of Grant Park, from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Museum Campus, you’d be hoofing it around 1.5 miles one way. And while walking is great, rolling is even better, which is why these four Segway tours offer a Chicago experience like no other.
Chicago Lakefront and Museum Campus Small Group Tour
Perhaps one of the most unerringly popular tours in Chicago is this small group Segway experience. During roughly two hours, you will be able to roll along the banks of Lake Michigan and around the leafy, 57-acre plot of lakeside land south of Grant Park known as Museum Campus. There will be plenty of time to take in Chicago’s famous skyline and get photos as you go. Time is allotted for a little training on how to use your Segway, and helmets are provided. From $70 per person.
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago
When you’re getting around by Segway it’s amazing how much of Chicago you can see in a short space of time. During 90 minutes on this guided tour of the Windy City you will travel southwards from Millennium Park, where you’ll find the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, towards Museum Campus. You’ll pass through Grant Park along the way, keeping to broad, carless pathways and occasionally getting right up to the shoreline of mighty Lake Michigan. This Segway tour departs twice a day from Fri-Sun. From $75 per person.
Chicago Sunset Segway Tour
In many ways, Lake Michigan defines Chicago. Many of the city’s best features can be found along its shores, including Grant Park and Museum Campus, which contains the Shedd Aquarium and a lakefront promenade. Experience both the shoreline and the Windy City skyline during the hours that everything is painted in the warm glow of sunset. Given the colder weather and shorter days of winter, this tour runs only from spring to late fall each year, during which time it’s available daily. One-to-one safety and Segway operation briefings are given at the start of each trip. From $75 per person.
2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago
Chicago by moonlight is a fascinating spectacle. Even more so when it is enlivened by a guide in costume zooming through the lakeside parks on a Segway, followed by others wearing an assortment of horror-themed helmets. This fun tour offers a unique twist on the haunted tour concept, taking you from one ghoulish Chicago landmark to the next on Segways. Learn about the dark side of the city’s history and see the city lit up at night. This tour runs on Thursdays only, from June to October. From $77 per person.