A cross between walking and busses, Segway tours let you see sites in Nashville up close while learning about them from knowledgeable tour guides.
This article compares two Nashville Segway tours, opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while traveling through Music City. Both provide a half-hour training session to small groups so riders can become an expert on using the devices. Segways are personal electrical-powered transportation devices that consist of a platform with two side-by-side wheels and a vertical shaft with handlebars to hold onto. It uses sensors and gyroscopes to detect user movements. Reservations are recommended for tours as they aren’t always able to accommodate walk-ins and participants must be at least 12 years old. Helmets are required and both tours provide them. While it is not required, the live tour guides do welcome tips.
Downtown Segway Tour Experience
In just 2.5 hours, visitors can glide through downtown while learning about the city’s rich history and taking in famous sights. This convenient mode of transportation covers about five miles, allowing participants to experience the best of Nashville with ease. Along the way, riders will encounter iconic landmarks such as the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Mall, Farmer’s Market and the Tennessee State Capitol. Offered daily, the Segway tour is able to reach areas inaccessible to most other tours, offering an unforgettable experience of Nashville’s culture and sights. From $89.
Music City Snapshot Segway Tour
This tour takes half the time of the previous tour, with participants taking an hour to embark on an entertainment-packed adventure through the city. A passionate guide will lead the way past such iconic sights as the Ascend Amphitheater, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Ryman Auditorium and the Music City Center. Whether you’re a first-time rider, short on time, or simply passing through Nashville, this Segway tour offers an introduction to Music City that takes in all the highlights. There will even be a few stops along the way to take pictures. Tours are offered daily. From $65.