Washington DC is deceptive in its sheer scale. The National Mall alone is more than 2 miles long, from the Lincoln Memorial to the United States Capitol, and that’s without taking in the Jefferson Memorial, White House or Smithsonian. If only there was an easier way to get around town. Ah, but there is!
Segway tours are hugely popular in Washington DC for the very reason that they save the legs and they save time. Heck, they’re just more fun. And that is why we at TravelMag have searched through all the options to bring you a list of the best five Segway tours based on factors like price, quality of experience and itinerary.
WASHINGTON DC SEGWAY TOUR
FROM: $75/per person
This great day tour is roughly three hours long and aims to take in most, if not all of the iconic landmarks that are so numerous in Washington DC. Knowledgeable guides are able to provide stories and the history surrounding many of the places you visit. See the Vietnam and Korean war memorials, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination spot: Ford’s Theatre, his Memorial at the end of the National Mall and much more.
SITES BY SEGWAY
From $64/ per person
Sites By Segway is a 2.5 hour tour that aims to focus on all the main sites on and around the National Mall. Learn about the Smithsonian and some of the most famous monuments not only in the city but in America. As with all tours, a little training on how to operate the Segway will be provided at the start of the tour. Water and snacks are also provided on this small-group tour.
SEGS IN THE CITY
From $70/ per person
Segs in the City offer what they like to call Segway safaris. They offer a range of different night or day tours, with the most popular being their two hour Discover DC Safari, which ventures away from the National Mall at times to add Ford’s Theatre and the FBI Building to the list of well-known sites. A shorter, one hour Taste of DC Safari aims to experience some of the main sites and is good for those who are short on time.
SEGWAY NIGHT TOUR
From $75/ per person
Everything looks different at night. Experience some of Washington’s iconic monuments in the dusky light known by photographers as the magic hour. As day turns to night, glide by the White House, US Capitol and the Washington Monument, as the city lights illuminate the city skyline. The tour lasts three hours and you must be over the age of 16 to participate. Group numbers tend to be lower than usual on this tour.
CHRISTMAS ON WHEELS SEGWAY TOUR
From $64/ per person
Perhaps a little specific, but this has to be one of the more unique Segway tours out there. The 2.5 hour Christmas tour is designed to allow an enhanced Washington Christmas experience. The Local guide takes segway-ers to the Botanical Gardens Holiday Showcase as well as the Capital and National Christmas trees, which are a must see. If that leaves you feeling a little cold, there’s also a stop off to get hot chocolate along the way.