Experience the relaxed and exciting way to explore the city on this one-hour Segway cruise along the Delaware River and through the Historic District, South Philly neighborhood, the Italian Market, and Society Hill.
Duration: 2 hours (plus 30 minutes registration and training)
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Start & End Location: 7 N. Columbus Blvd., Suite 7b, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tour Group Size: 8 people maximum per guide
Inclusions: Photos will be taken throughout the tour by your guide. You will receive these photos free of charge via email within 24 – 48 hours of your tour.
Two-Hour Philly Segway Tour Details
Come and experience the city of Philadelphia via Segway, on this river-to-river tour that covers many of the great sights of the city. This 10+ mile sightseeing Segway tour is not to be missed.
The beginning of your tour starts directly next to the Delaware River, with views out to New Jersey and over to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Along the waterfront, get comfortable on your new steed as you build up your confidence. Then, travel up Race Street, and through the Historic District, as you pass some classic sites, including Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, Franklin’s Grave, and Independence Hall. In the beautiful neighborhood of Society Hill, the architecture of the stately homes here are a feast for the eyes. The aroma from the many coffee shops and restaurants along the way inspires your senses.
Pass across the Avenue of the Arts on the way to Rittenhouse Square, and then wind through the Fitler Square neighborhood to the Schuylkill River. The scenery changes again here as you work your way along the paths of the Schuylkill Banks with the countless other runners, walkers, and bikers, toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Great views over the Boat Houses and of the Water Works will give your guide plenty of photos to take with you as the main feature.
The statue of Rocky adorns the area at the bottom of the famous steps that he ran in 1976, and perhaps your guide will give the chance to run the steps before you head on to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Here, you’ll find the Thinker by Auguste Rodin and the famous Barnes Foundation, as well as Logan Circle. Your guide takes you into some of the back streets towards the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Chinatown, Old City, and back to the Philly by Segway headquarters.
We make safety a high priority on your adventure, and we know you’ll return with a much greater appreciation of the city by the end of your exciting 2-Hour Segway PT Tour of Philadelphia.
- All riders must wear a helmet (provided by Philly by Segway)
- All riders must bring valid identification.
- All riders must read and sign a waiver of liability.
- All riders must complete Segway training to their guide’s satisfaction.
- Segway riders must be 12-years-old or older. If a rider is under 18, they must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult who can sign the waiver form.
- Riders must weigh between 100lbs – 300lbs.
- Philly by Segway reserves the right to decline a tour to anyone. It is imperative that riders follow guide instructions for their safety and the safety of the group.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PHILADELPHIA SEGWAY TOURS
- Why should I choose the Philly Tour Hub and Philly by Segway?
The Philly Tour Hub is a unique, boutique tour company based in Old City, Philadelphia. Offering public tours, private tours, driving tours, walking tours, Segway tours, group scavenger hunts, the Philly Tour Hub has the widest variety of Philadelphia tours.
Philly by Segway is our Segway tour brand, taking groups on Segway tours throughout Center City, Philadelphia. We offer 4 routes, each showing a different side of the City of Brotherly Love. Philly by Segway is our newest tour brand, acquired over 3 years ago. We are proud to say that our tours are consistently ranked at the top of the list on TripAdvisor.
- Are there any restrictions or requirements for Segway riders?
Our only restrictions are that all riders must be 12-years-old or older and weigh between 100 – 300lbs. Riders under 18-years-old must have a parent, guardian, or responsible adult with them to sign our Liability Waiver.
We highly suggest that you wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes. Sneakers or athletic shoes are preferred. You will be standing for the duration of your tour.
ALL SEGWAY RIDERS MUST BRING VALID IDENTIFICATION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- I've never ridden a Segway before! Will I be okay?
Absolutely! Most of our riders are first-timers, so you’ll be just fine. Our guides are incredibly patient and will take their time training you to make sure that you’re feeling confident and secure before you head out on the road.