Enjoy the ride on a Segway, as your local guide takes you into the back streets of some of Philly’s most artistic neighborhoods
Duration: 4 hours
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
- Your Segway tour runs from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- Your history tour runs from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Start Location: 7 N. Columbus Blvd., Suite 7b, Philadelphia, PA 19106
End Location: A pub in the heart of Old City
Tour Group Size: 8 people maximum per guide on your Segway Tour, 12 people maximum per guide on your Walking Tour
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. A beer (or soft drink) at the end of your Philly history tour.
Exclusions: Personal shopping, and tips and gratuities for your guides.
Philadelphia Walk & Roll Segway Tour
The Philly Tour Hub is proud to offer the widest variety of tours in Philadelphia! Across our four unique brands, we offer over 22 incredible walking tours, Segway tours, private driving tours, and scavenger hunts of Philadelphia – and we want to make it easier for you to create your perfect day in Philly.
We’ve paired some of our favorite tours to give you even more options to walk, glide, or ride through the City of Brotherly Love! So, take a look and we can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia! Our Walk & Roll Package takes you to tons of Philly’s must-see sights – you experience both our 1-Hour Segway Adventure and History Walking Tour all in one epic day!
General Itinerary – 1-Hour Segway Tour of Philadelphia
The beginning of your tour starts directly next to the beautiful Delaware River. Here, you’ll get a wonderful panoramic view of New Jersey and The Benjamin Franklin Bridge. As you glide up Race Street, you’ll enjoy one of the most photographed streets in America, Elfreth’s Alley. Continue along thru Old City, the original neighborhood of Philadelphia, now home to art studios and galleries. Roll along and find yourself in the Queen Village section, an historic local neighborhood normally overlooked by travelers.
Then, travel through the iconic Italian Market (very popular with fans of the Rocky movies) before you experience the eclectic South Street – viewing the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and several blocks along this historic street. Your next neighborhood to explore is Society Hill with gorgeous historic homes, the nation’s first hospital (Penn Hospital), and quaint, quiet streets.
Finally, head through the Independence Mall area, along Race Street, and back to our location next to the Delaware river.
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 1-Hour Segway PT Tour of Philadelphia.
General Itinerary – History Tour of Philadelphia
Start your Philadelphia History tour behind the Religious Liberty Statue just outside the National Museum of American Jewish History, where you’ll meet your guide and begin your Best. Day. Ever.
From here, we’ll take you back to the time of our nation’s founding, weaving your way through Independence National Park. Your guide will share knowledge of the most significant sites of the park, such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and Old City Hall, among other sites that were instrumental in establishing many of the country’s first institutions and ideologies.
Continue this Philadelphia city tour to a spot where (on weekdays only) we can grab a view of Maxfield Parrish’s ‘Dream Garden’ mosaic mural and a possible excursion into Washington Square for stories of Philadelphia founder William Penn.
We then pass the Liberty Bell, where you’ll hear about why this iconic symbol has become so famous all around the world. Just next door, you’ll enter the President’s House site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as our nation’s capital. You’ll stroll up through the grand stretch of Independence Mall, home to Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Bourse, and the U.S. Mint.
After passing by the gravesite of the city’s most renowned inventor, Ben Franklin, you’ll enter the charming back alleys of Old City with its unique art galleries, trendy cafés, and fascinating industrial architecture and where you’ll have the chance to grab a quick snack or a drink and relax with your guide — the perfect opportunity to ask any pressing questions you may have about things to do in the neighborhood after the tour.
Continue to be immersed in history as you venture past the Betsy Ross House and then down Elfreth’s Alley, the street famous for being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.
Next, you may be treated to a visit inside Christ Church, where you’ll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.
As this Philadelphia tour winds down, your guide will take you to their favorite local bar or restaurant. You’ll get a craft beer (or soft drink if you wish) included in the price of the tour, and we’ll say cheers to the beautiful city 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 WALKING & SEGWAY TOURS
- Why should I choose the Philly Tour Hub and a Walking and Segway tour?
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.
- 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.
- How is a Philly Tour Hub tour unique?
A tour with Philadelphia Urban Adventures is like no other tour you’ve ever taken. Our tours are created by Philly-locals and Philly-lovers to show visitors the awesome side of Philadelphia. We create tours that we’d like to take – tours that are Fun, Responsible, Educational, and full of Value! Even travelers who have lived in the Philadelphia area for their entire lives will learn something new and incredible on an Urban Adventures tour!