Philadelphia City Tour by Segway®
Gliding through Philadelphia is the most exciting way to tour one of the oldest cities in the United States. Riding the Segway ® Human Transporter, we will allow visitors to glide past some of Philadelphia's most memorable sites, such as: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park.
The 2 1/2 to 3-hour escorted tour begins with a hands-on training session, ample time to become comfortable riding the Segway ® HT. Tour size is small so you can fully experience this magical city (max. 9 gliders).
Something as fun as day off from work, or tacked onto a full day of sightseeing, the Philadelpia City Tour by Segway® is a great way to catch a breath of fresh air and gain perspective on parts of the city that other tours bypass.
- Participants must be at least 13 years old and between 100 lbs and 275 lbs.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Riders should have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance.
- TOURS RUN RAIN OR SHINE. We will determine if the tour is cancelled due to severe weather such as lightning, flooding, etc.., Call us 1 to 2 hours prior to the tour to confirm a tour delay or cancellation.
- Ponchos are available for anyone that needs them and Segway HT themselves are just fine in all weather.
- Insurance requires everyone to complete a liability waiver (those under 18 must have an adult sign for them).
- We suggest you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We will provide helmets and safety vests.
- No children under 13 are allowed on this tour.
- We can take a maximum of up to 9 customers per tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Segway ® Human Transporter (HT)?
The Segway ® Human Transporter (HT) is the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device. With dimensions no larger than the average adult body and the ability to emulate human balance, the Segway ® HT uses the same space as a pedestrian, and can go wherever a person can walk. The Segway ® HT allows people at home and at work to go farther and move more quickly.
How does the Segway ® HT work?
This breakthrough technology termed "dynamic stabilization," is the essence of the Segway ® HT. Dynamic stabilization enables the Segway ® HT to work seamlessly with the body's movements. Gyroscopes and tilt sensors in the unit monitor a rider's center of gravity at about 100 times a second. When the rider leans slightly forward, the Segway ® HT moves forward. When the rider leans slightly back, the Segway ® HT moves backward.
How do I learn to ride a Segway ® HT ?
All customers are required to take a 20 to 30 minute hands - on training session to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Riders are trained on Segway ® HT operation and emergency stops. All riders are required to wear a helmet and safety vest.
How safe is the Segway ® HT?
The utmost care and research has gone into ensuring that the Segway ® HT is safe. The Segway ® HT's balancing technology is truly revolutionary and provides an exceptional riding experience. The Segway ® HT has redundant systems and sophisticated alerts built into its design, and many thousands of hours of use have demonstrated that the Segway ® HT is safe when used appropriately. It is important that Segway ® HT riders understand their responsibility to ride safely. Proper skill level and understanding of the Segway ® HT prevents injuries caused by loss of control or misuse.
Who can ride the Segway ® HT?
Although riding a Segway ® HT is relatively easy we do require that all riders be at least 13 years of age ( An adult or guardian must accompany children under 18). Also, riders should have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance. The Segway ® HT is not appropriate for those weighing under 100 pounds or over 250 pounds.
How long does the tour last? How many stops for pictures?
Our Philadelphia tour lasts 2 1/2 to 3 hours including the 20 to 30 minute training. We make frequent stops for pictures along the Philadelphia waterfront and at the top of the Art Museum steps.
What do I wear on the tour?
We want you to enjoy your Segway ® HT experience and suggest you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We will provide helmets and safety vests. The Segways ® HT are equipped with small bags for cameras and small purses. You may wish to wear sunscreen on sunny days, and bring rain gear and/or warm clothing for days that are looking like it might rain or will be cool.
Are the tours cancelled in case of rain?
No, our tours run rain or shine. We have ponchos available for anyone that needs them and the Segways ® HT themselves run just fine in all weather. We will determine if the tour is cancelled due to severe weather such as lightning, flooding, etc. Call us 1 to 2 hours prior to the tour to confirm a tour delay or cancellation due to inclement weather.
What happens if I have to cancel?
Deposits WILL NOT be refunded for any reason within 72 hours of your scheduled tour.
Do I need a Security Deposit?
Yes, a Valid ID with picture and credit card: Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express will be required for a security deposit on each Segway ® HT. All damage to the Segway ® HT is the responsibility of the rider.
Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Children under thirteen are not permitted on this tour. Please order online or call 888-478-1479 to order or for more information.