Chicago Segway Tours

Updated: 19 abril 2023

This post provides details about the best segway tours in Chicago, including details about which sites or subjects are covered and any requirements you may need to consider before purchasing tickets.

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Chicago Segway tours are another great way to see the sights around the Windy City, in addition to our Chicago Walking Tours

You’ve likely seen lines of single file segways weaving through the city. Segway tours make it easy to cover a lot of ground in Chicago in a short amount of time without getting exhausted.

There are a few different companies providing this service in the windy city, and we’ll be giving a brief description of how much they cost and everything included with each segway tour below.

This post will cover both day and night tours, allowing you to choose when and where you want to see the city with ease!

Rules and Requirements

Segway tours are only available to guests over the age of 12, and it is required to wear a helmet at all times. In addition to these provisions, nighttime riders must also wear reflective vests for their protection.

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Segway riders need to be over 100 lbs but not more than 250 lbs for the device to function properly.

Anyone with health or balance issues should consider another type of tour.

Although most companies will accept walk-up customers, it is usually a much better idea to book in advance to avoid missing out on the segway tour of your choice.

Are tips expected for Segway tours?

Although tipping is not required, it is certainly appreciated. A 15-20% tip is normal for the if the tour was good.

But if the tour was not up to your expectations, you also don't need to leave a tip.

Can you wear a backpack on a Segway?

Yes, if you need to carry something then you can use a backpack or a cargo holder.

How should I dress for a Segway tour?

In the footwear, flat, closed-toed shoes are highly recommended which will help you better maintain balance on the Segway. And in clothes, anything except loose, dangling clothes which may entangle.


This section covers some of the best Chicago segway tours available during the day, including information about how much they cost, locations you will visit on the tour, and how long the outing will last.

Don't forget to check the discounts section below!

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

This company also offers a 2 hour segway tour which both cover several popular locations in Chicago, but they focus more on the lakefront area of the city.

In addition to landmarks such as Buckingham Fountain, you’ll also see the garden paths of Michigan Avenue, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Shed Aquarium and more. 

While traveling around the city, your guide will provide commentary on the history of each site and tips on some of the best places to enjoy the views.

Bike and Roll

In addition to their popular bike tours, this company also provides a Chicago segway tour which focuses on the lakefront area and serves as an excellent orientation to the city.

Bike and Roll Chicago

During this 2 ½ hour segway tour, you’ll see landmarks and attractions such as Millennium Park, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan and many of Chicago’s skyscrapers.

Your licensed tour guide will offer helpful and informative commentary about each site as you wander around the streets of Chicago with ease.

TIP: You may be able to save money on this tour by using a tourist pass. Check our discounts section for more details.

Segway Experience of Chicago

This is actually one of the more affordable segway tours available in Chicago, and it's not too different from the services offered by their competitors.

Over the course of 2 hours you'll see a variety of notable sites and landmarks throughout the windy city, including the Museum Campus, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and many other locations.

As with all the other services we have listed in this post, your tour guide will offer training in how to use a segway, as well as safety gear to make sure you won't get hurt.

Fat Tire Tours

If you’re looking for a general overview of Chicago, this company offers a daytime tour that covers a variety of notable sites.

Guests can expect to visit locations such as Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier and much more.

This photo is courtesy of Tripadvisor.

While you’re traveling around the city with ease, your tour guide will provide a lot of historical and cultural information about the windy city!

This tour is available either for 2 hours or 3 hours so you can decide how much time you want to take exploring the city - with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

NOTE: These tours are not currently available as of April 2023, but they will probably be offered again very soon.


The following section will cover Chicago segway tours you can take after the sun goes down.

We include information about some of the locations you’ll visit, how long each tour will take and how much it costs.

Bike and Roll

Much like their competitors, this company also offers a service they call a Chicago sunset segway tour, and it actually departs a bit later and lasts a little longer!

This photo is courtesy of Tripadvisor.

This segway tour is similar to their daily outings, in that it includes a lot of the same sites, but the difference is that you get to enjoy seeing everything after dark.

Guests can expect to visit several popular attractions such as Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Soldier Field, and even the Adler Planetarium.

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Absolutely Chicago Segway

As with the other segway tour companies in Chicago, this company also provides outings after dark which allows guests to see the skyline light up the night sky.

Aside from all the historic skyscrapers, you’ll see, there will also be stops made at the lakefront, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Michigan Avenue and more.

Fat Tire Tours

In addition to their daily tours, this company also offers Chicago segway tours at night which show the city from an entirely different perspective.

Experience the windy city after dark as all the historic skyscrapers begin to light up the night sky!

Guests can expect to see and learn about a variety of locations including Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Navy Pier, and many other notable landmarks.

NOTE: This tour isn't currently being offered as of April 2023, but that may change in the coming months.


In this section, we will cover some of the best ways to save money on Chicago segway tours, including information about tourist passes and combo packages.

Tourist Passes

There aren't currently any segway tours offered with the various tourist passes in Chicago.

That said, this has been a common service offered by Chicago discount pass companies in the past, so chances are they will provide a discounted segway tour again at some point.

Even if these tourist pass services aren't offering Chicago segway tours at the moment, you can still use them to save money on almost every other activity you might want to enjoy in the windy city!

One of the nice things about this and other passes is that they also include admission to several sites which you’ll see on your Chicago segway tour, as well as other tours or attractions you may enjoy.

Here are a few examples:

For additional information about how to use these services and how much money you can save, please read our post covering Chicago tourist passes.

Combo Packages

Combo deals could be a great alternative to tourist passes because they allow you to save some money on just 2-3 attractions or tours.

There is currently only one combo ticket provided by Fat Tire Tours, and it includes both their daily segway tour and a ticket to the Chicago Skydeck!

NOTE: This combo deal isn't currently available as of April 2023.

Discount Sites

This is another great way to save money on Chicago segway tours, as websites and apps such as Groupon and LivingSocial both often provide decent deals on these types of services.

In addition to any savings you may enjoy just by using these discount sites, they also frequently provide extra coupon codes for 10% - 20% off local activities.

Before you make any purchases, check both the top and bottom of the page for any banners which may include coupons you can use for an additional discount.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: abril 19th, 2023
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