8 Best Segway Tours in Washington DC (2021)

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This post details the 4 best Segway tours in Washington, DC, including ticket prices, rules, as well as what to expect on one of these outings updated for 2021!

 

 

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Visión general

Segway tours are one of the most popular ways to see all of the sites in Washington DC.

There are a lot of advantages to a segway tour. One of the best things about them is that you will cover a lot of ground with minimal physical exertion.

And Segway tours are just a lot of fun! What could be better than riding around the city on a quick and nimble segway?

There are several companies that offer a DC Segway tour and below we give a quick description of the cost and benefits of each.

Though all of these companies offer private group tours, we have focused the below information on their public tours.


Rules and Requirements

All of these DC Segway tour companies require riders to wear a helmet and will not accept riders under 16 years old.

Riders must also be over 100 lbs and under 250 lbs. People with health or balance problems are encouraged not to take these tours.

While walk-ups are generally accepted at these companies, it is always better to book in advance as the tours often sell out.

 


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Day Tours

The following section will cover each of the major segway tours you can take during the day in Washington, DC.

We will include information about ticket prices, tour lengths, and some of the sites you will see on each trip.

 

 


Capital Segway Tours

This company offers a 2 ½ hour public tour that focuses on the Eastern end of the Mall and cruises down Pennsylvania Avenue.

On this outing, you will see more museums than monuments, but you can expect to learn about at least 25 historic or notable buildings.

Wireless audio headsets allow everyone to hear the guide’s narration and discover more about the history of Washington, DC.

Tickets

Capital Segway also offers a tour after dark that you can learn about in our night tours section.

Tours for this company begin and end at their office at Franklin Square (14th and Eye St. NW).  

Tour groups can include as many as 12 guests.

 


Bike and Roll

Although they are definitely better known for their bike tours, this company also offers a DC segway tour.

This outing is a general overview, providing a look at the National Mall and covering locations such as the White House, the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial.

Guests will be provided with all the safety gear necessary and given instruction on how to use a segway.

Tickets

Much like their competitors, Bike and Roll also offers a segway tour at sunset which runs until after dark. Check our night tours section for more details.

There is a maximum of 8 people allowed per tour. Their office is located near the National Mall at L’Enfant Plaza in the North Building.


City Segway Tours

This company is currently closed.


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Night Tours

Each of the segway tour companies listed above also offers tours after dark, but some outings run later than others. 

All tours cover the same sites as they would during the day, so there’s nothing new or different about these services.

The main advantage is the opportunity to see major monuments and landmarks lit up after dark!

 

 

If you’re looking for other things to do after the sun goes down, make sure to read our posts on things to do at night in DC and on DC Night Tours.

Capital Segway Tours

The 2 ½ hour tour provided by this company is also available at 6pm or 630pm depending on the day of the week.

Bike and Roll

This company provides their 2 ½ hour segway tour at 6 pm (ending at 8:30 pm) from March 23rd - November 2nd. Depending on when you take the trip, this may be more of a sunset tour than a night tour.

 


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About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 28 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 4) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.
Updated: octubre 6th, 2021
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