8 Best Segway Tours in Washington DC

This post details the 8 best Segway tours in Washington, DC, including ticket prices, rules, as well as what to expect on one of these outings.

 

 


Overview

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.

 

DC Segway Tours

 

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.

 

 


City Segway Tours

This company offers two different 3-hour tours of the Monuments and the National Mall.

They also have a less expensive 2-hour option that focuses on the area around the White House and the National Mall.

Both outings cover landmarks such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building and more.

Tickets

3-Hour tour: $75 per person

2-Hour tour: $65 per person

If you’re interested in taking more than one trip around Washington DC, it’s worth noting that both of these tours are included in combo packages.

Make sure to check our discount section for more details.

Being the largest segway tour company in the city, this company offers the most daily tours and operates year round.

City Segway also provides segway trips at sunset, and you can learn more about these options in our night tours section.

Tours begin and end at their office in Foggy Bottom at 23rd and Virginia Ave. Most tour groups are no larger than 8 people.


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.

 


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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.


City Segway Tours

This company offers their 3-hour tour at 6 pm and their 2-hour tour at 7 pm.

Both trips will last until 9 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience Washington, DC both at sunset and after the sun goes down.

Capital Segway Tours

The 2 ½ hour tour provided by this company is also available at both 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

The latter tour will run until 10 pm, making it an excellent option during the summer months when sunset takes place much later.

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 a better sunset tour than a night tour.

 


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About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with three published books about the city. She has traveled extensively and lived in London, UK where she attended University College London for a Masters in History and in Seoul, South Korea where she taught English. While her family is now based in DC, she still explores the world. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts. She has been a part of the Free Tours by Foot team since 2011.