5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

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  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Duration:1.5hrs - 2hrs

Charlotte Segway Tour

A Segway tour of Charlotte is fun, safe and informative! Follow your knowledgeable local guide as you glide through the upbeat Uptown neighborhood. Sights on this tour include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum, and the Gantt Center. Choose a 1.5-hour ride, or add an extra 30 minutes to see a couple of additional sights: two historic cemeteries and the stadium home of the Carolina Panthers.

Highlights

  • 1.5- or 2-hour Segway tour of Charlotte
  • Ride by the museums in Uptown’s vibrant arts district
  • Visit historic highlights like Trade & Tryon (Independence Square) and the Fourth Ward
  • Check out The Green, a park with sculptures and whimsical signposts that honor great world literature
  • Learn about Charlotte's history at the Old Settlers’ and the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemeteries (if option selected)
  • See the home stadium of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team (if option selected)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you visit in the summer, on your ride through The Green - a world-literature themed park tucked into downtown - you might catch a glimpse of one of the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival's summer performances in the park.

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What You Can Expect

Charlotte Segway Tour

Charlotte Segway Tour

Meet your guide in downtown Charlotte for a thorough overview of how to operate the Segway. Once your group is comfortable with the Segway controls, you'll make your way through the lively Uptown district. There are plenty of opportunities for photos on this informative tour -- best to pull out that camera only when your Segway has come to rest!

Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tour
Start your tour by making your way to the Levine Avenue of the Arts to stop at the Bechtler Museum, a relatively new attraction in Charlotte that showcases the Bechtler family’s impressive collection of modern art. Admire the imposing 17-foot (5-meter) outdoor sculpture “The Firebird," covered in shimmering mosaic tiles.

On the other side of this avenue is the Mint Museum, the oldest art museum in Charlotte, and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, home to exhibitions and performances. Glide into The Green, an urban park lined with sculptures that celebrate great literature. Then make your way over to the center of Charlotte at Trade and Tryon streets. Your tour ends with a visit to the Fourth Ward, a pretty area known for its historic Victorian homes.

Option 2: 2-hour Segway tour
If you'd like to cover a bit more ground by Segway, opt for a longer tour where you'll hit all of the sights above, as well as the Old Settlers’ Cemetery dating back to 1776. Your guide will share the names of some of the prominent citizens who have been laid to rest at this historic burial site, as well as at your next stop, the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Return to modern times with a visit to the Carolina Panthers' football stadium.

Customer Reviews

Darcy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was the first time my daughter and I had been to Charlotte. We were there for a family wedding. We took the Segway Tour on our first day to see the sites and learn a little about Charlotte. We were not disappointed! Neither of us had ever ridden a Segway before but they give you lots of guidance and practice before you go out on the streets. Our tour guide was awesomely funny wish I could remember his name and very knowledgeable about the city. We stopped for several photo ops along the way. It started to sprinkle a little during our tour but he was prepared with ponchos. Lots of fun! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Charlotte while having fun and riding a Segway!!!

Winnie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So much fun! Training was a breeze. There were only 4 people in my group so we all received ample attention. Our guide, Tremaine, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and patient. It's a safe, fast, fun and economical way to explore uptown Charlotte. Next time I visit a new city I will look for a segway tour first.

Sally S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Josh did a great job showing us the points of interest in Charlotte. He was patient and very informative.
We will definitely do more Segway tours in the future.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had friends in from California and wanted to have a fun experience in Uptown Charlotte. What a thrill to be navigating the streets of the Queen City! Slight trepidation at the beginning but the training was excellent and the tour was interesting. Highly recommend taking the tour!!

john m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide and tour. Would definitely recommend.

Gerald W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was the best ever!! He name is James and we not only enjoyed the
Segway equipment, we enjoyed the city, the history and the interaction with James. If you do this tour and you should, make sure you get James for your guide.

Robert Diamond USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very good way to see and get familiar with the Downtown Charlotte area. Our guide Rod was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the area. Would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see and know a little bit more about Charlotte. Would do this again!

Phil C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We always wanted to do a Segway tour in some city, and found ourselves in Charlotte with a free afternoon so we thought we'd give it a try. Our guide, Tremaine Tyson, was delightful! He offered a great historical tour, while also offering insights into the future of the city. SO much fun! A

Teresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our family had a great time on the segway tour! Friendly staff. Tremaine was a great tour guide. I highly recommend Charlotte Segway Tour.

Alice F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved the tour and our guide!

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