- 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
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.
Excellent tour!! My husband, daughter, and I took the hour and a half Segway tour of Charlotte. None of us had ever been on a Segway before and were a bit apprehensive about learning how to control it. Our guide, Tremaine, gave great lessons and within 10 minutes or so we were on our way. Our tour was just the three of us so we had a very personal tour! We loved the fourth ward and the parks. We also really liked hearing about the history of the city and of various buildings. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. What a great way to have a tour of a city! Charlotte is a great city! The people there have really worked together to make it a premier city! We came straight from the airport and completed an afternoon tour before meeting our son after his work day. What a FUN tour!
This ride was so fun. My guide Rod, was very knowledgable about Charlotte and its history. We had a great time. I would highly recommend this exciting adventure and bring my friends as well.
It was an excellent experience. James our guide was most helpful, explaining how to operate the Segway, and taking us on a nice journey which included three stops for food! I'm looking forward to doing it again. The Segway was easy to learn, and fun to ride. The pictures which were taken are great.
It was a wonderful experience. The Segway was easy to learn. Our guide James was most helpful. I would be delighted to do it again.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!
Great tour guide and tour. Would definitely recommend.
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.