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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 or 3 hours

New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

Wind through bustling and beautiful New Orleans on a fun and educational Segway tour! An expert guide will lead you through the colorful French Quarter, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, sharing insight into the city’s architectural history and diverse colonial heritage. Upgrade to a 3‐hour tour to include a visit to the Tremé neighborhood and Congo Square.


  • Historical Segway tour of New Orleans
  • Explore the French Quarter, the cultural heart of the city, with its famous Bourbon Street
  • Cruise along the Mississippi River and enjoy sweeping views of the West Bank
  • Visit Jackson Square and see the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed
  • Learn about New Orleans’ history and culture from your fun, knowledgeable guide
  • Choose a 2-hour or extended 3-hour tour
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

Touring Around the Treme Neighborhood

Your tour begins on Decatur Street in the French Quarter with a 30‐minute training in the basics of Segway use. Once you’ve got your bearings on the electric two‐wheeler, you’ll take off on a whirlwind adventure with your expert guide.

Explore the French Quarter, New Orleans’ timeless cultural center. Admire the French and Spanish Colonial architecture, and note intricate detail and metalwork that adorns the historic buildings, some dating back more than three centuries. Glide along the Mississippi River waterfront while your local guide offers facts on New Orleans’ French colonial history. Mingle with locals, catch snapshot views of the West Bank, and watch picturesque steamships paddle by. 

Then you’ll leave the riverside to explore Jackson Square, the colonial city center, and Louis Armstrong Park. As you cruise through Jackson Square, check out the open‐air art vendors and admire the age‐old buildings surrounding Jackson Square – including St Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo, where the Robert Livingston and James Monroe signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

At the edge of the Tremé‐Lafitte neighborhood, Louis Armstrong Park – the birthplace of jazz – offers a lovely ride through a manicured park, adorned with beautiful fountains, bridges and tributary statues to the city’s rich musical icons.

Your 2‐hour tour ends with a ride down infamous Bourbon Street, a visitor haunt since the days of French smuggler Jean Lafitte, and a visit to the Old US Mint. 


Extended 3‐Hour Tour:

The 3‐hour extended tour will include a stop at Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park, an important site where slaves and free people meet on Sunday to openly trade, socialize, play music and dance. Then continue to the famous Tremé neighborhood, known historically as a rich cultural melting pot and jazz hotspot, and more recently as the setting for the popular HBO series Tremé.   Your tour returns to the starting point on Decatur Street. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome!! This was our first, but not last, time on a segway tour. Chat was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend this group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Cathy was amazing - with her history background the tour was very interesting and fun to see New Orleans from a different angle. LOVED IT!!! Thank you so much for such an enjoyable segway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly Recommended. Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a wonderful time! Jon was our tour guide and very informative. He really did an excellent job. I wish we could have made this our first day event so that we could have explored more with the knowledge of this wonderful city Jon shared with us. I thought I would kill myself when I first stepped on that thing. After a few minutes it was like I always had been riding one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Definitely a must if you are visiting New Orleans for your first time. Tim was our tour guide and was excellent!!! We did the 3 hour tour. I couldn't imagine doing the shorter tour. An excellent way to see the city and learn some interesting history. It also helped us plan our activities for the rest of our vacation based on what we learned. So glad we decided to do the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a lot of fun and our guide was really good! A wonderful way to see a city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great way to see the city. Segways are so much fun, and so easy to ride. We got a lot of looks from envious people. And our guide, Kathy, was awesome. She's so knowledgeable about New Orleans, and has a great personality. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a great time on the tour. Learned some interesting information about New Orleans and had fun doing it. The tour guide Chad was very knowledgeable and kept things going at a good pace. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I loved the tour and the city history that our guide shared. I was nervous about being on a Segway, but the staff made sure we all were comfortable and safe, This was a terrific experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time. I was not sure my group would be excited about the tour and they loved it. Thank you!

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