5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Combine the fun of touring San Francisco by Segway with the personal touch of having a private guide attentive to your group’s interests and skills. Choose from three itineraries that feature Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, or Golden Gate Park and great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. You’ll be able to cover more ground than walking and enjoy the fun of the Segway personal transporter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience while touring San Francisco!

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Highlights

  • Segway tour of San Francisco with private guide
  • Have a choice of time slots and itineraries to explore the iconic sights of the city
  • Combine the fun of touring by Segway with the ease of having the guide all to yourself
  • Try wheeling around San Francisco's legendary hills and the famously crooked Lombard Street (advanced riders)
  • Take in the the city by night as you glide through glittering Chinatown, North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Sightseeing on a Segway is already a terrific choice for touring San Francisco, so why not elevate your experience with a private tour? Ride longer, see more and enjoy it all at your own pace. Having a guide that responds to your interests and skill level makes you feel like a real VIP.

What You Can Expect

Private Segway Tours of San Francisco

Choose the private Golden Gate Park tour and explore the treasures of this expansive park

Riding a Segway is intuitive, like bike-riding, but it takes a moment to learn how to operate it. You'll have 35-45 minutes of Segway training before beginning your tour, so that you become comfortable riding the most innovative transportation of the millennium. You will practice until your group feels familiar with the Segway, then be ready to tour San Francisco!

Once you’re rolling, you’ll follow your guide along the streets of San Francisco on a 3-hour tour, with the ability to cover more distance than on a typical walking tour and plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and questions along the way. You’ll have more time than on the regular public tour, and your guide will be able to adjust the itinerary and pace to your group’s interests and skills.

Choose from three different itinerary options and a choice of time slot.

Itinerary

Wharf Tour:
Enjoy stunning views of the San Francisco Bay as you glide along the waterfront. If your group is feeling confident, you may even take on some hills!

You’ll cruise through Aquatic Park to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, taking in great views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Next you’ll head to Russian Hill, and Lombard Street, the most crooked street in the world. Depending on your skill level, you may get the chance to ride down Lombard!

Glimpse hidden stairways and paths as you travel through the streets to North Beach, an area with strong Italian roots, evident in the cafes and restaurants. You’ll stop in the heart of North Beach at Washington Square Park, next to Saints Peter and Paul Church, and hear about the history of the area, from early explorers, to Gold Rush fever, to Beat poets, the counterculture and more. You’ll then return to the waterfront and glide past historic ships including a WWII Liberty ship, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. The hills portion of the route may be adjusted or canceled based on rider ability and safety.

Golden Gate Park Tour:
Wheel through seven miles (11.2 km) of the 1,000-plus acres of Golden Gate Park as you learn the history of this lush San Francisco green space from your experienced guide. Your guide will take you to landmarks such as the Conservatory of Flowers, Stow Lake, the Lawn Bowling Courts, the deYoung Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden and Shakespeare Garden. You'll have time to take a quick tour of either the Conservatory of Flowers or the Japanese Tea Garden (own expense) if you choose.

You’ll also discover hidden gems such as Lily Pond, Fern Grotto, Storybook Cross, a redwood tree grove, and a pioneer’s log cabin. The park is so large that many locals don't get to see all of it! As you travel, you'll hear how the area – covered by sand dunes in the 1870s – was transformed into the urban oasis you see today. The private tour includes extra time for exploring the Music Concourse and Stow Lake.

Night Tour:
When the sun goes down in the city, hit the streets for a night tour of some of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods! You’ll meet at Fisherman’s Wharf and head to North Beach, also known as the city’s Little Italy where Beat poets once made their home. Your guide will share the history of this lively neighborhood as you pause at Washington Square Park, adjacent to Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Next, glide over to the lantern-lit streets of nearby Chinatown for a glimpse of the dim sum shops, classic temple architecture, and abundance of souvenirs stores. From Chinatown, head down to the waterfront near the Bay Bridge where a dynamic light sculpture called Bay Lights dangles on the bridge cables. Continue along the Embarcadero past the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf for a look at the historic piers, including a WWII Liberty ship, the Pampanito submarine, Fish Alley, the Fisherman’s Chapel and the steaming pots of local crab vendors.

Enter the festively-lit Ghirardelli Square where the renowned chocolate is made, then find the National Maritime Museum nearby. You'll have a chance to snap photos in front of the historic sailing ships at Hyde Street Pier and take in the view of Alcatraz Island before ending your private Segway tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were the only people on this VIP tour and we had a great time! We probably traveled around 20 miles within San Francisco, up to Coit Tower (and down again!), Chinatown, North Beach . . . Carlos was a great guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide was really good, we even ate a pizza where she recomend us. The segway gives you the oportunity to see the city as if you where walking but moving fast and no that fast that you might loose something, 110% recomendable.

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