Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining 2-hour guided, small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
2-hour Segway tour of Philadelphia
Ride your Segway on a 5- or 10-mile loop of Center City
View Philadelphia landmarks such as the Italian Market, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Travel down Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Schuylkill River Trail (if option selected)
Small-group tour with a maximum of 6 people ensures a more personalized experience
Why ride when you can glide? Riding on a Segway isn’t rocket science, but it’s important to know how to maneuver one, especially gliding around a large metropolitan area like downtown Philly. So this tour begins with a brief but thorough training session to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knowledgeable about their Segway. Additionally, all passengers must weight between 99 and 300lbs (44 and 136kg) to participate. With the training out of the way, it’s time to hit the open road.On the 1-hour Segway tour around Philadelphia, cruise a loop from the Historic District and Penn’s Landing to the Delaware River and South Street neighborhoods. Check out over 15 attractions, like the historic First Bank of the United States, the 9th Street Italian Market — the oldest and largest outdoor market in the United States — the folk art environs of the Magic Gardens and the various churches attended by William Penn, where the Quaker leader (who fought against religious oppression) practised what he preached. On the 2-hour Segway tour, continue along the loop, passing by Elfreth's Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street, and the Betsy Ross House, believed to be the very site where the the first American Flag was sewn. Glide by Independence Hall, birthplace of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the magnificent homes of Society Hill. Continue on to the Avenue of the Arts, Rittenhouse Square and Fitler Square before traveling along the Schuylkill River to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the famous stairs from the movie Rocky. Finally, it’s off to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Rodin Museum before winding through some of the city’s back streets, en route to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Chinatown, where the tour comes to an end.
Reviews by Viator travellers
Philly by Segway
, Jul 2019
Great tour which gave a taste of Philly centre and its different areas. Great guide who ensured we were safe and sound. My teen daughter loved it...while we enjoyed the historical part of the tour...she enjoyed something a little out of the norm.
We would highly recommend the tour and try to do it at the start of your trip as it'll give you a real sense of where the different neighbourhoods are.
We had a great time seeing the sights of Philadelphia on the segway. I highly recommend it! You get to be up close to all of the sights. My only critique is that they should allow us to stop longer at certain sites and ask questions.
Knowing we had only one day in Philly, and coming off running almost 200 miles the previous two, I knew a walking tour was not in the cards. I found this company on Trip Advisor, and I couldn't have been happier. My group and I had never been on Segways before, but Barry did an amazing job of getting us acquainted with them, and we felt like pros by the time the tour was over. Barry was a great tour guide, and his ability to focus so successfully on our safety and simultaneously keep us entertained was really impressive!
First, I would like to stress that Deshon was a great guide. We felt very safe navigating through the city. He was very knowledgeable about the landmarks and the history of Philadelphia.
Unfortunately, the communication system, walkie-talkies, was a poor fit for this tour. The wind was blowing, so we whizzed by many significant landmarks without narration, only a crackling noise out of the walkies. We told D about the problem, so he gave us occasional updates when we were at traffic lights between attractions. He did the best he could with what he had.
I would not recommend this tour. We had to return to the sights at the beginning of the tour, on foot, on our own, which defeated the purpose of the Segway tour.
Was in town solo for the Rocky Run November and thoroughly enjoyed this tour! It was a great mix of historical and contemporary info and I felt we really got to see a good part of the city. I should have brought my gloves due to the cold - but luckily I found some in their lost and found to borrow! The cafe stop for a break, Argentine coffee and empanadas was totally awesome! I would highly recommend!
Ben was a very personable and knowledgeable tour guide. It was the first time for me on a Segway and it's super easy to figure out through Ben's instruction. This tour is a great way to get oriented with historical sites and the general city center areas while Ben provided commentary. We returned back to several areas based upon what we had seen on the tour. Plus, it's fun riding on the Segways!
This is an experience! These are so fun to cruise around on and as senior citizens we were a little concerned that we wouldn't get the hang of it. But within just a few minutes our teacher/tour guide had us going up and down hills and feeling confident enough to cruise the streets of Philly safely.
As far as touring Philadelphia don't expect anything comprehensive it's just not possible in the time you have. It's more the fun of operating a Segway with a taste of Philadelphia's beauty and history.
I am local, but I brought an exchange student on this tour and she had a wonderful time. Excellent guide and we got to see some things in the city that I did not know about. I plan on bringing my family back to do the tour with me after the summer is over.