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Combine the cultural and natural highlights of Austin on an exhilarating Segway tour of the city. At dusk, see the legendary bat colony of the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight and swoop into the air in thick and intriguing swarms. With an expert guide, glide through Austin’s dazzling downtown and visit important landmarks like the Moonlight Towers, the State Capitol Building and the Sixth Street Historic District. Listen to illuminating commentary of Austin’s history and culture throughout your tour.

Highlights

  • Austin bat-viewing and city highlights tour by Segway
  • Learn to ride the eco-friendly Segway
  • Cruise to the Congress Avenue Bridge for an amazing view of as many as 1.5 million bats emerging at dusk
  • Discover the many benefits of Austin's bat colony
  • Get a glimpse of the downtown scene as you ride through the Sixth Street Historic District
  • Stop at the statue of Angelina Eberley, an Austin heroine
  • See Austin highlights including the State Capitol, Moonlight Towers and the Paramount Theatre

What You Can Expect

Bat City Bridge Segway Tour in Austin

Segway Tour

Greet your guide at a central Austin location and listen to a detailed orientation talk on how to use your Segway. Once you feel confident, glide towards the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to Austin’s legendary colony of bats. As dusk settles, witness the majesty of North America’s largest urban bat colony as they soar into the air in dense black swarms. Listen to fascinating facts surrounding the animals’ behavior and physiology and watch the winged mammals flock for around 20 minutes. 

Next, embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Austin on your smooth and self-balancing Segway; whizz past important Austin landmarks like the Texas Sate Capitol building and then gaze at the 165-foot (50-meter) tall Moonlight Towers. See the entertaining Paramount Theatre and absorb the bustling atmosphere of the Sixth Street Historic District as you cruise through the pedestrian zone. 

Make a final stop at the Angelina Eberley statue and hear of its cultural significance before bidding your guide a fond farewell at your tour’s original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Pamela T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour, guide is very patient for beginners - you see loads of Austin and enjoy as you go along.

Donna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour with knowledgeable guide. The bats or history did not disappoint! Money well spent.

Matthew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely the best way to see Austin. Great tour
Hugo was very knowledgeable and a great instructor. Two kids who had never done a Segway and all around town wuth zero problems

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful experience. Hugo gave us just what we asked for. We ended up being the only family on the tour, so he tailored the tour to better fit our teenagers, which meant finding them lots a areas they could just roam around and have fun and get used to riding the Segway, with just enough history to keep the grown ups interested. Since my son is studying architecture, he even took us to a historic hotel and stayed with the stuff so that we could all look around inside. This trip was well worth booking and I'm so glad we booked it instead of the cheesy ghost tour which our boys would have thought was silly. Thanks again to Hugo for being a great guide.

Carol G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour itself was lots of fun with Juan. He was very helpful and got my husband past him falling during training. The Segway is a fun way to get around a city and I would recommend it to anyone. We had an issue since my husband fell before the tour began but Juan coaxed him into continuing on and my husband was very happy that he did though we ended up in the ER later that evening to find out he broke his elbow.

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

First time trying out a Segway. Juan was an excellent instructor and tour guide. Great way to take a quick tour of the city. Austin is a very cool city. I would move there if it wasn't so hot!

sue b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great tour. We had some scheduling issues and the guys worked with us and helped us rearrange everything. It showed us a lot of downtown Austin and the guide pointed out some great places to visit. Would definitely recommend!!

Hildreth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a great time, our tour guide was fun, informative and flexible. Great way to see the city and experience something new. Easy to ride - no coordination needed !

Colleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The highest rating was for our tour guide, who didn't just drag us along on. Chris was great, and tailored the tour to meet our family's needs. There was a lot to see, and we could not have done this with my dad (who has limited mobility) as a walking tour. If you've ever wanted to see someplace but didn't like making your way through busy streets like a salmon swimming upstream, the Segway gives you enough height and clearance that you can see what you want to see.

Warning...I myself am in good health, but because of an old injury that makes it hard to stand in one place for long periods, by the end of the tour I couldn't wait to sit down as my feet were nearly numb. There were plenty of stops to rest, but make no mistake...it is exercise. :)

Janet G

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

Unfornately due to Tropical Storm Bill out tour was put on hold. I am still waiting to receive the certificate for future use due to the storm. Juan was very helpful and worked things out so he gets a top Bravo Zulu for being customer focused during a difficult situation!!!! 10/10 for Juan!

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