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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour

Chicago, United States

From $75.10

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  • 2 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings, and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
  • Chicago Segway art and architecture tour
  • Save your feet from a full day of walking and see Chicago's sites by Segway
  • Glide along the lakefront soaking in views of the spectacular skyline
  • Pass by Buckingham Fountain, Lincoln Statue, and the Museum Campus

What's Included

  • Segway tour
  • Professional guide
  • Thorough Segway orientation from a certified Segway trainer
  • Helmet and a bag on the Segway to store personal belongings
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 300 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    At the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive near Millennium Park. We suggest parking in the Millennium Park Parking Garage. Once past the entrance gates, turn left toward Monroe Street. Proceed down to level 2. Park near 2W and follow the signs through the breezeway to our Lakeside office.

Departure Time

  • 8:30 AM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Make your way to the meeting point at the corner of Monroe and Columbus in downtown Chicago to meet your guide. Listen to a short safety briefing and practice riding the self-balancing, 2-wheeled electric scooter.

Once you're comfortable with the controls and basic maneuvers, zoom off through Grant Park to see the Lincoln Statue and Buckingham Fountain. Learn about the architects that founded and defined the distinct Chicago School of Design such as van der Rohe, Wright, Burnham, and Sullivan. 

Ride through one of Chicago's Millennium Park, 24.5 acres (10 hectares) of parkland that is home to works from many famous artists, designers, and architects along the Lake Michigan waterfront. Pass the Art Institute of Chicago and the Water Tower on the iconic Magnificent Mile. View structures like the Pritzker Pavilion, the Bean, and the Crown Fountain. 

Your tour ends up back at its starting point.
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Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled departure time to check-in and fill out waivers. All guests will be fitted with helmets. The tour begins at the departure time with a video and comprehensive one-on-one training with the tour guide. Training ensures that even the most nervous guest feels comfortable for the duration of the tour.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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Grant Park

Then you're off to glide through beautiful Grant Park!

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants are required to wear protective helmets at all times and sign waiver and release forms prior to departure
  • During the summer bring your sunglasses and sunscreen. And bring your camera for great photos!
  • All riders be at least 12 years of age
  • Minimum weight requirement is 100 lbs (45 kg) and maximum recommended weight limit is 260 lbs (113 kg)
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A definite must
Karen_V, Jul 2021
Fun way to learn about the city's architecture and monuments. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable! Would definitely do it again!
Great experience!
Delcy_l, Jul 2021
Me and my daughter had a great time we enjoyed every minute, thank you Matt for the tour, 5 stars ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for you.
Great tour, tourguide and fun for...
Frederick M, Oct 2015
Great tour, tourguide and fun for whole family, some of them were apprehensive to try it, but after 30 seconds was a pro......highly reccomend!
Benjamin was fun, entertainig...
Veronica L, May 2015
Benjamin was fun, entertainig, informative and made the 2hrs go by very quickly. Lots of tidbits of info you wouldn't normally come across unless you did a tour like this. Highly recommended!
The tour was amazing! We went on...
Linda C, Dec 2014
The tour was amazing! We went on the first tour of the day on a Sunday and it was just us and the tour guide. We were able to cover a lot of ground. Great fun, love the Segway .
I took the tour last week and it was...
Alan M, Sep 2014
I took the tour last week and it was my first time on a Segway. Our tour-guide and instructor was Paul who presented a nice and relaxed trip for a novice such as myself. The tour was informative, the staff was friendly and the experience is one I would recommend to anyone. Just an added advantage was that the tour started early in the morning, giving plenty of time to visit other sites with your new found knowledge of downtown Chicago.
Kim was fantastic!! She was patient...
Michael G, Aug 2014
Kim was fantastic!! She was patient and very, very helpful in getting everyone used to their segways. Then she offered us a choice of two directions and told us what we would see either way. We all opted for the more architectural tour since that was what we were all hoping to see. She gave terrific information and answered all questions. She offered to take and took pictures of the tour members at various photo opportunity spots. All in all it was a great two hours that just flew by. I highly recommend this tour as you really get to see a good deal of the memorable building of this fun city.
Outstanding tour and leader. Kim...
Julie S, Jul 2014
Outstanding tour and leader. Kim (?) was friendly, knowledgeable, fun and personable. We had a great time seeing the city and learning to use a Segway.
It was great. We loved everything...
Melinda H, Jul 2012
It was great. We loved everything about it. We felt safe and prepared after the video and practice. Our fearless leader was great. He watched us cross streets and kept a close eye on us. Would do it again.
It was great! My guide, Dana, was...
J Kelly T, Aug 2011
It was great! My guide, Dana, was wonderful. She really knew her stuff. She answered my questions, made me feel confident and provided just the right amount of fun. I recommeded the tour to others and I hope they followed up. It was easy, fun and the BEST way to see the sights.

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