• National Mall
    Segway Tour

    "My wife and I used to make fun of Segway tours but after 2 days of walking
    around DC we were tired and decided to give it a shot – it was a blast!"

    jesse, usa

National Mall Segway Tour

National Mall Segway Tour

  • United States History
  • Top Rated Tour
  • Great Photo Ops

Experience the National Mall Segway Tour.

Our most popular, Day and Night National Mall Segway Tour is the perfect tour for both those new to the city and those locals looking to experience Washington DC with an effortless glide. For the newbies to DC, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you’ve read about. For the veterans and locals, we’re positive you’ll learn new facts and stories about Washington that you’ve never heard.

  • Approximately 3 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • All Day, Evening
    • Live Guide
    • Helmet
    • Segway
  • Adults $75.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

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    • Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.
    • Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 16 and pregnant women will not be permitted to participate (absolutely no exceptions - if anyone is under 16 they can not ride a segway in DC under any circumstances).
    • City Segway Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.
    • Live Guide
    • Helmet
    • Segway
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • All Day, Evening
  • Adults $75.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

  • English
  • 32
    • Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.
    • Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 16 and pregnant women will not be permitted to participate (absolutely no exceptions - if anyone is under 16 they can not ride a segway in DC under any circumstances).
    • City Segway Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.
    • Live Guide
    • Helmet
    • Segway
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • All Day, Evening
  • Adults $75.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

  • English
  • 32
    • Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.
    • Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 16 and pregnant women will not be permitted to participate (absolutely no exceptions - if anyone is under 16 they can not ride a segway in DC under any circumstances).
    • City Segway Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.

Tour Highlights

  • The White House
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Capitol Building
  • Washington Monument
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • National Galleries of Art
  • Also see the Navy Memorial, World War II Memorial, National Archives, Old Executive Office Building, and more!

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

  • Expand/Collapse Whats the difference between the National Mall and Segway Experience Tours?

    The National Mall Tour is a three hour Segway tour and costs $75/person whereas the Segway Experience is two hours and costs $65/person. Each tour will visit the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and just about everything in between. The National Mall tour will add stops down Pennsylvania Avenue, the Capitol Building, the National Mall, Smithsonian Castle and more. And if you are looking for a little more time to visit the Jefferson, FDR or MLK Memorials which are not included on either of these tours, you can check out the Monuments and Memorials Tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is there an age or weight limit?

    For your riding safety, guests must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds. Yes, unfortunately the age restriction is City Law and no, there are no exceptions.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I rent a Segway without a guide?

    Unfortunately, we do not rent our Segways out to individuals without a guide. Since our tours are virtually always full, we need all machines for our tour customers.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museum and monuments?

    Unfortunately we do not enter the museums and other attractions listed on our tour page as we devote as much time as we can to the tour itself. We will make short stops to learn about the museums and other attractions and give you a great orientation of the city so you'll know exactly where you will want to go after the tour.

  • Expand/Collapse My child is 13 years old and rode a Segway in another city, can he/she ride?

    Unfortunately, not. There are absolutely no exceptions to the City Law which requires all riders be at least 16 years old.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Space is limited on our Segway tours and though we may have upwards of 30 guests going out, we guarantee small groups with one of our many highly trained tour guides. For these reasons, we do require reservations. When you reserve a tour, we schedule our exceptional guides and support staff to make your Segway tour the best experience possible. For this reason we require a minimum of 72 hours notice for cancellations and/or rescheduling of tours. If you fail to meet your appointment, we still incur the same expenses, we probably have turned away others guests that would like to go on tour, and tour guides may have shown up just for your group. Therefore, there are no refunds for those guests who fail to show for a reservation or cancel without 72 hours notice. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are tours cancelled in case of rain?

    No, all of our tours run rain or shine. In the event of rain, guides will have ponchos that are free of charge.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for every tour we offer. All walk-up customers will be accommodated in the best possible manner based on guide and Segway availability. Our tours fill to capacity on a regular basis. For this reason we highly suggest making a reservation online or contacting us directly to make a reservation. We don't want to fill our tour and miss showing you around!

  • Expand/Collapse Are the Segways safe for children or people with disabilities?

    We have had several people with disabilities join our tours. The necessary range of motion required to operate a Segway is similar to that of being able to transfer weight from one foot to another while walking. Also, riding a Segway does require the need to be able to stand for long periods of time.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    Our tours operate in groups of 8 people per tour guide.

  • Expand/Collapse What if my party is more than 8 people?

    If the party is larger than 8 the group will be split up for safety reasons on our standard tours. We can take larger groups as private tours; however those are subject to different pricing and plans and must be made in advance to make allowances for tour guides and machines.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Please be aware that we have multiple tours departing throughout the day, therefore if you arrive more than 30 minutes early we may still be working with other guests. This means that even if you arrive early, your tour will still begin at the normaly scheduled time. Each member of your party will be required to complete and sign a liability waiver form. Minors under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to complete their paperwork.

  • Expand/Collapse Will I need to put down a deposit?

    We do not take a deposit, though we do ask one member of your party to provide us with a credit card to save on file while you are on tour. Your card will not be charged unless there is damage caused to the Segway and card information will be deleted immediately upon completion of a damage-free tour.

  • Expand/Collapse I've never ridden a Segway before; will I be able to pick it up quickly?

    Your safety is always our highest priority; therefore, we begin each tour with a very thorough orientation of the Segway and its use before going out to enjoy the city! Each of our tours will begin with a short safety video followed by time to practice in our training area across the street and instruction from your tour guide. We will practice on the Segways until everyone feels comfortable.

  • Expand/Collapse I have ridden a Segway before; is there anything I should know?

    We do our best to make accommodations for returning riders once we get out on tour, however please be aware that we prefer to train new riders first to give them as much time as possible to practice. While some returning guests wonder why they can't simply be set up on their machines and left to explore, we ask that you remain patient while we allow first-time riders to get acclimated with a minimum of distractions or other riders in the training area. These delays are usually 5-10 minutes at most and help us keep our training area as safe and efficient as possible.

National Mall Segway Tour Reviews

NATIONAL MALL SEGWAY TOUR is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 327.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than we expected The idea of touring DC on a Segway is very appealing but figured the cost would be prohibitive. Well we thought wrong! The whole experience far outweighed the price that we paid. From checking in with their friendly staff to finishing up with those frozen treats, we all felt like one of the family. Our guide took us down and around The National Mall, all the time giving us valuable information and jokes that were actually enjoyable. The added value of her knowledge is priceless. Everyone was looking at us and a few people asking us how much the tour cost. We will definitely do it again on future trips but should of actually started on past ones.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see the National Mall! We have never been on a Segway before but thought this would be a great way to see the National Mall vs. walking or biking it. The reviews were very positive and we understand why! The tour was not only informative but a lot of fun too! Our tour guide, Grace, was very knowledgeable and gracious with everyone on the tour. We had a couple opportunities to stop along the way to stretch and take pictures. The Segway also has a small "backpack" to put small personal items in like a water bottle. The only negative was that the tour ended too soon! But again this was a great way to see a lot on 3 hours! Highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully fun experience The segways were easy to learn. Our guide made sure that all 6 of us felt comfortable before beginning the journey. He was fun, friendly, personable, and knowledgeable about D.C. He made the tour an awesome experience.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going on tour with City Segway Tours is a no brain Going on tour with City Segway Tours is a no brainer... My wife and I had a absolute blast on our recent tour. We got to see so much of Washington the easy way. Our guide was outstanding, not only did she know the facts about the history she knew much more than the basics. She shared her experiences and love for the City, which really made it come alive. The experience of gliding through the city was awesome - you see and hear so much. Much more than a guidebook will ever do. The team we all great - offering options for lunch, where to get some shopping done and secrets of the area around. if you want to get a good grounding of DC, this is the best way
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to see National Mall and nearby sights Although I'm not the most coordinated person and had a bit of trouble a few times with the machine, I had the best time on this informative tour of the main sights in and around the National Mall. Our tour guide Elaine was outstanding -- friendly, funny, filled with interesting anecdotes and corny jokes which showed her love and passion for Washington. It was very exciting to ride down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue for a half mile! Pay attention to the safety video and your guide's driving tips, and be confident with the Segway. I got nervous at various points and took spills, but the whole experience was so much fun I didn't mind at all. Highest recommendation!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highlight of the Trip My college friends and I met in DC for a long Labor Day weekend. The segway tour came highly recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and the tour was well-paced. We paused at various landmarks long enough to take pictures and do some light exploration (5-10 minutes). Most importantly, it was so. much. fun. to ride the segways. The mini training course made us *almost* comfortable, and by the time we were 5 minutes into the tour we all felt like experts. TIP: We did this tour on the first day of our trip - it was a GREAT way to see many sights quickly and decide which ones we wanted to plan a longer visit back to later in the trip.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satusfied with D.C. National Mall Tour!! I recently went on a trip to Washington, D.C. and had looked up fun things to do. I found City Segway Tours' website and reluctantly paid the $150 fee for two people ($75 for one person), but it was sooo work the money! We were shown a safety and operational video, then led outside to practice one-on-one with the tour guide on how to get on, start moving, turns, stopping, and getting off. We visited several monuments, museums, and tourist locations during our 2.5 hour ride around the city. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and stopped a couple times to let us stretch our legs and take some photos. I highly recommend this company and the National Mall Tour if you're in D.C.!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to see DC My girlfriend and I had heard about Segway tours of DC from a friend and we thought it would be fun to try it. We picked a late afternoon slot and were very lucky because we had a tour with just the two of us and our tour guide Caroline. Normally you would pay extra for a exclusive tour but we we just lucky that the guys chose not to charge us a additional fee. Caroline was a great tour guide, she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable; she made the tour lots of fun. The Segway itself was simple to use and after about 10 minutes, it feels completely natural and lots of fun too. I would recommend city segway tours to anyone visiting DC for the first time, lots of fun!
Date published: 2016-10-08
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