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.
24 HOUR BIG BUS PASS
Big Bus Tours allows you to experience the stunning views of Washington DC from an open-top bus. From the bus you can enjoy dramatic views of Washington DC's many famous landmarks, including The White House and the Washington Monument. Sitting on the upper deck provides you a better perspective on these recognizable landmarks and gives you the opportunity to take some amazing photographs. The Big Bus Pass will give you 24 hours of hop on hop off access across the city wherever Big Bus rides.
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.
Unfortunately, not. There are absolutely no exceptions to the City Law which requires all riders be at least 16 years old.
Our National Mall Segway Tour is approximately 3 hours long.
Our tours operate in groups of 8 people per tour guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, all of our tours run rain or shine. In the event of rain, guides will have ponchos that are free of charge.
If the party is larger than 8 the group will be split up for safety reasons.
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.
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!
You may board the bus at any of the Big Bus Stops which can be seen on this map.
The closest stop to our office is #40 on the Yellow Loop near the Kennedy Cente
Guests can hop on and off at any of the sites Big Bus Tours visit. They include, but aren't limited to: Arlington Cemetery The Pentagon, The White House, Washington Monument, Capitol Building, National Cathedral, Georgetown, Embassy Row, National Zoo, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, The Smithsonian, Ford's Theater ...and more!
You must print, present and relinquish the voucher you recieve after purchase at any Big Bus Tour pickup location. Once the voucher is presented, you will be issued a ticket from Big Bus Tours which will be good for 24 hours Hop On/Hop Off access.
No food allowed. Drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted. No alcohol permitted.
The first bus departs at 9:00am and the last departure is at 5:00pm for all loops.
Along with 24 hour Big Bus hop-on, hop-off access, your ticket includes a Live Guide, an Audio Guide, and an entrance ticket into Madame Toussauds.