Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
First, arrive at 1301 East Cary St in the historic Shockoe Slip neighborhood. You'll begin by checking in at our front desk and choosing a helmet from our colorful selection.
Next, you'll depart for training with your experienced tour guide, learning to ride a Segway PT in just 10-15 minutes! Once trained, you'll cruise with ease towards the Haxall Canal to see past and present collide with the beginning of Richmond's recorded history in 1607 at the Christopher Newport Cross and the vibrant Canal Walk Murals from 2012. From there, continue on to sites like Brown’s Island featuring rich Civil War history and beautiful views of the mighty James River, the Virginia State Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, and many other locations abundant with amazing stories and sights!
The riveting stories of history include enduring icons like Washington, Lincoln and Edgar Allan Poe; as well as often unsung figures from Virginia’s past, including Barbara Johns, Garland H. White and the Batteau Men of the James River and Kanawha Canal.
Tour route and sites visited subject to change based on availability.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Professionally Guided Tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour start time
- Dress code is casual
- Age: Minimum 14
This was a very good trip. Our guide Jonathan was both informative and charismatic. He takes the time to get you comfortable on your Segway and then we were off! The tour is very interesting but I must say the Segway riding won the day. I would recommend this tour highly.
We had a fantastic time! Our guide Vincent was friendly and knowledgeable of the local history. This was our first experience on a Segway; Vincent gave us a very thorough training on how to navigate the city streets. There are so many tours to choose from; we will definitely to this again.
FUN! We had an awesome tour with a very informative and interactive guide. Grace had a lot of interesting stories and easy instruction on operating the Segway. We will definitely choose Segway tours again.
We had an amazing experience. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The tour guide got everybody oriented and comfortable riding the Segways before we started the tour. Most of us were new to the experience, but he was patient and helpful. It was a great tour, informative and fun. It's definitely a great way to see a lot of the area in a short amount of time. We went on the weekend Saturday morning, so we did not have to deal with work week traffic or workers. I'm not sure how much both of those would have impacted the tour, although I'm sure they take it into account. If you have not ridden a Segway, it's not difficult to learn although I was a bit concerned initially. I felt comfortable still cautious, very quickly. Next time, i will probably wear a show with a stiffer sole. The Segway senses the shift in your weight, so you can feel it in your feet at the end of the tour. I don't want that to sound like a reason not to try it -- I just think a stiffer sole would lessen that feeling.