Segway tours represent another step toward the inevitable fusion of man, machine, and commentary track. Give in to technological destiny with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a two-hour segway Park Glide or Holiday Lights tour for two from Segway Experience of Chicago (a $140 value). This Groupon can also be used by one customer to take both tours. The Holiday Lights tour continues through February.
As Chicago's only segway-authorized touring company, Segway Experience of Chicago pilots passengers along a historically rich and high-speed jaunt through the city of broad shoulders. Departing from Grant Park, the two-hour Park Glide tour carves through the city's iconic parks, stopping for photo ops in front of Millennium Park's iconic Pritzker Pavilion and Daley Plaza's aldermanic dunk tank. Holiday Lights outings leisurely scoot past Daley Plaza, the Board of Trade building, and Trump Tower while offering myriad wintery photo ops. Feast eyes on the Daley Center tree’s brightly colored lights, explore the festive Christkindlmarket winter holiday market, and contemplate taking up residence inside the Macy’s window displays. Led by trained and experienced segway pied pipers, Park Glide tours depart at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. daily, and the Holiday Lights excursion basks in the city's glow starting at 4:30 p.m. every day. The zero-emission segway gliders zip along at speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour, nearly four times faster than the average pedestrian. Though Segway Experience of Chicago has a limited number of full-body snowsuits, they recommend wearing extra layers or filling socks with chicken noodle soup in order to stay warm during the tour.
Segway Experience of Chicago
Standing taller than pedestrians and gliding at a steadier pace than bicyclists, Segway riders experience cities at their own speed from an entirely new perspective. The knowledgeable tour guides dispatched by Segway Experience of Chicago lead groups through the Windy City’s lakefront, strolling by the surrounding fountains and architecture across two-hour tours. More rewarding than riding atop a double-decker bus or clutching the cape of a superhero, Segway tours fill eyes with panoramic views of Chicago's best sights and its elegant skyline.
I was beyond impressed with the length and variety of the tour, and even as a native Chicagoan, we learned a lot.Suzanne S., Yelp, 5/23/11
The tour guides were especially friendly....they took us to some amazing spotsJay A., Yelp, 6/28/11
224 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60604