Segways are known for their near-silent electric motors, which juxtapose to less-quiet tour vehicles, such as buses and hyena trains. Observe peacefully with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $27 for a 30-minute segway training session and one-hour historic city tour (a $55 value)
- $27 for a 30-minute segway training session and one-hour rental (a $55 value)
- $37 for a 30-minute segway training session and two-hour historic city tour (a $75 value)
- $37 for a 30-minute segway training session and two-hour rental (a $75 value)
During the one-hour tour, riders glide down winding, centuries-old streets, passing sites such as Market House and the homes of three Declaration of Independence signatories. After pausing to see the brick-and-stone façade of the Maryland State House, riders traverse the U.S. Naval Academy grounds to delve into the history of Gate 3 and the occupants of the crypts. Groups follow this same path for the first half of the two-hour tour, which eventually leaves historic downtown for Murray Hill, where they glide past opulent waterfront homes and limbo beneath low-hanging streetlights. Riders then explore the local park before heading to the historic city dock. At each stop along the tour, guides expound on the lives of those who lived there. Before each tour or rental session, staff teach customers how to drive, steer, and stay balanced on their segways, and equip them with mandatory helmets, bottled water, and earpieces for listening to the guide or piping in arena-rock anthems.
Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.
a neat way to see the areas of a city you don’t usually see; it combines the novelty of the segway and the historic side of AnnapolisDan M, TripAdvisor, 4/15/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Wonderful, fun, educational tour with good safety in mind. We had a great time!”
“My wife and I had a blast on the tour and would highly recommend it for anyone who would like to do an interesting tour of Annapolis. Even though my wife suffered...”
“My wife and I had a blast on the tour and would highly recommend it for anyone who would like to do an interesting tour of Annapolis. Even though my wife suffered several good sized bruises after being ran into by a fellow tourer, she still had a great time. The guides were knowledgeable and very personable. GREAT TOUR!!”
“Had a great time on the tour and SegZone was very responsive to helping me schedule the tour. I was a bit surprised when they let us roam free for the 2nd hour. Later...”
“Had a great time on the tour and SegZone was very responsive to helping me schedule the tour. I was a bit surprised when they let us roam free for the 2nd hour. Later when I checked their website I found that the "Tour" had been cut short and that "The second hour ventures out of the historic downtown area to the charming neighborhoods of Murray Hill and beyond; We Segway past gorgeous multi-million dollar waterfront homes and cozy side streets that visitors rarely have a chance to see. " ”
131 Prince George St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401