Seeing the world by segway beats seeing the world by bus, as bus tours are often ruined by engine exhaust, construction detours, and guides who deliver facts by honking them in Morse code. Enjoy the calm of a combustion-free trek with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $40 for a weekday three-hour Full City Segway Tour, valid Monday–Friday (an $80 value)
- $45 for a weekend three-hour Full City Segway Tour, valid Saturday–Sunday (a $90 value)
- $30 for one weekday hour and a half Old City Historic Segway Tour, valid Monday–Friday (a $60 value)
- $35 for one weekend hour and a half Old City Historic Segway Tour, valid Saturday–Sunday (a $70 value)
At Philadelphia Segway Tours, a Pennsylvania branch of Wheel Fun Rentals, tour goers get to experience the beauty and culture of Philadelphia with the futuristic fun of a segway. Segway riders follow behind a city-savvy guide as they explore the downtown Philadelphia area during a three-hour tour. Starting at 9:30 a.m., tours explore more than 30 popular city attractions, such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Swann Fountain, and Basilica St. Peter and Paul, taking a small break halfway through for beverages at Cosmic Cafe.
The 1.5-hour old city historic tours take riders through the cultural and historic waterfront districts. Guides dispense historical facts about city landmarks, early American history, and local Philadelphia happenings. Sights include the Liberty Bell and Penn’s Landing.
No matter the tour, guides give quick lessons to make sure every rider is comfortable. Philadelphia Segway Tours recommends wearing comfortable clothes and shoes and bringing along sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Click here for additional tour information, including meeting times.
Wheel Fun Rentals
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.