Segway tours represent another step toward the inevitable fusion of man, machine, and commentary track. Give in to technological destiny with today’s Groupon from DeTours. Tours depart at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. daily from April 1 through October 31. Weather permitting, tours are also available in November and March. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get a city segway tour for two people (up to a $178 value).
- For $150, you get a city segway tour for four people (up to a $356 value).<p>
DeTours’ guides shepherd motorized travelers through the city’s bustling heart while sharing historical tidbits about local buildings and landmarks. After a 30-minute training session to acclimate new segway riders, groups of up to six explorers embark on sightseeing expeditions that include visits to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, best known for their prominent placement on early postage stamps. Afternoon voyagers explore a four-mile track of the city in an hour and a half, and morning sightseers enjoy an extended three-hour, 6.5-mile route that runs along the Schuylkill River as far north as the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On all tours, raconteurish guides recount the history of notable attractions such as the Betsy Ross House, Chinatown, and the Walnut Street Theatre, which has remained in its current location for more than 200 years, predating the invention of walnuts.