Segway Of Newport

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In a Nutshell

  • No. 1 on TripAdvisor's popularity index in Newport
  • No experience needed
  • Scenic views

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Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy more as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 16 or older. Eye protection required. 105lbs weight min., 260lbs weight max. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

When sensor technology for humanoid robots becomes advanced enough to systematically eliminate human life, real human beings will have a much-needed head start on their Segways. Today's Groupon sends you rocketing along Bellevue Avenue in leisure and style: for $38, you get a historic mansion tour from Segway of Newport, a $75 value. For safety reasons, this Groupon is valid for 16-year-old riders and older with a valid driver's license and weighing between 105 and 260 pounds.

The guided historic-mansion tour begins as the group straps on their helmets, provided free of charge, and wheels down Bellevue Avenue. From their smooth, cybernetic vantage point, Seg-tourists will glide by several of America's most famous mansions, including The Elms, Marble House, and The Breakers. The tour then takes riders over to Bailey's Beach and the Cliff Walk before rolling through the campus of Salve Regina University, which has the châteauesque mansion Ochre Court.

Don't worry about getting the hang of your Seg-legs, since each Segway is equipped with high-speed microprocessors, solid-state gyroscopes, and powerful electric motors that keep you balanced. A training session before the tour is also provided for inexperienced Segwanauts. Call ahead, because reservations are required to redeem this Groupon. Eye protection beyond shutter shades is mandatory. Tours run throughout the week at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and last from an hour and a half to two hours.

This Groupon is not valid for the scenic ocean-drive tour.

Reviews

The Albany Times Union featured Segway of Newport. TripAdvisors give Segway of Newport a five owl eye average and rank it #1 out of 63 attractions in Newport. Three Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.

  • Extremely fun tooling around on the Segway. Can't even describe how easy they are to use, and it gives you a good perspective being up off of the ground some. – mmlugar, TripAdvisor
  • No better way to see Newport than from a Segway! – Christopher B., Yelp, 5/26/09

Segway of Newport

Segway of Newport makes the world smaller by equipping customers with wheeled transports ideal for exploring Newport’s beauteous scenery. Crowned by TripAdvisor voters as the town's best tour company, Segway of Newport offers regular guided group tours atop Segways, Ultra Motor electric bicycles, and Dahon folding bikes. After a brief training session, patrons masterfully steer Segways toward Thames Street and onto scenic 10-mile Ocean Drive. Here, they coast past Newport Country Club and Gooseberry Beach before peering over the Cliff Walk's jagged edges and pondering whether the ocean is bouncy. Ultra Motor electric bikes reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour, driven by feet or their own enchanted power, whereas 7-speed cruisers or 21-speed mountain bikes allow riders to set a pace of their choosing.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time!
John M. · October 14, 2012
We had a fantastic time today with Cameron, our tour guide. The segways are so much fun to use and the weather was great, sunny but not too hot. This is a great tour for people who are looking for something different to do. We will probably do it again.
Lucia C. · October 1, 2012
Great experience. Can't wait to do it again!
Jane B. · September 2, 2012

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