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“Great time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City Segway Tours New Orleans

City Segway Tours New Orleans
214 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130
877 734 8687
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$45*
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Ranked #4 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Segway Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: The Crescent City is best enjoyed as you glide through its streets and along the riverfront. Our world-class tour guides provide heaps of unique and fascinating stories that make this "America’s Most Interesting City!" All tours are limited in size so you can count on a great and a personal experience full of fun and fantastic photo ops! City Segway Tours is the original New Orleans Segway tour company! After being forced to close our doors because of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we are thrilled to finally be coming home. When you glide with us, you’ll know you are gliding with the original and the best.
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“Great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had a group of 7 take a tour today - we had a great time. Everyone was super nice and they helped us learn how to ride the segways. It was very easy and the tour was a lot of fun. We had Tonya as our guide and she was knowledgeable and made it interesting. I highly recommend City Segway Tours.

Visited November 2013
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“Fun way to get around NOLA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My husband and I thought it would be fun to try a segway tour and we were right! City Segway Tours provides a great experience. After watching a short training video, the staff made sure each person in our group was able to control their personal transportation Segway. And for those that have never tried, it's so easy...that is after the initial 30-45 seconds when you are figuring out how to balance and use your feet to control it. But within a couple minutes everyone in the group (from young adults to their grandparents) seemed to have caught on pretty easily.

And the tour is good. The early part of the 3 hour tour starts in the heart of the French Quarter. We traveled through the streets and had frequent "stops" for our guide to provide information and history about NOLA. The tour then moves to more "open" roads as we crossed Rampart Street to visit Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square. We then went down Esplanade and along the river front before the tour ended. It was a fun and interesting experience.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Surprisingly easily AND pretty informative!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was an impromptu activity while in the Big Easy. Saw it and decided to do it. If you know you want to, book early as they fill up a couple days or more in advance. Had a 2 & 3 hour option. They give you a mini-training session indoors prior. (All you need).
Took the 3-hour, and it was worth the while, but may have been a little too long on the Segway for those who are motion-sickness prone. Was skeptical about riding a Segway, but waayy easier than I thought. Almost impossible to tip over (not that I tried) unless you go over the edge of something. Addicting!
Amber, the tour guide was very informative, and had some great "local" stories as well as traditional tourism lore. Highly recommended!

Visited November 2013
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jengirl000
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“Great way to see and learn about NOLA.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We loved this tour! Such a great way to see a lot and learn a lot in a short amount of time. Our guide (I think her name was Sara???) was awesome. You could definitely tell she loves her job.

And the segways are super easy to learn!!

Visited October 2013
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“Great way to SEE the Quarter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was our first Segway experience and it was enjoyable! We spent about 15 minutes or so learning how to ride in the shop and then we were off! It was a small group, just 4 of us and Tonya, our guide. The Segways were super easy to ride and we covered a lot of ground. It was a great way to see the French Quarter. FYI, it is more just a seeing the sights kind of tour, there is not a whole lot of commentary or history, so I would recommend a checking out other options if that is more what you are interested in. We enjoyed the new experience, but may not necessarily do another Segway tour.

Also, they sell bottled water at the shop but you can bring your own, each Segway has a storage pouch in front.

Visited October 2013
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City Segway Tou... N, Manager at City Segway Tours New Orleans, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Hello!

First, thanks for riding with Segway tours. It is great to hear from a customer who recognized our excellent level of service from the office staff, to the Segway training, and the tour guide. Excellent customer service is our goal.

I'm sorry you felt that the level of information was lacking. Our two-hour tours are designed to be more of a ride and less of a tour, as explained on our rack cards and website. Our three-hour tour has much more information and is done at a slower pace to allow for more description. I apologize if this wasn't made clear to you when you booked.

I hope that you will consider riding with us again. I am sure you will find what you are looking for in our three-hour tour.

Kind Regards,
Brian Moore
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