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“Segway trip was great”

Smithsonian National Mall Tours
Ranked #19 of 155 Tours in Washington DC
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Owner description: Ride beside history! Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts, this premiere Segway tour highlights the architecture, art, culture, and history of Washington, DC's National Mall and many of Smithsonian's famed museums. Hear the many stories behind DC's landmarks and most famous national treasures on this three hour tour. Covering over 1,000 acres of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, this is DC's only tour that departs directly from the Mall at the National Museum of American History. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The whole experience was great. Rick our guide was very helpful during the training and while on the tour. It was a great way to see all the sites without having to walk a long way. I found it easy to learn to control the Segway during the training time and once we were on the tour I felt very comfortable on the. Segway. Rick provided lots of interesting bits of information while we toured. I would recommend the tour to anyone. Even if you hear about people crashing I would not believe they did not contribute to it happening. If you follow what you learn in the training and use common sense and listen to the suggestions from the guide it is a great way to see the sites . I definitely would recommend this tour to anyone.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Rick is a great guide. Though I have visited DC quite a few times and worked here the past few months, I would definitely say this tour was the highlight of it all. Thanks, Rick!

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just completed the Smithsonian Segway tour today with our guide Rick. What fantastic fun ! It's the first time we have been on the Segway and it was so simple, even easier than riding a bike, and much less strenuous ! It took about 30 mins to give everyone a quick lesson but that was all it took then for the next 2 1/2 hours we toured the city highlights. Our guide Rick was very reassuring and made sure everyone stayed safe and had loads of interesting facts about al the buildings and monuments on the tour, including all the best eating places in Washington. Don't be put off by the price it's well worth the money. Visitors from Scotland.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Segway tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Washington. The tour guide was very informative and explained the US political system to us Aussies. I was worried that the Segway would be hard to move but it was really easy to pick up. You have a bit of a practice at the start which was good. We went up to Capital hill which was amazing then to the White House before Lincoln memorial. We covered a lot of distance in the three hours certainly beats walking.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We took a night tour of the DC mall area and it was beautiful to see the monuments and buildings lit up, especially the Capitol. We rode a full 3 hours and listened (via headset) to our very knowledgeable guide tell us interesting facts about the places we passed. We took a couple of rest stops including one in front of the Capitol where we could rest or tool around the almost empty paved area in front. We had no problem getting around that time of day. Much of the foot traffic had disappeared and even vehicle traffic was diminished. Most of our group had never ridden a segway before but after a 30 min instruction period even the most hesitant were doing fine. It's very intuitive. There is a front pouch on the segway that has room for a large purse. I would highly recommend this tour.

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