• Chicago Fireworks
    Segway Tour

    "The Segway experience is mindboggling yet exhilarating, the tour
    covered a lot more ground than had it been on foot, then there were the
    fireworks from a great spot on the lake with the lit cityscape."

    julie, canada

Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour

Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour

5.00 | 16 Reviews
  • Skyscraper Views
  • Lake Michigan Views
  • Great Photo Ops

See the skyline sparkle on our Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour

Summer in Chicago means music festivals, rooftop bars, and fireworks. Navy Pier's famous evening fireworks show takes place on Wednesdays and Saturday in the summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) and we've picked out the perfect spot to enjoy them away from the crowds. This tour kicks off at our office, located just steps away from Grant Park. You'll have a thorough introduction to your Segway to ensure everyone can have a safe and fun experience once we hit the streets. 

We'll glide around Buckingham Fountain to see the fantastic water and lights, not visible during the daytime, and along the Lake Michigan Lakefront where you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of the city's nightlife. The skyline is famous any time of day, but it's really something special to see at night. We'll continue our cruise to Monroe Harbor and Soldier Field before arriving to the Museum Campus, home to three of Chicago's top world-class museums. After gliding around the Field Museum of Natural History, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium where your guide will share top tips on maximizing your time should you plan to visit them later on in your trip, it's fireworks time! Enjoy one of the best vantage points in the city to really appreciate the fireworks show above Lake Michigan. After the fireworks fun, it's a short ride back to our office.

Once your tour has concluded, our helpful staff will be eager to help you plan the remainder of your evening out in Chicago. Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy live music, a fancy cocktail, or just some late-night food - we've got you covered!

  • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening, Late Night
    • Live Guide
    • Segway
    • Helmet
  • Adults €70.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 910 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 130, Chicago, IL 60605, at the south end of Grant Park. Our entrance is located on 9th Street, steps away from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 9th.

    • If you are taking the public Subway (the El), we're located midway between the Roosevelt stop (Red, Orange and Green Lines) and Harrison (Red Line only).
    • We have several parking options within a few blocks of our office and all have rates posted as you enter. Please note that the open air lots will require you to pre-pay for parking and tow violators regularly for not having a ticket on their dashboard. Additionally, parking rates are subject to special event pricing on busy weekends when there are festivals, concerts and other major events, so please plan accordingly.

  • English
  • 6
    • The Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour is dependent upon the fireworks shows hosted by Navy Pier and is subject to any changes in schedule, duration or weather concerns at their discretion. This tour will not travel to Navy Pier, but rather we enjoy the show from across the harbor to keep us clear of the Pier's summer crowds. 
    • Please wear comfortable shoes - we are not walking but we will be on our feet for 2.5 hours.
    • Do not bring too many belongings with you- the Segways are equipped with small bags for cameras and small purses.
    • Guests must be at least 12 years of age – age requirements are set by the City of Chicago and there are no exceptions.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Riders must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds. As a rider's weight impacts machine function, for your safety, we cannot make any exceptions. 
    • Fat Tire Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.
  • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening, Late Night
    • Live Guide
    • Segway
    • Helmet
  • Adults €70.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 910 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 130, Chicago, IL 60605, at the south end of Grant Park. Our entrance is located on 9th Street, steps away from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 9th.

    • If you are taking the public Subway (the El), we're located midway between the Roosevelt stop (Red, Orange and Green Lines) and Harrison (Red Line only).
    • We have several parking options within a few blocks of our office and all have rates posted as you enter. Please note that the open air lots will require you to pre-pay for parking and tow violators regularly for not having a ticket on their dashboard. Additionally, parking rates are subject to special event pricing on busy weekends when there are festivals, concerts and other major events, so please plan accordingly.

  • English
  • 6
    • The Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour is dependent upon the fireworks shows hosted by Navy Pier and is subject to any changes in schedule, duration or weather concerns at their discretion. This tour will not travel to Navy Pier, but rather we enjoy the show from across the harbor to keep us clear of the Pier's summer crowds. 
    • Please wear comfortable shoes - we are not walking but we will be on our feet for 2.5 hours.
    • Do not bring too many belongings with you- the Segways are equipped with small bags for cameras and small purses.
    • Guests must be at least 12 years of age – age requirements are set by the City of Chicago and there are no exceptions.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Riders must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds. As a rider's weight impacts machine function, for your safety, we cannot make any exceptions. 
    • Fat Tire Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.
  • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening, Late Night
    • Live Guide
    • Segway
    • Helmet
  • Adults €70.00
  • All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 910 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 130, Chicago, IL 60605, at the south end of Grant Park. Our entrance is located on 9th Street, steps away from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 9th.

    • If you are taking the public Subway (the El), we're located midway between the Roosevelt stop (Red, Orange and Green Lines) and Harrison (Red Line only).
    • We have several parking options within a few blocks of our office and all have rates posted as you enter. Please note that the open air lots will require you to pre-pay for parking and tow violators regularly for not having a ticket on their dashboard. Additionally, parking rates are subject to special event pricing on busy weekends when there are festivals, concerts and other major events, so please plan accordingly.

  • English
  • 6
    • The Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour is dependent upon the fireworks shows hosted by Navy Pier and is subject to any changes in schedule, duration or weather concerns at their discretion. This tour will not travel to Navy Pier, but rather we enjoy the show from across the harbor to keep us clear of the Pier's summer crowds. 
    • Please wear comfortable shoes - we are not walking but we will be on our feet for 2.5 hours.
    • Do not bring too many belongings with you- the Segways are equipped with small bags for cameras and small purses.
    • Guests must be at least 12 years of age – age requirements are set by the City of Chicago and there are no exceptions.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Riders must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds. As a rider's weight impacts machine function, for your safety, we cannot make any exceptions. 
    • Fat Tire Tours has a strict policy against alcohol consumption and Segway operation. Alcohol is forbidden on all Segway tours and any client suspected of drinking before or during a Segway tour will immediately forfeit their tour and no refund will be given.

Tour Highlights

  • Views of the Navy Pier Summer Fireworks Show
  • The Field Museum
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Grant Park
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Lake Michigan Lakefront & Monroe Harbor
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Soldier Field
  • Chicago's World Class Skyline

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    All Segway tours begin at our office, located at 910 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 130, Chicago, IL 60605, at the south end of Grant Park. Our entrance is located on 9th Street, steps away from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 9th. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is there an age or weight limit?

    For your riding safety, guests must be at least 12 years of age and weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    Chicago City Law requires groups be no larger than eight guests per guide. If you have a group larger than eight guests, it will need to split between two guides.

  • Expand/Collapse What if my party is more than 8 people?

    If the party is larger than 8 the group will be split between two guides in consideration of city law. We can take larger groups as private tours; however those are subject to different pricing and plans and must be made in advance to make allowances for tour guides and machines.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 minutes prior to tou departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Please be aware that we have multiple tours departing throughout the day, therefore if you arrive more than 30 minutes early we may still be working with other guests. This means that even if you arrive early, your tour will still begin at the scheduled time. Each member of your party will be required to complete and sign a liability waiver form. Minors under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to complete their paperwork.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Will I need to put down a deposit?

    We do not take a deposit, though we do ask one member of your party to provide us with a credit card to save on file while you are on tour. Your card will not be charged unless there is damage caused to the Segway and card information will be deleted immediately upon completion of a damage-free tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages or only English?

    At this time, our tour are only offered in English. 

  • Expand/Collapse I've never ridden a Segway before; will I be able to pick it up quickly?

    Your safety is always our highest priority and many guests have never ridden a Segway before coming on tour with us. So, we begin each tour with a very thorough orientation to the Segway and its use before going out to enjoy the city!

  • Expand/Collapse Can minors come on tour alone?

    For safety reasons, minors (anyone under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse If I am pregnant can I join the tour?

    Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our Segway tours.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Segway tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours (1 day) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within the 24 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Are the tours cancelled if it rains?

    All of our tours run rain or shine. In the event of rain, guides will have ponchos that are free of charge. 

  • Expand/Collapse What's the closest Subway (El) station to the meeting point?

    We're located midway between the Roosevelt stop (Red, Orange and Green Lines) and Harrison (Red Line only). Chicago's transit system provides real-time updates to the Google Maps app on major smartphones and more information can also be found at TransitChicago.com for routes, stops and timing.

  • Expand/Collapse Is there parking available near the office?

    There is a parking garage in Columbia Plaza (the building we are located in). It is operated by PMI Parking. Note the address of the parking garage (2400 Virginia Ave NW) is slightly different than our address (502 23rd St NW), but they are in the same building. There is also street parking available near our office, but be sure to check the meters as they may restrict the parking time to 2 hours. Or, they may not allow parking during certain hours. Though parking is available, we always encourage our guests to use the METRO to avoid street closures, heavy traffic and difficulty finding parking.

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