• Segway Tour &
    River Cruise Combo

  • Segway Tour & 
    River Cruise Combo

Chicago Segway Tour & River Cruise Combo

Chicago Segway Tour & River Cruise Combo

  • Authentic Chicago
  • Limited Group Size
  • Lake Michigan Views

Experience Chicago by Segway and by boat!

CHICAGO TWO HOUR SEGWAY TOUR

Enjoy this two-hour glide through the Windy City! Covering the same highlights as our three-hour Chicago Day Segway Tour, this option puts a greater emphasis on the fun of riding a Segway and less about the history and anecdotes of Chicago. Don't worry - will still hear plenty of fascinating facts and entertaining stories from your local guide! This option is perfect for travelers wanting to see the top sights in Chicago but may be more limited on free time. The stops and breaks along this tour route are shortened in order to fit within the time frame, so if you are looking for a more slower-paced or history-focused tour, our three-hour Chicago Day Segway Tour is the tour for you! Every tour begins with an in-depth Segway training introduction, so that everyone is comfortable before heading out into the city. 

This tour still offers a great orientation and fun-filled time out in Chicago alongside your expert and local tour guide. You'll cruise to the Museum Campus, home to famous, world-class museums including the Field Museum of Natural Histroy, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium. From here, you'll also enjoy one of the best views of Chicago's iconic skyline and Lake Michigan. We'll also cover Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Solider Field, the Crown Fountain, and more!

Be sure to ask your guide any and all questions that you may have about Chicago, whether it's about the city's fascinating history or top tips on where to grab the best classic deep-dish pizza. 

  • 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.

CHICAGO RIVER ARCHITECTURE BOAT TOUR

Cruise down the Chicago River in style and admire the city's breathtaking architecture. Board a Chicago River Architecture Tour with an experienced live guide who will detail the 130 year long story behind the legendary skyline of the Second City.

On board, you will have bartenders and staff keep you comfortable and entertained (cost of drinks/snacks not included). This inclusive tour will navigate through the heart of the Windy City on all three branches of the Chicago River. This 75 minute cruise through the heart of Chicago is a can't-miss for visitors and locals alike!

  • Seating is general admission and is based on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time to get in line.
  • Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket.
  • Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.
  • All bags are subject to screening.
  • Restrooms are available on board.

Package Highlights

  • Live Guides
  • 2 hour Segway tour of Chicago
    • The Field Museum
    • Grant Park
    • Buckingham Fountain
    • Lake Michigan Lakefront
    • Soldier Field
    • John G. Shedd Aquarium
    • Field Museum
    • Adler Planetarium
  • 1.25 hour boat tour on the Chicago River
    • Willis Tower
    • Centennial Fountain and Water Arc
    • Merchandise Mart
    • Michigan Avenue Bridge
    • Wrigley Building
    • Chicago Riverwalk
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago
    • Marina City
    • Tribune Tower

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point for the Segway tour?

    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. 

    Closest Subway (L) Station

    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.

    Parking

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse Where do I meet for the river cruise?

    You'll meet at Wendella Boats, located at 400 North Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building. You will be directed to the correct dock from there.

    Boarding begins about 15 minutes prior to departure and the boat leaves at the time indicated on your ticket, so we suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Boats will not be held past the posted departure time and we cannot issue refunds for those who miss their departure.

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

    For your riding safety, 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. 

    • Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our Segway tours.
    • 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.
  • Expand/Collapse How do I receive my boat ticket(s)?

    You will receive two separate emails from Fat Tire Tours. The first will be confirmation of your purchase with us, and the second will be an email with your tickets included. You can either print off your tickets or present them on your mobile device in order to board the boat. 

    Please note that due to processing times, your tickets may take up to 24 hours to arrive in your inbox. If you have not received an email with your tickets within 24 hours, and have checked your spam box to ensure they did not incorrectly send there, please Contact Us and our team will be happy to help. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Due to the river cruise company policies, this package is non-refundable.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast, and dress accordingly.

  • 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 we buy water at your office?

    Yes! We have cold water available for purchase in our office before or after your Segway tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Are there food/drinks available on board the boat?

    Yes, there are drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks available for purchase on board.

  • 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 Will I need to put down a deposit for the Segway tour?

    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.