National Mall Segway Tour

Experience the National Mall Segway Tour

If you are looking to see the best of Washington, D.C. and have fun doing it, look no further than our National Mall Segway Tour.  Our most popular tour helps you see all of the iconic sites of the National Mall like the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and more, all while effortlessly gliding along.

Haven’t ridden a Segway before? No problem!  Your tour starts with a Segway orientation to make sure everyone is comfortable before we hit the streets of the Nation’s Capital.  From our office, you’ll glide across the city with ease while your fun and engaging tour guide tells you about the sites, answers questions, provides recommendations, and helps with pictures.  We’ll stop at each site to give you time to take it in and hear a bit about its history so that you leave with a more comprehensive understanding of the city and our nation’s seat of government since 1790. Whether you’ve lived in Washington your whole life or if this is your first time in the city, we’re confident you’ll have fun riding down the National Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond while learning all about the landmarks and stories that make our D.C. so special.

Beyond the National Mall lies the Tidal Basin, which is a treasure chest of history as told through the larger-than-life monuments that line its shore.  We’ll cruise beyond the mall and have a chance to ride around this beautiful, breathtaking stretch while taking in the landscape that makes it so special.  No visit to D.C. is complete without venturing to this area! 

This tour is perfect as an orientation to the city, as a gift for loved ones (all ages 16+ welcome!), or as a special treat to yourself.  Washington, D.C. has so many beautiful sites that cannot fully be appreciated on foot, and we’re confident that we can show you all of the must-see landmarks on this tour.  Afterwards, your guide will be happy to recommend other things to do, such as a visit to the Capitol Building, and how to best fit everything in during your stay in D.C.



Tour Highlights

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Capitol Building
  • Washington Monument
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • National Galleries of Art
  • World War II Memorial
  • National Archives
    • Live Guide
    • Helmet
    • Segway
    • Water Bottle
  • All Segway tours begin at 955 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC 20024-2119.  By car or by foot, use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza in your GPS or phone app.  We are on the upper level of L’Enfant Plaza, across the street from US Postal Service Headquarters at 475 L’Enfant Plaza, directly behind the new Spy Museum and adjacent to the L’Enfant Hilton Hotel.

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    • Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.
    • Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 16 and pregnant women will not be permitted to participate (absolutely no exceptions - if anyone is under 16 they can not ride a segway in DC under any circumstances).
    • 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.
    • Live Guide
    • Helmet
    • Segway
    • Water Bottle
  • All Segway tours begin at 955 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC 20024-2119.  By car or by foot, use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza in your GPS or phone app.  We are on the upper level of L’Enfant Plaza, across the street from US Postal Service Headquarters at 475 L’Enfant Plaza, directly behind the new Spy Museum and adjacent to the L’Enfant Hilton Hotel.

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    • Each of our tours begins with a 30-minute orientation session at our office. We will practice on the Segways so that everyone feels comfortable and ready to go out and conquer Washington, DC.
    • Guests must weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and will not be allowed to tour alone.
    • Unfortunately, anyone under the age of 16 and pregnant women will not be permitted to participate (absolutely no exceptions - if anyone is under 16 they can not ride a segway in DC under any circumstances).
    • 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.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    All Segway tours begin at 955 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC 20024-2119.  By car or by foot, use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza in your GPS or phone app.  We are on the upper level of L’Enfant Plaza, across the street from US Postal Service Headquarters at 475 L’Enfant Plaza, directly behind the new Spy Museum and adjacent to the L’Enfant Hilton Hotel.

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

    For your riding safety, guests must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 100 pounds and not in excess of 260 pounds. Yes, unfortunately the age restriction is City Law and no, there are no exceptions.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I rent a Segway without a guide?

    Unfortunately, we do not rent our Segways out to individuals without a guide. Since our tours are virtually always full, we need all machines for our tour customers.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museum and monuments?

    Unfortunately we do not enter the museums and other attractions listed on our tour page as we devote as much time as we can to the tour itself. We will make short stops to learn about the museums and other attractions and give you a great orientation of the city so you'll know exactly where you will want to go after the tour.

  • Expand/Collapse My child is 13 years old and rode a Segway in another city, can he/she ride?

    Unfortunately, not. There are absolutely no exceptions to the City Law which requires all riders be at least 16 years old.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse Are tours cancelled in case of rain?

    No, all of our tours run rain or shine. In the event of rain, guides will have ponchos that are free of charge.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for every tour we offer. All walk-up customers will be accommodated in the best possible manner based on guide and Segway availability. Our tours fill to capacity on a regular basis. For this reason we highly suggest making a reservation online or contacting us directly to make a reservation. We don't want to fill our tour and miss showing you around!

  • Expand/Collapse Are the Segways safe for children or people with disabilities?

    We have had several people with disabilities join our tours. The necessary range of motion required to operate a Segway is similar to that of being able to transfer weight from one foot to another while walking. Also, riding a Segway does require the need to be able to stand for long periods of time.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    Our tours operate in groups of 8 people per tour guide.

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

    If the party is larger than 8 the group will be split up for safety reasons on our standard tours. 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 tour 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 normaly 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 I've never ridden a Segway before; will I be able to pick it up quickly?

    Your safety is always our highest priority; therefore, we begin each tour with a very thorough orientation of the Segway and its use before going out to enjoy the city! Each of our tours will begin with a short safety video followed by time to practice in our training area across the street and instruction from your tour guide. We will practice on the Segways until everyone feels comfortable.

  • Expand/Collapse I have ridden a Segway before; is there anything I should know?

    We do our best to make accommodations for returning riders once we get out on tour, however please be aware that we prefer to train new riders first to give them as much time as possible to practice. While some returning guests wonder why they can't simply be set up on their machines and left to explore, we ask that you remain patient while we allow first-time riders to get acclimated with a minimum of distractions or other riders in the training area. These delays are usually 5-10 minutes at most and help us keep our training area as safe and efficient as possible.

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