City Segway Tours in Paris
This company was the first to provide segway tours in the world and are in key cities to provide people on holiday a unique way of seeing the tourist attractions and learn more, while getting about with ease in a small group complete with an English speaking guide.
About City Segway Tours
If you want a fun way to get around Paris, then riding a Segway is a good way of seeing the tourist attractions in a small group of approximately 8 people complete with a dedicated English speaking guide.
And even if you have never been on a segway before, do not fear or worry, as you get an initiation prior to even going out onto the streets, and they are suitable for teenagers right through to pensioners.
The Segway tours in Paris are a duration of three hours accompanied by your guide who will provide history and up to date facts about the different monuments, tourist attractions, museums and gardens that you will discover, plus there are plenty of times for those all important photo opportunities.
This tour starts at their office in the 15th Arrondissement and takes you to numerous famous tourist attractions in Paris including the Eiffel Tower constructed for the 1889 Word Fair in Paris, Les Invalides, which is home to the Tomb of Napoleon, the palace turned museum called The Louvre, the enormous Arc de Triomphe and the Musee d’Orsay located along the bank of the River Seine.
Yet you can also discover many more beautiful and impressive sites like the Tuileries gardens located in between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Concorde, the ornate Pont Alexandre III bridge that takes you over to the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, you also get to see the Champ de Mars Gardens and the Ecole Militaire military academy, and many other landmarks in Paris.
Accessing City Segway Tours in Paris
The City Segway tours in Paris run all year round daily rain or shine, and ponchos can be purchased for €1 if required on the day, and in winter a tour leaves at 9.30am, however during the warmer months they run at the same time, but they also have other tour times available such as 2pm and another at 6.30pm depending upon demand.
The normal duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours for a cost of €90 per person, however, in the winter the Segway tour is only approximately two hours, yet with a reduced rate of only €75 as of 2014.
You will find that these fun and unusual tours are available for people age 12 years and upwards, but younger children and expectant mothers are not allowed due to health and safety regulations, plus you must weigh between 100 pounds and 260 pounds.
A safety helmet is provided for each person, and when you arrive you do need to fill out documentation for insurance purposes, however, we would like to point out that a deposit guarantee of €400 is required either by cash or by credit card, just in case of any damage that you cause to a segway, but obviously no money is taken or the cash is given back to you upon your return providing everything is all OK.
Obviously, safety is of paramount importance and hence why you get an orientation instruction and practise session prior to even starting the Paris City Segway Tour, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
And although the normal tours are operated in English, you can book private tours just for friends and family, and in this instance other languages can also be accommodated, yet do have to be book well in advance.
Also, due to the fact that you will only be in a small group of normally around 8 people, all Segway Tours do have to be booked in advance, which can be done online or via telephone, but these can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior for a full refund.
The City Segway Tours in Paris are also linked with the Fat Tire Bike Tours and they start from their office in the 15th Arrondissement within walking distance of the Champ de Mars Gardens and the River Seine, and you must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour time.
So if you are thinking about arriving via the public transport in Paris, then the nearest Metro stations are either the Dupleix stop or the Bir-Hakeim stop both of which are on line 6. Yet, the nearest RER train station is the Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel stop via line C.