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Historic Uptown Neighborhood Segway Tour of Charlotte
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

A Segway tour of Charlotte is fun, safe and informative! Follow your knowledgeable local guide as you glide through the upbeat Uptown neighborhood. Sights on this tour include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum, and the Gantt Center. Choose a 1.5-hour ride, or add an extra 30 minutes to see a couple of additional sights: two historic cemeteries and the stadium home of the Carolina Panthers.
  • 1.5- or 2-hour Segway tour of Charlotte
  • Ride by the museums in Uptown’s vibrant arts district
  • Visit historic highlights like Trade & Tryon (Independence Square) and the Fourth Ward
  • Check out The Green, a park with sculptures and whimsical signposts that honor great world literature
  • Learn about Charlotte's history at the Old Settlers’ and the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemeteries (if option selected)
  • See the home stadium of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team (if option selected)
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Use of helmet
Guide
Segway training
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
101 S Tryon St , 101 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USA

Departure Point: Inside the Overstreet Mall Address: 101 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28280 Directions: Next to Top Shoe Repair, Underneath The Omni Hotel lobby

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in downtown Charlotte for a thorough overview of how to operate the Segway. Once your group is comfortable with the Segway controls, you'll make your way through the lively Uptown district. There are plenty of opportunities for photos on this informative tour -- best to pull out that camera only when your Segway has come to rest!

Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tour

Start your tour by making your way to the Levine Avenue of the Arts to stop at the Bechtler Museum, a relatively new attraction in Charlotte that showcases the Bechtler family’s impressive collection of modern art. Admire the imposing 17-foot (5-meter) outdoor sculpture “The Firebird," covered in shimmering mosaic tiles.

On the other side of this avenue is the Mint Museum, the oldest art museum in Charlotte, and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, home to exhibitions and performances. Glide into The Green, an urban park lined with sculptures that celebrate great literature. Then make your way over to the center of Charlotte at Trade and Tryon streets. Your tour ends with a visit to the Fourth Ward, a pretty area known for its historic Victorian homes.

Option 2: 2-hour Segway tour

If you'd like to cover a bit more ground by Segway, opt for a longer tour where you'll hit all of the sights above, as well as the Old Settlers’ Cemetery dating back to 1776. Your guide will share the names of some of the prominent citizens who have been laid to rest at this historic burial site, as well as at your next stop, the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Return to modern times with a visit to the Carolina Panthers' football stadium.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • MUST MUST MUST BE ON TIME FOR THIS TOUR! Arrive 45 min. before start time for training!!!
  • Minimum age is 12 years old and must weight at least 100 lbs.
  • Participants under 18, they must be with a parent or responsible party 21yrs or older and have a signed waiver from a parent
  • Minimum weight is 100lbs so the Segway computer can respond to your movement.
  • Maximum weight is 260lbs.
  • Dress code: Ideally wear comfortable closed toe shoes, weather appropriate layers, and no hats under helmets. Gloves recommended on cold days
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No pregnant travelers are allowed
  • NOT ALLOWED FOR PREGNANT PARTICIPANTS!
  • NOT recommended for those who've had somewhat recent hip or knee replacements
  • NOT recommended for those with unpredictable blood sugar issues.
  • Participants must be able to stand for 1.5 -2 hrs and be able to climb stairs unaided.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charlotte NC Tours LLC, Greenville Glides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "I highly recommend the tour to anyone new to the uptown Charlotte area or residents of Charlotte that would like an informative tour and history of the area." See review

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Rod was our guide. It was...
Timothy_S
, May 2022
Rod was our guide. It was our first time riding the Segway and he was a patient teacher. Rod has a friendly personality and was very informative about the history of Charlotte. My wife and I thourally enjoyed it.
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You must DO the Segway tour!
Jennifer_W
, May 2022
This tour was awesome! I was a little apprehensive about riding a Segway for the 1st time but once I got the hang of it, the experience was great!
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Make the reservation!
Nichelle_D
, Apr 2022
The owner and tour guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. Riding the Segway didn’t take long to learn and was so much fun. Highly recommend - 10/10!
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Good Times
Shaun_W
, Apr 2022
Rob was and is PHENOMENAL TOUR GUIDE, gonna make sure I do the tour every time I visit Charlotte 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 and also the lady guide taught us very well on how to operate the segway
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Rod was great!! Very...
Beverly_R
, Apr 2022
Rod was great!! Very informative and over all great guide. Loved traveling thru the city on the segways.
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The only way to explore the city!
Tracy_H
, Apr 2022
We had no idea that Charlotte had so much to offer! This tour is the best way to explore the city. Rod was a very knowledgeable guide and a lot of fun to be with. We had never ridden Segways before, but within a few minutes we were both comfortable with it. Highly recommend this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
James was a wonderful guide!
Kevin_B
, Mar 2022
Learning to ride the Segway and about learningabout Charlotte. The park areas and historic houses were nice to see.
star-5
So much fun, great way to...
vesna_p
, Mar 2022
So much fun, great way to see charlotte. Easy to use, guide was great. Highly recommend. Anyone can use.
star-5
Would recommend!
VanessaN
, Mar 2022
Rod was great! Very knowledgeable and it was the perfect tour to fit in before our flight left in the evening!
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Segwaying Charlotte is a must do!
Sibylle_G
, Feb 2022
As Segway first-timers, we didn't exactly know what to expect and how much fun riding a Segway could be. Our guide, Rod, was GREAT! He made sure that we felt good and secure at all times. We learned a lot of exciting things about Charlotte AND riding a Segway is fun, fun fun! I can't wait to get on a Segway again!
star-5
A must to do in Charlotte
Denise_K
, Feb 2022
Awesome! Highly recommend Joshua! Would do it again if staying longer. Southern hospitality big time!
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Fun on wheels in Charlotte!
Bert_P
, Feb 2022
Was very nervous at first but the one on one training was excellent and had a fabulous time! Loved the historic 4th Ward area we didn’t know existed! Our tour guide Joshua was great and made it fun and easy! Would highly recommend it!
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Fun and instructive
Jorge_V
, Dec 2021
The most interesting aspects of the Historic Uptown Neighborhood Segeay Tour of Charlotte was learning to drive the Segway and learning the history.
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Absolute must do!!!
Ellen_P
, Nov 2021
Had an absolute blast! First time rider ... easy and FUN!!! James, my tour guide, was knowledgeable, accommodating and fun!!!
star-5
Great experience
Evelyn_M
, Nov 2021
The Segway training was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable. I really enjoy it and would recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Good fun
Pamela_H
, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed traveling through the old neighborhoods and learning about Charlotte history. Rod was a wonderful guide and took great pictures.
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Our guide was informative...
Yolanda_W
, Oct 2021
Our guide was informative and funny. He made our tour festive and he made learning how to ride the Segway very easy.
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Lots of fun AND interesting
Jacky_A
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Rod, was GREAT! We learned a lot of very interesting things about Charlotte AND riding a Segway is fun, fun fun!
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Fantastic
Harriet_V
, Sep 2021
If you are considering a tour, this is the one! It was so much fun. Rod was our guide and he is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about the area and so kind. The employees of the company are fabulous, as well. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Fun tour
Chanda_F
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide who not only provided us a wonderful adventure going around town learning historically about Charlotte but was also very helpful in getting me comfortable with riding the Segway as a first timer.

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