Experience the amazing sensation or riding on a state of the art Segway as you enjoy incredible views of New Orleans' celebrated highlights.
Segways allow you to hover above the ground at speed with complete control over any terrain. They provide a unique travel experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. In fact, until you've tried a Segway, you won't understand how amazing it really is. You'll be astounded at the way the Segway balances itself perfectly to keep you upright and in complete control.
Your experience will start with a full instruction and safety briefing, that will showcase how to stop, start and set your machine in motion. Then it's time to set off on your voyage of discovery around New Orleans. You’ll take in views of The French Quarter, Mississippi River front, The Treme Neighborhood, Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, The Old US Mint and much, much more.
Have fun, meet new people and discover the unique thrill of riding on a Segway. But be warned - these machines are seriously addictive!
The Segway Human Transporter is the first of its kind. It is a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to go anywhere people do. Easy to use and operate, the two-wheeled Segway sports high-tech gyroscopes that automatically respond to your body's movements, “sensing” when it should speed up and slow down. You stand on a small platform between left and right wheels as you hold onto handlebars at a comfortable waist height. The Segway handles the balancing for you, so that you're always upright as you glide through any environment.
This experience is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone weighing more than 260lbs.
Tours depart daily at 10am and 2pm.
On the Day
This unforgettable Segway Tour takes you everywhere you need to see in just three hours. Glide effortlessly through the timeless streets of the French Quarter as you discover all the highlights New Orleans has to offer. From the mighty Mississippi, to the birthplace of Jazz, to the infamous haunts of Bourbon Street, this three hour guided Segway tour showcases all the sights and sounds of the Crescent City. Expert guides will train you to ride and then escort you around the French Quarter and beyond as they discuss New Orleans history, music, architecture, and of course, food!
Some of landmarks you will visit on the day include:
The French Quarter
Whether you call it the French Quarter, the Vieux Carre’ or just “the Quarter”, this is the heart of the city for New Orleans Natives and tourists. This is a cultural hub and the oldest part of town. The Architecture reflects its age and many of the historic buildings on the tour have been at their current locations since the late 1700s.
Mississippi River Front
Stand on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and learn about why the French chose to colonize New Orleans. Enjoy sweeping views of the West Bank and catch a glimpse of a steamship paddling by
The Treme Neighborhood
Made popular by the post-Katrina HBO series, Treme has always been a cultural incubator for the City of New Orleans and the United States at large. Formed at the end of the 18th century, Treme was the first neighborhood established by “free people of color.” The neighborhood helped give rise to jazz and some of its most talented practitioners still live there today.
Louis Armstrong Park
It's only fitting that the birthplace of Jazz be found inside what is now known as Louis Armstrong Park, named after one of the city's favorite sons. This beautifully manicured park is one of the lesser-known stops amongst tourists, but you'll enjoy the greenery, fountains and history.
Once a vibrant market place where slaves and free people of color could trade, exchange news, and play music on Sundays; Congo Square now is a quiet corner in Armstrong Park. Even though on most hot New Orleans afternoons Congo Square may seem sleepy, every Thursday evening there are free concerts and on Sunday afternoons, there is still a drum circle (a tradition dating back to the mid-1700s.)
When the French first settled in New Orleans this was the center of the city. Surrounding the Square are some the oldest buildings in the city and in the US. Among them are the St. Louis Cathedral (the oldest Catholic Church still in operation in the US) and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1800.
It's widely known that Bourbon Street provides some of the most colorful nightlife in the United States. This tourist favorite is much more than hand grenades and hurricanes though. Let us show you the other end of Bourbon street where nestled amongst the rows of Creole Cottages we find the favorite hang out of the Pirate Jean Lafitte.
The Old U.S. Mint
Once a working US Mint (the only Mint in the US to have coined both US and Confederate coins) this historic landmark now houses part of the Louisiana State Museum