This was our first Segway tour, we were relieved that the Segways were easy and very fun to ride around!
Our tour guide was friendly, laid-back, and knowledgeable. As easy to ride as the Segways are, our guide over-estimated our ability on the Segway and lost us a couple times at intersections because he was going fast enough that not all of us could keep up when trying to manuever around poles, curbs, or get through the stop light... He didn't bother to stop after crossing the street to see if we were still behind him.
You have to put your trust in the other Segway riders, as riders get comfortable quickly and seem to stop paying attention to what they are doing. We had some trying to take video/pics while we were riding and one person fell off as a result. Luckily, we had only the one incident.
Definitely recommend a tour during the weekday- people don't seem to want to step aside when Segways are coming through; I couldn't imagine trying to ride this through the crowd on a busy Saturday afternoon.
It's a great way to see the city very quickly. We had just ran the Marine Corps Marathon the day before so it was a great "recovery" activity.
We spend a long break off the Segways in the middle of the tour that was back at the starting point- Nat'l Museum of American History to grab a snack and use the restrooms. This break, along with the Lincoln Memorial break would have worked out just fine to have shorten a bit and let us get off the Segways to walk around the WWII Memorial and/or Vietnam Memorial too.
I give it an average rating, it was a fun thing to do, fun to check it off the bucket list! It wasn't something that I would consider doing again but I'm satisfied that we tried it at least once.
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