Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Enjoy a Unique Savannah Tour on a Segway Motorized Vehicle

Here's a different concept: walking tours with no walking involved! So it isn't really a new idea, but it's still a novel approach to offer city tours on Segway Personal Transporter electric vehicles, (or just Segway(s)). This is one more fun activity you can enjoy while on a Savannah bed and breakfast vacation!

Segways are two-wheeled, battery-powered devices with on-board computers and motors to help keep the vehicle upright when a passenger is present. Controlling one is as easy as leaning forward or backward while steering via a handlebar, making it a fun mode of transport for a tour!

Authorized tours are offered through Segway of Savannah for participants of ages15 years and older (participants aged 15-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) weighing between 100 and 260 pounds, who can safely step onto and off of the machines. No offense for anyone who weighs less or more: the sensors on the machines require the 100-pound minimum weight, and the transporters can not safely accommodate passengers weighing over 260 pounds.

The cost is $45 for a one-hour tour, and $65 for a two-hour tour of Savannah. 1.5 Hour Boneventure Cemetery Tours are also available for $75. Prices are the same for both minors and adults. Reservations are required.

When you take a tour, you are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time for helmet fitting, an orientation/safety video, and a short practice session where you can familiarize yourself with (or further master) the methods for controlling and manipulating a vehicle. Then you are ready for your tour!

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing for the weather, taking into account air movement during riding. The tour scooters do have a small storage pouch for personal items such as cameras, water, a snack, keys, etc. Individual rentals not associate with tours are also available for anywhere from one hour to an entire week. If you wish to rent for multiple days, your Savannah innkeeper may be able to assist you with storage, but please inquire ahead of time so that we can better assist you!

What a fun way to both tour our beautiful city, and to navigate around during your visit! Member inns of the Romantic Inns of Savannah welcome you to our beautiful city, and hope you have fun during your motorized tours!

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