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MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR | 2.5hr
On The Magical History Tour, our experienced tour guides will take you on a Segway journey starting with the famous downtown area of Galveston, “The Wall Street of the South.”
You will ride by the The Railroad Museum, used during prohibition, the most notorious era in Galveston’s History. An average of 40,000 people a day got off the train to gamble and visit the “entertainment houses” At the port of Galveston you will enjoy the fascinating view while hearing about some of the horrifying stories about the storm of 1900. The Galvestonians didn’t give up and rebuild everything against all odds, and the Island rose again. Our next stop is the largest collection of Victorian Homes in America which ones housed the greatest concentration of millionaires in America. Will learn how the families build their fortunes and share with you the gossip associated with them. There will be plenty of opportunities for pictures and videos including the Bishops Palace, The Sacred Hart Cathedral and the Sealy and Moody Mentions. And we will conclude our tour at the ocean’s edge where you will Hi five the surfers on the Seawall. Don’t forget your suntan lotion and sunglasses. This is the most fun and exciting tour of Galveston and you will come away with a fascinating history lesson to boot.
THE HAUNTED LEGENDS TOUR | 2hr
Galveston is nothing but a cemetery with the beach attached! Scant faces remain of the episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder- and whispers of thing far worst – that have scarred its grandeur almost from the beginning. And now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, cameras relay, impossible images, phantom voices, mutter and strange thongs, not – quite – human figures work in alleys – witness to past occupants and there unspeakable fates. On a Segway nightmare visions become real as a deadly tide begins to engulf us as we get closer to death. Will you survive? You will hear their screams and feel their breath on your neck. If you believe in the paranormal that ghost are created by sudden death, unfinished business, demonic possession and habitual haunting. And Galveston has more of the above than any other place in the United States. We have cannibals, vicious American Indians, pirates, massive epidemics, fires, horrendous natural disasters, slavery all topped off with a violent mafia that controlled the Island. A cauldron of ghosts, daemons and unnatural spirits. Tragically, 10 000 souls were lost in one evening, the largest natural disaster in US History.
No place else in America can make such a claim. You find out why they won’t stay dead! You will visit their houses and bare witness to extraordinary paranormal activity, if you are lucky run in to few ghost’s and capture their pictures. This tour is not for the faint hearted, it’s scary, spooky and a lot of fun. Bring your garlic because this is one souvenir you won’t want to take home.
TREE CARVINGS TOUR | 2hr
After the 1900 Hurricane storm Galvestonians got together to rebuild the Island. First, they built a Seawall, which is now known as the world’s largest Seawall. Upon completion of the massive structure they used German pumps and pipes to move sand from the port of Galveston to the Island. In doing so they hoped to raise the entire Island to the same level as the newly built Seawall. After they raised the Island there was a need to plant trees to prevent the soil from eroding. That’s when thousands of German Oak trees were planted all over the Island to help prevent erosion. During Hurricane Ike in 2008 we lost many of these trees because of the flooding. The homeowners were emotionally attached to these trees, and refused to cut them down. So it was decided that artists would be hired to do Tree Sculptures out of the dead Oak trees. Today there are 22 of these sculptures scattered throughout the Island and some are still in the process of being made. Taking the Tree Sculptures Tour will allow you to view these unique pieces of art.
RAT PACK TOUR | 2hr
Do you want to meet Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Al Capone? Well we can’t promise you that, but we can take you where they lived, performed and made history. From 1915 to 1962 Galveston was called The Free State of Galveston, the Playground of The South. Forget about prohibition and morality laws, Galveston was wide open with the largest Red Light District in the world. Fancy Casinos, luxurious hotels, big name entertainment… Galveston was the blue print of modern day Las Vegas and we will show you where it all happened. See their establishments, The Balinese Room, The Hollywood Diner Club, The Pelican Club, all the best that the profits from 20000 cases of booze, smuggled from Cuba could buy. The money flowed and you will be absolutely amazed by the stories.RESERVE NOW
SUNSET TOUR | 2hr
On this tour we will take you thru the Silk Stocking Neighborhood, and tell you about the Dowry house. We will cruise along the seawall and visit Murdoch’s, Galveston’s oldest souvenir shop. Then, we will briefly visit the Historical District, and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Bishop’s Palace which was once called the Gresham’s Castle. Finally, the tour will end with a visit to the Port of Galveston where you can admire the breathtaking sunset. Being on an Island we have gorgeous sunsets, were no camera filters are needed to capture the moment.
SEAWALL CRUISE TOUR | 1hr
Just because Segway’s are fun and people want to JUST RIDE, we have created the Seawall Cruise where we will take you on a long ride along the seawall and have you experience the smell and the breeze of the ocean. On this tour you will have the pleasure of riding without being bothered about any stories about the history of the Island.
SEGWAY EXPERIENCE | 30min
Short on time but still want to ride, the Segway Experience is just for you. Our Experienced Guides will have you fully trained and ready to take 30 min whirl wind tour of the historic Strand and fascinating surrounding neighborhood. Not only you will say “I DID IT“, you will also learn a lot of Galveston’s history and next time be ready to take one of our other exciting tours. If you can’t commit to the full 2.5h tour this is just the right one for you. But be aware, once you are on you won’t want to get off…they’re that much fun.
PRIVATE SEGWAY TOUR | 2.5hr
Do you want to impress your friends of colleagues? We offer private tours customized to your interest and taste. We are famous for our Birthday Parties, Family Reunions and Corporate Events. Whatever the event rest assured that our trained stuff will work like ninjas to make your event absolutely wonderful and memorable. We can accommodate parties of one to forty, arranged for lunch or dinner while on tour and even decorate our headquarters for a exciting after party. Whatever the event calls for, we will make it happen! Not convinced we can work magic? We will be happy to supply you with the list of corporate friends that take our tours yearly.
We did the Rat Pack tour and really enjoyed it. Lots of neat information that we didn’t know and we have lived in the area forever. Our guide was very nice and she knew a lot about the history. Also got to see some cool homes during the riding. Will probably try the haunted tour next.
What a great and informative tour of Galveston. We loved the history tour, the Segway is amazingly easy to ride, even for me who is not known for her gracefulness. Highly recommend Asa, he was awesome. Would recommend the tour upon arrival in town as you learn about lots of local activities. Also hooked us up with some great local…
We had a great time and what a great way to see the city. So much great history here. The Segway is super easy to ride and so cool. You can stop, go and see everything. The tour guide is great and knows a lot about all the attractions.
What better way to discover places, take in views, and learn some history all while on cruising on a Segway?! We took the sunset tour for 2 hrs. and enjoyed every moment thanks to our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and able to tailor the guide for all persons on the tour! Personally I learned some interesting things about this island and would highly recommend SegCity tours.
We took early 2 hr tour our guide was very knowledgeable learned so much about history and old homes best tour ever love Segways great way to see city
The tour guide was awesome. We had a great time and learned a lot about Galveston. The tour lasted 2 and 1/2 hours and the time went by so fast. Very informative and knowledgeable about the Galveston area. Is well worth you time to do the tour. We saw a little of everything on this tour.
There were 9 of us on this Segway Tour and we had the best time. Asa was our tour guide and he was great. He taught all of us how to ride and made sure we were all safe the entire time. He is a wealth of knowledge about the city of Galveston and is so interesting. There were 4 of us in our 50’s and the others were in their 20’s and we could all ride these Segways with ease.
As a first time Segway user, I was more than a little apprehensive to try but I am so happy…
This was super fun! We all had a great time… our tour guide “Nick” was awesome! You should request him for sure!
My wife and I went on the Segway Galveston history tour and had a wonderful time learning about the city’s history. Nick was very knowledgeable of the history, with a very pleasurable personality, and very patient with first time Segway riders. We had some rain about half way through and the office even delivered rain poncho’s to us. Well worth the time and money, make it one of your first stops in Galveston if visiting, you will figure out where you want to spend the rest of your time. Brings to light a wealth of information about Galveston, Thanks again Nick, from Ohio Visited March 2017
MOST COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How hard is to learn to ride a Segway ?
First of all, everyone who doesn’t have problem balancing their self will be able to operate a Segway. The Segways are self balanced machines, so you don’t need to balance it, and to be able to operate with them , our professionally trained tour guides will provide you with a safety training and teach you how to safely ride a Segway before you take your tour.
Where can I Buy a Segway?
Our company is an authorized Segway dealer, therefore we offer new and used Segway’s too available for you to take on a test ride anytime. For more info please contact our store manager.
If I own my own Segway, do you offer any discounts on your tours? Can I bring and use my own machine?
Absolutely we do. Please call our store and we will be more than happy to give a discount and let you use your own Segway
Do you run Segway tours when it rains?
The Segway Pt is designed to still operate in rainy conditions, however if it’s icy, severe weather or thunder storms we will contact you and reschedule you tour. The rain will not stop us from giving you an incredible Segway experience. If your tour happens to be affected by the weather, we will do our best to let you know as far in advance as possible.
What is the age & weight limit?
All Segway Riders must be at least 14 years old and their weigh must be between 75 and 300 lbs (please call the store with specific requests and questions). All Segway Riders who are under 18 must have their safety training waivers signed by a parent/guardian, and at least one parent/guardian must be present on the tour.