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MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR | 2.5hr
On The Magical History Tour, our tour guides will take you on a Segway journey starting with the famous downtown area of Galveston; which was once called, “The Wall Street of the South.” This tour includes showing you The Railroad Museum, where during it’s most notorious era in Galveston an average of 40,000 people were getting off the train daily to gamble and entertain. Also, a visit to the port of Galveston where you will hear the horrifying stories about the storm of 1900. During that period Galvestonians didn’t give up, but got together and rebuilt everything against all odds, and the island rose up once again. If that isn’t enough, you will be taken to visit the historical houses which survived the 1900 Hurricane, and hear about the families which lived in them. We will take you by The Bishop’s Palace, The Sacred Heart Cathedral, and The Moody Mansion. Lastly, you will be able to cruise along the largest sea wall ever built by man.
THE HAUNTED LEGENDS TOUR | 2hr
Galveston Island is considered one of the most haunted places in the USA. One of the reasons being The Karankawa Indians, when they were present. They were known for performing cannibalistic rituals, because they believed in energy transformation. In 1867, almost the whole town was wiped out from yellow fever and only a few survived. The city then went through the 1900 Hurricane Storm, which is considered the deadliest hurricane ever to hit in the South. Thousands of people were killed and hundreds went missing. Caught by the surprise of the event many of the people didn’t even realize their physical appearances were gone, so don’t be surprised if you encounter a white noise experience while visiting the Island. On this tour we will take you to see haunted houses, hear stories from the owners, and about their personal experiences. Also, you will visit the house where the notorious murderer Robert Durst killed Morris Black, and was acquitted of all charges.
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
Modern day Las Vegas is what Galveston could of been compared to in the early to mid 1900’s. From 1915 up until 1962 Galveston was called “The Free State of Galveston”, and was known as the playground of the South. During the Great Depression only the Maceo’s, an Italian family, were brave enough to take on the burden of rebuilding Galveston and helping it rise back to its former state. They were entertainers and opened restaurants, hotels, along with dance rooms. They took care for the community, so no one went hungry, and everybody was treated equally and appreciated. On this tour we will take you to see their establishments which include The Balinese Room (where it used to be before Hurricaine Ike destroyed it), The Rat Pack Mansion, and Sam Maceo’s House.
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
If you are limited with time but you still want to give it a try, we have the Segway Experience designed just for you. This is a 30 min tour where we will take you on a cruise down the Strand, the downtown of Galveston, and show you the hidden gems where the locals hang out. This tour is will give you a taste of the Segway and a chance to say you did it.
PRIVATE SEGWAY TOUR | 2.5hr
This Segway Tour is great for Team Build Up, Company get together, Family Reunion, Birthday Party and any other event when you would like to be just with your own group. On this Tour your group will not be joined with other costumers and it will be kept absolutely private. Since we understand that you might be interested in visiting something different in town than what we already offer, this Segway Tour will be the right choose.
Our second time to tour with our guide Asa. As we leave one of the 13 year olds says “Wow, I haven’t learned that much Texas history in school.” Enough said. Asa is fascinatingly informative. Much easier to learn when you are enjoying doing it.
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.
As a first time Segway user, I was more than a little apprehensive to try but I am so happy…
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
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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