We adore segways and segway tours, but our experience was marred by the very high-maintenance others that were part of our group & our tour guide's blatant and extreme favoritism toward them. I'll call them "the Annoying B's."
They aggressively monopolized the tour guide, physically and conversationally blocking our access to him. Lucky for them, the tour guide spoke their native language. He started out giving equal time to us & them, but soon -- and especially after the incident below -- he all but ignored us, giving (at most) about 20% of his time/attention to providing information to us & answering questions in our language.
The Annoying B's:
-- put a huge time drag/waste on the tour, stopping to ask questions constantly about every single thing we passed (one asked multiple questions about a FRUIT STAND)
-- ignored the tour guide's instructions about safe behavior, such as riding in a single line & not riding too close together (behavior he ignored in them but criticized us for)
Early in the tour, one of them rode faster than her ability level, panicked and fell off. (We'll call her the "Most Annoying B.") After this, she became even more high maintenance and hoggy of the tour guide's time, and the tour guide abandoned any pretense of fair division of his time and attention and spent the rest of the tour kissing up to the Annoying B's.
We were quite irritated for a while, until we realized how stressful the fall must have been to the tour guide, and that fear of a lawsuit etc. was probably driving his almost total attention to them.
We still would have given this tour a 2, at best, due to his inattention to us and poor management over their high-maintenance behavior, -- had he not extended our 2-hour tour by an additional hour and twenty minutes without comment or charge. (This did include a 15-minute stop for the tour guide to hit on a stranger.)
We are under no illusion that he extended the tour for us -- we know the Most Annoying B was the reason. (We felt even sorrier for him when late in the tour, she started feigning an ankle injury -- she started limping, but it curiously came and went, and even more curiously failed to prevent her from taking full advantage of the extended tour which requires extensive and constant use of the stabilizing muscles around the ankles -- and afterward she even went on to make a big production of taking off her shoes and socks; we assume she was fishing for a refund.)
But still, we enjoyed the benefit of it, and because of it we got to see just about every major central Athens attraction.
SOLELY because of the extra time, we gave a small tip. Little did this tour guide know, we are HUGE tippers. The last time we did a Segway tour, we tipped 30%. Anything resembling fair treatment would have gotten him at least the same. His mistake.
We strongly suggest that the tour guide carry business cards. He wasted much of the valuable time that WE had paid for, attending to curious passerby.
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