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“Good sights but poorly run”

Segway Tours of Houston
Ranked #4 of 35 Tours in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Whether you plan to be in Central Houston from as close as Spring, Tx or Deer Park Tx or as far away as Irkutsk, Russia or Aberdeen, UK - Segway Tours Of Houston has a tour experience to fit your interests! Whether family, friends or co-workers.. we offer the best way for your group to spend a few hours together, guaranteed!! Each tour takes place on your own Segway PT glider, can accommodate from 2 to 10 people and is led by tour guide uniquely experienced to give the best tour in Houston and while also ensuring you are safe and comfortable on the Segway - regardless of your experience level. We offer daily 2-hour tours starting in front of the Wortham Center in downtown at 501 Texas, across from the Bayou Place Entertainment Center. If you have not seen Houston in the last year, you won't recognize The Bayou City since her exhaustive makeover. We will show you the jaw-dropping beauty of the Buffalo Bayou Trails and Parks or we can tour Houston's history (a history unlike any other city history) or if you prefer, we will glide you above the fray of pedestrians and traffic to show you Houston's world-class collection of graffiti and street art. We offer specialty tours as well as team building and private celebration tours upon request. History Established in 2009. Since 2009, we have been striving to do one thing better than anyone else, Since we started, our goal has always been "Your Amazing Time"!
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“Good sights but poorly run”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

I recently went on this evening tour with a few friends and was really looking forward to seeing the sights of Houston. In our group we had some experienced Segway riders and some others who were first timers. It did not start well when we really struggled to find where it started from. Even though the tickets said the Wortham Centre once we arrived there wasn't a sign or anything to tell us where to go. A number of us ended up waiting out the front which was lucky we were in the right place. Their van should have had a sign on front of it and that would have made it easier.

Unlike other Segway tours I have done where there is an extensive training session, this one pretty much loaded you up and away you were going. This worked for the experienced riders but it took the whole two hours before one lady lost her "death grip" of the Segway and at no stage did she look comfortable. Who knows what sights she actually saw!

The guy who seemed to be in charge and ran the 'training' never properly introduced himself and was not a good advertisement for Houston. Fortunately we were split away from him and went with a younger guy who lacked experience but was friendly enough.

Once we were going however the sights of Houston were impressive. There are so many little parks and green areas below all the freeways that you would never know about. It was a good way of covering a large area which would have been prohibitive in the hot Houston weather. There were a few local facts but not like what you would hear on a better run Segway tour. It is more about what you can see for yourself and the fun of riding a Segaway rather than a cultural / learning experience.

Overall, I would only recommend this to those who are experienced on Segways or those who are very adventurous.

Visited August 2011
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