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3-Hour Siracusa Segway PT Authorized Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

3-Hour Siracusa Segway PT Authorized Tour

From US$ 112.25 per person

Impressive Greek ruins and monuments bear witness to the historical grandeur of Siracusa (Syracuse), where Archimedes laid the foundations for modern science. You will also see later artistic grandeur in a personalized way on our small-group Segway tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on monumental Greek archaeology and baroque Sicilian splendor
  • Combine the intimacy of a walking tour with the ease of riding your own Segway
  • Travel in a small group for personalized attention
  • See one of the largest Greek theaters ever built
Full description
The grandeur of an ancient city that repulsed Athens remains to be discovered in Siracusa, or Syracuse. It contains some of Italy's most impressive Greek ruins. The mists of time quickly envelop us as we roll off toward the remains of the encircling wall built by Dionysius I, and the temple to Apollo. Next we head to Piazza Archimede, named after the ancient city's most famous citizen, with its beautiful fountain. Via Roma leads us to the elegant cathedral, its backbone made of Greek columns. Past other baroque monuments in the Old Town area on Ortigia Island such as Benevento del Bosco Palace and the Town Hall, we ride to Arethusa Spring, with its papyrus plants. We pass other landmarks before crossing Umberto Bridge. The Regional Archaeological Museum and Catacombs of San Giovanni are on the way to the Neapolis, where we can see the massive Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and the "Ear of Dionysius," a chamber cut into limestone where Dionysius reportedly imprisoned adversaries so he could hear what they said echoing off the walls.
Includes
  • 3 hour Segway rental (30-minute orientation)
  • Use of helmet (optional)
  • Guide
  • Ponchos, in case of rain
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It is not necessary to have a driver’s license for this activity
  • Segways are appropriate for virtually anyone, however riders must have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance
  • This activity is not recommended for pregnant women
  • This activity operates in all weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
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Fun and informative Segway tour of Ortigia, Sicily.

We had a great Segway experience in Ortigia/Syracuse, considering it's not a tour they do often, if at all. We met in a convenient parking lot where our private group of 4 was able to get all the segway training we needed. We had two guides, the man in the front did the navigating, and our cute Italian gal in the back provided all the history and information via headphones. Going out on Sicily's streets and sidewalks was a bit more tricky navigating than I expected. We were mindful of bumpy cobblestones, fast cars and even old people on the sidewalks who weren't a bit too happy seeing Segways go by. The tour of Ortigia was great and informative, with a fabulous tour of the Basicalla and beautiful coastal waters. I do wish I would have customized the tour to include entrance to the Archeological Park and ampitheater. We saw only the quarries at the end of the tour, so I felt like we missed an important part. Had I known, we would have seen that before meeting up for the tour.

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April 18, 2016

Très bonne balade sur Orgia Un grand merci à notre guide pour ces explications en français

August 13, 2021

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Wij hebben een zeer goede begeleiding en uitleg.

Wij zijn een groep Belgische dames die voor de eerste keer met de Segway op uitstap gingen. Onze leeftijden gaan van 28 tot 72. Wij hebben allemaal een zeer goede uitleg over het rijden met een Segway gekregen en we hebben ook een zeer goede gids gehad. Beide waren ze heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Zeker een aanrader!

April 17, 2014

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