A Segway is that quirky self-balancing two-wheeled vehicle, electrically powered and environmentally friendly. It's perfectly suited for touring little nooks and alleys of Prague, one of Europe's oldest cities. Riding a Segway is sheer fun. With the wind rushing through your hair, you will whiz along Prague's picturesque streets while taking in views of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Vltava River. Joining a Segway Tour is the ideal manner to explore Prague without having to walk one single step. The only disadvantage is that photographers have to stop when they want to take photos.
Segway Instructions — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
What You Need to Know
A Segway Tour takes three hours and accommodates a maximum number of nine guests. The first tour starts at 11 am and the second at 3 pm. You must be over 8 years of age and under 120 kg to ride. Safety helmet and rain poncho are included in the price. You will not get lost because an experienced guide will show you the way.
Cruising down Narodni Street — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
What Will You See?
Don a safety helmet and follow your guide. Your tour starts at Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague festooned with thirty statues of Saints. You continue on to Kampa Island whose banks are washed by the Vltava River on one side and the Devil's Stream on the other. You will find here the shortest street in Prague, Jiriho Cerveného Street only 27 m long. Stop a moment in front of Kampa Museum to see sculptures of giant black babies, sculpted by David Cerny who has a knack of both offending and amusing the public simultaneously.
Stop for a moment at nearby John Lennon's Wall that began as a protest of rebellious youths against the Communist regime. Today, visitors still daub the wall with John Lennon inspired graffiti. Your next stop is Prague Castle perched high on top of a hill, overlooking the Vltava River and the hundred-spired city that stretches out in front of you. Whiz down Petrin Hill, crowned by a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower.
Sail past the National Theater whose golden roof sparkles in the sun. Weave your way through the shoppers on Wenceslas Square and halt for a moment at the statue of Saint Wenceslas. Then take in the splendor of the Art Nouveau decorated façade of Grand Hotel Evropa. Finally, you'll tour through Josefov, the former Jewish Ghetto. Next you'll follow the river past Rudolfinum Concert Hall, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and you are back where you started; Charles Bridge.