Golden Gate Park Private VIP Segway Tour

Trip Highlights

  • We will train you how to ride a Segway like a pro.

  • Private Tours have a choice of custom routes including a Run to Ocean Beach.

  • Every guest is issued a radio and earbud so they don't miss the entertaining narration by our tour guides.

  • You will see the famous sights and hidden corners of the park.

  • Private Tours are at your pace - We can make extra stops for photos or breaks.

Description

If you have a group from 3 to 10 guests, we can arrange a memorable Private Segway Tour in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The extended Golden Gate Park tour route is only available for our private tour guests.

This custom route includes the best of our Golden Gate Park routes and can include the eastern or western (Ocean) parts of the park.

Private Tour rates include your own personal guide, extra training staff (as needed), longer routes and staff/guide gratuities.

Itinerary

Inside of Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres explore and discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of world class museums and cultural attractions.

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and picnic spot year-round for visitors to nearby cultural facilities.

The departure location for all Golden Gate Park Segway Tours is located directly behind the Temple of Music building.

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park, originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894.

The de Young, San Francisco’s oldest museum, is housed in a strikingly modern copper-sheathed building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.

The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park features a wide array of gardens, groves, lakes and meadows for you to enjoy, each with its own distinct character and charm.

A Victorian confection of wood and glass, the Conservatory of Flowers, which opened in 1879, is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. It houses some 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants.

Surrounding Strawberry Hill is Stow Lake, the park’s largest lake and a serene setting for boating or strolling.The highest point of the park, the summit of Strawberry Hill, commands a 360-degree view;

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of lands

Step into an exotic, jungle-like world in this delightful, shady garden stretch, located along JFK Drive opposite the Conservatory of Flowers. Filled with Tasmanian tree ferns, the dell offers visitors a unique stroll through what you’d imagine a dinosaur garden would be.

The triangular-shaped 15-acre plot contains symbolic noble evergreen coastal redwoods, also called coastal sequoia (Sequoia sempervirens), dedicated by the Gold Star Mothers organization.

Recognized as the oldest public Lawn Bowling club in the country and known as the first municipal lawn bowling green established in the United States.

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember.

The gentle grassy slope known as “Hippie Hill” once attracted Janis Joplin to play her guitar in the shade of the tree that now bears her name. Adjacent to Haight-Ashbury neighborhood the hill has enjoyed its reputation for mellow lounging and music starting with the 1960's Summer of Love.

The Sharon Art Studio (SAS) is San Francisco’s largest public art center and offer arts education for people of all ages in ceramics, leaded and fused glass, jewelry/metal arts, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children’s playground and carousel in Golden Gate Park’s southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in 1888, is thought to have been the nation’s first public playground.

The half-acre intimate formal garden was established in July 1928 to showcase the plants and trees mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin with 3 fountains between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum

Optional Route - Route to Ocean Beach is great option on a sunny day.
Not so much fun if its a foggy and windy day.

Ocean Beach is the largest of the San Francisco beaches. 3.5-mile stretch of white beach. Great for strolling and flying kites.

On the far western edge of Golden Gate Park stand two wooden windmills that were built to pump groundwater for irrigating the park’s lawns and gardens, helping to transform the dunes that once covered the area.

The North, or Dutch, Windmill was built in 1902, followed by the South, or Murphy, Windmill, completed in 1907. Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after.

Tucked away in the park’s western end, just across from the Bison Paddock, are three serene pools and a rustic mountain-style lodge, home to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Generations of San Franciscans have learned to fly-fish here, and people come from around the world to participate in tournaments and other events.

Visitors to Golden Gate Park are often astounded to stumble upon a herd of American bison browsing in a meadow in the park’s western end, but these huge, shaggy Great Plains denizens have been a beloved institution since 1892.

This 1925 Spanish Revival-style building at the park’s western end, designed by renowned architect Willis Polk, originally housed a lounge and bathing facilities for Ocean Beach swimmers on the ground floor and a restaurant upstairs. The ground floor’s striking WPA frescoes, mosaics, and wood carvings were added in 1936-37 in a project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

A large multi-purpose stadium and sporting field in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Despite its name, polo is rarely played on the Polo Fields.

The park’s second largest lake, with a capacity of 7.81 million gallons, was the 1902 brainchild of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club after its members experienced conflicts with real boats on Stow Lake. The club operates out of the adjacent clubhouse and offers a fleet of radio-powered boats for use by the public, every Wednesday before 1 p.m. Visit the SFMYC website for more info.

Optional Ocean Route to the Western part of the the park returns to start location in the Music Concourse.

 

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
3 to 10
Price starts at
110 USD

Why take this tour?

Private Segway Tours with your own Guide

A Golden Gate Park Private VIP Segway Tour is perfect for birthday parties, corporate team building, meetings, family reunions, social groups or just plain fun with your friends or family. 

These tours are perfect way to spend 3 hours laughing, exloring and learning with your own group of 3 to 10 guests.

5 STARS "A Segway is the absolute best way to see the park." -Bob and Beth Traveling

5 STARS "We booked the private tour, which is a little bit more but totally worth it. It was awesome!" - Julie HP

5 STARS "Our tour guide was an expert instructor, deeply knowledgeable, curious, engaged, funny, etc. A must do while in San Francisco." - Mary R

HAVE A BIG GROUP?

If you have more than 10 guests check out our Large Group Private Group Segway tours in Golden Gate Park.

Included

  • Personal tour guide for your party

  • Extended routes that combine numerous landmarks into one amazing experience

  • Tour at your own pace with more time for stops and photos

  • Private Tour rates include your own personal guide, extra training staff (as needed), longer routes and staff/guide gratuities

Excluded

  • Admission to Museums and Gardens

Frequently asked questions

April through October Daily -Start 10:00 am and 2pm. November through March Daily -Start 10:00 am and 2pm. Closed on December 25 and January 1st. Occasionally closed or tours rerouted during major holidays or large public events.
Private Segway Tours: 3 Guests – $ 159.00 per person. 4 to 5 Guests – $ 143.00 per person. 6 to 7 Guests – $ 127.00 per person. 8 to 9 Guests – $ 121.00 per person. 10 to 60 Guests – Large Groups $ 110.00 per person. Minimum 3 guests to book a private tour in the Park.
Depending on route selected – Private Tours are 2.75 to 3 hours including training / recap time. All tours start on time, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. For the safety and complete training of our guest late arrivals will not be allowed to join a tour that has already started training. Please be on time.
Segways: Ages 12 and up over 100 lbs (45kg) and under 250 lbs.(113 kg) are welcome. All Tours: No weight exceptions. No pregnant guests. Not recommended for some guests over age 70 or with mobility, motor control or recent surgeries. Under age 18 on tour with parent or guardian. Full list of rider requirements listed in the FAQ Section Please read before booking.
Private Golden Gate Park Segway Tours tours all depart from the Golden Gate Park facility. Golden Gate Park Location: 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 Look for segways parked in the paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Next to the Bike rental. Near the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.
Segway Tours: 30-35 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway. Adding hills and advanced parts of the route are at the tour guides discretion.
Small tour groups for a personal experience Go when you want. Lots of departure times. Book the most convenient time you want to go. The best Segway training around. Complete one on one training before your tour. For our foreign guests we offer training videos in 11 languages! Amazing tour guides. A great guide makes all the difference. Our tour guides rock! Each guest gets a radio receiver with earbud so you won’t miss details about the sights along the way. On cold days we have jackets, hats and gloves to keep you warm and snug. It’s fun! Riding Segways is a blast. Come get your Segway smile!

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