[VIDEO] Roll through Florence on a Fun Segway Tour

August 17, 2011 by

Europe, Photos & Videos, Places to Go, Segway Tours

Snobbish travelers and sophisticated expats living abroad often sniff at the spectacle of tour groups mounted on Segway PTs (two-wheeled, computer-balanced, electrically-powered vehicles that users operate while standing up), issuing forth amid popular tourist destinations in Europe and elsewhere, appearing somewhat like a row of ducklings, waddling along behind their mother – er, guide. However, the scoffs of the skeptics often turn into whines about sore feet and wasted legs after they’ve attempted to cover as much ground in a day as their ambulatory objects of scorn manage at a leisurely pace in the space of just a few short hours.

Segway tours of the beautiful city of Florence are immensely popular with savvy travelers, enabling tourists to take in the maximum number of sites without the discomforts and distractions of coach tours. The experience is also a far more intimate one, as the size of each tour group is limited to just six people.

Florence Segway Tour: Video

This video gives you a small taste of some of the noteworthy sights on this three-hour tour, which include the Palazzo Strozzi, Orsanmichele Church, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Duomo Square, Giotto Tower, The Loggia dei Lanzi, The Baptistery, The Uffizi, Santa Croce Square, New Market Square, Signoria Square, and Republica Square. Just try and pack all that in on foot in a single afternoon and see how it leaves you!

Many visitors who partake of this Segway tour opt to indulge in a Tuscan tasting lunch following their journey, taking advantage of the expert chefs on hand and enjoying a detailed description of the ingredients, traditions and techniques employed in this much loved variant of Italian cooking.

-Viator Travel Team

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