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San Francisco at Night: Segway Tour of North Beach, Chinatown and the Embarcadero

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2062NIGHT
When the sun goes down in San Francisco, a twinkling display of lights keeps the city glowing throughout the night. While a brisk stroll is one way to admire this nightly light show, why not cover more ground on a Segway tour of Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero? It’s a rare opportunity to take this two-wheeler on the streets of some of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods after dark. Your guide keeps you, family and friends on track with fun trivia and facts about the sights you pass, and there are plenty of stops to take photos along the way.

Highlights

  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included
Join a troupe of Segway riders on Beach Street, along Fisherman’s Wharf, to gear up for your evening ride with a 40-minute safety orientation. Along with a helmet and safety vest, you’ll get hooked up with a radio device so you don’t miss any of your guide’s commentary along the way. Once you feel comfortable on your two-wheeler, hit the streets to see Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Embarcadero lit up at night. It’s a great way to see the city in a new light!

Depart from Beach Street to head up to North Beach, or what locals consider the city’s Little Italy. The streets are flanked by bustling Italian restaurants, with the scent of authentic warm dishes wafting from the doorways. Imagine the Beat poets and artists who once roamed the neighborhood as your guide shares history about the counterculture movement at Washington Square Park by Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Cruise over to nearby Chinatown, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Along the lantern-lit streets, peer into dim sum houses, admire temples and appreciate souvenirs that dangle from windows and spill over display tables. If you visit in mid-winter, expect to see festive decorations in honor of the Chinese New Year.

From Chinatown, head east toward the waterfront to take in the Bay Bridge, which appears to be dressed in tinsel; it’s actually a light sculpture known as Bay Lights. Continue along the Embarcadero past the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf for a look at the historic piers and harbors. Follow your guide off the beaten path to see Fish Alley, Fisherman’s Chapel, a WWII Liberty ship, and the Pampanito submarine. Listen carefully: You might even hear the sharp crack of a Dungeness crab shell at one of local stands.

End your tour on a sweet note with a trip to the cheerfully lit Ghirardelli Square to learn how the famous chocolate is made. Then head to the National Maritime Museum for a chance to take photos in front of the fleet of historic sailing ships berthed at Hyde Street Pier. Pause to take in the nighttime views of Alcatraz before ending your Segway tour at the start point.

Halloween Tour
Enjoy a spooky twist on your Segway tour with this special Halloween adventure! In the days leading up to Halloween (October 31), uncover San Francisco’s deranged past as you creep through the hidden areas of Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero. Search for ghosts along the Barbary Coast, meet harlots in the dark back alleys of Chinatown, discover tunnels to nowhere, and hear sordid tales of San Francisco's infamous thieves, tramps, gamblers, whoremongers, cut throats and murderers. Recommended for ages 17 years and older.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Beach Street, San Francisco
Departure Time:
7:30pm, April - October
5pm, November - March
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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5pm Tour
Code: PM1700

Departs at 5pm, November through March. Requires a minimum of 4 passengers. Tour may be cancelled if minimum requirement is not met on the day of the tour.

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San Francisco at Night: Segway Tour of North Beach, Chinatown and the Embarcadero

See San Francisco by night on this fun Segway tour

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Segway, helmet and safety vest
  • 40-minute training session
  • Jackets and gloves available for foggy days
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pregnant women will not be permitted to participate
  • Riders must weigh between 100 and 250 lbs (45 and 113 kg)
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance
  • Tours operate rain, fog or shine
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: LYN C, October 2014

THIS WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP. SAFETY WAS A PRIORITY SO WE WERE GIVEN PLENTY OF PRACTICE TIME BEFORE COMMENCING OUR TOUR. CARLOS, OUR TOUR LEADER WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND MADE US FEEL VERY RELAXED. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BEST PARTS OF SAN FRANCISCO AT NIGHT, WHILE USING A FORM OF TRANSPORT WHICH IS TOTALLY FUN.

Reviewed by: SF, October 2014

Carlos did a great job keeping the riders safe during this outing. Segway at night is very different, and brings various challenges. It was a great tour, and I am glad I experienced it.

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Tour code: 2062NIGHT