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Welcome to New London, home of Wheeling City Tours

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here all your life, you'll see the City with new eyes when you see it from a Segway! Tour leaders narrate the tour using an audio device which allows you to listen hands-free and enjoy the sights at the same time. During the tour we'll take great pictures of your group or family, and the photos are all included. Come and join us for the most fun you'll have on two wheels!

Our Tours

A one hour tour of downtown New London and Fort Trumbull ($60)

Your adventure begins with check-in and training at our shop. Then we'll glide around Waterfront Park, Downtown New London and Fort Trumbull, enjoying views of New London, Groton, the Thames River and Long Island Sound. You'll learn a little bit about New London's history and architecture, get some local tips on where to eat, drink and shop, and have a whole lot of fun!

A two hour tour of downtown New London, Fort Trumbull and the shore ($90)

Your adventure begins with check-in and training at our shop. Then we'll glide around Waterfront Park, Downtown New London and Fort Trumbull. We'll head down Pequot Avenue with its marinas and beaches, pass New London Harbor Light, and head up to Ocean Beach Park. We'll explore the neighborhood of the old Pequot Colony as we make our way back downtown. You'll learn a little bit about New London's history, scenery and architecture, get some local tips on where to eat, drink, shop and play, and most importantly, have a whole lot of fun!

Inquire about a Custom Tour or Event

In the off-season we are happy to schedule custom tours for groups of four or more. You can book our one or two hour adventures for your group, or we can work together to design a custom tour.

Want to throw an event that will stand out? We provide custom-tailored fun group games and team-building activities. Segway Polo, Segway Croquet, Segway Water Cannon Competitions and Segway Nerf Blaster Bashes are just some of the activities we can provide. Our events are fully customizeable, so tell us about your group and let us do the hard work of crafting activities ideally suited for your requirements.

To arrange a custom tour or event, send us an email or call us toll-free at (877) 474-1117.

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Book a Tour!

Our regular 2014 season ended September 30th - Thanks for a fantastic first year!

Starting in October and during the off-season we are doing custom tours and events. We're working on our 2015 season schedule - look for an announcement soon here and on our Facebook page.

What are folks saying about Wheeling City Tours?

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We got a picture and a quote in the New York Times! Wheeling City Tours made a cameo in a fantastic article about New London. Check out the last picture and the closing paragraph!

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All aboard for New London! The Day recently caught us gliding back from Ocean Beach Park.

Wheeling City Tours made a cameo in "New London Is", the winner of New London's Fan-Favorite Video Contest!

New London Is was shot and directed by Kate Harkness & Brett Van Egmond

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where are you located?

Our address is 36R Bank Street. The "R" stands for rear, because our entrance is actually on South Water Street, opening onto the municipal parking lot. We are across from the Amtrak train station, next to Muddy Waters Cafe and under Dickson's Tavern.

What is a Segway?

A Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. The name Segway is a homophone of the word segue, meaning smooth transition. Computers, gyroscopic sensors and motors keep the Segway upright. You command the Segway to go forward by leaning forward, and backward by leaning backward. To turn, simply press the handlebar to the left or the right. Movement is so smooth and intutive that we call it gliding.

Are there age or weight requirements to ride a Segway?

You must be at least 14 years of age and weigh between 100 and 260 lbs. All guests under 18 must be accompainied on the tour by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

What should I wear?

Wear clothes that match the weather, nothing too loose or hanging. Choose sensible shoes; the more support your shoes have, the happier your feet will be. Sneakers or running shoes are highly recommended. No flip flops, no sandals, no high heels, no kidding!

What can I / should I bring?

Apply sunscreen, and bring sunglasses, but hats are not recommended since you must wear a helmet. You can bring your own bicycle helmet or use one of ours.

How about cameras, cell phones, etc.?

You are not allowed to use any type of electronic device while on the Segway. No texting, calling, photo taking, email. Nothing! Our tour leaders take photos for you while on tour which will all be available online, and are included in the price of the tour. Time permitting, tour leaders can also take pictures of you using your own phone or camera.

Should I come before the scheduled time?

There is no need to arrive before the time stated. Check-in and training time is built into the schedule. For example, if your one hour tour is scheduled for 9:15 am, you should arrive at 9:15. check-in will take about 15 minutes. Then you will train from 9:30 am to 10:00 am, and since the tour itself is a full one hour long, you will be out on your Segway Adventure until 11:00 am.

If I no longer want to go on the tour, will I still be charged?

Yes, unless you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. We schedule our tour leaders based on your reservation. Whether you change your mind due to weather, or because your plans have changed, you are still resposible for your reservation and will be charged the full amount due. To make any changes to your reservation, including cancellation, please contact us more than 48 hours prior to your tour date to avoid any charges.

What about the weather?

We glide rain or shine! Segways run well in all weather, and our tours go out in bright sunshine, light rain, or fog. In the case of heavy rain, we will work with you to reschedule, based on availability.

If I feel I am not physically fit enough to ride, should I still book a reservation?

If you cannot commit to the 48 hour cancellation policy, we do not suggest you book a reservation. Once a reservation is booked, you are subject to our 48 hour cancellation policy.

Is it OK to take a tour if I am pregnant?

Segway riding is not recommended for pregnant women. Unfortunately, pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate due to fall risk.

How many people can ride together?

A single tour leader can take a maximum of seven (7) people at a time. However some tours may have a smaller size limit, or may have some spaces already taken. The online booking system will show the number of available spots for each tour date/time.

Where can I park?

There is a small municipal lot with free parking right outside the shop, as well as free on street parking on South Water Street. Alternatively, the Water Street Garage is just a block away.

Can I get to you by public transportation?

Sure! Come by train, bus or ferry! We're right across the street from Amtrak's NLC station and on all SEAT bus routes at the "Water Street" stop. Ferries to/from Block Island, Fishers Island and Long Island are all nearby.

Can I rent a Segway without going on a tour?

We do not rent Segways. All of our tours include a tour leader and narration. Book a tour - it's fun!

Are gratuities included in the tour price?

No, gratuities are not included as we want to keep the tours affordable for as many guests as possible. Gratuities are completely at the discretion of the guest. If you think your tour leader did a fantastic job and want to give her/him a tip, great! It will be much appreciated.

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