Ybor City Florida
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Tampa’s Historic District & Latin Quarter
2-hour Segway tour
10AM – 1PM – 3:30PM
by appointment only
$65 plus tax/per person
Guided Segway tours leave from the Centro Ybor location on 7th Avenue in Ybor City. Just steps from the parking garage. Use the map at the left and zoom in or out to find our location on 8th Avenue just below the Muvico movie theater in Centro Ybor. Or take the trolley! It stops right in front of our location at Trolley Stop #2.
It’s not called the “Cigar Capital of the World” for nothing! Come and experience history, culture and folklore in the one-and-only, Ybor City. The sights and sounds of Ybor City are second to none! Glide through the city and you’ll encounter a true American melting pot experience. The Cuban, Spanish and Italian Clubs are just a few of the stops on our tours. The Ybor City Segway tour is a historical tour.
Ybor City was founded in 1886 by Don Vicente Martinez-Ybor when he decided to move his cigar factory from Key West Florida and the rest is history. Steeped with culture, colorful characters and even some mystery, murder & mayhem, you’ll enjoy your historical experience while gliding through the streets past cigar factories, original casitas, and the home of the original pressed Cuban sandwich!
This Segway tour is a story-based/historical tour which glides through the major Ybor City area, historic district. Plenty of riding and just the right amount of history. Guests will see cigar factories, historic casitas (shotgun houses) museums and social clubs. Ybor City is formerly the Cigar Capital of the World and boasts amazing history and culture, unbelievable cuisine and amazing photo opportunities, which are always free when you glide with us!
Also in Ybor City
The world’s only
Segway Cigar Tour! – $85
- $65 without cigars
- Includes a set of cigars exclusive ONLY to EGT!
- The first-ever Segway Cigar Tour! Book now, these tours are selling-out fast!
Never before has a company combined a Segway tour & a Cigar Tour all-in-one! Picture this: You embark on a Segway tour through Ybor City, formerly the cigar capital of the world. On this tour, you’ll learn about the history of the cigar industry and why this town is so famous. During the tour, the group will stop in a few of the local cigar shops and you’ll get a personal introduction to the proprietors. They’ll tell you their story and how they fit into the industry. Each tour guest will receive two cigars or “sticks” from each shop and by the end of the tour, you’ll have a collector’s set of cigars (valued between $40-$50) you couldn’t duplicate anywhere else in the world! Call now to inquire about this incredible event! Available for corporate events, team building, private events, parties or reunions. Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 25 guests per tour. Large groups over 5 require advanced notice and direct booking through EGT.
Must be 18 or over to participate in the collection of cigars. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Minors can join the tour and enter the cigar shops, but may have no contact with tobacco or tobacco-related products. Alternate pricing for minors, $55 (no cigars)
Add a Wine Tasting
Added to 3:30PM appointment only.
(Not applicable for tours in the AM)
$15 per person
Every day EXCEPT Wednesdays
(must be 21 or over and bring valid ID)
If you’ve been on a Segway PT tour before, you’ve never done it this way! We start with a 2-hour Segway tour of Ybor City (sold separately) featuring some historical sites, social clubs, cigar shops, bars & restaurants! Plenty of photo opps throughout the tour. The tour experience concludes with an introduction to your own personal sommelier for the afternoon/evening and you’ll begin your wine “tour.” The sommelier will take you on a flight with what we call the “Taste of Ybor.” The wine tour will feature five selections of wine along with and array of international meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts and chocolates. If wine is not your thing, we’ve arranged for a sampling of beers. The establishment offers 60 craft beers by the bottle and beer and wine professionals to answer all of your questions. Enjoy the evening relaxing in a gorgeous wine tasting room with leather seating, great music and great company! This experience makes an amazing gift for any occasion. The Wine Experience can be added to the 3:30PM tour only, every day except Wednesday. Typically sold in pairs but available for groups of up to five (5) people. Large parties can be accommodated as a private event for both the Segway tour and wine tasting.
The Segway tour & wine tasting is an incredible way to see Ybor City and enjoy some of the flavors of Ybor after your tour. Call for details. 800-979-3370 or book directly at www.zerve.com
Note: Valid ID required. 21 and over for wine. Those under 21 can join the Segway tour portion of the experience and can consume non-alcoholic beverages at the wine room and of course minors can consume the tasty culinary additions. Please drink responsibly.
Add lunches or dinners to your Segway Tour!
We’ve partnered with a few of the amazing restaurants in Ybor City to offer you a special rate and to give them a chance to showcase what they do best. Before or after your tour, you can add a lunch or dinner deal. Call for details.
Hillsborough River State Park
(opening Summer 2014)
15402 N Us Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
If you’ve ever experienced a Segway tour, you haven’t done it quite like this! Hillsborough River State Park is a breathtaking oasis of natural & historical significance. Segway tour enthusiasts will have the opportunity to glide through the park and learn about many of the aspects the park has to offer. We’ll glide through the Riverside Campground & Hammock Circle Campground, past several historic points of interest and even go off road as we glide by the River Rapids along several un-paved paths.This tour may not be for beginners, but will certainly challenge even the most experienced Segway Enthusiast. Guests will see pavilions built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), glide by a butterfly sanctuary and possibly spot some indigenous wildlife emerging from the ground and sky! Segway tour guests are encouraged to stick around the park both before and after the tour and enjoy the half-acre swimming pool, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, the poolside cafe (offering breakfast & lunch menu) and many other family-friendly activities.
Note: Park entry fee ($6 per car) & other activities may require additional fees which are not included with the Segway tour ticket purchase.
All tours include FREE photos & use of helmet. You may bring your own helmet.
(Must be regulation bicycle helmet)
Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time or walk-up time. All Segway tours booked by appointment must arrive 15 minutes before scheduled time. We will not wait for late arrivals.
Please remember sunblock and sun glasses for all daytime tours as well as sneakers/closed-toed shoes for all Segway Tours. We do not allow heels or flip flops of any kind. No exceptions.
Special events require direct booking, advanced notice and prices vary. For private & special events, we accommodate nearly any number of guests. We also assist with other reservations, tour packages, dining & other special events at any of our locations.
All tours are led by our Segway Tour Specialists.
We do not rent machines.
Notes and things to consider:
- All tours start at the scheduled time per booking.
- If you have any type of voucher, you are responsible for sales tax, per person. We will collect sales tax prior to your tour.
- All vouchers are valid based on rules stated therein.
- You must wear sneakers or athletic shoes.
- Absolutely no flip flops, curved-soled exercise shoes or heels of any kind.
- If you are going to be late for your scheduled appointment, please call so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
- 48-hour advanced notice required for appointment cancellation with refund.
- Always arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled time. The training process will commence shortly after your arrival.
- Management/Tour Guide reserves the right to establish an individual’s ability to operate the Segway PT appropriately.
- Consumption of alcohol prior to tour is strictly prohibited. Any guest who arrives under the influence of alcohol or drugs is subject to ticket cancellation with no refund.
- ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY: Reckless riding, horseplay or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and can result in guest being removed from the tour without refund. And yes, you may even have to walk back.
- Wear comfortable shoes. We recommend sneakers as you will be standing for the tour.
Please see the FAQ page for other questions. If you have additional questions about our policies or tours, please call or e-mail.
Call Now To Book Your Tour!
***We are not historians, nor do we claim to be. Our goal is to give you a safe & fun tour experience with some interesting factoids about the area, the people and the culture of the area. There are other tours, which we HIGHLY recommend if history is your cup of tea. There are walking tours, ghost tours and other sightseeing possibilities in Ybor City. But if you want to glide on a Segway PT, then book your tour experience with us!