Segway Tour Hero | The Garage OTR

“The last year has been a challenging year for all of us.  While we have taken the proper precautions (mask wearing, hand sanitizer, social distancing, etc.) to allow The Garage OTR to remain available 7 days a week, for Sales, Service and Electric Bike Rental;  guided group Segway Tours have presented a unique challenge.  We have not provided tours since March 2020 due to Covid 19, but we will be grateful for their return in late summer.  The Garage OTR aspires to serve you through 2021 and into future. We are thankful for your support.”

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We regularly offer four distinct tour routes in the immediate Cincinnati area, as well as several specialty and seasonal tour routes.  All routes are 2hr experiences, including 15-20 min of training and a 90 min guided ride. Custom tours are also available. Give us a call for details about entertaining large groups.

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COST:  $60 per person. Minimum group of two.

TIMES: Tours are 3-4 times daily; tour locations and times can vary. Always check our online calendar for daily accurate tour times. Online booking is available up to 3o days out and up to three hours prior.  If booking within three hours of tour departure time please give us a call to complete your booking.

What is better than a tour experience at Segway of Cincinnati?

Sharing it with friends and family at home? Well, now you can. HD Video cameras are now available for rent so you can record your tour experience! Then share the fun by posting it to the internet or viewing it on your tv, or mobile device. The HD Video camcorder records 1080p video of your tour to a 8 GB SD Card that you get to take home with you. Choose from a helmet top or side mount, or it can be mounted to the Segway. Rent two cameras and record your friends, or record yourself and the route! A HD video camcorder, a choice of mount, and a 8GB Micro SD card are included for $25. Please mention if you would like a camera rental(s) when making your reservation. If booking online you have the option of adding a camera rental(s) when making your reservation.

Riverfront Tour

Available most days, 7 days a week:

Event blackout dates may apply

This route is a highlight of Cincinnati’s beautiful Riverfront. Riders glide through the Central Business District from our showroom; using Eggleston Blvd as a connector to Sawyer Point.

Your guide will glide you through Bi-Cenntennial Commons at Sawyer Point; historic Yeatman’s Cove featuring the Serpentine Wall; and the stunning Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park with all its glorious sculpture.

The glide is capped with a ride across the mighty Ohio River on the Purple People Bridge into Northern Kentucky and back!

Our Riverfront, Lights of the City and Downtown Tours meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

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Eden Park Tour

Available Sunday – Thursday:

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Our Eden Park route is our original route and includes fourteen points of interest throughout the park. Amongst others, riders get to enjoy gliding past Mirror Lake and Krohn Conservatory; under and over the Melan Arch bridge; and through Liberty Gardens and Memorial Groves.

Take in the beautiful views of the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Twin Lakes and the Donald A. Spencer Overlooks.

Your guide will cover the history of the park, including the Water Works Pumping Building, Water Tower and Reservoir systems.

Eden Park Tours meet and depart from the comfort station, at the corner of Fulton St. and Eden Park Dr. Parking at Eden Park is free. Please check your confirmation email for more info.

Lights of the City Tour

Friday-Sunday @ 8pm-10pm or 9pm-11pm (dependent on seasonal sunset times)

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For those looking for a Segway experience like none we’ve offered before, you’ll love our Lights of the City tour. This tour is an 8 mile evening pleasure cruise, ideal for the more adventurous types.

We attach high-visibility lights to guide your way under the stars and navigate you through several points of interest in downtown Cincinnati and historic Over-The-Rhine. Then we make our way across the Purple People Bridge into Covington, Kentucky. Once across the sparkling Ohio River, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the Cincinnati in all its jeweled glory before heading back to Ohio over the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

Whether you’ve done our other fantastic tours and are looking for a new, fun experience, or you’re just a night owl looking for an adventure, the Lights of the City tour is for you.

Our Riverfront, Lights of the City and Downtown Tours meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

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Downtown Tour 

 

Available 1st and 3rd Sundays @ 8am or 9am, and 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6pm:

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The Banks, Downtown, Over-The-Rhine and Pendleton!

Our Cincinnati’s Center City route focuses on Cincinnati’s growth from an early pioneer and settlers town to a modern day city. We navigate the cities streets and sidewalks from 2nd to 14th streets and from east to west.

Enjoy gliding the stadium and central business districts, as well as the shopping districts downtown, and in the redeveloped Gateway Quarter and Over The Rhine. Learn about Cincinnati’s canal system, the newly rebranded casino, and the reborn downtown streetcar, the Cincinnati Bell Connector.

On this tour, riders get a survey of Cincinnati’s Center City neighborhoods, such as The Banks, Downtown, Over-The-Rhine and Pendleton.

Discover some past and learn more about the present changes. Highlights include the stadiums, the Central Business District, Fountain Square, Carew Tower and the Contemporary Art Center; just to name a few. Book early for this unique experience with local historian Chris Smith.

Seating is limited to allow for intimate discussion.

Our Riverfront, Lights of the City and Downtown Tours meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

Seasonal: Spring Grove Cemetary & Gardens

The Garage OTR – Home of Segway of Cincinnati & Spring Grove Cemetery are again teaming up to provide a unique experience touring beautiful and historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Botanical Gardens. We offer two unique experiences; a self guided ride on a Segway PT or a guided tour on a Segway PT.

Spring Grove Cemetery Guided Segway Tour

Returning Summer 2022

Any available Segway PTs not reserved for the guided tour will be available for rental will be available each week for rental as well.

The Garage OTR staff will be on site to provide 15-20 minutes of training before the 90 minute glide of the cemetery grounds. Members of The Garage OTR Staff will accompany your group past highlights of the cemetery grounds. Our newly revised route will share interesting facts about significant Cincinnati residents, notable monuments & memorials, as well as the past and future of the cemetery and botanical gardens.

Helmets are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Reservations are required. this tour IS LIMITED AND DOES FILL QUICKLY. Please visit thegarageotr.com, or call 513-225-1583. For ALL Segway PT tours at Spring Grove click “tours” on our reservation page to access our tour calendar. Segway PT tours at Spring Grove are $70 per person.

Segway PT Rentals
The Garage OTR will bring their fleet of Segways to Spring Grove and rent them to the public. You are invited to explore Spring Grove at your leisure on a Segway PT. Please make a reservation with The Garage OTR – Home of Segway of Cincinnati at thegarageotr.com, or call 513-225-1583.

For ALL Segway PT rentals at Spring Grove click “rentals” on our reservation page to access our rental calendar.

Segway PTs are $35 per hour for 1 or 2 hours.

Our seasonal Spring Grove Cemetery Tour meets and departs at Spring Grove Cemetery.  Parking at Spring Grove Cemetery is free.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

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Seasonal: Holiday Glide with Segway Santa

The Garage OTR – Home of Segway of Cincinnati is happy to announce a continued holiday tradition…Enjoy the sights of the season on this special Holiday Glide. Dazzle at the seasonal light displays glistening at Washington Park, Music Hall, and throughout OTR and downtown.

We will glide to see the tree at Union Terminal and explore the Longworth Betts Historic District.  Travel under City Hall, pausing at churches and temples on our way to view the holiday display at the Omni Netherland, and to Fountain Square for what will surely make a wonderful holiday greeting card; a special Segway Santa picture in front of Cincinnati’s Christmas Tree!  

Reflect on the last leg of the glide at Sherith Israel Temple, the oldest existing synagogue west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Holiday Glides are daily,  November 25th-December 31st

Our speciality and Holiday Glide meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

Specialty: Art of Cincinnati Tour

Times TBD

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Our newest tour route is a joyful figure 8 that stretches from east to west of downtown.  The Art of Cincinnati Tour highlights popular art galleries, museums, and public squares, but also casts light on hidden gems as well; art tiles in traffic, public folk art under bridges, and “ghost signs” in plain sight. 

Join us for a wonderful glide and learn more about the sculptures, murals and other art we share our downtown with.

Our speciality and Holiday Glide meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

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Specialty: Glide & Glow Tour

Over The Rhine Premium Cigars & The Garage OTR  are pairing up for a shocking new take on traveling in style.

Enjoy two fine selections from OTR Premium Cigars as you Glide through the neighborhoods of downtown Cincinnati, the Riverfront and Findlay Market.  A specially designed ash can, conveniently mounted to your Segway PT, holds your Glowing cigar comfortably as you make your way.

Your glide starts and ends at The Garage OTR, but also includes a pit stop at OTR Premium Cigars to refill your tinder box.  This specially priced glide includes two fine selections from OTR Premium Cigars for $55.  Select from available Mild, Medium or Full cigar options at the time of your booking.

Our speciality and Holiday Glide meet and depart from our showroom, at the corner of Vine and Central Pkwy. Parking meters and a parking garages are available in the immediate area and attached building.  Please check your confirmation email for more info.

Additional Information

Times between Thanksgiving and the New Year vary due to our special holiday routes; please click [book a tour] for specific days and times. Holiday route times are announced each October; stay tuned to our news and events section, or sign up for our newsletter.

All tours are based on availability and are first come, first serve.
Tour times and tour locations are subject to change.
For any time or location outside of our normal schedule, please email kristy@thegarageotr.com.

How to make an appointment:
Reservations can be online by clicking the “Book A Local Tour” button below or by phone. All tours are based on availability. First come, first serve. Click the “Purchase A Gift Certificate” button below to purchase a gift certificate now.

Tour and Rental Gift Vouchers are available online!!

Who can participate in a Segway PT tour?

The State of Ohio requires that riders be at least 14 years of age to take a Segway PT tour. A rider that is 14-17 years of age must have a parent/guardian signature to take a tour.

  • The rider must be between 100 and 260 lbs. (45 to 117 kg.)
  • The rider must be able to step on and off the Segway PT without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without the support of a handrail or other walking aid.

PARKING:

On-street metered parking is available.  Hours Of Enforcement in Downtown & Over-the-Rhine are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rates are posted on each meter and vary by location, so please check the meter.

We are not responsible for expired parking meters and/or parking violations.

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY:

WE reserve the right to cancel the tour if we deem necessary due to weather conditions no later than one hour before departure on cell # provided at time of reservation.  

  • If you need additional time for travel etc. please contact reservation staff
  • We make every effort to get all Tours out and are constantly checking multiple weather forecasts and radar images to make the best decision WE feel possible. Again, we want you, our guest, to enjoy yourself on the adventure as much as possible while keeping SAFETY our #1 Priority!

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations must be called in to our office at (513)225-1583, email cancellations are not accepted.

  • You have until 48 hours before your scheduled tour time to cancel or reschedule for any reason.
  • After this time you are committed to the tour and will be charged full price of the tour for each individual not in attendance on the credit card used to hold the reservation.
  • If gift certificates, or vouchers are used to hold the reservation they will lose half of their value.

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Cincinnati, OH 45202

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