One of the best and most enjoyable ways of seeing Prague is to take a Segway tour around this historic city. There’s plenty of operators renting the 2-wheeled self-balancing wonders in and around Old Town Square. Tours can last from 30 minutes to a half-day depending on your preference and most come with an English speaking guide although some operators do allow self guided tours.
Prices can be a little steep but be sure to negotiate a better price than the brochure fee. For a 1 hour tour the listed price averages around 1295CZK (€49) each but after some negotiation I paid 1000CZK (€37) for a guided tour of some of the city’s most famous sites.
If you’ve never been on one before it can be a bit daunting and a little unnatural to step on a Segway. To make it move, you have to lean forward and ignore the natural sensation that you’re about to fall flat on your face. It can be even more daunting navigating on Prague’s busy cobbled streets so make sure you’ve mastered the art of braking before you depart on your tour.
Most tours will take you along the back streets and the banks of the river. You will visit several key locations such as Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, John Lennon Wall, National Theatre, Kampa Island and Wenceslas Square. Some of the longer tours will include Praque Castle & Petrin Tower. You do not get to cross the Charles Bridge however as Segway’s are prohibited from crossing the busy pedestrian bridge.
Taking a Segway tour around Prague is a great way of seeing the site and hand’s down beats taking the usual bus tour. Highly recommended!