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Best of Pittsburgh
May 20 - 22, 2017
$597 Double, $795 Single, $535 Triple, $505 Quad


Tour Protection: $40 per person


Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and is the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is known as both the “Steel City” for its more than 3000 related businesses and the “City of Bridges” for its world record of 446 bridges. Legendary for its steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transport, computing, retail, autos and electronics.

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Best of Pittsburgh
May 20 - 22, 2017
$597 Double, $795 Single, $535 Triple, $505 Quad

Tour Protection: $40 per person

Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and is the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is known as both the “Steel City” for its more than 3000 related businesses and the “City of Bridges” for its world record of 446 bridges. Legendary for its steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transport, computing, retail, autos and electronics. These legacies have helped Pittsburgh win first place as America’s “most livable city” by Places Rated Almanac, Forbes and The Economist while inspiring National Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. 

Saturday, May 20

Sit back and relax as we head to western Pennsylvania for the weekend getaway. Upon arrival in Pittsburgh we will meet our guide for a sightseeing cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper. Enjoy this quintessential Pittsburgh experience aboard the historic riverboat to see the sights from the city’s three rivers!  After our cruise we will check into the Omni William Penn for our two night stay. Dinner this evening will be at The Grand Concourse, the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station by the Monongahela River. Following dinner we will enjoy a ride on the Duquesne Incline, a century-old funicular, one of the few left in the nation!    D 

Please call the Perkiomen office with your dinner selection:

  • Sirloin Steak – grilled medium with warm blue cheese butter
  • Salmon Rockefeller – spinach, crab meat, bacon and Béarnaise

 

 

Sunday, May 21

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a brief driving tour of Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood, including a stop at the Fred Rogers statue and a drive past quirky, colorful, Randyland. We will then visit the Andy Warhol Museum, the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist. In addition to the guided tour of the museum’s collection, we will have the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and create screen-printed artwork in Warhol’s style. We will then depart for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a steel and glass Victorian greenhouse that has showcased the beauty and mysteries of plants since 1893. As you tour the 17 distinct botanical experiences in this world-renowned conservatory you’ll see glass art by Dale Chihuly and other artists. You will have free time to have lunch in the Café Phipps, which uses organic, local and sustainable foods. This afternoon we will visit Clayton, the family home of famed steel industrialist Henry Clay Frick, located at The Frick Art & Historical Center. Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age of steel heritage amidst the beautifully landscaped gardens in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Included on the grounds is a beautiful art gallery and antique car museum. Dinner will be on your own this evening.     B

Monday, May 22

After breakfast, we will depart for the Bost Building, former headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, which is now the visitor center and heritage museum for Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. We will then depart with our step on guide to the Carrie Blast Furnace Complex where we will get the chance to explore Pittsburgh’s steel heritage on-site. We then travel to The Historic Pump House where the 1892 Battle of Homestead occurred, one of the biggest events in U.S. Labor History. Lunch will be included before heading home.   B, L