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Best of Pittsburgh

Best of Pittsburgh

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.

  • Explorer Riverboat sightseeing cruise

  • Dinner at the Grand Concourse

  • Ride the Duquesne Incline

  • Hear the Story of Steel at the Bost Building

  • See the Carrie Blast Furnaces

  • Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh

  • Frick Art & Historical Center

  • Heinz Memorial Chapel

  • Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden

  • 4 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Sit back and relax as we head to western Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway. Upon arrival in Pittsburgh we will meet our guide to set sail on the Explorer Riverboat for Rivers of Steel's 90-minute "Pittsburgh 101: An Intro to Innovation" sightseeing cruise on all three of Pittsburgh's rivers. After our cruise we will check-in to the hotel 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!


Dinner Choices Day 1

1. Chicken prepared with mushrooms, artichokes & lemon butter
2. Maryland Crab Cakes with classic rouille & roasted red pepper sauce
3. Vegetarian Option
4. Gluten Free Option
All dishes are served with salad, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bread & butter, coffee, tea, iced tea & soda.

Day 2

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 will 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 to The Frick Art & Historical Center. Here we will experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age of steel heritage amidst the beautifully landscaped gardens, art gallery and antique car museum. Next, we will have a sightseeing tour of the Nationality Rooms at University of Pittsburgh's famous Cathedral of Learning. The classrooms represent the ethnic traditions of the people that settled in the Pittsburgh area throughout the years. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel where you can enjoy dinner on your own in one of Station Square's restaurants.

B, L

Day 3

Today, following breakfast, we will have a city tour which will include downtown, historic North Shore, sports stadiums and the "Three Sisters Bridges". Then, we will stop at Heinz Chapel for a docent-led tour and organ recital. The final stop before leaving Pittsburgh will be the Phipps Conservatory. The Conservatory was a gift to Pittsburgh by steel magnate Henry Phipps. You will be able to have lunch at the Café Phipps before departing for home. Arrival back in Pennsburg will be later this evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Hamburg - No Parking Wawa, 515 Lowland Road Hamburg, PA
(No vehicle parking at this location)
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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