Essential Pittsburgh Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

"The story of Pittsburgh is the story of America" -David McCullough

We'll begin with an ascent of Mt. Washington on the Duquesne Incline and end at the legendary Yinzer Store across from Grandpa Joe's. In between we'll stop at the:
-Mr. Rogers Gateway to the Point where you will actually hear
Mr. Rogers singing about his "beautiful day in the neighborhood".
-PPG Place, the 40 story Crown Jewel of the Pittsburgh
Skyline, a Cathedral of Glass designed by Philip Johnson
featuring the "Tomb of the Unknown Bowler" on its Plaza.
In addition you will see the sports venues of the "City of Champions", pass through Downtown's Cultural District, and learn about the three legs of Pittsburgh's foundation which make the city so alive and vital today.


This two-hour Tour makes four stops: the Duquesne Incline, Mr. Rogers Tribute to Children, PPG Place, and the Sweetest Corner in Pittsburgh. We'll cruise through the Golden Triangle, the North Shore Sports District, the Cultural District, Gateway Center, PNC Plaza, Market Square, Grant Street, and the Strip.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at any location with 7 miles of the Point State Park Fountain. This includes Downtown Pittsburgh, Greentree, the North Shore, Oakland, and Homestead's Waterfront.

End location: I can leave you at any point within 7 miles of the Point State Park Fountain.

Duration: 2 hours

The Tour often goes longer than two hours as we are having such a good time.


Transportation via a spacious, clean modern air-conditioned AWD sedan with sunroof seating four guests. Larger vehicles may be available for an additional charge.

What’s Included

Other: - Transportation via private sedan
- Extraordinary narration throughout the Tour
- My time as experienced tour guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - The round-trip fare on the Duquesne Incline is $5 per Adult and $2.50 for Youth ages 6-11. Senior citizens with a red, white, and blue Medicare card ride at no charge.

What’s Extra

Other: If your party is larger than four people, arrangements can be made for a larger vehicle to accommodate your group. Just send me a message with your requirements and I can let you know what the surcharge will be.
Transportation on the Duquesne Incline is $5 per Adult, $2.50 for Youth ages 6-11, and free for those under 6 and people carrying a red, white, and blue Medicare card.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tried to give it 5 stars. It was wonderful, informative, and entertaining. Even in the rain , we enjoyed it! Would highly recommend George!
Marie Cochran

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