George looked after us impeccably. His local knowledge and history information helped add to the enjoyment of our trip and we had the sense that nothing was too much bother. We were extremely grateful for his flexibility to plan our itinerary to fit with our other travel commitments and all the pre-travel communication gave us confidence that it would all go smoothly, and it did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...and it was a blast for me too! Thanks for letting me be the one to show you western Pennsylvania and Fallingwater. And thanks for sharing all of your Aussie knowledge with me.
George was extremely generous with his knowledge and time. He helped us with an itinerary to fit in with our other travel commitments and it was great to be able to relax, enjoy our trip and get so much fantastic local information and history from George.
Monica ParkerUnited States
George was a great host. I truly recommend taking one of his tours. Very informative and can let you know about the real Pittsburgh. I have my "Yinzer" magnet.
Jeri WardUnited States
George was a great guide. You can tell he loves Pittsburgh and now we love it too! He is an outstanding historian, and knew his way around the city, maximizing what we could see in a short time period. We would highly recommend him and will seek him out when we return to Pittsburgh.
Dennis SimbeckUnited States
Great tour everyone should do this very knowledgeable
Bryan YoungUnited States
George is a very passionate and energetic tour guide . If you are looking for a top-flight tour of downtown Pittsburgh you can do no better than George. His knowledge of the city's cultural, economic and sports heritage is easily appreciated by everyone from the weekend traveler to the knowledgeable historian. Traveling through Pittsburgh with George you will quickly see how "plugged in" he is to the city and people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words, Bryan. Coming from a History teacher who probably knows a lot more about this stuff than I do, I really appreciate your comments. I also want to thank Rachel for her interest and attention. Refreshing to see a young person so engaged. Thanks again.
Cheryl EftinkUnited States
George was knowledgeable, helpful and informative. We enjoyed the information he shared about about Pittsburgh and the steel industry. There were 10 of us and he spoke loud enough for all of us to hear his comments. He answered questions and encouraged participation. We would do this tour again and recommend it to others!
Lynne WilgusUnited States
We were 1st time visitors to Pittsburgh and George gave us a grand tour that made us want to come back ! We learned so much about the city's history and present day , we wanted to share with everyone at home . Thank you, George for a wonderful time . Jim and Lynne
June DunnUnited States
My friend and I were so pleased to get a "snapshot" of Pittsburgh from someone who really loves the city - and we did not have to do the driving! It is my father-in-law's home town and I was not expecting it to be such a great, fascinating city. I told my husband we are going back for at least 3-4 days to visit all the places we saw and did not have time to pursue.
William G WilsonUnited States
We had a great day with George. He picked us up at 6:45AM at our downtown Pittsburgh hotel which allowed us to comfortably make our 8:30AM in depth tour at Falling Water. After inquiring about our interests and level of knowledge George kept up an enthusiastic and sometimes humorous monologue about the area, the Kaufmanns and Frank Lloyd Wright. He kept us enthralled and made the drive go quickly. After our tour we stopped for a nice lunch and kept up a lively discussion back to Pittsburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day being with you three as well. It was a special treat to be with someone who had been to "The hole in the wall" and from whom I learned a lot as well. Your neck of the woods does indeed sound like God's Country. Please pass along my regards to your wife and granddaughter. Thanks for choosing me as your guide to the Mountain.
Christine B.United States
Not even a zero wind chill could cool George's enthusiasm for Pittsburgh. My husband and I had the Fire in the Valley Tour to warm us, and the whole tour was customized for my industry focused husband. This is my second customized tour with George. I highly recommend George as a guide who is knowledgeable on any aspect of Pittsburgh that interests you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Zero wind chill? Who noticed? We had such an interesting and enjoyable time together. And I learned a lot about titanium in Georgia. Thank you for letting me spend time with your family again.
David GlenwickUnited States
George was an excellent tour guide--extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We covered a lot of worthwhile ground in 2 hours and made stops at places worth seeing. My three colleagues felt similarly. Very enjoyable and a good value!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Just read your comments, David. Thank you. Showing Pittsburgh to the four of you from different schools and cities made it a very interesting and enjoyable experience for me. It was especially fun having such a sports fun as you along. Thanks for teaching me a thing or two. Please convey my thanks to your colleagues as well.
Christine B.United States
George created a custom driving tour for my 87 year old mother & me. He combined his Pittsburgh Essentials tour with places of interest to my mother whose Scottish grandparents lived in the Pittsburgh area around 1904. George provided Carnegie & steel industry history & showed us the area where her grandfather would have worked & lived. George kindly provided door to door service in his private car. George is passionate about Pittsburgh and is great at telling you all about it!
Maureen MinnickUnited States
It was everything I had hoped it to be!! I had a blast!! I would have loved talking with George all day about Pittsburgh and its history! It is so nice to take a tour with someone who knows their stuff and loves it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The "blast" was all mine, Maureen. Lots of fun. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to show you Pittsburgh and talk about my personal heritage.
Ben TaylorUnited States
My daughter and I were impressed by George not only was the tour fun but educational. I have learned that when visiting a new city it is always wise to start with a tour. This way you have a lay-of-the-land and see what you want to revisit. I would definitely recommend George to be the go- to- guy for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Describing me as the "go-to-guy" is extremely gratifying coming from an experienced traveler like yourself. I had a lot of fun as well. I trust your trip to the mountains the next day went as well as our time together did. Regards to Rachel.
Alex CaploonUnited States
George is a credit to his profession!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment. However, I must say I may have picked up as many insights as you did. I researched Repin's "Burlaki na Volge" and now use it when I talk about boats going upstream against the current. And I thought polling a boat from New Orleans to Pittsburgh was back (and heart) breaking! I'm also sorry we didn't get to talk more about the high yield and high strength applications of HY80 and HY100. A real education for me. Thanks for sharing the lessons.
We had booked the 8.45 am in-depth tour at Fallingwater. Despite the fact that the tour by George only gives 8.00 am as the earliest time, he was more than happy to pick us up at 6.30 am. He was highly informative about the history of the route to Fallingwater and about Fallingwater itself, which was a nice appetizer for the in-depth tour at the house. George was also very friendly and helpful generally. I would highly recommend him as your guide.
We arrived at Pittsburgh on the day that the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing the Cincinatti Bengals. Although we booked our tour for 11 am, George took the initiative to suggest a later start time to accommodate the jams that he anticipated from fans going to the game. The tour itself was both fun and informative, and George is a veritable font of information about Pittsburgh. I would highly recommend George as your guide.
Kim G.United States
George was very personable, catered to our needs, was conscious of the time and traffic situations, consistently asked if we had questions, had maps and gave us a great taste and the history of the area. I would - and have already - recommend George to my friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your patience during one of the craziest Friday nights of the year, Kim. It was a lot of fun traveling with you both. I'll work on getting those bridges open in time for any of your friends who come to town.
Martha O'KeefeUnited States
George knew much about the history of Pittsburgh and it's current status. He was funny, enthusiastic and helpful not just to us but others within earshot. We got a good overall picture of the area and places to visit after the tour was over. After this experience, we'll look for tours by locals in other areas we'll visit. Thanks for the interesting afternoon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Martha. It was my pleasure.
C Michael GoodenUnited States
George has tremendous knowledge of the history of Pittsburgh and shares it a precise and colorful manner. He was very familiar with all of the highlights of the city, the shortest way to travel from one place to the next, and readily answered questions about any of the sights. He provided an excellent tour and we would highly recommend him for anyone who really wants to learn about Pittsburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your and Diane's company made it an excellent afternoon for me as well. Thank you for letting me show you Pittsburgh.
David SchaferUnited States
George was an outstanding tour guide. Don't miss the bathroom Hall of Fame at Yinzer's, you won't see this on any other tour. Special side trip to Uber's Pittsburgh headquarters gave us all a chance to see a fleet of specially equipped self driving vehicles.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the good words David. I want to make sure I got this right: the high point was a bathroom and some cars. Seriously, it was a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance to share my city with you.
George was a wealth of knowledge and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Would recommend everyone take this tour if the first time in Pittsburgh.
Steven DevolUnited States
People with a passion for their city and history make the best guides. George is a perfect example. He's very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He doesn't just string facts together, he gives them meaning and context and draws the big picture. He caters the tour to your interests and fills the time with much detail and color. Many visual aids. We highly recommend him!
William McCullochCleveland, OH, United States
George's tour "Fire in the Valley" was just great. Very informative and he tailored our tour to include showing us where my grandfather lived and worked in Homestead Park, Munhall, and the Edgar Thomson Works. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in learning more of Pittsburgh and it's steel making past. Thanks George!