Fallingwater - The Tour to the Mountain

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Tour Number

Activity Level

256271


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

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

The Most Unique Home in the World


Fallingwater stands as one of the greatest architectural triumphs of the 20th Century. Let me take you to its location astride Bear Run in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Pittsburgh businessman Edgar Kaufmann, Fallingwater provides a "Serendipitous Synergy" unequalled in the world. Along the way you will learn the story of America's First Superhighway : the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Itinerary

Six hours from your starting point to the end of the Tour. If you are starting from Downtown Pittsburgh, Greetree, or Oakland we will take the Parkway Easy to America's First Superhighway - The Pennsylvania Turnpike. Heading East we will cross over the first range of the Allegheny Mountains to the Laurel Highlands. Then it's down through Indian Creek Valley to the entrance of Fallingwater. We will return via the same route.
The ride will be filled with an extensive narration in both directions regarding Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, and even the history of the highway.
A meal stop may be made for an additional charge. There will be a surcharge for those Tours starting from a point west of Greentree as it is in the direction AWAY from the route to Fallingwater.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This Tour can begin at any point within 7 miles of the Point State Park Fountain including Downtown Pittsburgh, Greentree, the North Shore, Oakland, Shadyside, and Homestead's Waterfront.

End location: You can leave this Tour at any point within 7 miles of the Point State Park Fountain.

Duration: 6 hours

The time of the Tour is subject to admission availability at Fallingwater. As this is a world-class destination I suggest confirming this Tour with as much advance notice as possible.

Transportation

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: -Round-trip transportation including Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls between Pittsburgh and Fallingwater
-Extraordinary narration during the drive in both directions.
-Private guide between Pittsburgh and Fallingwater
-Photo stop at the Youghiogheny River's Ohiopyle Falls

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - Admission to Fallingwater is $25 per Adult and $18 for guests ages 6 - 12. Sorry, children under 6 years old are not permitted on this Tour.

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.
Regular admission to Fallingwater is $25 per Adult and $18 for Youth ages 6 - 12. I highly recommend booking the early morning In-depth Tour. It is worth every penny of the higher cost. Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this Tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

A great day with George ! An excellent guide and a very nice man. Thanks a lot for the tour, the very rich narrative about Pittsburgh and the Fallingwater house. We appreciate the bonus : the Pittsburgh panorama and the Simon and Garfunkel's song "America" (we are listening it just right now !). Mille mercis ! Elodie et Bernard
Bernard Heizmann

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