Smartphone-Guided Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh Sights & Stories

From
USD2800

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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About

Our smartphone-guided tour brings the facts and stories behind Pittsburgh to life because we've taken the same stops and sights we share with our friends and families when they come to town and created an interactive web-based tour for you!
Read the stories behind the city, answer questions to reveal fun facts, and experience what makes this city incredible! Purchase your tour and then navigate to our website to enter your access code and launch the tour. You can either start immediately or create an account and come back when you are ready to explore.
Please note that you and your group read the tour aloud to one another - there is no audio functionality at this time.

Itinerary

Pittsburgh is the eastern anchor of the Rust Belt, and while that term may have derided the industry that formed this city it is now undergoing a resurgence and being reclaimed by residents. Learn about the growth of this city to become a powerhouse of institutions that defined America.
If PPG Plaza is a modern castle of glass then Market Square is its historic town square. We'll take a couple of stops here to learn about the city's origins and vibrant cityscape before proceeding onward. There might even be an ice cream recommendation.
Pocket parks aren't a Pittsburgh invention but with an odd triangular downtown they abound here. We'll pause in one to examine a mosaic globe and discuss some of the reach that Pittsburgh's influence has had on the world over the years.
This building, like many of the older structures in Pittsburgh, is not what it seems. Imagine it as a bustling department store, filled to the brim with everything you could possibly need. What you probably can't imagine are the before their time pensions, vacation time, and benefits that employees here got - learn more about the pioneers of the labor movement.
Urban redevelopment is a perennial topic in cities, the Gateway district here in Pittsburgh was one of the first attempts back in the 1950s and '60s that showcases what was en vogue then. This place has some hidden secrets, though - join us to uncover the artistry and mystery behind these steel monoliths.
Standing at the Fort Pitt Museum, you can imagine the origins to Pittsburgh right here are the confluence of armies, colonization, and expansionist dreams. Life, however, was much more mundane in the old 'Pittsborough" - we'll tell you all about it outside this museum dedicated to that past.
We'll take a couple of stops in Point State Park as denoted below to look at the incredible views of other amazing Pittsburgh destinations at the meeting of three rivers - one of the most incredible parks anywhere in America.
While we won't walk here - the view from the top of the incline is only rivaled by that of it! Pittsburgh has some odd transportation habits - the hills necessitated the building of vertical railways - only today supplanted by autonomous vehicle testing - we'll explain, we promise.
Pittsburgh is sometimes known as the land of Black and Gold for one reason - this football team. With historic records and charismatic players, they have defined American football for generations.
We end our tour at the start of the Ohio River - stretching hundreds of miles in front of you just like Pittsburgh's future having reinvented its economy and cemented a place as a leading American city.

Inclusions

Easy-to-use web interface
Family friendly stops and questions
24/7 support by phone or email

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.