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Essential Pittsburgh Experience - The One Tour to Take

Pittsburgh, United States

From $75.00 per group (up to 4)

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Enjoy a private introduction to downtown Pittsburgh on this guided tour in and around the ‘Steel City.’ Begin with a trip to the top of Mount Washington via the iconic Duquesne Incline for a stellar, bird’s-eye view of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Then explore the popular North Shore, home to football’s Steelers, baseball’s Pirates and a variety of entertainment venues. Finally, cross the Allegany River toward downtown to see Pittsburgh’s Cultural District as well as the neighborhood of Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Enjoy a private, comprehensive tour of the city of Pittsburgh
  • Customize the tour for individual preferences and requests
  • Great introduction to the city for first-time visitors
  • This private tour ensures undivided attention from the guide
Private tour
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Food and drinks
Admission to attractions

Departure Point

Duquesne Incline Parking West Carson Street Pittsburgh, 1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure locations can be customized to accommodate YOUR plans. These include the Pittsburgh International Airport, outlying hotels, and even miscellaneous points such as Interstate/Turnpike Interchanges. Additional charges may apply to these locations. Check with your Tour Guide AFTER you have confirmed the basic Tour.

Departure Time

Per your request

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pricing is per tour
  • You are required to enter your preferred departure time, please note this is only required as an indication; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs, stollers, and walkers must be collapsible and able to fit in the trunk of a stanbard-sized sedan.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY The Pittsburgh Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Essential Pittsburgh Experience - The One Tour to Take?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Pittsburgh - even if it is not your first time!" See review
  • "Whether you are a first time visitor or have grown up around the area taking this tour with George will increase your knowledge and appreciation for the (as George would say) "coolness" of the city of Pittsburgh." See review


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Not impressed!
, Sep 2020
No van, no air conditioning!! We were picked up in an old car raining with the windows down and 85°. George was very knowledgeable but all we did was drive around. Did not make the stops as described.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
I'm very sorry you were impressed with neither our City nor my Tour – especially as I gave you an extra complimentary hour of Touring after you complained about the lack of air-conditioning on the Duquesne Incline car and at the Upper Station. We stopped and you got out of the car at the Duquesne Incline, the Mr. Rogers Memorial, and PPG Place. The only stop where you didn't get out of the car was the Shrine of the Immaculate Reception as you said you had no use for the NFL after players started kneeling. However, even there we stopped because you said you wanted to take pictures without getting out of the car. I explained at the beginning of the Tour that I would prefer not to use the air-conditioning to take advantage of the airflow provided by open windows as part of our anti-coronavirus protocol. During that short time when it rained, we did put up the windows and turned on the air-conditioning. The website says that a “vehicle” will be provided, not a “van”.
Dusqune incline
, Aug 2020
great tour. learned alot about pittsburgh. George was great. was able to see alot of pittsburgh and historic areas
Great start to your visit
, Aug 2020
The two-hour tour was an excellent start to our first visit to Pittsburgh. Our guide George tailored the tour to our interests and made it special for our son's 13th birthday.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
It was a real pleasure to share Pittsburgh with such an interested and engaged family. Thank you for the chance to do so.
Your of Pittsburgh
, Jul 2020
George was a terrific guide. This was the second time with him and I would definitely recommend him. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great fun time.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
So much fun on such short notice. Thanks for remembering me. A pleasure to give your friend from the Outer Banks a preview of the rest of her time in one of the coolest cities on the Planet. GSTD
Amazing Tour
, Mar 2020
George gave us an great experience. From the Duquesne incline to the spot where Franco Harris caught the 'Immaculate Reception', George continues his father's tradition of sharing the history of Pittsburgh to future generations.
Best tour!
, Mar 2020
Excellent! George was the best tour guide we’ve had! Knowledgeable, interesting, fun! Would differently recommend.
20 stars out of 10
, Feb 2020
We travel a lot within US and abroad, and I can say without hesitation that George is the best tour guide we ever had, hands down. A real jewel!
Pittsburgh City Tour
, Nov 2019
George DeBolt who is native to Pittsburgh was our guide. If you go to Pittsburgh and DON’T take one of his tours, you’re trip is lacking. Best tour guide we’ve ever had. Very insightful and a ton of fun. He’ll customize the tour for youth interests. It was so good that we did Fallingwater the next day.
Worth every penny!
Samita S
, Jun 2019
George was knowledgeable, engaging and so enthusiastic about his city. We got an excellent overview of Pittsburgh - thanks George!
Don't Miss This
, Sep 2018
Whether you are a first time visitor or have grown up around the area taking this tour with George will increase your knowledge and appreciation for the (as George would say) "coolness" of the city of Pittsburgh. He loves the city and knows so much! All of this is passed on in such a fun and congenial way that we could not help but love the city too! This two hour (2 1/2 hr. really) was centered around not only the high points of the area but our interests as well. He pointed out places that we returned to after the tour ended including the restaurant Gaucho (terrific) and the best Polish deli (S and D) in Pittsburgh both on The Strip. He also went above and beyond when he returned to our hotel a container of cotton candy (purchased for my grandson from Grandpa Joe's Candy Store, also on The Strip) which I left in his vehicle. Our long college football weekend was absolutely enhanced by our experience with George DeBolt and his tour. If I could give 6 stars I would. In short, follow the title and don't miss it!

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