Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation, 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity (excluding gratuity for guides and driver, unless requested).Highlights:
- Frick Pittsburgh
- Andy Warhol Museum
- Grand Concourse
- Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour
- Senator John Heinz History Center
- Duquesne Incline
- Alleghany Observatory
- Carrie Blast Furnace
Sample Itinerary Day 1 - The Frick Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Museum, & Grand Concourse
- Arrive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Enjoy lunch included at a local restaurant.
- Visit The Frick Pittsburgh. The Frick is a cluster of museums and historical buildings formed around the Frick family's nineteenth-century residence known as "Clayton". It focuses on the interpretation of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick, industrialist, and art collector.
- Explore the Andy Warhol Museum. It is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon Andy Warhol.
- Check-in to your local hotel.
- Enjoy a three course dinner at Grand Concourse. The Grand Concourse is a high-ceilinged, stained-glass grand space, retaining much of the Victorian and Edwardian splendor of its former life as Pittsburgh’s equivalent of Grand Central Station. Built in 1901, the 80,000-square-foot station was a bustling travel and cargo hub for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.
- Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
- Arrive at Rivers of Steel Docks. Hop on board the Explorer riverboat for the Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour—a 90-minute excursion on Pittsburgh’s three rivers! Traveling on the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny Rivers, this tour shares the big stories of the region’s past—along with many lesser-known tales—as it explores a sense of place. Sit back, enjoy the skyline, and see the sights as you discover how Pittsburgh’s unique history shaped the city.
- Have lunch on your own at Gallery Bakery Square.
- Tour Senator John Heinz History Center. Take a docent guided tour of Pittsburgh’s “people museum,” the History Center preserves and interprets the history of Western Pennsylvanians through six floors of interactive exhibitions that feature iconic artifacts like the TV set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and the world’s oldest jeep.
- Take in the view at Duquesne Incline. Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding one of the few remaining inclines in the country. Opened on May 20, 1877, the Duquesne Incline was rescued and restored by a group of local residents in 1963 and still delights residents and visitors with its original, elegant, wooden cable cars. Now you can visit the interior of the incline and watch the machinery while it operates. The Duquesne Incline's upper station houses a museum of Pittsburgh history, including photos and a storehouse of information on inclines from around the world.
- Enjoy dinner at the area's only five-star Diamond restaurant, featuring continental cuisine, impeccable service, and an unsurpassed view of Pittsburgh.
- Experience Alleghany Observatory. The Allegheny Observatory is one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. It is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of the Golden Triangle (downtown Pittsburgh) and eight miles from the University of Pittsburgh of which it is an integral part.
- Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
- Take the Carrie Blast Furnace Industrial Tour. Carrie Furnace is a former blast furnace located along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, and it had formed a part of the Homestead Steel Works. The Carrie Furnaces was built in 1884 and they operated until 1982.
- Enjoy an included luncheon
- Tour Fallingwater. A Fallingwater educator will be your guide as you experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s most recognized union of architecture and nature. As you walk the beautiful, forested grounds and explore the house from both interior spaces and outdoor cantilevered terraces, you will closely examine Fallingwater’s intimate relationship with the mountainous landscape that inspired its design. Inside the living room, one of modern architecture’s most iconic spaces, you will experience Wright’s pioneering idea of “breaking the box” and see an exceptional collection of fine and decorative art as well as custom-made furniture designed by Wright specifically for Fallingwater.
- Depart for home.
*Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.
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