Pittsburgh - City of Bridges and Champions   

 

A three day and two night journey on a minibus with excursions, museums and attractions

 

Tour Provider: Universe Tour

555 Wilson Heights Blvd Unit 7, North York, ON M3H 6B5

416-398-2400 x 3369; 416-722-9043

 

Comfortable Minibus with capacity for up to 13 tourists

 

$550 CAD, Single supplement $125

 

What is Included:

  • Three Rivers Cruise

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

  • Funicular

  • Two nights in Hotel with breakfast

 

Tourists need proper IDs to enter US

 

Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers that form the Ohio River.The unique landscape and architecture, narrow and winding streets, a combination of hundreds of bridges, steep slopes and embankments make the city one of the most picturesque in the country.

 

According to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Pittsburgh is one of the top ten places for a summer vacation. Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city in the London issue of National Geographic Traveller's cool cities to visit in 2019. Also in 2018, National Geographic named Pittsburgh the best American city in the category of cities with a population of 200K-600K. In 2019, Condé Nast Traveler ranked Pittsburgh among the top 10 cities in the United States.

Budget Travel included Pittsburgh among the 10 most friendly cities; Yelp gave Pittsburgh eighth place in the United States in the list of the best cities for foodies; TravelPulce believes that Pittsburgh is one of the best cities in the USA for pedestrians; according to Thrillist, the city has the sixth most beautiful skyline in the country; Atlas Obscura recognized Monongahela funicular as one of the most interesting urban public transport in the world. The list goes on and on, since Pittsburgh in various ratings is characterized as one of the best cities for youth, students, retirees, fans of American football, hockey, craft beer, etc. Finally, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit, Pittsburgh is ranked as the 2nd most livable city in the U.S., 1st in the continental U.S. and 32nd in the world.

 

Pittsburgh is known as the “Steel City” (more than three hundred companies are related to steel production), the City of Bridges (there are 446 of them!) and the City of Champions; Pittsburgh's baseball, football, and hockey teams have dominated American sports for years and continue to do so. 

 

For much of the 20th century, Pittsburgh was behind only New York City and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment. As a result of deindustrialization, many companies moved their headquarters to other cities; however, famous museums, one of the best symphony orchestras in the United States, medical and research centers, magnificent parks, libraries, and ... the largest number of bars per capita in the USA remain in Pittsburgh! Sixty eight colleges and universities are located here, including members of the prestigious  American Association of Universities Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Day One

Pick up locations and times:

Scarborough: 8:30 am 

Scarborough Town Centre La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave.

North York: 9:00 am 

Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of

Mississauga: 9:30 am 

Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)  

 

  • Stops on the way, Canadian duty free.

  • ​The tour guide’s narrative about passing sites, history and landmarks of Pittsburgh 

  • Checking in at the hotel.

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

  • Mount Washington and Monongahela Incline. 

 

Day Two

 

  • Breakfast

  • City sightseeing tour

  • Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise

  • Station Square and Bessemer Fountain

  • Market Square and PPG Place

  • Oakland - Pittsburgh Second Downtown 

    • University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University

    • Cathedral of Learning

    • Heinz Memorial Chapel

    • St Paul Cathedral

    • Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Additional Charge)

  • Frick Art & Historical Center

  • Strip District

  • Free time in downtown

  • Waterworks Mall

  • Night at the hotel

Day Three

  • Breakfast

  • Point of View Statue on the westernmost end of Grand View Scenic Byway 

  • Waterfront and Mr. Rogers' Memorial Statue

  • Heinz Field, PNC Park and Carnegie Science Center

  • USS Requin

  • Departure for Toronto

  • Grove City Premium Outlets

  • American Duty Free

 

 

Approximate Drop off locations and times:

Mississauga: 9:00 pm 

Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)

North York: 8:30 pm 

Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of

 

Scarborough: 8:00 pm 

Scarborough Town Centre La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave.

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