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NOTE: If you take the last tour of the day, it is a straight-through 2.5 hour tour with no hop-off privileges.
This tour does not operate on Easter, July 4th, or Thanksgiving.
Tour Itinerary Details (all tour departure times noted are approximate - please be at your chosen stop 10 minutes before your chosen departure time from that stop)
This tour takes in all of Pittsburgh's main sights. Here is the full list of stops:
Stop #1: Home Base, The South Side Works - 445 S. 27th Street - 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm - Shop, dine or rent a bike here at the home base at the South Side Works. Or, you can take a cheesecake home for desert from The Cheesecake Factory!
Stop #2: The South Side - Corner of 18th and Carson Streets - 9:08 am, 10:23 am, 11:38 am, 12:53 pm, 2:08 pm, 3:23 pm, 4:38 pm - Grab a drink at the countless bars, check out the galleries or just take in the architecture and people watch.
Stop #3: The South Side - Corner of 9th and Carson Streets - 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:45 pm - Grab a drink at a local bar or stop by the Holiday Inn Express on 10th Street.
Stop #4: Station Square - At the entrance to The Gateway Clipper - 9:20 am, 10:35 am, 11:51 am, 1:06 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:35 pm, 4:50 pm - Dine at the old train station, take a cruise on the Gateway Clipper or check out a fountain show.
Stop #5: Duquesne Incline - Bottom of Incline in parking lot - 9:26 am, 10:41 am, 11:57 am, 1:12 pm, 2:26 pm, 3:41 pm, 4:56 pm - Take a trip on the incline to visit Mt. Washington or Old Coal Hill.
Stop #6: Rivers Casino, North Shore, 777 Casino Drive - 9:33 am, 10:48 am, 12:04 pm, 1:19 pm, 2:33 pm, 3:47 pm, 5:03 pm - Try you luck at the casino or grab a bite at one of the restaurants there.
Stop #7: Langley Clock, North Shore Drive - 9:36 am, 10:51 am, 12:07 pm, 1:22 pm, 2:36 pm, 3:51 pm, 5:07 pm - Play at the Carnegie Science Center, take a walk on the river walk or check out Heinz Field.
Stop #8: Children's Museum - Corner of Ridge Avenue and W. Commons Drive - 9:46 am, 11:01 am, 12:17 pm, 1:32 pm, 2:46 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:16 pm - Bring the kids and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Children's Museum or the Aviary. You could also check out the Mattress Factory.
Stop #9: PNC Park, North Shore - Corner of General Robinson and Federal Streets - 9:50 am, 11:05 am, 12:21 pm, 1:36 pm, 2:50 pm, 4:05 pm, 5:21 pm - Check out the Andy Warhol Museum or grab a baseball game at PNC Park.
Stop #10: Heinz History Center, Strip District - 1212 Smallman Street - 9:59 am, 11:14 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:59 pm, 4:14 pm, 5:30 pm - Learn about Pittsburgh's rich history at the Heinz History Center.
Stop #11: Art of Steel - 22nd & Penn Avenue - 10:07 am, 11:22 am, 12:38 pm, 1:53 pm, 3:07 pm, 4:23 pm, 5:39 pm - Shop at the distinct markets, dine, or browse for art.
Stop #12: Wholey's Fish Market - 1711 Penn Avenue - 10:10 am, 11:25 am, 12:41 pm, 1:56 pm, 3:10 pm, 4:25 pm, 5:41 pm - Shop for pastries, produce or other ethnic goods. Grab a bite to eat at Roland's (the lobster roll is fantastic).
Stop #13: Westin Hotel - 10th Street and Penn Avenue - 10:14 am, 11:29 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:14 pm, 4:31 pm, 5:47 pm - Walk to the cultural district for a show or lunch or stop by the Convention Center.
Stop #14: Heinz Hall - 600 Penn Avenue - 10:19 am, 11:34 am, 12:50 pm, 2:05 pm, 3:19 pm, 4:36 pm, 5:52 pm - Explore the cultural district at this stop. Grab a bite to eat at one of over 50 restaurants like August Henry's. You can also check out one of the 5 beautiful theaters, like Heinz Hall.
Stop #15: Point State Park, Wyndham Hotel - Turn around on Liberty - 10:24 am, 11:38 am, 12:55 pm, 2:10 pm, 3:24 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:56 pm - Take a walk around Point State Park, explore the Fort Pitt Museum and Block House.
Stop #16: Market Square, Fairmont Hotel - Corner of Market and Liberty Avenue - 10:29 am, 11:42 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:29 pm, 4:44 pm, 6:00 pm - Take a walk around Market Square and grab a bite to eat at Nola on the square.
Stop #17: Omni William Penn Hotel Downtown - William Penn Way - 10:37 am, 11:50 am, 1:08 pm, 2:22 pm, 3:37 pm, 4:55 pm, 6:11 pm - You're in the heart of downtown! Check out famous Grant Street where the many skyscrapers call home, or walk down to PPG Place.
Stop #18: Consol Energy Center, Duquesne University - Corner of Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square - 10:43 am, 11:56 am, 1:14 pm, 2:28 pm, 3:43 pm, 5:02 pm, 6:18 pm - Check out one of the many concerts or events at Consol Energy Center or visit the campus of Duquesne University. Check what's left of the Civic arena too!
Stop #19: Phipps Conservatory, Oakland - One Schenley Drive - 10:57 am, 12:10 pm, 1:28 pm, 2:42 pm, 3:57 pm, 5:02 pm, 6:18 pm - Check out Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or have a picnic in Schenley Park.
Stop #20: Carnegie Museums - Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bellefield - 11:04 am, 12:18 pm, 1:35 pm, 2:49 pm, 4:04 pm, 5:24 pm, 6:40 pm - Check out the Cathedral of Learning, The University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel, or the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Stop #21: Soldiers & Sailors Hall on Fifth Avenue - 11:09 am, 12:23 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:54 pm, 4:09 pm, 5:29 pm, 6:45 pm - Visit Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, or walk up to the Peterson Events Center.
The round-trip takes approximately 2.5 hours, but your pass is good for the day, and you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 21 stops.
The following hotels are at or near hop-on hop-off bus stops:
Holiday Inn Express 10th Street (Stop 3)
Sheraton Station Square (Stop 4)
Hampton Inn Strip (Stop 10)
Courtyard by Marriott Penn Avenue (Stop 14)
Renaissance Hotel 600 Penn Avenue (Stop 14)
Wyndham Grand (Stop 15)
Fairmont Hotel (Stop 16)
Doubletree City Center (Stop 17)
Omni William Penn (Stop 17)
Marriott City Center (Stop 18)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the tour if we don't Hop Off? -- It's approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic.
How long is the bus at every stop? -- Only enough time to let passengers Hop Off and Hop On at the stop. The bus drivers don't dally, as they try to keep the tour on schedule.
Is this narrated? -- YES, by some of the best tour guides around. Your official live tour guides love to show people this beautiful city and know Pittsburgh the best. They've got the facts and they provide their awesome personality, humor and fun!
What kind of buses are they? -- Historic London Double Decker Buses - the closed-top Routemaster and the Open top Leyland. They are beautiful, restored and tons of fun to ride on.
Which bus will I be riding on? -- That depends on the weather. During nice weather, mostly the Open Top buses are running...while during inclement weather, only the closed top bus runs.
What should I bring on the tour? -- Your camera, sunscreen (open top buses), your friends, your family, and your adventurous side!
What if I miss the bus? -- You can hang out a little longer at the stop (unless that was the last tour of the day) and a bus will be back around to get you on the next loop. Please make sure you are at the stop at least 10 minutes prior to the next pick-up time so you will not miss the bus!
Can I bring a stroller? -- YES - fold it down and bring it along. Just make sure you bring your kids with you, too!
Are the buses wheelchair accessible? -- The driver will be happy to bring a collapsible folding wheelchair on board...but unfortunately, due to the way the buses are made, at this time service is unavailable to patrons who may be wheelchair-bound. Each person must walk up several steps to board the bus.
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