By: Amanda Narcisi
Visitors to Pittsburgh want to see the town differently? Want to fill your day with amazing sights and sounds of Pittsburgh? The following is a list of exciting tours happening this summer in Pittsburgh.
Bike the Burgh Beer Tour
Bike the Burgh is known for its significant sites and knowledge of history in Pittsburgh. Starting June 30th, Bike the Burgh is hosting Bike & Brews Tour every Sunday. The Bike & Brews tour will stop at local breweries around Millvale, Lawrenceville, and Duechtown to five breweries representing the past, present, and future of brewing in Pittsburgh. For information and tickets visit https://www.biketheburgh.com.
Walk the Burgh with Whiskey
The same company as Bike the Burgh brings Pittsburgh Walk the Burgh and this summer they have a whiskey tour! The Whiskey Walk will be select Saturdays this summer. This tour will talk about the history of the Whiskey Rebellion in Pittsburgh while showing off speakeasies of the past and present. The tour ends at Wigle Whiskey in the historic Omni William Penn where attendees will enjoy tasters of whiskey. For information and tickets visit http://www.walktheburgh.com.
Rivers of Steel
A few years ago BOLD Pittsburgh did a full tour of Carrie Furnace with Rivers of Steel. Take a look at the history of how steel shaped this area. Tour the beautiful furnace which has since transformed into an art gallery with surprises everywhere. (Personal favorite is the iron garden). For more information and tickets, visit https://riversofsteel.com.
A new tour that Rivers of Steel added last year was the PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation Riverboat Tour. This 90-minute tour of the rivers shows off how the Pittsburgh area became to be the tech forward silicon valley of the rustbelt. For more information and tickets visit: https://riversofsteel.com/experiences/tours/riverboat-tour/.
Beers and Tours
The City Brew Tours allow you to enjoy a tour of breweries while they drive! There are three tours include tastings from many breweries, history of the breweries, and behind the scenes tours. Some stops may consist of a food pairing. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.citybrewtours.com/pittsburgh/.
Other great tours include the Burgh Bits and Bites, Molly Trolleys and The Pittsburgh Tour Company that take attendees out on a double-decker bus. Have fun!
Don’t Forget to fill some evenings with Putt-Putt