Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Pittsburgh the easy way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one adult all-day pass for a double-decker city sightseeing tour from Pittsburgh Tour Company (a $20 value).
Martha, a vintage red closed-top double-decker bus born during London's swinging '60s, winds through city streets and stops at nine locations, where guests hop off to explore or back on to continue their voyage. The tour departs from the Southside Works, a collection of galleries, a historic train station, and the Strip District's fish market. Throughout the journey, guides spin humorous yarns about of each stop's past and present cultural significance and the biographies of important local silkworms. Wayfaring guests can dine at famous hotspots, explore the Carnegie Science Center, or admire the architecture of local mannequins while curating new wardrobes before hopping onto the next passing tour bus. An approximate 105-minute layover spans between pickups at each stop, with the exception of a shorter 30-minute stop at the Southside Works. Pittsburgh Tour Company suggests reaching any stop 10 minutes early, and a printable brochure ensures timely arrivals and a minimum of one-sided conversations with lampposts. Guests may begin tours at any station, but must call Pittsburgh Tours for approval and instruction.
The Pittsburgh Tour Company
The Pittsburgh Tour Company's guides cart guests around on classic red double-decker buses straight out of London. These experienced guides divulge interesting factoids along the tour's 21 stops, which include a fish market, Heinz Field, and the city’s depository of old chewing gum that has been scraped off school desks. The company's fleet of four buses offers up the chance to view the city from the second story of closed or open bus tops.