Pittsburgh & "The Wright Places”

Over the course of his 70-year career, Wright became one of the most prolific, unorthodox and controversial masters of 20th-century architecture, creating no less than twelve of the Architectural Record’s hundred most important buildings of the century. Visit two of his designs, one of which was built over a waterfall! Plus to top it off you’ll visit Pittsburgh “The City of Steel” to see some of the amazing Sights!
pittsburgh,pennsylvania,usa. 2017-08-20, beautiful pittsburgh at sunset.
Package includes:
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Taxes & Meal Gratuities
  • 2nts at the Doubletree Hotel Greentree
  • 2 Breakfasts & 2  Dinners 
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Baggage handling

 

HIghlights includes:
  • Heinz History Center
  • Guided city tour of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms
  • Ride on the city’s conic incline
  • Dinner at the restored P & LE Train Station
  • Kentuck Knob - Frank Lloyd Wright designed home
  • Fallingwater - Frank Lloyd Wright designed home 

 

Itinerary:

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022  (D)                                                                                                                                                                        Arrive in Pittsburgh shortly before 2:00 PM. Meet local guide.

2:00 – 4:15 PM: Visit the Heinz History Center.  There are many exhibits and collections to view here:  Western PA Sports Museum / How Pittsburgh Changed the World / Mr. Rogers Neighborhood / Heinz Exhibit and more.

5:00 PM: Check in to the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Greentree, 500 Mansfield Ave, 15205

6:00 PM: Depart for dinner atop Mount Washington at LeMont Restaurant.  This is truly “dinner with a view.”

8:00 PM: Return to hotel.

 

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 (B/D)                                                                                                                                                             Breakfast buffet included at hotel.

9:00 AM: Meet your local guide for a city tour with stops at the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms and a ride on the city’s iconic incline.  Lunch on own in the “Strip District” provides some of the city’s ethnic dining and shopping.

4:00 PM: Return to hotel for a brief R & R.

5:30 PM: Depart for dinner at the beautifully restored P & LE Train Station, now home to The Grand Concourse Restaurant.

7:30-8:00 PM: Return to hotel.

 

Thursday, Apr 7, 2022  (B/L)                                                                                                                                                                   Breakfast at hotel before checking out.                                                                                                                                         8:00 AM: Depart hotel for your first stop of the day.

9:30-11:15 AM: Tour Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, Kentuck Knob.  This home is set into a hillside, surrounded by trees.  One-floor, it has those obvious “Wright” touches and yet many that came from the original owners, I.N and Bernadine Hagan.

11:30-1:00 PM: Lunch included at a nearby location.

1:30-3:30 PM: Tour the most famous home designed by Wright, Fallingwater.  Built, literally, over a waterfall this home is truly magnificent.

4:00 PM: Depart for home.

TRIP # 2215A

Dates: Apr 5 - 7

Cost: $789pp

Deposit: $150pp

Balance due: 2/22/22

Single Supplement: +$108

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