WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE GOING ON TOUR? Very important: Please show up 10 minutes prior to departure time for tour check-in. Be on time so that we all have a smooth start of the tour! Tours will start on time. Every participant will be asked to read and sign a waiver before the tour begins. WHAT TO WEAR? As tours will take place rain or shine make sure to be dressed accordingly. Bring rain gear and dress in layers on colder days. Wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. Sandals should have a strap around the ankle. Shoes with heels as well as flip-flops are not recommended.
WHAT IF IT RAINS? Our own rain policy is very simple: "It rarely rains all day in Pittsburgh!" We will make a final decision 1 hour before tour times. In case of inclement weather, we will cancel and reschedule the tour for either later in the day or for another date. We try our best to make any changes comfortable for all our customers. And: In case we get a sprinkle while on tour, we carry rain ponchos.
WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND THE SCHEDULED TOUR? No problem! Reschedule: Your tour reservation can easily be rescheduled, at no charge, obviously subject to availability. Just give us a call or write us an email at least 24 hours in advance. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, you will be issued a tour credit for use anytime in the future. Cancel: If you give us heads up 24 hours before the tour starts, we will cancel your tour reservation and give you your money back. In case of a less than 24 hours advance notice you will get a tour credit for use anytime in the future. No-shows: If you don’t show up for the tours without letting us know ahead of time, you automatically lose the right to receive a refund.
WHAT IF A TOUR GETS CANCELED? Walk The Burgh Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour until 1 hour before the scheduled time. In case a tour gets canceled, you may reschedule without any extra charges or request a full refund.
WHAT FITNESS LEVEL IS REQUIRED? The routes are very easy to walk, several stops (inside and out) will be made over the course of 2 hours. On average we won't walk more than 2 miles. But still: Be honest to yourself and think about your health condition. Are you capable to handle hot summer temperatures? If you have serious health problems, please do not walk with us, as we will be exposed to some sun. Tour guides reserve the right to prevent participants from going on tour. Stay hydrated, so don’t forget to bring your water bottle! Also, make sure you eat something before getting physically active. And put some sunscreen on!
WHAT ABOUT KIDS & TEENAGERS ON TOUR? Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
WHERE TO PARK? The parking garage with the best rates in Downtown Pittsburgh is the First Avenue Garage (on 600 First Avenue) for a flat rate of $5 on weekdays after 6pm as well as Saturdays and Sundays. On-street parking is free on weeknights after 6pm and on Sundays. It is only a 6 minute walk away from the meeting point.
Any more questions? No problem. Simply call or email us!
Our location: 1049 Penn Ave, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
What CUSTOMERS Are Saying...
"We spent three days in Pittsburgh and there was so much to love including a Steeler's trouncing of the lowly Jets, but our tour was simply amazing. Our guide Val, a native of Italy, arrived in the city 3 short years ago. She has adopted Pittsburgh as her own and her pride is evident. I am astounded that she can convey such a depth of knowledge in a 3rd language with wonderful humor and barely a trace of an accent. She makes the history of Pittsburgh (economic, political, architectural, social ...) come alive as you pass breath-taking sights. Our tour put such a spring in our steps. We entered Heinz field feeling like natives loaded with pride and a deep knowledge of a truly remarkable city. " - Sally from Minneapolis, October 2016