Experience hosted by Valentina

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh, learning about the history of the city, discovering beautiful squares and pieces of architecture, while getting to see all the festive holiday lights and unique decorations. The grand finale of the tour will be a big Christmas tree surrounded by an ice rink, and last but not least: The central holiday market in town!

Other things to note:
- Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours before tour start.
- Tour will take rain or shine! Please message if there are any concerns about inclement weather.
- Every participant will be asked to read and sign a waiver before the tour begins.
- The tour ends at the central square of Downtown - Market Square - with its lovely holiday market.
Enjoy an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh, learning about the history of the city, discovering beautiful squares and pieces of architecture, while getting to see all the festive holiday lights and unique decorations. The grand finale of the tour will be a big Christmas tree surrounded by an ice rink, and last but not least: The central holiday market in town!

Other things to note:
- Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours b…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot tea on especially cold days.

Meet your Host, Valentina

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 33 Reviews
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I followed my husband to Pittsburgh seven years ago, and saw the opportunity to reinvent myself. Inspired by Michael's entrepreneurial spirit I decided to offer historical tours through Pittsburgh. Since I earned a Master's Degree in Art and Architectural History, and I used to live in Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany) as well as New York City (all great places for art + architecture), I though this would be e great fit. So I founded Bike the Burgh Tours first in 2015, and added Walk the Burgh Tours a year and a half later. After two years of doing every tour myself, I found some equally passionate and enthusiastic, local tour guides who love this city and also strive for excellence. We love to show off our city, we love our job, and we love meeting people from all around the world! Come join us while exploring the Burgh!
I followed my husband to Pittsburgh seven years ago, and saw the opportunity to reinvent myself. Inspired by Michael's entrepreneurial spirit I decided to offer historical tours through Pittsburgh. Since I earned a Master's Degree in Art and Architectural History, and I used to live in Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany) as well as New York City (all great places for art + architecture), I though this would be e great fit. So I founded Bike the Burgh Tours first in 2015, and added Walk the Burgh Tour…
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Where you'll be

You'll get to see the biggest nativity scene outside the Vatican, right in front of the tallest building in town;
the City-County Building that has a beautiful gingerbread display;
the William Penn Hotel with another gorgeous tree on display;
the old Horne's Dept. store with a tree decoration hanging outside of the building;
the lights down at the Point as well as an ice rink that is slightly bigger than the one at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC!

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Ido
December 2021
Great tour to do in Pittsburgh. Perfectly combines general city history and knowledge with the seasonal attractions of Christmas. I think ending the tour at the Christmas market was also a terrific choice (and to me a nice surprise).
Amy
December 2021
Corrie was amazing! We had a span of ages/interests (three little ones interested only in seeing holiday lights and my parents who are more into the history of the city). She did an amazing job of balancing all of our interests. She was knowledgeable and relatable. Would recommend to anyone visiting Pittsburgh who wants a personal experience that offers a great bang for your buck!
Jaime
December 2021
We had a great experience with the Christmas lights tour. It was fun to go into different buildings as well and hear the history of Pittsburgh.
Emilly
December 2021
Lots of walking! While I don’t felt we saw a ton of Christmas lights, our guides knowledge of the city was thorough! Lots of historical information about the Steel City.
Kristen
December 2021
Loved the historical information of the city and the trivia about Pittsburgh. Cool information about the buildings and the people who built them.
Megan
December 2021
We had a great tour with Dave! Very knowledgeable and a great storyteller and we saw some beautiful Christmas sights along the way!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable and WARM shoes and weather appropriate clothing! You'll be outside a lot, so please dress in warm layers! Bring gloves, a scarf and a hat!
A face mask for entering some buildings.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.