Private Tours
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private tour of Pittsburgh

We love giving private walking and driving tours of the city. Fill out the form to the right and tell us about what you're looking for. We'll reach out to you within 24 hours to talk about the details and answer any questions you may have.

You can also call us at 412-253-7515

private tour pittsburgh

Explore the streets of Pittsburgh on foot with a private guide. Discover the city’s rich history and most interesting spots with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable local.

See and learn about sites like Pittsburgh’s former Wall Street, the world’s first all aluminum building, and America’s first modern movie theater.

1.5 hours

$85 total (1-4 people)
$120 total (5-9 people)
$150 total (10-15 people)
$180 total (16-20 people)

More than 20 people? Contact us for pricing.

Everything in the Downtown Walking Tour + we’ll take the Duquesne Incline up Mt. Washington for the best view in town, and explore the neighborhood of Oakland, including a visit to the Cathedral of Learning.

3 hours

Max Amount of People

$180 total

Not Included:

  • Round trip ticket for Duquesne Incline ($5/person)
  • Food
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Sample Private Tour

You'll ride America’s longest continuously running incline up Mt. Washington and take in the best views of the city.

You'll see the house Andy Warhol grew up in and while speaking Pittsburghese “so yinz can fit in n’at.”

You'll walk down Pittsburgh’s abandoned Wall Street, which once rivaled New York City’s.

private tour of pittsburgh

You’ll stroll through the Cultural District and check out the boutique shops, trendy restaurants and revitalized theaters.

You’ll stand on the site of a French fort from the 1750’s that George Washington captured.

You’ll rive up the steepest public street in the U.S. and look out from the top of the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere.

You’ll visit the old Heinz Factory while learning about Pittsburgh’s rich history. You’ll hear how Pittsburgh became the “Steel City,” about legendary Pittsburghers like Andrew Carnegie and George Westinghouse, and how the Pittsburgh Renaissance transformed Pittsburgh from the “Smoky City” into “America’s Most Livable City.”

You’ll be taken through some of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods, from the historic downtown to the North Side, Mt. Washington, Strip District, Oakland and more.

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Reasons to Choose a Private Tour

Individual Attention

Ask questions and interact with your guide in a more relaxed environment. Private tours are more of an interactive experience.

Driving Option

Explore much more of the city than you would be able to only on foot. Pickup and drop off at your hotel is available. Max 4 guests.

Customize Your Tour

If you want to explore in depth a certain aspect or area of Pittsburgh, then this is your chance. Our private tours are customizable.

Go At Your Own Pace

Have as much time as you want to take in the more interesting sights you come across. Take a break when you want, however many times you want.

My 10 year old niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Russell's knowledge and use of technology made for a well rounded experience. I've taken walking tours in Boston, NYC, and Williamsburg. My Pittsburgh tour has just topped my list.

TracyGaithersburg, Maryland

Leila did an amazing job! She knows everything about Pittsburgh! The iPad of old pictures was great to see how Pittsburgh has changed.


Russel was very enthusiastic and in love with the city of Pittsburgh and had a lot of interesting facts to tell us. We learned quite a lot about the city, its founders, and its architecture that we otherwise would have not known walking about on our own. Recommend it if you enjoy walking tours!

JasmineToronto, Canada

Even though we are from Pittsburgh, we greatly enjoyed the tour of our beloved hometown. Russell provided a great summary of the city's history and added many fun facts. I highly recommend Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours for your next visit to the 'Burgh!

VickiPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Super interesting tour with an awesome tour guide! I visited a friend in Pittsburgh in February and decided to book this tour to get to know the city a bit better. It was pouring rain but that did not stop Russell from giving an awesome tour. I feel like learned a lot during this tour. Russell knows a lot about the city, not just about the history but he also gave great recommendations on where to eat typical Pittsburgh food - and even taught me how to speak with a Pittsburgh accent! Overall a very fun tour which I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Pittsburgh.

RobinAmsterdam, The Netherlands

I've lived in Pittsburgh for about 4 years and learned more about the city in Leila's hour and a half tour than I have during my entire time here! I'd recommend it for all ages as there were plenty of places to sit if need be. It's also very accessible to non-native English speakers - my German companion had no problem keeping up, and even mentioned wanting to start her own walking tour in her home city! The starting point is easy to find, with plenty of parking nearby, and the tour wraps up in the perfect spot if you want a bite to eat afterwards. If you like Pittsburgh, history, or are just looking for a little exercise, this tour is for you!

YariPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our daughter has been at Pitt for three years and we have never taken this tour—boy, we didn’t know what we were missing! It was cold out but Russel’s informative and often funny storytelling of Pittsburgh’s complex history made us focus on the stories and not the cold!

CyndieJersey City, New Jersey

Leila is a great tour guide. She makes the tour really interesting and entertaining, it is full of data, historical facts and curiosities. I learnt a lot and got to know the city a lot better. In addition, you can see that she really enjoys her job! If you come to Pittsburgh don’t hesitate to book this tour!

FlorianGalway, Ireland