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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
George from Voorheesville, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
What a surprise! Who knew that Pittsburgh was such a happening city. Between the intelligence and humor of Woody Cunningham and the sites and museums of Pittsburgh, it was a wonderful experience. GERRI from Voorheesville, NY

Ken from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
This program provided an interesting and informative view into a City who's history I knew little about. The instructor/group leader, Woody Cunningham, was very enthusiastic and provided a humorous narrative that all enjoyed.

George from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
A very informative and interesting program. The leader, Woody Cunningham, was exceptional. He brought Pittsburgh alive in a humorous and very knowledgeable way. The program made us want to return to Pittsburgh.

Rita from Falls Church, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
This was a great presentation of a vibrant and culturally rich city.

Walter from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
This one is worth the time and effort. However, I could say that about all the elderhostel/road scholar programs I have attended.

Mary Jo from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
Great docents,a comfortable hotel, diverse museums and other sites make this "Birthplace of Steel" a great Road Scholar destination. There is definitely more to Pittsburgh than sports!

Jerry from Two Rivers, WI Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/10/15 - 05/15/15
RS's Ptsbrgh. progrm. is the perfect way to explore the late 19thC birth of Amern. indstrlztn. @ its source. Woody Cunningham's inimitable guidance assured no stone unturned in examining Ptsbrgh.'s rich past & exhilarating present. Thks. to RS and Woody for an unparalled wk. Jerry Ralph; Two Rivers, WI

Marlene from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 05/10/15 - 05/15/15
Pittsburgh is an interesting and vibrant city with surprising learning opportunities.

Joan from Annapolis, MD Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
If you enjoy history, art, interesting sites and experiences in a great city and you want a fabulous guide-take this trip.

Virginia from Warminster, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Recommend this trip highly. It was fun, and I learned a lot about Pittsburgh and its history.

Larry from Batavia, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
This program gives an excellent, comprehensive overview of both Pittsburgh today and its history going back to the 1700s. You'll come away with an entirely different perspective if you think of Pittsburgh as a smoky and dirty industrial city. The group leader, Woody Cunningham, has an amazing breadth of knowledge that he imparts in a most enjoyable manner.

Mary from Omaha, NE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Pittsburgh is No Longer an "Ugly Industrial City". Pittsburgh is a Lovely, Cultural and Diverse City with Numerous Excellent Museums, a Fascinating History and Great Institutions of Higher Learning. Ginger Talbot

Charles from Phoenixville, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/16/14
This Program is American History at the Basics with sweet soft tones for to appreciate.

Dale from Royal Oak, MI Number of programs attended: 35
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/16/14
An interesting, enlightening experience in a city that is too often under-rated. Fine program!

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