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Senior Selects

Discover our Senior Selects itineraries, offering everything from visits to The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to lunch at The Cafe at the Frick.

Day One

Morning

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The perennial flower show inside this Victorian glass greenhouse will delight with breathtaking displays year-round. Permanent installations include The Sunken Garden, the Tropical Fruit + Spice Room, the Orchid Room and the Children’s Discovery Garden. The large Outdoor Garden features seasonal plantings and is accessible at no extra charge. Café Phipps, located on entry level, is a perfect spot for tea, coffee or a light lunch. Save time for shopping! The Shop at Phipps is one of the best museum shops in the city.

The Frick Art & Historical Center

Clayton (the Frick mansion) and The Frick Art & Historical Center (the museum and carriage house) are the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America''s greatest industrialists and art collectors. Clayton is decorated to represent the daily life of the Frick family at around 1900. The furnishing and decorating plan is based on historic documents and a series of photographs taken at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century. Many of the works of art and decorative art objects on view at Clayton are installed exactly as they were during the Fricks'' residency. Consequently, the family sitting room features landscapes by Claude Monet and Childe Hassam.

Lunch

Depending on group size, dine at The Cafe at the Frick. One of Pittsburgh''s top restaurants, this unique glass venue offers fresh fare, attentive service and a lush, picturesque setting. The menu changes seasonally and the vegetables are grown in the gardens on the grounds. Maximum capacity 32.

If your group needs more space, try The Church Brew Works. This "repurposed" church has room to spare! Pull up a pew and have some pierogies.

Evening/Dinner

Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise

The Gateway Clipper Fleet presents an unforgettable experience that truly captures the personality of Pittsburgh. Cruises along the three rivers can be customized to include dining, dancing, sightseeing and entertainment. The Clipper Fleet sails 365 days a year from a dock located in historic Station Square. Groups of any size can be accommodated aboard these climate-controlled riverboats.

Day Two

Calvary United Methodist Church

Calvary is as interesting and inspiring as any of the finest Cathedrals in Europe. Elaborately decorated spires, louvers, gargoyles, geometric designs, St. Andrews Crosses, angelic faces carved into the Cleveland bluestone and vaulted oak ceilings are just some of the architectural features that have captured the imagination of art critics and historians alike. The crowning feature of the building is the abundant Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows.

To Schedule a Group Tour: Dennis Panek, 412.323.1070

Lunch + Afternoon

CLO Cabaret 
Spend an unforgettable afternoon at the CLO Cabaret, complete with a delicious buffet. The CLO Cabaret is your one-stop destination for a fun-filled afternoon your group will never forget! Recent feature shows have included Forever Plaid, Always...Patsy Cline, Shear Madness, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Nunsense. Discount pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.

Dinner

The Grand Concourse Restaurant 
The Grand Concourse Restaurant is housed in the old P&LE Railroad station, which provides a stunning backdrop for this seafood house located in the popular Station Square complex on Pittsburgh's South Side. The main dining room, which can accommodate 500 people, is in the old concourse, sporting large stained-glass windows and ceilings in excess of 80 feet. The Old Station Baggage Room, an informal space with a wooden plank floor, has been transformed into a lively bar called the Gandy Dancer, perfect for casual dining or just drinks and appetizers.

Day Three

Pittsburgh and Its Countryside

Time to "hub and spoke"! Quaint towns, quirky attractions and quality dining are a quick trip from the city. Choose one of the destinations below as the centerpiece to your day away and we'll provide information about what else to see in your county of choice.

Kiski Junction Railroad - Armstrong County 
Seasonal fun on a working historic railcar with beautiful riverside views

Old Economy Village - Beaver County
A beautifully preserved separatist community that's perfect for an Alternative Tour

The Maridon Museum - Butler County 
A private Asian art collection of staggering proportions housed in an unusual museum

W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop - Greene County 
Private tours of what the Smithsonian calls "the greatest find of its type in the nation"

The Jimmy Stewart Museum - Indiana County 
Homage to a hometown hero and Harvey's best friend

The Amish Experience - Lawrence County 
Old Order flea markets, furniture, produce and crafts

Chocolate Choices - Mercer County 
Taste the treats at two great candy factories, Daffin's and Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - Washington County 
Rides, history, artifacts and the actual Streetcar Named Desire

For more information on Pittsburgh and Its Countryside attractions and accommodations, or assistance planning a tour, contact the VisitPittsburgh Group Tour department at 412.281.0482, extension 3153.