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Customized Behind the Scenes Food Tour Packages

Personalized Behind the Scenes of Pittsburgh Culinary Tour Packages

                As most visitors know, Pittsburgh has a panoply of high profile “must see” attractions, from the cultural to the culinary: the Warhol Museum, Primanti Brothers, the Carnegie, and the open air markets of the Strip District, are among the many. 

                Not all that’s worthwhile is well known, however.  So the Priory Hotel has partnered with Fork and the Road Tours to create a variety of customized (and customizable) tours which take you behind the scenes at some of Pittsburgh’s more interesting but arcane locales.  All tours feature one thing, though – food which is uniquely Pittsburgh.  These tours are highly personalized and flexible – it’s just you, your group and your tour guide. 

                Mary Miller of Fork and the Road tours will be your guide, and she can take groups from two to twenty on each of these tours.  And if you’d like to mix and match, Mary will be happy to customize each tour.   The cost of tour transportation, as well as your food stops, are included in each tour.   Tours typically last between 2 ½ and 3½  hours. 

                If you’re traveling as a couple, with family, or with a group of friends, these excursions are a great opportunity to see the Pittsburgh you never knew existed!  You’ll also save on your package rate the larger your group!

                Packages include:  (a) an overnight in a Priory Hotel Deluxe King Room; (b) a special “Made in Pittsburgh” treat basket; (c) two tickets to the Culinary Tour of your choice (including tour transportation); and (d)  two vouchers  to our Monks’ Bar for your choice of Iron City, Church Brew Works or Penn Pilsner products, or the Wigle Whiskey or Boyd and Blair cocktail of your choice. 

                Package Price (per double occupancy) (rates do not include tax):   For two guests:  $445; for four guests:  $425; for six guests:  $405; for eight guests:  $385.  Please call for rates for tours of more than 8 persons. 

(1)    Hidden North Side

Before our section of the city, the North Side, was part of Pittsburgh, it was its own city – Allegheny – and was home to some of the wealthiest citizens in the region, including Andrew Carnegie.  Today’s North Side continues to reflect the grandeur of the Victorian era, with its parkside mansions and meandering walkways.  It’s also a dynamic and diverse modern community, with multiple neighborhoods showing off the quirky, the unique and the remarkable. 

Your Hidden North Side Tour Package includes visits to:   







(2)    When Steel was King

This tour takes us up the Monongahela River to the land of Andrew Carnegie’s steel empire.  We get a feel for what it was like to live and work in these valleys and also see what is being done to revitalize the area.

Your When Steel was King tour includes: 






(3)    Meet the Makers

Pittsburgh has been in the news for its lively and innovative culinary scene, which includes many new outlets producing artisanal food and beverages.  Come along and meet some of the people who are producing Pittsburgh’s best edible products.

The Meet the Makers Tour includes: 





(4)    Creative Arts and More

Back in the late 1700s, Pittsburgh was a legendary glass production center.  For this package, you’ll have a chance to make your own glass creation as we learn about Pittsburgh’s glass history.  Hard times have made us very thrifty and creative, so we’ll go high up on a hill to create a fun craft of your choice and then end the trip with a tea mix designed for each guest.



(This tour has an extra fee for the glass creation that includes shipping it to your address after it is fully cooled. Inquire for costs.)


(5)    Secret Gardens of Pittsburgh

This drive through city neighborhoods will take us to some hidden garden spots.  Each has its own unique character, which reflects the diversity and ethnicity of the inhabitants.




Please note that this tour is only available from May through September, when the gardens are in bloom. 


(6)    Ladies Day Out

Everyone needs a day of pure rest and relaxation and this tour fits the bill.   Along the way, we will learn about the hip Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh.  Most stops are owned by women and carry carefully selected, unique products. It will be a beautiful day!!

The Ladies Day Out Package includes: 





Notes:  Tours are based on availability. Stops are subject to change.  Ten days advance booking recommended.  Special diet needs should be conveyed at booking as well as any physical disabilities that would limit movement.  Package cost includes knowledgeable tour guide, tour transportation, all food, beverages, admission fees and gratuities.  Children under 21 not permitted on tours that include alcohol without signed consent of parents or guardian.  Parent or guardian must also be present on the tour.


$385 plus tax and up


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Pittsburgh PA 15212-5616

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