Travel agents and deals

Disney Packages and News

cruise travel agent near me

Travel Packages & Deals

Travel Agents Near Me

ASTA Accredited Agency
American Airlines Travel Agents
Disney Authorized Travel Agents
Universal Certified Travel Agents
Sandals Certified Travel Agents
Disney EarMarked Agency
ALGV Travel Agents
WeddingWire Agency
Aulani Travel Agents
IATAN Accredited Agency
TheKnot Agency
College of Disney Knowledge Travel Agents
Travel Leaders

Pittsburgh Packages/Deals & Travel Agents Near Me

Travel Packages All Inclusive from our Advisors

We recognize that vacations are not just an investment, but often the highlights of our lives, and we take that responsibility seriously. We want to ensure you have the best vacation experience. Interested in a job in travel? Click here to learn: How to Become a Travel Agent

Jump to a location: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


<<< Back to Pennsylvania Travel Agents
Pittsburgh's landscape is a rolling prairie filled with beautiful trees that change color with each season. Along with the majestic beauty Pittsburgh has fun festivals, arts and crafts, shopping, golf, spectator sports, fine dining, museums, great outdoor activities and so much more. Pittsburgh offers a range of culture and arts typically found in cities twice its size, while maintaining the safety and accessibility of a small town. A few of Pittsburgh's favorite family things include: The Carnagie Science Center, Pittsburgh Zoo, and Kennywood Park. There are many more attractions and activities sure to please any age group, whether it's a seven-year old visiting Mr. Roger's Neighborhood of Make Believe at Idlewild Park or a teenager bent on what's undeniably cool as she walks on the wild side through The Andy Warhol Museum.
Free Pittsburgh Vacation Package Quote

Pittsburgh Agents



pittsburgh-travel-agents travel agent

Danielle Wendt

Destination Specialties
 View Profile


pittsburgh-travel-agents travel agent

Rachel Cox

Destination Specialties
 View Profile




pittsburgh-travel-agents travel agent

Tiffany Brickman

Let's get started planning your dream vacation!

 View Profile

pittsburgh-travel-agents travel agent

Deonna Lester

Disney and Universal Travel Agent

Destination Specialties
United States
 View Profile

View All Our Travel Agents

Latest Pittsburgh Deals & Packages

We serve customers all over the USA! Contact us for a custom curated vacation package for your preferred dates, budget, airline & more.


15-night Grand Ohio River Cruise

Price: Please call for rates - # of Days: 15 days

 Package Details

14-night Grand Ohio River Cruise

Price: Please call for rates - # of Days: 14 days

 Package Details


Overview

Introduction

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retains its Steel City reputation, so some visitors expect a city with grime-covered buildings and a smoky atmosphere. But the steel mills are long gone, and Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming known for its three major industries: health care, education and technology. Finance and tourism also play important economic roles.

These days, Pittsburgh is a very pleasant place to visit, with striking downtown architecture (the soot was scrubbed off decades ago) and tightly knit ethnic neighborhoods that are characterized by friendliness and charm. Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S., perhaps because it possesses the heart and soul of a small town. Yet it is abundantly rich in cultural attractions and recreational activities.

Must See or Do

Sights—A visit to Point State Park to watch the barges and boats at the confluence of the three rivers; a ride on the Duquesne or Monongahela Inclines for a view of the Golden Triangle from a Mount Washington overlook; a close-up look at the shimmering Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) Building; a self-guided tour of the University of Pittsburgh's spectacular Cathedral of Learning and its many Nationality Rooms; a day trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's awe-inspiring Fallingwater; a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park.

Museums—The Carnegie museums in Oakland, including the famous dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History; the Carnegie Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side; the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District; the Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze.

Memorable Meals—Sunday brunch at the Grand Concourse at Station Square; a late-night sandwich at one of the many Primanti Brothers Restaurants; elegant dining on Grandview Avenue atop Mount Washington; craft beers and wood-fired pizza inside a converted cathedral at Church Brew Works; German cuisine and music at the Penn Brewery.

Late Night—A show at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts or Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts; dancing and cocktails at one of Station Square's many nightclubs; live music at Club Cafe; an evening cruise on a riverboat from the Gateway Clipper Fleet.

Walks—A hike through Frick Park or Schenley Park; a stroll through the botanical gardens at Phipps Conservatory; a walk or jog along the Monongahela River on the South Side Riverfront Park Trail; bicycling or in-line skating along the Eliza Furnace Trail.

Especially for Kids—Pittsburgh Children's Museum; Kids Kingdom at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium; hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Room of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History; fun and science at the Carnegie Science Center and its Highmark SportsWorks; water rides at Sandcastle; a day at Kennywood Park.

Geography

As you enter the city via the Fort Pitt Bridge, Pittsburgh greets you with a sparkling skyline, rows of bridges, a grand fountain and three rivers. Pittsburgh's downtown, known locally as the Golden Triangle, stands at the convergence of these waterways. There lies the city's scenic center, as well as the headquarters of several Fortune 500 businesses.

The Strip District, which runs along Penn Avenue downtown, was once run-down, but today it's a thriving commercial market with funky shops and fashionable restaurants. At night, it transforms into a clubgoer's paradise.

In conversation, residents frequently allude to the name of a Pittsburgh township or neighborhood. Oakland, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill, for example, are a few miles/kilometers east of downtown and together constitute the East End. The area is a short ride by taxi or bus from downtown. Across the Monongahela to the south are the neighborhoods of the South Side and Mount Washington, which sits atop a mountain of the same name. Across the Allegheny River lies the North Side, which is home to PNC Park (Pirates baseball field) and Acrisure Stadium (formerly Heinz Field, the Steelers football stadium). The Pittsburgh International Airport is about 20 mi/32 km to the west. These locations are all in the metropolitan area.

History

The site of today's Pittsburgh—the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River—was once a Native American village. It developed into a fur-trading post in the 1600s, and in the mid-1700s, as the British and French squared off in the French and Indian War, the area became a battleground. The French built Fort Duquesne at the confluence of the rivers. When the English captured it in 1758, they renamed it Fort Pitt: the basis for the later name of Pittsburgh.

Incorporated in 1816, Pittsburgh thrived throughout the 1800s, especially after the Pennsylvania Railroad was completed. Immigrants flocked to the city. By 1870, it was the nation's leading producer of iron and steel, and industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, George Westinghouse, Andrew Mellon and Henry Clay Frick made their fortunes there. But all this heavy industry laid a blanket of black soot over the city. Not until a strong push for urban redevelopment surfaced in the mid-1940s did Pittsburgh confront its air-pollution problem.

The decline of steel manufacturing in the 1960s increased the city's environmental awareness. Since then, skyscrapers have taken the place of blast furnaces, and Pittsburgh has become one of the nation's leaders in turning brownfields (former industrial sites) into centers for high-tech research and commerce.

Potpourri

WQED TV 13 in Pittsburgh was the first public-television station in the country. It is also home to the original series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1953.

Pittsburgh is often referred to as "The City of Bridges." It claims more than 720—more than any other city in the U.S., and second in the world only to Venice, Italy.

Since the Heinz company originated in Pittsburgh, company founders worked the keystone into the logo of their ketchup bottles (Pennsylvania's nickname is the Keystone State).

The first nickelodeon, a theater just for showing motion pictures, was built in Pittsburgh in 1905.

In the early 1920s, Hugh J. Ward created a new game in Pittsburgh, which he called Bingo.

The very first emoticon—the smiley face—was created in 1982 by a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist.

A Latrobe-area pharmacist is credited for having built the first banana split in 1904, while in 1967 the owner of a Uniontown McDonald's franchise invented the Big Mac.


    Vincent Vacations - Authorized Pittsburgh Vacation Planner
    Questions? Call us at
    1 (888) 976-0061

    No-Obligation Pittsburgh Vacation Quote Request Form

    Free Pittsburgh Vacation Package Quote


    For Groups of 10 or more rooms, or 8 or more Cabins, please use of Group Form
    Click Here for our Group Department


    Popular Locations & Brands - Experiences All Over The World!

    Click on a location below to learn more. We recognize that vacations are not just an investment, but often the highlights of our lives, and we take that responsibility seriously. We want to ensure you have the best experience.

    Business
    Become A Travel Agent

    Have you got what it takes to become a travel agent?

    • Do you have a huge love of everything travel?
    • Do you have a huge passion for helping people answer questions, like friends and families, who are booking their trips?
    • Maybe you love to talk about travel, even if it's not your own trip, or maybe you obsess over every single detail for your upcoming trip!
    • Have you been booking your own vacations for a long time?

    All of these are signs that you are a great fit to become an independent travel agent, and turn your love of travel from passion into profit!

    Learn More

    Latest Blogs - Our Agents, All Over The World!

    Our motto at Vincent Vacations is, we go so you know! We want to ensure you have the BEST experience, whether it's a river cruise, or a corporate group incentive trip, we want to ensure your vacation is a success.

    Our services

    Many of our travel agents have been in travel since 2002! With Vincent Vacations, all travel components are taken care of - this includes accommodations, air, transfers, tours, activities, insurance, contracts, EVERYTHING.

    Romance Travel

    Destination weddings, Anniversaries, vow renewals, honeymoons, engagements, elopements, retie the knot, babymoons, proposal trips and more

    Group Travel

    Corporate group retreats and incentive trips, seniors-only river cruises, friends & family getaways, special group anniversary celebrations and more

    Family

    All-inclusive resorts, Hawaii, cruises, Europe, African Safaris, exotic Fiji and the islands, there are so many travel options for families

    Disney

    Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Resorts, Aulani, Universal, MyDisneyExperience, Disney Genie, characters dining, and more

    Europe

    We know Europe! Paris, London, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Swiss Alps, Prague, Amsterdam, Venice, Athens, Vienna, Madrid, let's go!

    Cruises

    Ocean cruising, river cruising, yacht charters, expeditions, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Viking, Lindblad, there are so many options when it comes to cruising

    And SO Much More!

    We create custom travel itineraries and trips, and we know travel - Whether it's Universal, river cruises, safaris, yacht charters, Australia, Thailand and more!

    Get A Free Quote

    Our Great Team is Ready to Make Your Vacation a Success

    We serve customers all across the USA
    Debt free and in business since 2013. Vincent Vacations has agents in Dallas, Kansas City, Houston, Shreveport, Little Rock, Roswell, Oklahoma City and more locations.

    Get your FREE Why Use A Travel Agent Guide Our FREE Guide
    Get your FREE Why Use A Travel Agent Guide
    Download Now

    Travel agents can help save time and stress by doing the research and handling all your bookings for you. An experience travel agent is best at finding great deals and packages, as well as providing you with helpful information and tips. They can also help you plan special activities and experiences that you may not have thought of on your own. All in all, using a travel agent can be a great way to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

    View our latest DEALS on our Facebook

    About Us

    In travel since 2002, and in business since 2013, our travel team serves clients all over the US! Planning a vacation away from home takes a great team. We have taken the time to build a team of dedicated, smart, hard-working personnel who are each committed to excellence and service. We work side-by-side, creating and ensuring INCREDIBLE vacation experiences for you and your group. Our store front in-office team, and our travel consultant independent contractors, work all around the US.

    travel agent near me
    travel agent near me

    Start Your Next Trip With Vincent Vacations Today!

    In business since 2013, we are your #1 source for travel!

    Free Vacation Package Quote