An Amish or Mennonite guide joins us for this tour giving you an authentic insider visit and experience.
On this exciting and memorable tour, we explore the beautiful Amish countryside with an Amish or Mennonite member of that community. We experience the everyday life, community, customs and culture of the Amish. We visit their farms, bakeries, markets, quilt shops, mills, covered bridges and more. Throughout the tour, there is repeated first-hand interaction with the people, practices and places of the 31, 000 Amish living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
We will travel approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (it takes a while to get to the country). There we will meet up with our Amish or Mennonite guide and head out on our 6 hour adventure roaming and exploring the beautiful Amish countryside.
Early in the visit, we will stop at an all-you-can-eat family-style restaurant where Amish food is prepared and served. We will visit at least one of each of the following during the day: an Amish quilt shop; farm; farmers' market; water powered mill; country store; covered bridge; bake shop and more. We will pass by Amish farms, schools, cemeteries and businesses along way. We will see the Amish working in the fields, driving their horses and buggies, in the store and living a lifestyle more like the 1800's than today. It should be noted that each of these experiences are genuine. This is not tour staged for tourists.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any New York City location of the guest's choice.
End location: Any New York City location of the guest's choice.
Duration: 11 hours 30 min.
2 hours 45 minutes travel to Amish Country; 6 hours there; and 2 hours 45 minutes travel back.
2015 Toyota mini-van - air conditioned, leather seats, electric windows & amplifying system. I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring drivers & vehicles engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the Taxi & Limousine Commission. There are unscrupulous guides who illegally use a personal vehicle. In an accident, the vehicle is uninsured. Private passenger car insurance is void, if the vehicle is used in commerce.
The tour is all inclusive. There is nothing more to pay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USA Dollars - Lunch at a family style all-you-can-eat restaurant serving Amish fare (mmm... Shoo Fly Pie!).
Only the meal at the family-style all-you-can-eat restaurant serving Amish fare.
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Very informative and interesting Fay and Ronald were fantastic and the flexibility of the tour made sure we could see all that was of interest to us. Up close and personal!