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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: On the street / at the curb, in front of the New York City address of your choice. We are not able to leave our vehicles unattended in front of New York City hotels and come into the lobby to retrieve guests, in order to allow unencumbered access by emergency vehicles and crews. I drive a black Toyota Sienna mini-van that will have a sign with your name in the window. I can always be reached on my mobile / cellphone number that will be included with your reservation.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 11 hours 30 min.
2 hours 45 minutes travel to Amish Country; 6 hours there; and 2 hours 45 minutes travel back.
I drive a 2019 Toyota Limited Premium Sienna - the most expensive & luxurious mini-van on the market, with front & rear moon roofs to see the tall buildings; reclining leather captain's chairs for your riding comfort; air conditioning; electric windows; & a built-in amplifying system to easily hear I say.
I operate in full compliance with the law requiring both drivers AND THEIR VEHICLES engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and insured by commercial livery insurance
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USA Dollars - Lunch at a family style all-you-can-eat restaurant serving Amish fare (mmm... Shoo Fly Pie!).
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Absolut recommendable way to learn more about the Amish people and thier way of living and Ronald is a very experienced guide and driver.