Private Philadelphia: Made In Amish Country Shopping Tour
The Pennsylvania Dutch, or Amish, are one of the most unique groups in America, and the largest community in the country is just outside Philadelphia, in Lancaster County. Typically a private group, the Amish have some very particular beliefs that go back hundreds of years. In order to enjoy and experience Lancaster County, a full-day driving tour out of Philadelphia is the best option for those staying in the city. Start your private tour...
The Pennsylvania Dutch, or Amish, are one of the most unique groups in America, and the largest community in the country is just outside Philadelphia, in Lancaster County. Typically a private group, the Amish have some very particular beliefs that go back hundreds of years. In order to enjoy and experience Lancaster County, a full-day driving tour out of Philadelphia is the best option for those staying in the city. Start your private tour with the drive out to Lancaster County, which is about 90 miles. Along the drive, you’ll get to know your guide and hear the history of the Amish and their immigration to Pennsylvania. You’ll also hear about the Philadelphia countryside, including nearby Valley Forge and Brandywine Valley. Once you reach the heart of Amish Country, you’ll be driving along the winding roads through farmland. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to see Amish farmers using traditional methods of harvesting or planting their crops. You’ll also see and learn about Amish houses and their electricity-free lifestyle. For lunch, you’ll be able to take your pick from traditional smorgasbords — or buffets. (Note that lunch is at your own cost, so that you can pick and choose what restaurant you please.) Packed with local dishes, these restaurants are sure to fill you up with comfort food! Then you’ll head to find some shops with Amish-made goods. The craftsmanship of Amish handcrafts are well-known, and most every visitor leaves with some kind of treasure. Quilts are a very popular choice, but even if you decide not to purchase one, the colors, patterns and quality are incredible to see! Handmade wooden furniture, baked goods, jams and jellies, and other crafts are all very popular. Finally, you’ll make your way back into Philadelphia. When your tour is over, and after you’ve made memories that will last a lifetime, your guide will be happy to drop you off at a location of your choice. Your guide can also give you recommendations for restaurants or attractions throughout the city. This tour is priced for a maximum group size of six travellers. A solo traveller or group smaller than six may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for six travellers. Groups larger than six are welcome; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for large group pricing.
- Learn about the culture and history of the amish community in lancaster county as you drive through the picturesque philadelphia countryside
- Discover amish craftsmanship as you browse through countless handmade amish goods, including quilts, furniture and baked treats
- Eat your fill at a traditional amish smorgasbord for lunch
- Travel in a comfortable private van with your own local guide
- Customize the tour with your guide on this full-day tour of lancaster and amish country
Your hotel/accommodation or other preferred pick-up point. Extra charge applies if pick-up is outside of Philadelphia city limits.
You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.