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A wonderful day trip. The trip included a lot of history in Philadelphia, Harvard University in Cambridge, and a wonderful horse-drawn wagon tour of a real Amish farm. The only disappointment was there was not an opportunity to purchase Amish products. The shopping area where we stopped had a lot of wonderful items to purchase, but almost none of them were crafted by the Amish.
This tour was one of the best I have ever done. This was largely helped by the fantastic tour guide Neina.
Excecllent guide... not so a high cultural level but it was not excepted.
Great time especially running up the stairs and doing the "Rocky" as i like to call it. Thoroughly enjoyed the this as well the short visit to the Amish country
Great tour - they had 7 different languages happening at the same time, pretty talented guides.
The buggy ride and meeting the amish was incredible - i would have extended my time with them and cut down on the shopping/history parts - but that's just me! Overall, it was a good balance.
Well worth it.
I loved this tour. We had a great tour guide and coach driver. Plenty of information provided. Amish country was fantastic, the whole lot was fantastic. A long day but made so much better by great weather, good air conditioning on the coach and so much information. Vicki
Philadelphia is the city where the American state started, so it's definitely worth visiting, as well as Amish country, because it's unbelievable that just a couple of hours from a bustling New York City you can see people living the 17th century life. The trip was well-organized: stops for meals, etc. I would definitely recommend it.
This was money well spent! We saw so much in just one day. Our tour guide was awesome she was informative and friendly. I would do this again!
The stops lasted anywhere from 10-15 min to an hour or longer. The time allotted was very appropriate for each place.
Be prepared to have to walk and be in the elements. This wasn't a problem for my family, but it's not mentioned in the description of the tour.
Thoroughly enjoyed this day...Stefano was a very attentive tour guide and Marcus (the driver) was brill...Thanks for a great day and to Ben also our Amish buggy driver xxx
Departed on time at 7am from the departure point (toilet facilities there and on the coach if required!) A 2.5 hour drive from NYC to Philly started with the Liberty Bell, then a tour of the former seat of congress including viewing documents of the constitution. Next stop the statue of "Rocky" and a jog up the steps!! Then it was on to Amish country and a trip in a horse drawn buggy round the countryside, stopping to chat with some of the locals, finally ending up at a market center for refreshments and souviners. All in all a great day out, really cool guide and skilled driver. Air Conned full size coach and got back to the original pick-up point (5 minutes from Times Square) about 6:30pm local. If you want a day out from the hustle of NYC and see a bit of the countryside, along with an American history lesson whilst gaining an understanding of the Amish then this is the tour for you.
Excellent tour and tour company. Well organised and tour guide was very knowledgable. Highly recommend tour if you want to see some other sites besides New York. Very interesting and informative stops along the way. Long day though. Great that bus has wi-fi and plays a movie on way back.
The trip was recommended to me by a friend who took it last month, and a thanked him for lead.
An itinerary full of history, very friendly tour guides, and Paul the nicest driver!
I highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Very informative tour with excellent tour guides and driver. Despite the government shut down, we still got to see the major historical places in Philadelphia. Visit to Betty Rose home was an inspired change to the schedule. I found myself wanting to know more about the American Flag, re the colours, strips and stars. Amish visit is a must see for everyone. Can't praise it enough. Overall a wonderful tour 10/10
Great guide, great tour. Driver was courteous, Stephano was a very knowledgable and interesting tour guide. We had enough time at each stop to enjoy all of the things on offer. Philadelphia, food and bathroom stops, Liberty Bell, USA first congress and Senate building and museum, Rocky statue, City Hall and the famous steps. Then the Amish community and Markets were wonderful. Great value for money and exactly as described on Viator website. Gray Line is a reliable, professional and well organised company.
What fun in Amish. I was amidst such new (to me) and rich culture.
Fantastic, this was probably the best guided tour that we have ever done. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative and occasionally funny. The locations visited were very interesting and just the right amount of time spent at each ,so no time to get bored . Our Amish buggy driver was also very good at explaining their way of life.