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Plongez-vous dans la culture Amish avec une visite de la plus ancienne colonie amish du pays dans le comté de Lancaster en Pennsylvanie. Lors de cette excursion d’une journée dans la Pennsylvania Dutch Country à Philadelphie, remontez le temps pour en apprendre plus sur la culture amish tout en visitant quelques-uns des points forts du quartier tels qu'une boulangerie amish, une boutique de literie, et une maison traditionnelle.
Tour guides were very knowledgeable. BBQ house at Amish Experience location was fantastic. Very enjoyable even with the rain. shuttle to/from hotel to Train station was the most difficult part. Identification stickers provided did not stick (upset shuttle driver on return). shuttle taking to train was better - she was helpful.
The attractions themselves were fascinating and well worth seeing. The difficulty we had was that the taxi that was meant to meet us at the train station and transport us to the attraction itself didn't arrive and we had to call for another one which didn't arrive until 30 minutes after we were meant to be picked up. The result was that the tight timing of seeing all of the aspects of the Amish Country Tour was upset and if it wasn't for the very good work of the staff at the Amish Experience Offices we would have missed out on the horse drawn buggy ride altogether. As it was that had to be truncated and so we didn't get a full appreciation of that aspect.
So the advice is: if the taxi sin't at the station when you arrive, call the taxi company immediately to get one there.
My tour was great, well organised and very informative. I would have liked an extra hour to have a buggy ride and talk more with an Amish local. The countryside is beautiful and people are genuinely friendly.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although there was quite a bit of travelling, this all happened without a hitch. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the train station. We had a bit of a wait before we boarded the train but were met at the station by a taxi that took us to the Amish area. Here we enjoyed the movie, Jacob's Choice and found it very interesting and informative. The tour through the Amish house was also interesting. Lunch was good, however the advertised Amish feast is no longer available. Amish food or Lancaster county food can be ordered from the menu, but there is no all you can eat lunch to sample Amish food as advertised on the brochure.
The shuttle bus took us driving along back roads around the area, pointing out Amish houses and farms. We saw quite a few Amish people along the way and called in to one home where crafts are sold.
The shuttle returned us to the train station in good time to catch the train back to Philadelphia where we were met by another shuttle driver who dropped us back to the hotel.
We really enjoyed the trip and had a great day!
The logistics of getting there and back was terrible. I think the contractor is Philadelphia Trolleyworks. We were told to be ready for our pickup at 7.30 but the driver only arrived at 8. He did not apologise for being late. We could see he was flustered because he was very impatient on the roads, honking and cursing. There was only one other pickup - who had been told to be ready at 7.50 but was only picked up at 8.10. We were dropped at the train station at 8.15, which is way too early for a 9am train. When the train arrived at Lancaster Station, the driver that was waiting for us was in a car that could only take 3 persons even though our party was 5. We had to split up, leaving 2 persons behind to wait for another car to pick them up. Once we arrived at Amish View, everything worked like clockwork and it was really pleasant. The journey back was smooth until we arrived at the Philadelphia train station where the driver who was supposed to pick us up was missing. Our instructions had been to wait between Stairwell 9 and 10. But when no one showed, I called Philadelphia Trolleyworks only to be told that the driver was waiting for us at the 30th Street exit. But when we went out, we could not find him. After a few more phone calls, we were still none the wiser. Eventually after half and hour of confusion, we discovered that he had parked his van a hundred yards away from the pickup point. When we boarded, he was totally ignorant about where he was supposed to drop us off. He did not even know that we were two parties staying in different hotels. Bottom line - all 4 stars go to the Amish View people at Lancaster Country. The Philadelphia Trolleyworks organisation of logistics and communication is just bad.
I rate this poorly because of the actions of the tour operator, Philadelphia trolley works/Big bus company. This operates by taking us to the train station then we use Amtrac. They said a Yellow cab would be waiting for us. No one was waiting. We had to find a cab on our own. When we reached the tour site we were told no one told them we were coming but they could accommodate us but it was rushed and we missed a pert of the tour. This is poor service and should never had happened.