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Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn all about Amish culture, traditions, and history—and immerse yourself in an Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—on this in-depth, small-group tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times and meet your guide in Lancaster. You’ll visit a working farm and will meet a local Amish family, will drive through miles of scenic countryside, will visit an Amish-owned creamery for ice cream, and much more.
  • Head off the tourist trail, and meet members of the Amish community
  • This small-group tour is capped at just 14 people for a personal experience
  • Learn all about Amish culture and history from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore farms, creameries, shops, and Lancaster County countryside

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Discover Lancaster
      501 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

      Look for our loKal Experiences van parked in front of the visitor center

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with significant mobility problems as this tour includes multiple stops where guests will need to exit and enter the van.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    103 reviews
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    All things Amish
    Pamela_C, Dec 2022
    Mike is a wealth of information about the history, culture, religion, architecture, etc. about the Amish. He was very professional and accommodating. We toured interesting and varied homes and historical locations. I’d highly recommend this tour to others.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks so much for the review and recommendation. We are thrilled to hear you got so much out of the experience and appreciate you sharing those impressions with others.
    A must do
    Evelyn_B, Dec 2022
    Learned about culture and life styles. Can take off my bucket list on things to see and learn about.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks for the great review! Perhaps someone will put it on their bucket list as a result of you sharing. We appreciate it.
    The entire tour was...
    jason_g, Nov 2022
    The entire tour was amazing. We had a small group the day of the tour. We toured a few historic cemeteries, farm houses and had the best ice cream. Worth the price of the tour. He also suggested stores and restaurants to visit.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    That's great to hear. Thanks for trusting loKal to provide a great experience and for sharing your impressions of it with others.
    Learning about the Amish Way of Life
    pe4328, Oct 2022
    We took our 3 grandchildren on this excursion. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the children (13,13,9) would have preferred more time on the farms interacting with the Amish families. I think this excursion was geared more towards adults.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks for the review. We appreciate your positive comments and your feedback regarding time on the farm for kids. It's true that the guided information about the Amish and the meal are the focus of the experience.
    Amish tour
    david_k, Oct 2022
    Great trip the driver was awesome and very knowledgeable The breaks on the van need to be fixed Loved seeing the country site
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and your guide. As for the brakes, the van completed and passed Pennsylvania state inspection one month ago in September - including brakes. They do sometimes make a bit of a noise depending on moisture and amount of weight in the van. There is no safety issue, but even so, we would be happy to be without the noise and will be having them checked very soon. Thanks for the feedback.
    I have done other Amish...
    Matilyn_W, Sep 2022
    I have done other Amish tours but this was the best I learned more that I never knew . Totally recommend for all ages this is definitely the best tour out there
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Wow, thanks for the great review! We do try to offer something unique and worthwhile to our guests who we know have lots to choose from. We appreciate you sharing your impressions of the experience with others.
    We would recommend this...
    Karen_J, Sep 2022
    We would recommend this tour to friends and family. Dale our tour guide was so informative, a retired high school history teacher which you can see from all the history he shared of the history of this area. We will definitely book another tour on a future visit.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    We look forward to you doing just that. Thanks for the great review!
    Fun and Informative
    Robert_P, Sep 2022
    Dale was so incredibly knowledgeable in regards to the people, area and history of the area. We would definitely recommend anyone coming to visit the Amish part of Pennsylvania to book this tour. Thank you so much!!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    That's fantastic to hear. Thank you for sharing your impressions with others. We appreciate the great review!
    Best part of our vacation!
    Courtney_B, Sep 2022
    When you ask each member of our family (ages 11-78) what their most favorite part of our recent vacation (6 days split between Philly, Lancaster, Gettysburg, and Hershey) was it would be this tour. I had read all the previous reviews and knew it would be good, but it was 100 times better than I even expected. Getting to stop and tour 3 different Amish family’s properties, meeting the parents and children whose kindness towards us was amazing, and having a knowledgeable tour guide (Mike) that shared so much about the Amish community was beyond fantastic. We all enjoyed the ice cream shop stop - quite sure it’s the creamiest ice cream we’ve ever had. Ending the tour at a little Amish market was the cherry on top. We were able to purchase souvenirs, jams, and delicious desserts. The fried cream pies are a must! We bought one, tried it, and promptly went back to purchase more. All in all, I can’t recommend this tour enough. If you’re debating between a couple different tour options, as I was, choose this one. You’ll not be disappointed!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    That is awesome! So glad you enjoyed all aspects of the experience, from guide to food to the unique access. We greatly appreciate the positive, comprehensive review.
    Do this tour!!!
    Gena_M, Sep 2022
    Very good. Mike is so knowledgeable and respectful of his customers and the Amish. We had a great experience - up close and right on their farms.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear you appreciated both your guide and the access we can provide our guests.
    Excellent tour
    Andre_D, Aug 2022
    Our guide Dale was extremely knowledgeable about the Amish people and their history. I thought he did a tremendous job with the tour. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks for choosing loKal and for the great review! We are happy to hear you appreciated the information and the excellence of your guide.
    What we enjoyed the most...
    jacky_r, Aug 2022
    What we enjoyed the most was learning about the Amish Life. Let us not forget the delicious ice cream. Dale who was tour guide explained everything so clearly for us. He was a wealth of knowledge. :-)
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Great to hear! Thanks for the review and for noting the professionalism of your guide, Dale. We appreciate it.
    Great tour. It was more...
    Maria_M, Jul 2022
    Great tour. It was more like 4.5 stops as the 1st stop we stayed in the car. I’d suggest either touring an element of that far or skipping it entirely and spending more time elsewhere.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks for your feedback and review. We will check with our guide to see why you didn't get out at the first stop as that is normally what happens.
    Pleasurable experience
    Pat_B, Jul 2022
    It was all equally good. The visit to B&D farm was impressive. The Dairy farm would have been more interesting if the cows were being milked. Didn’t have enough time at the store. Loved the ice cream, it would be nice if you could see it made.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks for the review. We appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments. Unfortunately, visiting the dairy farm at the time the cows are milked in the evening does not work with the timing of the tour.
    FANTASTIC Experience
    BarryJ_T, Jul 2022
    The operator Steve, he was very knowledgeable of the Amish culture and traditions. I would recommend this to anyone - Thank You
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it.
    Amish tour
    Margie_D, Jun 2022
    Great tour of the Amish people and how they live. Mike was our tour guide and highly recommend him. The tour bus was small with only about 10 people so it made it quite personal.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Fantastic! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed and appreciated the experience. Thanks for the great review!
    Shalen_W, Jun 2022
    Exceeded all of our expectations!!! Learned a better appreciation for Amish culture. Would have never found all of the special stops on our own.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you so much. We appreciate your positive feedback and are are thrilled to hear you both enjoyed it and got more out of it than expected. That is always our goal.
    Wonderful tour! Our guide...
    Christopher_W, Jun 2022
    Wonderful tour! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Beautiful countryside views. Would definitely recommend!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it and the recommendation.
    Great Amish Tour
    MaryAnn_L, May 2022
    Very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot about the Amish. Saw some interesting farms and their workings. Everyone we encountered on the tour was very nice and answered questions. Ice cream treat was great!!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with loKal.
    Interesting insider view…
    Courtney_O, May 2022
    Mike was wonderful! He grew up amongst the Amish and Mennonites, so he clearly knows their ‘real’ story beyond the outside world assumptions. Learning about how they’ve progressed and tried to keep up with the modern world while still respecting their individual and communal traditions was fascinating! Mike is open and honest so come ready with questions! He also has individual ear phones so everyone can hear him clearly no matter where you are on the van or at each site. Our only drawback - which isn’t Mike fault - was with the rain, we basically ran from the van into a barn, met some animals and then went to the next spot. If the weather was better, walking around the full farms and having the chance to possibly meet and chat with the Amish would have made this an actually immersive experience. With not interacting with any Amish beyond the stores, it was not as unique as we had hoped for. So my suggestion would be, if the weather isn’t looking good, try to rebook for another day so you can actually get the full immersive experience. The van is extremely clean and easy for all passengers with the high ceiling. There is a large step into the van, but Mike is prepared with a sturdy steel stool for everyone to use. There are bathrooms at the visitor center where you meet - but they are not open for the morning tours as they begin too early. Mike made a group stop across the street at Sheetz so everyone was ready for the tour! There are also bathrooms available at the creamery and country store during the tour. Mike came prepared with umbrellas as well for anyone who needed them and was conscious of the temp in the van and made sure everyone was comfortable. Overall - it would have been an amazing experience had we actually had the opportunity to chat with families and their kids. Having brought 2 kiddos myself, had they had a chance to say hi to other kids they would have been more engaged. We would do the Amish meal next time to have a more personal experience.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thanks for the comprehensive review. We do our best to manage every detail, but of course the weather is out of our control, and it did become particularly unpleasant that day. Sorry for the impact that had on the experience, but it's nice to hear you appreciated everything otherwise. We would love to have you back for a meal and some up-close contact with the Amish.


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