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When visiting New York City, get to know some of the surrounding region with this guided, full-day tour through Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Explore one of America’s most popular cities in Philadelphia, visiting attractions from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfreth’s Alley and so much more. Then spend time in the quiet town of Lancaster, PA. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and experience the simpler life of the Amish people.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Chinatown
  • Stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Enjoy a buggy ride through the Farm country led by an Amish driver
  • Free wifi on bus

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A unique experience, one closer to New York that one might first imagine. It's a great history lesson of Philadelphia and an enlightening experience of Lancaster County. Early fall is a great time to go, when the heat of summer and the cold of winter aren't driving the Amish community indoors.

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What You Can Expect

Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

This full-day tour from New York City features a stop in one of America’s most popular and important cities — Philadelphia — plus time in the quiet Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Transportation in a luxury coach or van begins at Grand Central Station in New York City.

It’s a little less than two hours to Philadelphia, where the first half of the tour features a drive along Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfreth’s Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Spend some time exploring the city’s historical attractions, like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the Constitution Center, City Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed “Rocky Steps” and more.

In the afternoon, move away from the hustle of city life to the quiet surroundings of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See how the Amish live and take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Browse handmade arts, crafts and other products and experience the simpler life of the Amish people.

The tour concludes with a return trip to Grand Central Station in New York City.

Customer Reviews

Laurel I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I absolutely loved this tour! To be able to see where so much of our history actually took place was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, especially those who are history buffs like me. lol

Stefan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was perfect, i highly recomend this tour

A.C.E. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was a great tour with a fantatic guide

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great to live history. Took pictures with the Liberty Bell, ran the Rocky steps, went to Independence Hall. Enjoyed the buggy ride in the Amish country. I've Learned so much history. Jonathan was a great tour guide.

Brian D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic day. Loved Philadelphia, even though we didnt have very long at each location. Highlight was visiting the Amish Country, absolutely brilliant - if you visit you have to try the ice cream!

BG Kerr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic day. Beautiful scenery and learnt so many new things.

Merv S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Well paced tour that delivered everything we expected. The guide, Eddie, was very informative and knowledgeable we learnt a great deal about american history. also represented a great day break from New York.

Albert J Moore M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great trip, meeting all my expectations. An obvious highlight was Lancaster Country and the Amish. It was pleasing to get away from Motorways and big cities for a change.

Rosinwien Austria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very interesting trip with masses of information about American history. A chance to stand where George Washington and the first government of the 13 United states worked to govern their newly independent country. Very big group 51 but guides managed to move us around and not lose anyone. The Rocky Steps were a big favourite with many in our group. Amish buggy ride was through beautiful fertile farm land in a less orthodox community - some solar panels in use, accepting tourists , working outside the community which is in a small settlement with non- Amish families. A busy and rewarding trip.

Catherine m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I took this trip with my mum on the 17th April. It was a small group which was ideal. Stefano our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the places of interest and interacted well with all members of the group. I particularly enjoyed Amish country.

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