Lancaster County, United States

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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in Amish culture with a visit to the country's oldest Amish settlement in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County. On this full-day tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country from Philadelphia, step back in time to learn about Amish culture while visiting some of the area's highlights such as an Amish bakery, a quilt shop, and a typical homestead.
  • Learn about Amish culture through a guided visit of America's oldest Amish settlement
  • Visit a bakery, a quilt shop, and a homestead
  • View the Amish Experience F/X Theater Presentation “Jacob’s Choice"
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Center City Philadelphia

Reviews

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C
, Jul 2018

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.

R
, Jul 2018

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.

j
, May 2018

Loved loved loved the tour! All the staffs were super nice and the entire town was just lovely!

C
, Nov 2017

it is okay.

D
, Oct 2017

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.

G
, Sep 2017

Guide was very good the country side was very beautiful. It was very informative.

P
, Sep 2017

It was difficult to find all things , for example the Train, the bus , little information for the steps do.
The cinema demonration was somewhat outdated, would be kind to see me the real amish people.

K
, Jul 2017

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!

B
, Oct 2016

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.

P
, Oct 2016

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.


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