Amish Immersion Tour: Exclusive Lancaster Experience
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252 Ratings
Lancaster
Immerse yourself in the Amish way of life with our exclusive Lancaster tour. Gain access to private farms and properties not available on other tours. Book now!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Strasburg - Stop at the farm where the Academy Award winning movie “Witness” was filmed. You will have a chance to tour the beautiful Amish farm which remains much as it was in the movie, interact with their many animals and possibly meet the wonderful Amish family who owns the farm. This is a completely private stop and not available to the public.

We will stop at a private and beautiful Amish home, where the kids make birdhouses. Witness Amish craftsmanship up close in the artisan stable and barn - and purchase a birdhouse if you like.

  • Paradise - Tour of an operating, private Amish dairy farm dating back to 1830’s
  • Amish Country - We will take a driving tour through beautiful Lancaster County farmland and learn about the history, culture, religion, and education of the Amish. We will see buildings associated with the very first European settlers from more than 300 years ago, covered bridges, 19th century mills, and more on our way to our first stop.
  • Strasburg - Stop at an Amish owned and operated creamery, where your ice cream is included, and the views are free too. This is ice cream as it should be… rich, fresh, and delicious!
  • Ronks - Shop where the Amish shop, not the tourists. Natural food stores are a staple for the Amish and we will go to an out of the way gem, for an up close look at this Amish run business.
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Complimentary snacks
Additional Information

This is an exclusive and thorough exploration of Amish culture. You will get the opportunity to visit numerous farms and estates that are normally closed off to the general public and absent on other tours. The information about the Amish provided by your guide is broad-based, and the special access you’ll have results from our close bonds with the Amish communities.

  • Not recommended for travelers with significant mobility problems as this tour includes multiple stops where guests will need to exit and enter the van.
Location
Discover Lancaster
Greenfield Road
Look for our loKal Experiences van parked in front of the visitor center
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Theresa_r
Apr 21, 2024
Great Tour! Well worth it! - Our tour host was very knowledgeable and narrated our tour wonderfully! Provided ear sets to each of us so we could hear him. Beautiful area, nice people!
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Cynthia_r
Apr 17, 2024
Great tour - We had a wonderful time! Very informative and we learned much about the area and the people who share it from our tour guide Sandi. Our favorite stop was an Amish family’s garden and handicrafts store. We enjoyed meeting the people whose love and care went into the baked and canned goods we bought to take home. Well worth what we spent!
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Clb9011
Apr 14, 2024
Van full!!! Everyone enjoyed and were educated. - Very in-depth tour. Immersion means immersion! Four farms, including an ice cream stop. Lots of detailed information, but I suggest that one book be read prior to tour. Local library can serve this purpose. Have your questions ready.
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Jim_c
Apr 9, 2024
Great history lesson - Dale told the history and family stories to the experience. He knows the area and families in the area. He grew up in the area and has local knowledge. Thank you
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Lea_h
Mar 19, 2024
Understanding the Amish way - The mist memorable things Ive learned are, seeing their livelihood and meet and greet with some of the people, saw their farms and animals and their way of transportations.
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Nancy_m
Mar 17, 2024
Great experience - Awesome experience. Loved Stormy the miniature horse. Tour guide was informative and made our trip fun.
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Estherdwaalwijk
Mar 13, 2024
Don't miss this tour - This tour is a must do if you are in the Lancaster area. The guide will tell you in detail about the history of the Amish and their current way of life. You will also take a look at some of the Amish farms. Really very interesting.
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3quentinp
Mar 11, 2024
Great tour ! - Very nice tour (private since we were only two) ! Teh guide was nice, giving full of explanations about the Amish County and the Amish themselves. It's the only tour making you able to go on site of the movie 'The Witness'. Just amazing, don't hesitate !
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N5284tuemmad
Mar 6, 2024
Very cute animals and great ice cream! - This tour was a lot of fun! We got to see a lot of cute farm animals and enjoyed some delicious and authentic Amish ice cream. Overall, this was a great tour!
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Kyles645
Feb 23, 2024
n unparalleled experience that offered not just a window but a doorway into the genuine essence of Amish culture - This Amish tour was an unparalleled experience that offered not just a window but a doorway into the genuine essence of Amish culture. For those seeking to understand and connect with the Amish community on a deeper level, this tour is a masterpiece of cultural immersion. It's a journey we will cherish forever, filled with memories of authentic encounters and newfound appreciation for the simplicity and depth of the Amish way of life. My only critique lies in the tour's singular focus on the positive aspects of the Amish lifestyle, without addressing some of the controversies and challenges inherent within this way of life. For instance, the experience of being LGBTQ and Amish is a significant issue, with the community's traditional values often clashing with the identities of LGBTQ individuals. Addressing these and other controversies would have offered a more balanced view and added a layer of authenticity to the tour. It would help to see the Amish way of life not just through rose-colored glasses but also through a lens that acknowledges its complexities and the challenges faced by those who might not fit the traditional Amish mold. The tour was an unforgettable experience that allowed us to connect with and understand the Amish community's way of life on a deeper level. However, a more nuanced discussion on the diverse aspects of Amish culture, including its challenges, would have made the tour even more impactful.
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