Authentic Lancaster Tour: City Walk, Amish Exploration
4.9
93 Ratings
Lancaster
Experience the authentic charm of Lancaster on a city walk and Amish exploration tour. Discover the rich history of the city and venture into the remote areas of Lancaster County to learn about the Amish culture. Don't miss the chance to visit Amish properties and indulge in delicious ice cream!
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Lancaster city - Learn about the history of historic Penn Square
  • Lancaster City Welcome Center - Brief overview of the most famous people from Lancaster
  • Fulton Theatre - We will stop and learn about the rich history of this iconic and historic theater.
  • Lancaster Central Market - We will then take a delightful stroll through the beautiful streets and byways of downtown Lancaster. You will discover a city of today, steeped in the history and traditions of over 250 years of America’s colorful and exciting past.
  • Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square - We will see an archaeological dig of Thaddeus Stevens original property and learn about the history of the Underground Railroad.
  • Rick’s Place - A stop to see a “certain chocolate icon’s” original store!
  • Trinity Lutheran Church - We will tour one of the oldest church’s in the state (1730)
  • 1719 Museum (formerly 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum) - We will then visit the oldest settlement in Lancaster County, followed by a trip to one of our 19 remaining covered bridges…
  • Down On The Farm Creamery - You’ll get to choose from more than a dozen homemade ice cream varieties included in the experience (full scoop in a cone or dish), followed by stop at a scenic looking spot for pictures….
What's Included
  • Snacks included
Additional Information

If you’re seeking an authentic ‘Lancaster experience’, this tour is ideal. Our journey starts with a walking exploration of Lancaster City, facilitated by our well-informed guides who will share the diverse and profound history of our splendid city. Following this, we will ride in our tour van to explore the genuine and secluded parts of Lancaster County that are known exclusively to locals. Our guides, who maintain deep-rooted connections with the local Amish community, will share valuable knowledge and insights throughout the tour. During the tour, we’ll visit two different Amish properties to offer a glimpse into their lives, and we’ll even enjoy some ice cream at the end. We can’t wait for you to uncover the distinctive and captivating culture and history of Lancaster!

  • Guest should be able to walk approximately 6 city blocks at a leisurely pace and be able to enter and exit our touring van.
Location
East King Street Garage
East King Street
Please park in the East King Street Parking Garage. We will be meeting out front at the Entrance of the building.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Y131jssuzanneg
Oct 28, 2023
A fun morning - We had a wonderful, informative tour of downtown Lancaster and a most enjoyable tour of the countryside along with a couple of stops to learn more about the Amish culture.
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Judyroo61
Sep 30, 2023
Highly recommend - Mark, our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Lancaster. He was very good. We enjoyed the whole tour but the walk through the town was our favorite.
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Sarah_i
Sep 20, 2023
Lancaster city/Amish countryside tour - Very best ice cream ever. Very informative and interesting lesson in history and local culture. I would definitely do the tour again.
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Donnab491
Sep 13, 2023
Awesome tour! - Mike was an awesome tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We enjoyed every bit of the tour, from the first half walking tour of downtown Lancaster, to the farmland and Amish dairy and farm. I would suggest this tour as a starting place for anyone visiting the area.
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Yelena
Sep 2, 2023
Best tour ever - Mike the owner was our guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. I have learned so much and my son who is 10 yo loved it ! We got the best out of two worlds reach history of Lancaster, PA with detailed interesting facts and were introduced to life of Amish culture, tasted the best ice cream ever and it was included in to the tour price already. This tour fit perfectly in to our day! If you are in Lancaster next time it is not to miss adventure for sure !
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Global790569
Aug 14, 2023
Truly Awesome Experience! - We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Dale as he led us through Lancaster and then Amish country. We learned so much about the area and appreciated his "insider" perspective on the area. The tour exceeded our expectations - by far!
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Tno321
Aug 4, 2023
Excellent Tour - This was an excellent tour and our driver, Dale, was very impressive with his knowledge of the history of the Amish and of the Lancaster area as well as the history of Pennsylvania. I would prefer a larger vehicle but based on where we went a larger vehicle wouldn’t work. Our small bus was very clean and comfortable and appeared well maintained. My wife and I both highly recommend this trip.
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P7444voginah
Jul 29, 2023
Lancaster authentic experience - We truly enjoyed the Lancaster experience with Mike as our guide. First half of the tour was walking downtown Lancaster showing us points of interest and the many kinds of architecture in the buildings nearby. Did a walk thru of central market that was worth checking back later to explore. Second half of the tour was in a van thru the countryside. Stopped at an Amish farm and creamery. I enjoyed the best ice cream treat. Mike was very knowledgeable and easygoing. We truly enjoyed our morning.
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Garathcindyh
Jul 23, 2023
Awesome tour and Guide. - Our guide was Dale, he was born and raised in the area so he had a lot of info. Very knowledgeable with the Amish and Mennonite history. Lots of personal stories that made it even better. Great Great Great tour!!
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681dinop
Jul 6, 2023
Very Authentic! - This trip was fantastic to say the least. our guide ws very informative and made the experience very informative and interesting.... Highly recommend
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