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All Things Amish

All Things Amish

Savor the best of Lancaster County on this tour that begs for you to immerse yourself in all things Amish!

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$619 per person/Double

$739 per person/Single - $579 per person/Triple

 

Savor the best of Lancaster County on this tour that begs for you to immerse yourself in all things Amish!  From the Rhineland and Palatinate of Germany came great migrations of settlers to Pennsylvania in the 18th century.  As a result of retaining their customs and speech, beautiful and bountiful farms were developed, transforming the Pennsylvania Dutch country into one of the state's greatest tourist attractions.  This tour will take you through the heart of Amish Country visiting these incredible communities really giving you a feel for what their lives are like.  Join customer favorite Program Director Kathy Henry as we step back in time on this charming tour that celebrates the simpler pleasures in life! 

 

Early Bird Discount:  Book & Pay in Full by April 14th, 2022 and receive $30 off per person!

 

Departure Points:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 8:00am
Walmart, Catskill Commons - 8:45am
Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 9:30am

Thursday, July 14

When you board the coach this morning you are on your way to indulge in the best of what Lancaster, PA has to offer. Upon arrival we’ll go to our accommodations for the next two nights at the Country Inn of Lancaster (717-393-3413). We will check in and have time to get acquainted with the property and freshen up before heading to dinner (included) at Bird in Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasboard. Using only the freshest ingredients, they source as much as possible from local farms. Enjoy traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food, including many of Grandma Smucker’s original recipes, as well as a variety of other delicious dishes. Following dinner we will head to the Bird in Hand stage above our dining area to enjoy a broadway style musical set in Amish Country, “A Simple Sanctuary”. When her past catches up to her, Melissa James does what she always does – she runs – from her happy life in Connecticut and her beloved husband, Ryan, a successful investment manager, leaving a note begging him to trust her. While his life is upended, she finds a quaint hiding spot – June Bug’s B&B, run by a Mennonite woman who is happy to have her first customer. Melissa feels safe in her simple sanctuary in Amish Country until Ivanov, a shadowy figure from her past, tracks her down, dragging the whole community into her mystery life. Will she share her secrets? Who can she trust?. Following the show we will return to our hotel.

Friday, July 15

A buffet breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Following breakfast we will be met by a local guide, who has many amish friends, for a 5 hour guided tour. We will travel through the picturesque area and visit some of Lancaster County’s unique and quaint countryside stops while hearing about the history and costumes of the Amish and Mennonites. Visit an Amish bake shop- you’ll know you’re getting close by the wonderful smell- where you can purchase some of the area's well known baked goods such as, whoopie pies, shoofly pies, sticky buns, and homemade breads. We will then visit a craft shop where you will see some of the finest quilts in the country as well as other local homemade crafts. Meet with the Amish women there who will explain the “quillow” making and folding process to you. Meeting the Amish of the area tends to be the highlight of the tour. You will find out about their religion, dress, farming and their home life. Did you know that the Amish marry in the winter? Did you know there are 3 different types of buggies? How do you tell the single from the married men? Find out the answer to these questions and more on our Amish adventure! After our tour we will head back to our hotel to relax and freshen up before dinner (included) in an Amish home. As we say goodbye to our newly made Amish friends we will continue on to Sight and Sound Theatre for their performance of David. Master Poet. Fearless Warrior. Anointed King. From still waters to shadowed valleys, David’s ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and Philistine soldiers. After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself. Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in this brand-new original stage production. We will return to our hotel following the show.

Saturday, July 16

A buffet breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Our first stop today will be Plain and Fancy Farm for the Amish Experience show, The Story of Jacob’s Choice. The dramatic tale of “Jacob’s Choice”, an Amish family’s effort to preserve a lifestyle and a culture, is unforgettably told through a high-tech, multi-media production with visual effects, sound design, and mechanical effects. Visitors experience “400 years of history in 40 minutes of magic.” The Amish Experience Theater has been designed to break down the barrier between audience and movie screen. Changes in the environmental space within the theater literally allow you to “experience” the action as it unfolds around you. After the show we are off to Kitchen Kettle Village to delight in shopping on your own at the Kitchen Kettle Village, where you'll find over 40 shops jammed full of Lancaster's simple pleasures. A horse and buggy ride is included as well. Next we are off to savor lunch (included) at Miller’s Smorgasbord. Their tried & true recipes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and they are still served up with a smile. We will depart from the area at 2pm with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 8pm. One stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motor coach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Kitchen Kettle Village

  • Amish Buggy Ride

  • David at Sight and Sound Theater

  • 5 Hour Amish Farmlands Tour

  • Dinner in an Amish Home

  • Plain and Fancy Farm - The Amish Experience: The Story of Jacob’s Choice

  • Bird-in-Hand broadway style production “A Simple Sanctuary”

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 2 Dinners

  • 1 Lunch

  • 600 Travel Points

 

What are Travel Points?

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Catskill - Overnight Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center
Catskill, NY 12414
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field)
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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