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Truly Authentic Lancaster Experience

Lancaster, United States

Experience hosted by Phil

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 4 people
Includes food

What you'll do

We will take a delightful stroll through the beautiful streets 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. We will then visit the oldest settlement in Lancaster County, followed by a trip to one of our 29 iconic covered bridges for a picture, a drive-by of the farm where the movie "Witness" was filmed, and a visit to an Amish creamery where you'll get to interact with their animals and choose from more than a dozen homemade ice cream varieties (included in the cost). We will wrap up with a tour of a Amish farm where you can see their horses and homemade bird houses. Other things to note: *If you do not see a date on the calendar you want please email me! Market Days are Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 6AM to 2PM. And finally - no experience is ever exactly the same and my goal is to make every one extremely unique; I will customize each one based on the collective interest of the group!

Also effective 5/8/21 and moving forward the driving portion of the tour will be done via Blue Tooth in the comfort of your own vehicles as we go from stop to stop.
We will take a delightful stroll through the beautiful streets 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. We will then visit the oldest settlement in Lancaster County, followed by a trip to one of our 29 iconic covered bridges for a picture, a drive-by of the farm where the movie "Witness" was filmed, and a visit to an Amish creamery w…

What's included

  • Food
    This experience includes homemade ice cream at Amish creamery.

Meet your host, Phil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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If you are looking for a true "experience" this is the tour for you. You won't see tourists - or tour buses for the entire excursion. We visit and experience the real and remote areas of Lancaster County that only locals know, well off the beaten path of a typical "tour". Our groups are small and we provide inside access and information not known to the public through relationships we have with the Amish and Mennonites here in Lancaster. We have Amish relatives, Mennonite roots, and are deeply connected to many people here in the county with a wealth of knowledge and information. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to new cultures among many other gems and informative nuggets we hope you'll get from this experience!
If you are looking for a true "experience" this is the tour for you. You won't see tourists - or tour buses for the entire excursion. We visit and experience the real and remote areas of Lancaster County that only locals know, well off the beaten path of a typical "tour". Our groups are small and we provide inside access and information not known to the public through relationships we have with the Amish and Mennonites here in Lancaster. We have Amish relatives, Mennonite roots, and are deeply c…
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Fri., May 14
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Sat., May 15
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Mon., May 17
$79 per person
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in downtown Lancaster and take a 30 minute walking tour of the city, followed by a scenic drive out to the country to visit the oldest settlement (1719), an iconic covered bridge for pictures, an Amish Farm Creamery where you can pet their newborn calves and sample homemade ice cream, and then visit Amish children who make hand-crafted wooden bird houses, along with interacting with the animals. This is a totally private experience!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 149 reviews.

Mina
May 2021
Beyond my expectations!!! This is by all means one of the best experiences I have ever been to and Phil is exceptional at being a tour guide as well. He is not doing this for money but for passion and love for the Lancaster city and the Amish people. He took us to places that no one else could possibly take us there. This will be an experience that I will always remember. Unique by all means!
Beyond my expectations!!! This is by all means one of the best experiences I have ever been to and Phil is exceptional at being a tour guide as well. He is not doing this for money…
Adrianne
April 2021
The tour was excellent, and we'd highly recommend. Phil was a great host and guide, with first-hand knowledge of the area, the history, and the Amish way of life. His walking tour of Lancaster City should not be missed, and we loved getting to see the nearby countryside.
The tour was excellent, and we'd highly recommend. Phil was a great host and guide, with first-hand knowledge of the area, the history, and the Amish way of life. His walking tour…
Stormie
April 2021
My husband and I got a weekend away from our kids for the first time in N I N E years and decided to give Lancaster a go. I’m happy that we decided to book this tour. I didn’t realize there was so much history within the city itself and learned a lot! I also really enjoyed getting a close look at Amish communities. Phil introduced us to his Amish friends and told stories from his own personal experiences, which made it pretty cool. This tour was the highlight of our weekend trip. Would definitely recommend!
My husband and I got a weekend away from our kids for the first time in N I N E years and decided to give Lancaster a go. I’m happy that we decided to book this tour. I didn’t real…
Ann
April 2021
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Truly Authentic Lancaster Experience. Phil has a tie to the Amish community that makes this tour exceptional. We were able to see and experience what the average tourist would not be able to. Excellent! He also has an incredible knowledge of the history of Lancaster and we all learned many facts that we didn’t know before. None of it was boring. All of it interesting and relevant. Overall the tour was a highlight of our short stay in the Lancaster area. Highly recommend!!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Truly Authentic Lancaster Experience. Phil has a tie to the Amish community that makes this tour exceptional. We were able to see and expe…
Alison
April 2021
Phil has unique understanding, knowledge, and access to the Amish community in Lancaster which made this tour very educational and special. I very much recommend taking Phil’s tour if you are looking for an authentic experience from a knowledgeable host. Phil was also very flexible with setting up our tour which I truly appreciate.
Phil has unique understanding, knowledge, and access to the Amish community in Lancaster which made this tour very educational and special. I very much recommend taking Phil’s tour…
Abby
March 2021
Very informative, respectful, and entertaining discussion about the Amish and Mennonite communities from Phil. Me, my husband, and our 2 boys had a great time!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Cash and Cameras

good walking shoes