Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York City

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Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York City
from USD $185.90
Explore the countryside outside New York on a day trip to Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. You'll drive through the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside, tour Philadelphia and its famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and take an ride in an authentic Amish buggy.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
11 to 13 hours
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Liberty Bell Center, 6th Street Between Market and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Depart New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the "City of Brotherly Love"—Philadelphia.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Congress Hall, 6th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Arriving in the historical center of Philadelphia, visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, as well as Constitution Square and Congress Hall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Elfreth's Alley, 126 Elfreths Aly, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006

Stroll Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rocky Statue, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Center City Phila, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302

Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the Financial District, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia, and more. Departing the city, you'll see the famous “Rocky Steps,” before continuing east to Lancaster County, the traditional home of the Amish people.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Amish Country, PA 17505

Start your time in Amish country with a ride on an authentic Amish horse-drawn buggy that you through Amish farm country. Learn how this traditional community lives without the benefit of modern technology: no electricity, running water, telephone services, or appliances. After the ride, visit the marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon depart east for your evening arrival back in NYC.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Sightseeing in Philadelphia and Amish Country
  • Authentic Amish buggy ride by Amish farmland
  • Wi-Fi on bus only


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair transportation must be requested in advance
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great trip.. Chris was a good tellar, and we had a great time.. amish country was the best.. best regards Tine and Phillip
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
Very enjoyable trip even if I was a bit jet lagged during the excursions. Brian Montgomery the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the places and especially the Independence period. The only minor gripe is that I initially went to the location at Empire Vacations early only to see a sign saying that they had moved back to Gray Line departure terminal, and then when I double checked with a Gray Line member he informed me that I should have waited at the Empire Vacations terminal. I rushed back to the Empire Vacation terminal to find the tour group leaving on foot to where the bus departed. I had made it just on time! Clearer signage might be appropriate. Also I found the Amish experience a bit gimmicky, perhaps an invitation inside a farm house or mock farm house would be a possible idea. I didn't think the "village style" shopping mall was anything unique. But big thanks to Brian, thanks for an enjoyable day. Cheers
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Very well organised trip. Be well in advance at the meeting point. Did not expect to visit so many places in this one day trip in Philadelphia. Amish country was also interesting. Do buy the lime juice prepared by the Amish. Guide Stephano was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Irene our tour guide was informational from beginning to end. Amish buggy ride was a bit short , would have been great if we could have really gotten to know there history from them. Philadephia was nice but to short of a stay. Reccomend going on this tour although.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Well what can I say this trip was fantastic. It was a very long day but it was well worth it, I took my 78 year old mother and she also thoroughly enjoyed it. It was timed to perfection. Our guide Ben was so informative and answered any extra questions that were asked of him. I didn't realise how historic Philadelphia was. Also visiting the Rocky steps and being able to run up them was fantastic as I am a Rocky (the film) fan. Visiting the Amish was great too, the only tiny thing that did disappoint me was there wasn't more products being sold that the Amish make. They have a little village that you visit and are able to walk around the shops, I would have thought there would have been Amish people serving in them but there wasn't and most of the goods in the shops had been shipped in. The products that were made by the Amish were delicious. Great tour
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
booked this trip for parents visiting from out of country. They totally loved it. Felt is was very informative and fun.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
it sure beats driving from NYC - no need to find parking or pay tolls bus very comfortable - very informative and the philly cheese steak restaurant was also fabulous - I mean there’s never enough time but you get a great snapShot of Philadelphia - Amish tour a bucket list for me and aTrue lifeTime high light - I could have stayed in Lancaster forever ! Highly recommend
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
Great guide and fantastic experience We have really enjoyed each and every minute of this trip.Thank you
• Submitted 19 Sep 2018
had fun with this tour
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
great tour
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
A long day but well worth it. Philadephia is steeped in American History and including of course the Liberty Bell. One cannot miss the Rocky Steps and I even managed to run up them. Again lots of interesting little shops selling their wares and nice little cafes to have breakfast or lunch. The tour then took us to Lancaster where a lot of Amish live intermingled with other ordinary Americans not that anyone we met we could call ordinary - all lovely people. We had a ride in a buggy and our driver was a well kept 73 year old called Yarn and he had 5 children and 28 grandchildren. Well worth the experience and we finished off with a stop at some Amish Markets which were amazing. If you wish to buy one of their quilts however you had best have deep pockets.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2017
have done this trip twice, because we enjoyed it so much, would definitely do it again,
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
My family and I booked this tour and it was well worth the money. Jonathan was our tour guide and was very informative. You will walk a lot during the 1st portion of the tour, independence hall,Liberty Bell etc. Very good value for the money if you’re a history buff. Thanks again to Jonathan/Mario!
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Outstanding tour and great quides. Lots of information. I highly recommend.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour and the opportunity to get out of New York for a day into some of the most beautiful, picturesque farming countryside I have ever seen - around the town of Intercourse believe it or not. There were three tour guides on board and Eddie the English tour guide was very good. He gave the history in logical fashion and then gave us breaks from his commentary. Compare that to the tour guides on hop on hop off buses who bombard you with thousands of disjointed facts. Forget the hop on hop off buses - take this tour instead and enjoy Philadelphia and the beautiful countryside where the Amish community we visited live. If you enjoy viewing rural landscapes I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Had a fantastic day, great tour, would recommend.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
This tour was great we had a very good tour guide would highly recommend this tour. Loved every moment of it
• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
Great tour it's a long day but well worth it our tour guide Yohei was fantastic very informative and entertaining saw all the main sights
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Was a fantastic day, got to see lots of history and the city, and really enjoyed the Amish part of the trip - fully recommend.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
This was a great and fun tour. I learned a lot about our founding fathers and ate some great food. The amish Country was very pretty and we did a buggy ride and some shopping I was able to find some great gifts. it was a great trip and I hope more people will take it.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
What a great day out! Our tour guide Yohei (sorry if I've spelt that wrong!) was excellent. He was incredibly knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. We were so glad we took this tour. Philly was beautiful to see, and the Amish Country was lovely. Highly recommend!!!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
Super tour!Loved it!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
It was a good trip but shame it was raining and we couldnt get near Rocky Steps to take photos as it was all closed for a concert
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
11 to 13 hours
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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