- Discover one of America’s most interesting communities
- Tour the key landmarks of Philadelphia
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is home to one of America’s largest Amish communities, traditionalist Christians that live simple lifestyles with no interest or need for modern technologies. They are welcoming of respectful visitors, and tours of Lancaster can be a fascinating experience. This day-trip departs from New York City, three hours away, and sees you journey in a comfortable, WiFi-equipped bus with no need to hire a car. During your tour around Lancaster you’ll not only get to know about how the Amish people live, but also take an enjoyable ride in a horse-drawn carriage - the Amish don’t drive, so this is how they usually get around.
Because Philadelphia is on the way, you’ll also make a stop in Philadelphia, one of America’s most historic cities. In Philly your guide will show you around landmarks including the iconic Liberty Bell, a symbol of American freedom and independence, the Betsy Ross House, perhaps the place where the first American flag was sewn for George Washington (but probably not!) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You’ll be dropped off afterwards at New York’s famous Grand Central Station, having enjoyed a fantastic day out that takes you into American history, and a different world entirely.