Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country
"Pennsylvania Dutch Country" is home of one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. The beautiful countryside of nearby Lancaster County is a comfortable 90-minute ride from Philadelphia.
En route, enjoy the movie, The Amish, a People of Preservation and garner a working understanding of this special culture. Upon arrival, begin with a Backroads Country Tour, a two-hour guided tour featuring the unspoiled back road beauty of Amish farmlands, one-room schools and Amish cottage industries. Included in this tour are stops at such businesses as an Amish quilt shop and working farm with general store.
After the tour, lunch will be a sumptuous Pennsylvania Dutch meal featuring "pass-the-platter" style dining. Dig into country fried chicken, sausage, pot pie, rolls and butter, cabbage slaw, vegetable of the day, brown buttered noodles, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vanilla ice cream, shoo-fly pie and chocolate cake.
Escape to a simpler way of life with this "turn back the hands of the clock" tour. It's a day of delights for your eyes, your taste buds and your mind!