Welcome to Lancaster

The area is essentially farmland interrupted by strip malls and kitschy attractions. Modern Lancaster is, if anything, a balance between kitsch and the granular charm of authentic Pennsylvania countryside. For all that, the town feels refreshingly urban, especially after a night or day trip to Amish country.

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$47.95 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Amish Experience SuperSaver Package

The Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farm SuperSaver package is the best way to see it all. It also includes a free buggy ride voucher and bonus Amish cookbook to commemorate your visit!  Amish Farmlands TourSince 1959, the cornerstone of “The Amish Experience” has been the Amish Farmlands Tour, taking you deep into the heart of the oldest Amish community in the world. Our certified Amish Country Tour guide answers your questions while calling your attention to the fascinating sights we may observe along the way: spring plowing, children playing, making hay. When you join us on one of our air-conditioned 14-passenger mini-shuttles, you’ll experience a sense of the work and family ethics that continue to mark the Amish way of life. Witness spectacular panoramas of patchwork farms unparalleled in their beauty, still farmed with horses and mules. Roadside stands, bake shops, or a visit to a craft or quilt shop on an Amish farm are among the unique happenings that may be enjoyed on your 90-minute Farmlands tour. Plain & Fancy Theater “Compelling” best describes the emotional story of “Jacob’s Choice,” told through the everyday lives of the Fishers, an Old Order Amish family of today. Witness Jacob’s struggle in choosing the Amish church, or leaving behind family and community for the allure of the modern world. Experience the horrendous religious persecution of their forefathers and take part in the perilous voyage to America, all magically heightened by wind, rain, smoke, fire, ghostly and other live effects that thrill the senses. Jacob’s challenges with faith, tradition, and loved ones in a fast-changing world is a story that touches each of us in a poignant and memorable way. More than any other Amish attraction, “Jacob’s Choice” will leave you with an understanding of what it means to be Amish, and the ties that continue to bind the community together. Amish House and One-Room SchoolThe Amish Country Homestead is a reflection of our commitment to accurately and sensitively portray the Old Order Amish as they live and work in today’s world. The Homestead is the home of the fictional Amish family of Daniel and Lizzie Fisher, whom you have gotten to know in the Theater’s “Jacob’s Choice.” Inside the Homestead, we learn of Amish traditions and practices, plain clothing and life without electricity. The One-Room School is attached to the house and filled with authentic desks and furnishings from an actual Amish school. Here, you’ll learn the tradition of teaching eight grades in one room. From the pantry full of freshly canned vegetables to the family’s plain clothes; from propane-powered lamps to air-compressor driven appliances- the Fisher Family Homestead provides insights into the complex riddles of a culture so very different from our own.

$269 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Lancaster County 3-Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride, Champagne Toast

Become part of the scenery and take an amazing journey in a hot air balloon over beautiful Lancaster County. The experience begins before the flight! Arrive at the launch site and interact with the crew and help to assemble the balloon. Be sure to bring your camera as all of our crew people are excellent photographers and there will be many opportunities for photos!Board your hot air balloon in Bird in Hand, and spend an hour taking in the rural sites of Intercourse, New Holland, Strasburg, Ephrata, and the Reading skyline.Upon landing, you will ride back to the launch site in our comfortable, air conditioned van. After arriving, you'll join the pilot and crew for a traditional champagne toast and a light snack. You will receive a flight certificate suitable for framing along with photos and a packet of special offers.

$875 Day Trips & Excursions

Private New York Day Trip to Amish Country with Amish Mennonite Guides

Your private driver-guide will meet your group at the New York City location of your choice at whatever time is best for you.  You will then travel approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There you will meet up with your Amish or Mennonite guide and head out on a 6-hour adventure roaming and exploring the beautiful Amish countryside for the day.Early in the visit, stop at an all-you-can-eat family-style restaurant where Amish food is prepared and served (not included in the cost of the tour). You will visit at least one of each of the following during the day: an Amish quilt shop; farm; farmers' market; water powered mill; country store; covered bridge; bake shop and more.Pass by Amish farms, schools, cemeteries and businesses along way. See the Amish working in their fields, driving their horses and buggies and living a lifestyle more like the 1800s than today. It should be noted that each of these experiences is a real-life experience and encounter -- these are not staged tourist attractions. Your guide, living in that community, ensures your experience with their friends and neighbors is genuine and authentic.At the end of the day, you will be driven back to New York City with fond memories of the Amish and Amish Country that are sure to last a lifetime.

$116.88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hershey VIP Private Wine Tour with Lunch from Lancaster

Your personal chauffeur will arrive at 11:00 am at a pick up you choose in Lancaster, PA with your souvenir glasses, souvenir wine bags, a bottle of wine, souvenir corkscrew and Panera Signature bagged lunches.The wineries and tasting rooms we visit will vary based on the day of week and time of year. We guarantee visiting at least 3 locations, but if time allows, 4 locations will be visited.All of the locations you will visit are within a 30-minute drive of each other and you will spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes at each location. Your chauffeur will walk into each location with you and introduce you to the staff member who will be conducting your tasting that day. The chauffeur will also be your personal time keeper, reminding you of the times you need to depart in order to be on time for your next tasting.Each tour will offer 1 enhanced experience, which includes a tour of the vineyard or production center, and a flight of 6 current released wines paired with cheeses, chocolates, fruits, and crackers.WHAT’S INCLUDED? 5-Hour Limousine transportation Tasting fees at 3 or 4 wineries/tasting rooms, including the enhanced experience at 1 location Panera Signature bagged lunches Souvenir wine glasses Souvenir corkscrew One bottle of wine Souvenir wine cooler bags Possible Locations ADAMS VINTNERS ARMSTRONG VALLEY VINEYARD AND WINERY BROAD MOUNTAIN VINEYARD BUDDY BOY WINERY AND VINEYARD CASSEL VINEYARDS OF HERSHEY CULLARI VINEYARDS & WINERY HUMMINGBIRD RIDGE WINERY THE WINERY AT HUNTERS VALLEY MOON DANCER VINEYARD AND WINERY MOUNT HOPE ESTATE & WINERY NISSLEY VINEYARDS AND WINERY ESTATE TAMANEND WINERY THE VINEYARD AT GRANDVIEW THE VINEYARD AT HERSHEY

$22.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Lancaster Puzzling Adventure

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles. At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$61.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Amish Experience Visit-In-Person Tour

Stop 1: Amish Farm When we arrive at the farm, we enter the barn to learn about the milking process firsthand. You may be surprised to learn that the Amish do not milk cows by hand. You will also discover how milk is kept cold in the bulk tank with “Amish electricity.” Other aspects of farm life may also be included. Stop 2: Amish “Cottage Industry” With the price and scarcity of farmland, many Amish have started their own small enterprises, making everything from gazebos and furniture to farm equipment and quilts. These “home businesses” have become the subject of books and articles emphasizing the balance these entrepreneurs achieve between work and family. Our visit may be to a harness or carriage maker, basket weaver, greenhouse, leather or wood worker, among others. An actual demonstration is normally a part of this fascinating stop. Stop 3: Amish Home Visit To conclude our evening, we travel scenic backroads to a distant farm in the countryside. As we step inside the house, we find that friendly conversation awaits as we sit, chat, and visit the way the Amish do, talking informally without TVs, IPhones or computers. It comes as no surprise that strangers soon become friends.