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Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Learn all about Amish culture, traditions, and history—and immerse yourself in an Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—on this in-depth, small-group tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times and meet your guide in Lancaster. You’ll visit a working farm and will meet a local Amish family, will drive through miles of scenic countryside, will visit an Amish-owned creamery for ice cream, and much more.
  • Head off the tourist trail, and meet members of the Amish community
  • This small-group tour is capped at just 14 people for a personal experience
  • Learn all about Amish culture and history from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore farms, creameries, shops, and Lancaster County countryside
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Discover Lancaster , 501 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

Look for our loKal Experiences van parked in front of the visitor center

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with significant mobility problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY loKal Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster.
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What is the social distancing policy during Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Unique Amish Immersion in Lancaster?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Amish tour
Margie_D
, Jun 2022
Great tour of the Amish people and how they live. Mike was our tour guide and highly recommend him. The tour bus was small with only about 10 people so it made it quite personal.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Fantastic! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed and appreciated the experience. Thanks for the great review!
star-5
Outstanding!
Shalen_W
, Jun 2022
Exceeded all of our expectations!!! Learned a better appreciation for Amish culture. Would have never found all of the special stops on our own.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much. We appreciate your positive feedback and are are thrilled to hear you both enjoyed it and got more out of it than expected. That is always our goal.
star-5
Wonderful tour! Our guide...
Christopher_W
, Jun 2022
Wonderful tour! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Beautiful countryside views. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it and the recommendation.
star-5
Great Amish Tour
MaryAnn_L
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot about the Amish. Saw some interesting farms and their workings. Everyone we encountered on the tour was very nice and answered questions. Ice cream treat was great!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with loKal.
star-4
Interesting insider view…
Courtney_O
, May 2022
Mike was wonderful! He grew up amongst the Amish and Mennonites, so he clearly knows their ‘real’ story beyond the outside world assumptions. Learning about how they’ve progressed and tried to keep up with the modern world while still respecting their individual and communal traditions was fascinating! Mike is open and honest so come ready with questions! He also has individual ear phones so everyone can hear him clearly no matter where you are on the van or at each site. Our only drawback - which isn’t Mike fault - was with the rain, we basically ran from the van into a barn, met some animals and then went to the next spot. If the weather was better, walking around the full farms and having the chance to possibly meet and chat with the Amish would have made this an actually immersive experience. With not interacting with any Amish beyond the stores, it was not as unique as we had hoped for. So my suggestion would be, if the weather isn’t looking good, try to rebook for another day so you can actually get the full immersive experience. The van is extremely clean and easy for all passengers with the high ceiling. There is a large step into the van, but Mike is prepared with a sturdy steel stool for everyone to use. There are bathrooms at the visitor center where you meet - but they are not open for the morning tours as they begin too early. Mike made a group stop across the street at Sheetz so everyone was ready for the tour! There are also bathrooms available at the creamery and country store during the tour. Mike came prepared with umbrellas as well for anyone who needed them and was conscious of the temp in the van and made sure everyone was comfortable. Overall - it would have been an amazing experience had we actually had the opportunity to chat with families and their kids. Having brought 2 kiddos myself, had they had a chance to say hi to other kids they would have been more engaged. We would do the Amish meal next time to have a more personal experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the comprehensive review. We do our best to manage every detail, but of course the weather is out of our control, and it did become particularly unpleasant that day. Sorry for the impact that had on the experience, but it's nice to hear you appreciated everything otherwise. We would love to have you back for a meal and some up-close contact with the Amish.
star-5
Great value and great tour!
Richard_T
, May 2022
Outstanding trip, our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Enjoyed every minute, worth every penny!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the review Richard. We appreciate your business and are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and felt that the experience was well worth the price.
star-5
A++++
Mike_G
, Apr 2022
If you want a behind the scenes look at the Amish community then this is the tour for you. Owner is a local born and raised in Lancaster. Very knowledgeable of the area and the people. One of the most interesting tours we’ve ever been on. A+
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Fantastic to hear you had such a great time. Thanks for the review and your very positive comments. We appreciate it!
star-5
Nice, thorough tour
Richard_D
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was a locally born and raised fellow. He was very knowledgeable and an excellent speaker. He had Bluetooth earpieces to give out to all in the bus, so we could all hear him loud and clear! Great idea!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the positive review! We endeavor to make your experience as rich as possible, from our expert guides to our great Amish partners, to the electronics that make it more seamless. We are glad you appreciated it.
star-5
Great experience
Jennifer_W
, Apr 2022
Great time! Loved visiting the Amish houses and hearing all about their culture! Would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and we appreciate the recommendation.
star-5
Skip the tourist traps and enjoy this intimate tour
Andrew_N
, Feb 2022
We greatly enjoyed this tour as we traveled areas away from the typical touristy spots. All our questions were thoughtfully answered by locals and Amish alike. The occasional stops to explore and learn were a nice touch. And having incredibly tasting ice cream at a dairy farm didn’t hurt either. The tour was a highlight for us and our 10-year old alike. We will seek out other tour offerings from LoKal in the future.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks for the high marks and thorough review! It was fun showing you an insider's look into our fascinating Amish culture. Hope to see you again!
star-5
An very good learning experience
Ronald_S
, Feb 2022
It was very educational and informative and the places we stop at were all great to see very enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks for the review! It was great meeting you and showing you some of Lancaster's rich history.
star-5
Another fantastic experience! Mike does it again!!
Florence_S
, Feb 2022
This was our second Lokal tour with Mike! It was as good as the one in July 2021! Mike is so friendly and knowledgeable! His van is very clean and accessible.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks Florence! It was great hosting the two of you again.
star-5
Amish tour experience
Maureen_T
, Jan 2022
Tour guide Mike was very informative, and we were luckily enough to get a chance to meet two adorable Amish children. Ice cream was amazing. A must do.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review. We always enjoy having such great guests!
star-5
A Memorable Tour
Mariola_S
, Oct 2021
Tour guide driver’s courtesy and knowledge of the area and the Amish was outstanding. Vehicle was very clean and almost in new condition.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for the review. It was our pleasure.
star-5
Great tour
Geraldine_M
, Oct 2021
What a great tour!! Mike is a fabulous host and guide. Very authentic! Bus was clean. Ran on time. Ice cream was delicious.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much. It was our pleasure hosting and touring you around the authentic Lancaster.
star-5
The right tour if you love authenticity
Paul_S
, Oct 2021
The tour was a great experience. It was also a lot of fun as a single participant, as our group was small and therefore very personal. The insights we were given were authentic, close and a gateway to the Amish world. Our guide answered all questions competently and with a lot of knowledge and his open manner and humor made our tour a pleasant excursion. Not only farms were visited, but also important historical sites, as well as a creamery and a pretzel store! These pretzels are a piece of heaven! The Amish themselves were very friendly and treated us like guests rather than tourists. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for the thoughtful and comprehensive review! It was great hosting you.
star-5
Unique Amish Tour Really Was Unique
Carol_L
, Sep 2021
Owner Mike was an informative and gracious host. He clearly enjoyed sharing his knowledge and respect for the Amish people we met (yes, we got to meet and talk with members of 3 completely different Amish families). This truly was a “unique” Amish tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know how the Amish really live and not just get the cookie cutter version.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for the review. It was great hosting you!
star-5
The tour to take if you want to learn about the Lancaster Amish!
Kathleen_O
, Sep 2021
I did LoKal's Amish Immersion tour over Labor Day weekend and could not be more pleased. Mike was a terrific guide/driver. Having grown up in the area, he was extremely knowledgeable about Amish/Mennonite history and the communities in the area, and was generous with information, answering all of our questions and sharing personal anecdotes. The families/business we visited were also very welcoming and the treats - ice cream and soft pretzels - were especially good! The vehicle was clean/comfortable and the equipment in good condition. All around a great tour that I would recommend without reservations.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much Kathleen! It was my pleasure showing some of the great history and culture of our unique area.
star-4
Hard work and good people have dividends.
Donna_W
, Sep 2021
The history of the area and the Amish sect were the most interesting part of our experience! We appreciated the openness of the Amish wives to allow us access to their every day lives. They are a hard working honest group of people.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks Donna.
star-5
J ai adoré mon expérience...
Roger_G
, May 2022
J ai adoré mon expérience de visite les amishs sont extraordinaires et le guide très intéressant et surtout en plus petit groupe, ca se passe plus facilement, mais j’ai moin aimé , la demande en répétition de Viator pour donner mon commentaire
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the great review. We very much appreciate you taking the time and glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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