2024 Amish Farmlands

April 12 - 18, 2024

Tour Begins In Washington, D.C. and Ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$2395 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$700 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

American breakfast (B) daily, 2 dinners (D)

Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

Return transportation to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Washington, D.C., City Tour
  • D.C. Free Time for Museum Exploration
  • DAR Museum
  • GWU Textile Museum
  • Log Cabin Quilt & Fabric Shop
  • Dinner with an Amish Family
  • Amish Farm Tour and Home Visit
  • LancasterHistory Campus of History Visit
  • Esprit Quilt Collection Bed Turning
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Old Country Store Fabrics
  • Chalk Talk with Elva Hurst
  • Burkholder Fabric Shop
  • Winterthur Museum & Brandywine Valley
  • Historic Philadelphia City Tour
  • Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Hand Selected Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn D.C. Downtown

Eden Resort & Suites

Experience America’s history from the Heart of D.C. to the Soul of Amish Country

Day 1

Arrive Washington, D.C. – Tour Begins

Lovely cherry blossoms greet you in Washington, D.C., as you anticipate your week ahead in Amish country. Tonight’s Welcome Meeting introduces you to your friendly Tour Manager and fellow travel companions who’ll share this unforgettable journey with you. Settle into your comfortable accommodations, ready for the adventure ahead.

Day 2

Washington, D.C.

Begin your day with a visit to the DAR Museum (Daughters of the American Revolution), where you’ll admire exquisite fiber arts from our nation’s past. Then, explore the captivating 4,000-object collection at George Washington University’s Textile Museum, featuring artifacts dating back to antiquity. Spend your leisurely evening savoring comfort food and Prohibition-era cocktails at your hotel’s famous gastropub, while making lasting memories with your new friends. B

Day 3

Washington, D.C. – Lancaster

Immerse yourself in the iconic landmarks, rich history, and gorgeous parks of Washington, D.C., during a panoramic city tour. Witness many of D.C.’s renowned monuments, such as the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Jefferson Memorial. Return to the National Mall to visit any of the 17 Smithsonian museums (or any museum of your choice) with dedicated time for independent exploration. Later, arrive at your Lancaster resort hotel in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, which will be your home for the remainder of the trip, allowing you to fully experience the local charm. B

Day 4

Lancaster – Intercourse

Start your day with a visit to the family-owned Log Cabin Quilt & Fabric Shop, where rows of high-quality quilting cottons await to be taken home and transformed into your next project. Next, in Intercourse, browse The Old Country Store’s endless fabric selection before exploring the specialty shops and restaurants in the historic Kitchen Kettle Village, where local flavors and crafts await. Later, admire the beauty of pastoral farmlands as your local guide navigates the country backroads to a Plain family’s home. Tonight, you’ll be welcome guests at their kitchen table for a heartwarming, home-cooked family supper, giving you a true taste of Amish hospitality. B, D

Day 5

Lancaster – Lititz

At LancasterHistory, your private bed turning of the famed Esprit Quilt Collection unveils priceless Amish quilts curated by Esprit clothing company for their San Francisco world headquarters. Gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and history behind these remarkable creations. Next, Mennonite-raised Elva Hurst shares her stories during a chalk talk at her Barnyard Art Studio, where you’ll witness her chalk drawings come to life, showcasing her unique talent. Later, lose yourself in the aisles of Burkholder Fabrics, a supermarket of quilt fabrics, books, and supplies nestled amidst Amish farmlands, offering endless inspiration for your future projects. B

Day 6

Lancaster – Winterthur

Journey through the beautiful Brandywine Valley to explore American culture at the Winterthur Museum. The 175-room estate is furnished with the world’s greatest collection of antique furniture, textiles, and art, offering a glimpse into the past. Tonight, gather to exchange memories, addresses, and plans for future quilting adventures with your newfound friends at our customary Farewell Dinner, where laughter and memories will fill the room as you celebrate your shared experiences. B, D

Day 7

Lancaster – Philadelphia – Tour Ends

In Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, discover historic landmarks such as the Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall on a panoramic city tour, deepening your connection to the nation. Before bidding farewell at the Philadelphia Airport, you’ll stop at the historic Reading Terminal Market, where tantalizing baked goods, confections, and even cookbooks tempt you to recreate those Amish treats at home. B


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