2023 Amish Farmlands

Featuring Washington. D.C., Philadelphia, PA & Pennsylvania's Amish Country
April 14 - 20, 2023

7 Day Tour Beginning In Washington, D.C. and Ending in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$2,300 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$700 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

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

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

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Washington, D.C., City Tour
  • Textile Museum at George Washington University
  • Included Free Time for Museum Exploration
  • 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
  • Zook’s Fabric Store
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Old Country Store Fabrics
  • Chalk Talk with Elva Hurst
  • Burkholder Fabric Shop
  • Winterthur Museum
  • Historic Philadelphia City Tour
  • Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Dutch Apple Dinner Theater Farewell Dinner
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Hilton Garden Inn D.C. Downtown

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
Eden Resort & Suites

Travel through rolling farmlands to witness traditions of Pennsylvania’s Amish. Discover the spectacular monuments of Washington, D.C., before celebrating America’s freedom in historic Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love.”

Day 1

Arrive Washington, D.C. – Tour Begins

Beautiful cherry blossoms welcome you to Washington, D.C., as you look ahead to your week in Amish country. Tonight’s Welcome Meeting introduces your friendly Tour Manager and traveling companions who’ll share this memorable journey with you. 

Day 2

Washington, D.C.

Soak in the iconic landmarks, rich history, and beautiful parks of Washington, D.C., on a panoramic city tour. See many of D.C.’s famed monuments, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. After free time to explore the National Mall, we’ll visit George Washington University’s Textile Museum revealing their impressive 4,000-object collection dating back to antiquity. Your evening at leisure can be spent savoring comfort food and Prohibition-era cocktails in our hotel’s famous gastropub. B

Day 3

Washington, D.C. – Lancaster

After breakfast, return to the National Mall to visit one of the 17 Smithsonian museums (or any museum of your choice) with dedicated time for independent exploration. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to assist with choosing a world-class museum. Later, arrive at our Lancaster resort hotel in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country and our home for the reminder of the trip. B

Day 4

Lancaster – Intercourse

Kick-start your day visiting family-owned Log Cabin Quilt & Fabric Shop where rows of high-quality quilting cottons beckon to be brought home. Next, in Intercourse, shop The Old Country Store‘s endless fabric selection before browsing the specialty shops and restaurants in historic Kitchen Kettle Village. Later, witness the beauty of pastoral farmlands as our local guide navigates the country backroads to a Plain family’s home. Tonight, we are welcomed guests at their kitchen table for a homecooked sit-down family supper. B, D

Day 5

Lancaster – Lititz

At LancasterHistory, our private bed turning of the famed Esprit Quilt Collection reveals priceless Amish quilts curated by Esprit clothing company for their San Francisco world headquarters. Next, Mennonite-raised Elva Hurst spins her stories during a chalk talk at her Barnyard Art Studio, where we witness her chalk drawings come to life. Later, get lost in the aisles of Burkholder Fabrics, a supermarket of quilt fabrics, books and supplies set amidst Amish farmlands. B

Day 6

Lancaster – Winterthur

Travel 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. Tonight, at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, settle in for a home-style meal and Broadway-caliber entertainment at our customary Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Lancaster – Philadelphia – Tour Ends

In Philadelphia, birthplace of America, explore historic landmarks including the Betsy Ross house, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall on a panoramic city tour. Before saying goodbye at the Philadelphia Airport, we’ll stop at historic Reading Terminal Market, with its tantalizing baked goods, confections, and even cookbooks so you can duplicate those Amish treats at home. B

 

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