Visit Philadelphia and Washington DC, and experience the lifestyle of the Amish people in Lancaster County on this 2-day tour from New York. Explore the famous sights in these 2 large US cities before enjoying an authentic buggy ride in the Amish country.
What to Expect
On this 2-day tour from New York you will travel to Philadelphia, Washington DC, and the Amish country. Explore the interesting locations in Philadelphia before visiting Washington to see the seat of the US government and Capitol Hill. After staying overnight in Washington DC, visit Lancaster County to experience the lifestyle of the Amish people.
Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC
Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Departing from Philadelphia, see the famous “Rocky Steps”, and then continue south, passing through the states of Delaware and Maryland before arriving directly on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. See the Capitol, Senate, and White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. Stay overnight at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites DC.
Day 2: Washington – Amish Country – New York
Start the day with a visit to the changing of the guard at the Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy family gravesite. Next, visit the United States Mint (only on Saturday departure) and learn how the US tries to keep the US Dollar safe from counterfeiters. You then head north to Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. You start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride you visit the Amish marketplace, where you can shop for handmade arts, crafts, and products. In the late afternoon you depart east for an evening arrival in New York.
- Entrance fees
- 1-nights' hotel accommodation
- Hotel taxes
- Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned van or bus
- Sightseeing tour of Philadelphia and Washington DC
- Amish buggy ride
- Philadelphia US Mint (only on Saturday departures)
Know Before You Go
Free Wifi is provided on all buses (not vans).