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Sightseeing in Philadelphia and the Amish Country - Tour from New York

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Key Highlights

  • Learn about America’s struggle for independence in Philadelphia
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin Parkway on an included tour of Philadelphia
  • You will also visit Lancaster Country the heart of Amish Country
  • Take a buggy ride through the Amish countryside and witness a way of live which has not changed for centuries
  • The tour is led by an expert guide and round trip transportation is in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday and Sataurday

    Duration

    Approx. 13 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 07:00am
    Duration: Approx. 13 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from 777 8th Ave – Between 47th & 48th street.
    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .

    Ending Point

    Same as meeting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    As the most important city in colonial America, Philadelphia has a rich history. It was founded by William Penn, a Quaker who named the city after the ancient Greek word for brotherly love. Philadelphia is still known as the 'city of brotherly love'. Just outside Philadelphia you will find the center of the Amish community in the US, said to be European in descent, the Amish community live a traditional lifestyle without electricity, running water, telephone services or appliances.

    Philadelphia is closely linked to America's struggle for independence. The declaration of Independence was signed in the city's state house, now the Independence Hall. Other significant events like the signing of the US Constitution and the creation of a national flag also took place in Philadelphia. Many buildings from this revolutionary period can be visited; most of them are clustered in the National Historic Park.

    The city also boasts a number of fine museums, including one of the largest in the country - the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famous also for its ‘Rocky Steps’.

    Itinerary

    The tour begins from 777 8th Ave – Between 47th & 48th street. It is across from Grand Central Station in Manhattan

    You will board a deluxe air conditioned motorcoach or van and, accompanied by a professional bilingual tour guide, depart New York City, traveling through New Jersey, Pennsylvania on to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, Philadelphia.

    Upon arrival in Philadelphia, embark on a panoramic tour of the city. The tour includes stops at the following places:

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway: Philadelphia's most famous street is bordered by cultural and educational institutions. It connects the City Centre with the vast Fairmount Park.

    Elfert Alley: This is the oldest inhabited street in America.

    Liberty Bell: The Liberty Bell is one of the most important symbols of America's struggle for independence at the end of the 18th century. The famously cracked bell occupies a separate pavilion at the Independence Mall in the historic area of Philadelphia and can be visited free of charge.

    Independence National Historical Park and Independence Hall are symbols of freedom in America.

    Departing Philadelphia, see the famous Rocky Steps, the nickname given to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They appear in the film Rocky, and four of its sequels as well as in Rocky Balboa.

    Continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish community who uphold a traditional lifestyle.

    Break for lunch (payable direct) at the Amish marketplace.

    After lunch, embark on an authentic Amish buggy ride through the Amish farm country and learn about a life without the benefit of modern technology - no electricity, running water, telephone service or appliances.

    Late afternoon you will depart for an evening arrival into New York.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
    • Languages available English, Italian, Spanish, French and German (guide will speak maximum 2 languages)
    • 1.5-hour buggy ride through the Amish farm country

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Seat rotation occurs at least once during the day.
    Smoking is not permitted on the motor coach.
    If any site is not covered which is featured in the program due to natural weather disaster, or any reason beyond control, no refund shall be made for those services

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • excellent trip

      great day long but well worth it...

      Julie Munro
    • Very organized tour.

      The guide Neina was very pleasant and polite. The tour was very organized and ponctual. Nevertheless, I think there were too many people in the bus. The group should be smaller,...

      SERGIO DE O SOFIATI
    • The tour was fantastic, highly recommended, very informative.

      This tour was excellent, a very long day, but well worth it. The tour guide was very information and pleasant. Philadelphia was beautiful and the ride on the Amish horse and cart...

      Jane E Charman
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