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

  • When does it run?
    Monday, Wednesday and Sataurday
  • Start time
    7am
  • Duration
    Approx. 13 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
  • Languages English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese
  • 1.5-hour buggy ride through the Amish farm country
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

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

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’.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday and Sataurday

  • Duration

    Approx. 13 hours

  • Start time

    7am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Manhattan Grayline Visitor Center at Port Authority Bus Terminal 42nd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Ave.) ,New York at 6:30am

    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .

  • Ending Point

    Same as meeting point.

Itinerary

  • Make your way to the designated meeting point. 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. You will see some of the iconic buildings like Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Elfreth’s alley. While you on your panoramic tour to Philadelphia you will see Financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    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. 

    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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
  • Languages English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese
  • 1.5-hour buggy ride through the Amish farm country
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.  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.

Customer Reviews

  • Very organized tour.
    SERGIO DE O SOFIATI, Brazil 10/17/2013
  • excellent trip
    Julie Munro, Australia 05/11/2012
  • The tour was fantastic, highly recommended, very informative.
    Jane E Charman, Australia 12/01/2010

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