New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip

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New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip

Take the New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country day trip to explore two very different landscapes: a bustling, historic city in contrast to the beautiful countryside on its borders. See the Liberty Bell, the ‘Rocky Steps’ and then unwind on a ride in an Amish buggy. It’s perfect if you are looking to explore more of the East Coast from your New York base.

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Philadelphia and the famous “Rocky Steps”

Bright and early, the bus leaves the rush of New York behind and heads towards Philadelphia through New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On arrival, the tour stops at Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest inhabited street in the United States), the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and of course the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and Square. When you arrive in Philadelphia you will have the opportunity to have lunch. I’d try and find a place where they sell Philly cheesesteaks!

Take the opportunity to learn about the history of America from the knowledgeable guide and how the country declared itself free from Great Britain. Most of the attractions on the tour have become important symbols for liberty in America and as such are incredibly popular. You simply cannot finish your holiday without having visited these sites! Before heading towards Lancaster County to visit the Amish, you can test your stamina and run-up (and down!) the famous “Rocky Steps” in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lastly, a favourite of all visitors? strike a pose with the bronze statue of Rocky for a memorable snapshot.

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The Amish in Lancaster County

In Lancaster County, you will get the opportunity to take a ride in an authentic Amish buggy. Whilst here, learn about the Amish way of living. Feel free to ask questions about what it is like to live without a telephone and how the Amish keep themselves busy every day. You might be surprised by the answers! You can enjoy locally made lemonade, cookies or root beer. Afterwards, you’ll head to the quaint Kitchen Kettle Village where you’ll have time to visit the stores and restaurants.

 Eric’s Tip: As you’ll be travelling in a bus for the most part of the day, you won’t have a lot of free time to explore Philadelphia on your own. However, together with the guide, you get to see a lot in a short amount of time. In Amish Country, don’t expect to be in close contact with the local people. It is a nice introduction to the Amish lifestyle. Definitely take the chance to taste some of their homemade lemonade and cookies!

Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher that you can print and use as your ticket, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Departure Point: Gray Line Visitor Center at Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue).
  • Departure Time: 07:00

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