Amish Country Trip Spring Overview


Overview
Amish Country Fall Trip
Lancaster & Philadelphia
October 9 - 18, 2020

Share your experience with our group as we visit new places and make new friends, one quilter at a time. Planning a big trip can be stressful ... but it is all done for you! All transfers, and excursions are thought out and planned ahead of time making the best of your time away.

Planning a big trip can be stressful ... but it is all done for you! All transfers, and excursions are thought out and planned ahead of time making the best of your time away.

For all of you who have traveled with us before - welcome back! For those of you that are new to the fabulous experience of traveling with us, we look forward to getting to know you and creating lasting memories.

Visit the Amish and learn of their lifestyle in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Enjoy the hearty made from scratch, traditional Amish cuisine and see the excellent examples of craftsmanship and quality from quilts to clocks. From there we will take in the succulent scents of chocolate in the town of Hershey and experience the German heritage of the early Pennsylvania Dutch at the Landis Valley museum. Following our time in Lancaster, we travel to Gettysburg for a couple of days in the wine country of Pennyslvania. Private tour guides take us through the history of Gettysburg battlefields. To complete the trip, our tour culminates in the historical richness found within one square mile in Philadelphia’s Historic District.

The trip includes flights from Edmonton, transfers, accommodation, tours, theatre tickets, all breakfasts and most dinners. You will really only need lunch and spending money!

Preliminary Itinerary

  • Fly to Philadelphia from Edmonton International via Toronto.
  • The Amish Experience Film
  • Homestead Tour
  • Explore unique shops at this quaint little “village” Kitchen Kettle
  • Guided tour of the Amish Farmlands, a bakery, quilt shop and visit an Aquaponic greenhouse.
  • Visit the Riehl’s home for a Rumspringa Presentation.
  • Dinner Reservation at Plain & Fancy Restaurant
  • Sight and Sound Theatre
  • Landis Valley Museum with guided tour of the historic village.
  • Dinner reservations
  • Plan a day on your own. Use the ideas from the travel guide in the van. Take this opportunity to visit: quilt shops, boutiques, Amish villages
  • Millers Smorgasbord
  • Show and Tell in lobby
  • Meet at Hershey Trolley Stop for guided tour the city of Hershey
  • Hershey Chocolate World self - guided tour
  • Time to visit the Outlets at Hershey, or head back towards Lancaster City to visit the historic Central Market, the country's oldest farmers' market
  • Dinner reservations Bird In Hand Smorgasbord
  • Performance at Bird In Hand Theatre
  • Lancaster City Walking Tour
  • Enjoy downtown Lancaster and poke around downtown Lancaster, visit Park City Mall or venture on to Lititz
  • Wilbur Chocolate Factory
  • Free day to visit quilt shops, covered bridges, visit Paradise, Bird in Hand and Intercourse. Revisit your favorites that you may need to see again or take one of the driving tours.
  • Dinner Amish home of Sadie Lapp
  • Longwood Gardens tour
  • Travel to Philadelphia
  • Dinner reservation historic Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City Tour
  • Tour of Independence
  • Time to walk back to any of the venues you would like to see closer from the tour
  • Dinner Philadelphia
  • Brunch
  • Depart Philadelphia to arrive in Edmonton via Toronto

Pricing
Amish Country Fall Trip
Lancaster & Philadelphia
October 9 - 18 2020

Share your experience with our group as we visit new places and make new friends, one quilter at a time. Planning a big trip can be stressful ... but it is all done for you! All transfers, and excursions are thought out and planned ahead of time making the best of your time away.

Cost of the trip is $4200 CDN ($3100 USD). Includes all planned activities, flights, accommodation dble occ, all planned meals, tours, admissions, all breakfasts, show tickets, transportation. (You need lunch and spending money) Fluctuation of our dollar could have some impact on the final payment. $475 deposit is required to secure your spot.

While in Pennsylvania we travel in vans with appointed drivers and navigators from our group. Each van will be equipped with a GPS as well as maps, a tour book and a book of ideas and maps that I put together. Each day is planned in detail with time allocated for meandering the shops etc. Travelling in vans gives us the flexibility that the use of buses would not. Some tours are on a bus.

For more information about registration or to register, please call Lori's Country Cottage at 780-464-9697 or email lori@loriscountrycottage.com

FAQ's

What to wear

You'll need comfortable walking shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun. You may need a light jacket for both cool weather and potential rain. Bring sweaters, a jacket and pants or capris. A quick check of the long range forecast for Pennsylvania will assist you with packing choices.

Travel to and from Edmonton

The trip includes flights from Edmonton, transfers, accommodation, tours, theatre tickets, all breakfasts and most dinners. You will really only need lunch and spending money!

Trip insurance

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. There are many uncertainties and unforeseen circumstances involved in our world; therefore we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. It will provide coverage in the event of cancellation of your trip due to unforeseeable sickness, injury or death to you, a family member, or a traveling companion. In addition, it will provide coverage for travel accidents, baggage loss or damage, and medical evacuation.

Immigration requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. All passengers are responsible for necessary identification.

Lancaster County...An experience of a lifetime!

RSVP to attend information meeting February 19, 2020 at 7 pm.