Authentic Tour & Meal with the Amish!

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From $79.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about Amish culture in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County on this tour and dining experience. You'll explore the countryside to see historical landmarks and then meet a local Amish family for a sit-down home-cooked meal, where you'll have the chance to observe their way of life on a farm. The tour is designed by a local resident who grew up as a Mennonite outside Strasburg, PA, and whose father was born Amish. Times and dates may be subject to change due to scheduling with the families.
  • Immerse yourself in the Amish culture of Lancaster County
  • Gain insight into the region and its history from a guide
  • Short tour doesn't take up too much of your day
  • Small group provides a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Dinner

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Discover Lancaster
      501 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

      Parking lot of the Visitors Center, centrally located (Discover Lancaster). We will transport our guests in our 14 passenger, loKal Experiences van.

    Start time

    12:00 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers who might have difficulty getting on and off a touring van with two steps up.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    145 reviews
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    Food fit for a king
    Lora_D, Dec 2022
    The food was absolutely delicious! Everything- from pickled vegetables to main entree to desserts was superb!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Great to hear! I will be sure to pass your comments on to our Amish host. Thank you for the review.
    Definitely A Must Do Event
    Debbie_T, Dec 2022
    Our tour guide was fantastic! What a fabulous experience with a glimpse into the Amish way of living. Our host family was very welcoming and the food was delicious!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Fantastic! Thanks for the great review and for choosing loKal to deliver a rewarding experience. We appreciate you sharing your impressions with others.
    Memories for a lifetime
    NIcole_N, Dec 2022
    Mike was great and had a ton of knowledge. Our host family was super nice and easy to talk to. The lunch was amazing! This was an amazing experience!!
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    So glad to hear you enjoyed both the lunch and the information from your guide. We appreciate the review!
    Highly recommended!
    Ruby_C, Nov 2022
    We absolutely loved this experience! Our guide, Steve, is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history of Amish culture with us. We’ve learned so much on the tour. Sarah is a great host - food was excellent (and definitely save room for dessert!!) she even played harmonica to us. The whole experience couldn’t have been better. We highly recommend this tour!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    That's awesome! Thanks for taking your time to review and share your overall impressions of the experience, both the guide and host. We appreciate you.
    This is a once in a...
    Moon_S, Nov 2022
    This is a once in a lifetime experience. While we were finishing our tasty meal, the children came home early from school--treat to experience. Everyone was welcoming. Mike, our guide, gave us a very good understanding of the Amish life.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Hard to beat once in a lifetime! Thanks for your kind thoughts and willingness to share your impressions with others. We appreciate it.
    Jeff_B, Nov 2022
    The food was very good. Emma was very sweet and hospitable Mike gave us a lot of valuable information about the Amish
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you! We appreciate your trust in booking with loKal and your time to review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.
    Wonderful experience, beautiful people!
    Grace_K, Nov 2022
    This was a treat for my Aunt who is visiting from NY. Our guide, Mike was very knowledgeable about the history of Amish so it was a most interesting and knowledgeable experience. We drove through the Amish countryside and ended up with Emma, our host. Emma is charming and welcoming. She has three children, a year plus toddler girl who is very cute, a four year old boy and another school age boy who was in school. Emma prepared a most delicious meal with mostly ingredients that they grew in their garden. We got to understand some of their customs and way of life. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, in fact, this is my second time with this type of tour. The first time I learned some different things about their lifestyle. I learned that the Amish folks are very simple and friendly people. I would most definitely come again.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you so much for such a comprehensive review. It's greatly appreciated. We do hope to see you again soon.
    Excellent Tour and Lunch
    Constance_N, Nov 2022
    Our tour guide, Dale, was very knowledgeable, interesting and friendly. We enjoyed all we learned from him. Authentic homemade lunch prepared by Emma was very good.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thanks for the review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your guide and the food also. We appreciate it.
    This was an amazing experience.
    Cynthia_K, Oct 2022
    The amount of food that our host Martha served . Everything was amazing! Also it was a surprise to learn that the host farm we were at was where the movie Witness was filmed.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions with others through such a nice review.
    The Best Tour Ever
    Denise_C, Oct 2022
    Having a delicious wonderful lunch with a Amish family. Martha served us so much delicious food. She was so kind, sweet and pleasant person. Mike our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and kind.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks for the great review. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Martha and greatly appreciate them as it refers to me. Happy to hear you had a great time.
    Not worth the $$$. This is not a tour. Meal was excellent, tour is miss represented and expensive.
    Susan_B, Oct 2022
    The meal was excellent. The “tour” was a disappointment. Not worth the cost. I would book a meal in an Amish home and drive there yourself and save $50 a person.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. Most guests do appreciate the coordination, arrangement, access, in-depth information provided, and transportation in addition to the meal.
    Great food, great fun pleasant company
    Luane_K, Oct 2022
    The hosting couple were wonderful and informative. The food was to die for. If you go away hungry it’s your own fault. Our guide was a delight
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    That's fantastice to hear! Thanks for the great review and we will be sure to pass your comments on to our Amish hosts.
    Our guide was very...
    Deb_E, Sep 2022
    Our guide was very informative and the Amish were so hospitable ❤️ Great history lesson for my homeschooling family.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks for reviewing and happy to hear it was worthwhile for your family.
    Wonderful personal experience!
    Toni_L, Sep 2022
    Booked this tour last minute on the last day of my honeymoon. Our guide was very pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of PA and how the Amish came to settle there. We did the lunch tour and our hostess, Lydia, made the most delicious meal, she was so sweet and welcoming! After the lunch she showed us around her property. She had 11 8 week old Labrador puppies for sale and my husband and fell in love with one of them. After the tour we drove back to her house to purchase the puppy! What a wonderful way to end our week long honeymoon and as we walked away from the beautiful Amish home with an adorable puppy, Lydia gave us Gods blessing for a long and happy marriage. I highly recommend this tour of any other tour to visit and explore the Amish country and meet the amish personally and learn a little bit about their way of life.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Wow, that is fantastic! Thanks for the privilege of sharing a special and memorable time in your lives. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed so much about this unique experience and we very much appreciate the wonderful review. Good luck with the puppy!
    Enjoyable but disappointed
    Larry_D, Sep 2022
    The guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and the host and meal were very nice. We were expecting a tour of an Amish farm which we didn’t receive and that was very disappointing.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for your feedback. We work with multiple Amish hosts for the meals, some of whom have farms but not all. At this point in time, most Amish are no longer farmers due to their growing population and the lack of available farmland. While we always have the oportunity to tour their properties, I understand your disappointment in not getting to see a farm.
    Learning about the Amish through a dinner interaction.
    James_B, Sep 2022
    Our guide, Mike, was very informative about the Amish culture. He had done his homework. During the tour he took us past some of the area’s significant historic structures, explaining how they played a role in American history. Our hostess prepared an excellent dinner. As we dined with her and her family she encouraged questions regarding their lifestyle. Our questions led to good discussions about their family life, education and religion. Afterward, Mike showed us around the homestead before concluding the tour.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for the comprehensive review. We're happy you enjoyed each aspect of the experience and appreciate you taking the time to share you impressions with others.
    Remarkable delicious with love
    Cynthia_J, Sep 2022
    Our tour guide was great and our host Emma and Boyd and there children where so welcoming us into there home and the food was out of this world delicious I would do it again loved it
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciated your guide and Amish hosts. We hope you do come back and do it again sometime.
    Exceptional meal
    Aida_M, Sep 2022
    Do not know where to start. There is not a time hubby and myself do not mention something about this tour and experience to eat such a delicious meal.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    I'll start by saying thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and are willing to share with others. We appreciate the great review.
    Great tour with a great tour guide and wonderful Amish family.
    Pamela_D, Sep 2022
    Very friendly Amish family that made us feel at home. Great experience and friendly, knowledgeable tour guide.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thanks for the great review! We appreciate you trusting loKal to deliver a great experience and for sharing your impressions.
    Martha and Ivan were...
    Brooke_A, Aug 2022
    Martha and Ivan were wonderful hosts; dinner was outstanding, and Steve Miller was a wonderful informative tour guide. Thank you.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thanks Brooke. So glad you could join us on the experience. We appreciate you sharing your impressions, both of Steve and our fabulous Amish host partners.