Combine history and craft beer during this guided tour of Lancaster, ideal for first-time visitors. Learn more about Lancaster landmarks—such as the farmers market and theater—than you could if exploring independently, before sampling some of the city’s best craft beers alongside your guide.
Learn about Lancaster’s historical appeal during a city tour
Sample several local craft brews after the walking tour ends
Benefit from the insight of your guide to learn more than you would alone
Small group capped at 12 ensures an intimate experience
Meeting And Pickup
Penn Square, Lancaster, PA, USA
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Shannon_A, Apr 2023
Beautiful tour with a very knowledgeable guide. I would recommend for anybody, whether or not you are a history buff.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the great review! So glad you could come on the experience and we're thrilled to hear you got so much out of it.
Jennifer_K, Apr 2023
Mike is a phenomenal tour guide. I learned so much. We had a wonderful time and will be recommending this tour to others.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
That is awesome to hear! Thank you for exploring Lancaster history with us and for reviewing your experience. We appreciate it.
Take this tour!!!!
Carla_W, Dec 2021
Learning about how Lancaster played such a big role in abolitionist history, breweries, and also its beautiful diverse architecture. Mike was a great guide. Informative, friendly & knowledgable. He “got” our group and made it a really enjoyable afternoon. Highly recommend and would take this tour again.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks for the great review Carla. Fun group and great to re-connect on a few levels. I had a great time.
Stephanie_L, Oct 2021
I bought this experience as a gift for my boyfriend’s birthday. He absolutely loved it! A great deep dive of the local history. Thanks, Mike!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thanks Stephanie. I really enjoyed meeting you two and showing you some of Lancaster's rich history and great brewers.
Great experience and learned a lot
Cynthia_W, Sep 2021
Great tour. We enjoyed seeing the preserved excavation area inside the Marriott, walking through a section of old town and hearing about the history of Lancaster and the beer. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We highly recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thanks Cynthia! You were fun guests. It was a great way to end the day.
Best tale of one city
Linda_S, Jan 2021
It was great! Mike was very knowledgeable! We enjoyed learning about all the history of the city. Lots of fun and beer was great too!
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Thanks Linda! Really enjoyed you and your group. Hope to see you again sometime soon.
Great history tour with craft beer
Laura_R, Nov 2020
This was a great walking tour to understand the history of Lancaster. I would highly recommend it if you’re interested in how the city began and became what it is today. We also stopped at two pubs with a large selection of craft beers to choose from. The beers were delicious. I would recommend this tour for anyone who’s interested in the history of Lancaster that is not just about the Amish. The tour guide also was a local and extremely knowledgeable. Everyone wore masks and were socially distance.
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thanks Laura! Much appreciated. Mike
Lancaster road trip
Christy_C, Jul 2020
I had so much fun on this tour. Mike was very knowledgeable about the history of Lancaster and where to find excellent craft beer. We went to two breweries and I enjoyed both of them. I would highly recommend this tour.