Lancaster, PA

Whether your group has just a few hours or several days, Lancaster County’s many Amish attractions, theatres, shops and restaurants are beckoning.  And it’s not just variety we offer.  We are an excellent value, too.  In fact, tour companies have consistently recognized Lancaster County as providing “the best value for the money spent.”  Based on our accessible location, situated midway between Washington, D.C. and New York City, Lancaster County is an ideal destination for your group.

Top Activities

Sight & Sound Theatres®: Seen by nearly 1.5 million people since its debut, Sight & Sound’s original production, Joseph, returns to the stage in 2015. Soar with Joseph as his inspiring story unfolds in front, beside and even above you! With innovative dream sequences, lavish Egyptian staging, live animals and memorable songs, this energy-packed show will leave you laughing, crying and uplifted with the life-changing message of forgiveness.

Tanger Outlets: Enjoy designer shopping at more than 60 outlet stores, where you will find 30%-70% off retail prices every day.  Group escorts and drivers will receive an incentive for each preregistered group.  Group services include coupon books, maps, on-site information center, wheelchair availability and food options.

Rockvale Outlets: Among the largest and most successful outlet centers in the country, Rockvale offers more than 100 brand-name outlet stores, and eight on-site restaurants.   Group services include coupon books, shuttle service, full service bank, wheelchair availability, and a driver’s lounge.  Group leaders and drivers also receive a hospitality card.

Kitchen Kettle Village: Enjoy over 40 specialty shops, FREE admission, FREE parking, ample bus parking, and no reservations needed!  See the sights of the surrounding area with buggy rides, shop for that special treasure, tap your toes to Banjo Jimmy, or get up close and personal with one of our experiential tours.

Hershey’s Chocolate World: Experience the one of a kind attraction that lets you create your own candy bar using real factory equipment at Hershey’s Create Your Own Candy Bar!  Join our chocolate experts for a guided, interactive discussion at Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure.  Discounted meal vouchers available.

 

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Amish County Farm Tours
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Strasburg Rail Road
  • PA Dutch Style Restaurants
  • Buggy Rides

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Venture Lititz, PA
  • Zip-Lining
  • First Friday’s in Lancaster
  • National Watch and Clock Museum
  • Central Market

Special Events

My Fair Lady

You’ll be enchanted by this touching story when the egotistical Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl into an elegant lady in time for a society ball. His gamble could pay off, but the spirited Eliza Doolittle is more of a handful than he could have expected! This classic is filled with cheerful songs like I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, Get Me to the Church on Time, On the Street Where You Live and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.

AGE APPROPRIATENESS: Recommended for ages 8 and up

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes

– See more at: http://www.discoverlancaster.com/event/details/20642#sthash.1enDZFMB.dpuf

 


James and the Giant Peach

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after falling from the tree and rolling into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. – See more at: http://www.discoverlancaster.com/event/details/21027#sthash.2IAf61Z0.dpuf

 


Always… Patsy Cline

A music legend and pioneer in Country music, Patsy Cline’s unique stylings remain as relevant and popular today as they were over five decades ago. The original cross-over sensation, topping the Country and Pop Charts, Cline paved the way for artists such as, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, and Carrie Underwood. Always… Patsy Cline is based on a touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar. A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache and celebration, Always… Patsy Cline takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on live radio, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry. Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” this musical memory book is a glorious tribute to the one-of-a-kind sound of Patsy Cline! – See more at: http://www.discoverlancaster.com/event/details/20656#sthash.LN4xZSqC.dpuf

Local Transportation

Avis: All vehicles are 100% smoke free in the US and Canada.  They ensure a stress-free car rental experience by providing superior services that cater to their customers’ individual needs…always conveying the “We try harder” spirit with knowledge, caring, and a passion for excellence.


Enterprise: Through tremendous leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, they have built the largest car rental brand in North American, known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service.  They offer a variety of car leasing, vanpooling, and car sharing and hourly rental programs.


Executive Coach: Provides first-rate charter services for Lancaster County, PA and surrounding communities.  They operate motor coaches of all sizes, and offer travel services throughout the continental US and Canada.  They embody a caring and dedication that is seldom seen in the service industry in this day and age.


Elite CoachFounded in 1991 with the vision of creating a company dedicated to providing quality transportation to friends and neighbors.  Elite Coach has the experience, resources and commitment to provide your group with comfortable motor coach buses and private bus transportation to anywhere in the continental US and Canada.


AmtrakAmtrak is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations.  They operate more than 300 trains each day and are also the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.


Distance from Major Airports

  • Baltimore – Wahington International – 83 miles
  • Harrisburg International – 33 miles
  • Philadelphia International – 70 miles

Local Tour Guides

Amish Farm & House:  The Amish Farm & House strives to provide a quality educational experience for your group – an experience that is authentic, accurate, cooperative and respectful of our Amish neighbors. French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese and Spanish spoken. Contact: peggy@amishfarmandhouse.com


Amish Country Tours at Plain & Fancy Farm:  For over 50 years, Amish Country’s oldest regularly scheduled tours through the Amish Farmlands. Certified guides. 14-passenger vehicles used for a more intimate experience. Come for a 90-minute tour. English spoken. Contact: padutch@amishexperience.com


Mennonite Information Center Tours:  Soak in the beauty and simplicity of Amish Country as you roam the back roads of Lancaster County with your own personal guide. All our guides have a Mennonite or Amish heritage. English spoken. Contact: info@mennoniteinfoctr.co


The Amish Village: Following the house tour, join us for a guided farmland tour aboard our 14-passenger bus. The 90-minute tour will take you off the beaten path, past working farms and along country roads where buggies roll along and farmers work their fields. English spoken. Scripts in Spanish, Polish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and English for those with physical disabilities and cannot reach the second floor or hearing impairment. Contact: amishvillg@aol.com