Day Trip to Philadelphia from New York Itinerary
PICK UP AT THE HOTEL
Early in the morning we will meet meet you at the entrance of the pickup hotels: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or The Manhattan at Times Square. You can choose one of the three listed above hotels for your pickup location. As soon as all the passengers are ready, we will begin the New York to Philadelphia Day tour through southwest Manhattan County. This journey will last about 2 hours.
As soon as we arrive in Philadelphia, we will tour through the most emblematic places of the city. First of all, we will start the day trip to Philadelphia from NYC by visiting the Liberty Bell, the Independence Hall (where the parents of the homeland created and signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution), the President’s House Site, and the Christ Church Cemetery where Benjamin Franklin’s grave is located.
FREE TIME TO VISIT THE CITY
On this trip to Philadelphia from New York, you will have free time to visit the city center at your leisure. There you will find:
- The Declaration House, at the carpenters’ street, the oldest in the United States.
- The house of Betsy Ross, the woman who designed the American flag.
- You can also see a Masonic Center.
- The Flags Street.
- Ending the tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where one of the most famous movie scenes was filmed, Rocky. This place – especially the main staircase – is, without a doubt, one of the most visited locations of the city.
AMISH VILLAGE TOUR, LANCASTER
After visiting the city of brotherly love, we set out for Lancaster right to the Amish community where you can visit a traditional village. Once in the Amish Village, we will take a tour in their carriages, their means of transport par excellence.
The Amish are known primarily for their simple lifestyle, modest and traditional dresses and customs, . In addition to their resistance to adopting modern comforts and technologies, including all those related to electricity.
While, continuing with the day trip to Philadelphia from New York, we will make a stop to taste the delicious homemade cuisine and mostly organic products.
RETURN TO NEW YORK
Finally, we will leave the city of fraternal love behind and depart again for New York; it is estimated that the arrival will be approximately at 8:00 p.m.
Let us make your Amish Village tour something that you can never forget. We will arrange everything for you and will make it the most memorable roadtrip of your life.
DAY TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA AND THE AMISH COMMUNITY
The Philadelphia from New York day trip certainly represents another perfect getaway if you are curious about the history of the beginnings of the United States. In this place, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed, in the hands of the founding fathers of the country, for this reason, it has become a destination like no other.
Philadelphia is one of the most historic cities in the USA, it is located in the state of Pennsylvania, which is one of the nerve centers of art and culture. As its streets are full of art, there you can find a lot of street art and a great variety of museums.
Besides, Philly is a city with great economic importance due to its commercial port – the most important of the east coast -. Without a doubt, this city will make you fall in love from the first moment you walk through it.
There are many places to visit in Philadelphia, a city that deserves its nickname: “The City of Brotherly Love.”
Our Philadelphia tours from New York will do justice with your explorations and the amazing culture of the city. Being so, the New York to Philadelphia day tour includes:
- The bus transfer, fully equipped with WIFI, a toilet and mobile charging points.
- 30-minute Buggy tour of the Amish farms.
- Entrance to an Amish Villa.
- No food or drinks are included.
- We have the best price for being direct operators, no intermediaries needed.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE AMISH IN PHILLY
The Amish are a Protestant ethno religious community that is united, primarily, by their religion and traditions.
There are more than 42 subgroups of Amish communities in the world, which are divided into the old order and new order, which are very different from each other despite having the same origin. However, some retain the same lifestyle and similar doctrines.
Currently, the Amish communities comprise about 500 settlements, they are mostly located in Canada and the United States, although there are also some communities in Central and South America.
ORIGIN OF THE AMISH COMMUNITIES
In 1525, an Anabaptist movement emerged from Switzerland, it was a group that practiced an adult baptism. This movementIt began when Conrad Grebel and George Blaurock were baptized by each other, later baptizing some of their followers.
The Anabaptists, as a movement, were part of the well-known radical reform, which was later named as the Swiss brothers.
In 1693, Jakob Ammann, one of the main leaders of the Alsace Swiss brothers, demanded, from the other leaders of the congregation, that the discipline of his church should be stricter. Not getting acceptance, he decided to separate from them to later create a community with his own followers, who would be called the Amish.
For their part, the progressives began their process of adaptation and modernization that led them to join the Mennonites. But, from all the Amish communities that emerged, only about 15% became Amish of the old order, another percentage became radical Mennonites and, another small part, left the community.
WHICH ARE THE LIFESTYLE AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF AN AMISH?
For the most part, all Amish Village communities have a similar doctrine in which they maintain their Christian beliefs, basing their practices on the radicalization of Mennonite doctrine.
Members belonging to Amish groups maintain a simple life. Their clothing, transport, and work are allusive to the XVIII Century. The Amish have their lives away from society, creating settlements away from big cities. All members seek health, family prayer, love of God and teamwork only for the community.
In relation to their code of conduct, the Amish are usually quite strict about it. It is a patriarchal society where women’s rights are much degraded, in fact, women must set aside their interests, placing the church, family and the community as their main interest.
When they are single, women must faithfully obey their fathers, and once they get married, they must completely submit to their husbands.
FIVE CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE AMISH COMMUNITY
- If an Amish decides to leave the community, they completely break all ties that bind them to their family and friends. Therefore you cannot see them again.
- This group of Amish completely rejects technology and only some communities have electricity and a telephone, which is used only in case of emergency.
- When an Amish man marries, he should let his beard grow as a symbol of respect and commitment to his family and community.
- Amish children receive their education within the community. They attend until adolescence and do not attend university careers since the doctrine does not allow it.
- The Amish completely reject violence. They follow an anti-military ideology where they eliminate any element that refers to the army.
It is to be admired how the Lancaster Amish can stay away from the great city of New York, still leading their life in the style of the eighteenth or nineteenth century, without needing to join modern behaviors or rely on technology.
THE AMISH COMMUNITY OF LANCASTER
Among the best known Amish communities in the United States is the Amish community of Lancaster near New York. They lead their lives normally in their community. In fact, when visiting this county, you will be able to see this religious group performing their usual daily activities.
In Lancaster County it is very common to see the traditional carriages that the Amish use for transportation, in addition to children playing wearing hats and farmers working on their farms only with hand tools.
This community exists in a well-known settlement of Amish where, when they let you in, you can learn about their customs and traditions right from the inside of a typical Amish family farm.
Besides, at the community you will find different restaurants, where the food is prepared by the Amish and served with the fruits of their crops. So you know, their products are truly organic, they do not contain any type of chemical or artificial fertilizer.
Actually, this is an opportunity that only a day trip to Philadelphia from New York could bring you, don’t miss it.
How to Book?
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- Select if you pay the Full Reserve or 30% of the reservation and the rest to the guide on tour.
- You can see the summary in the cart and then enter the next step, your data, the hotel where you are staying, and the card details.
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