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Lancaster & Hershey, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Visitor Center

Amish family in horse and buggy

Lancaster & Hershey, Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvanis is best known for the Amish. They are a very rural community known for their farming, agriculture and self preservation. A lot of Amish don’t use simple things like electricity and phones although some groups inside the community like the Mennonites make exceptions to some of these rules. HersheyPennsylvania, is popularly called “Chocolatetown, USA”. Hershey is also referred to as “The Sweetest Place on Earth”.

Established

May 10, 1729

Population

59,420

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations at student friendly hotel

  • Breakfast daily at hotel

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 Authentic Style dinner

  • Full day admission to Hershey Park

  • Visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World

  • Guided Tour of Lancaster, PA

  • Mennonite Information Center

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Day 1

Morning – Group arrives in Lancaster, PA where they meet their tour guide at the Mennonite Information Center. Group will enjoy a guided tour of Amish culture, faith and way of living. You will stop by a charming Pennsylvania Dutch farm and house in operation complete with farm animals and fowl. The morning concludes at F/X Theater.  Join Jacob and the Fisher family’s quest to discover what it means to be Amish in this emotional story of Jacob’s choice between family, faith, and community versus the allure of life in the outside world.

Afternoon – The tour concludes with lunch. Your next stop will be the Demuth Museum, the former home and studio of Charles Demuth an American watercolorist.  Our final stop of the afternoon will be Echo Dell – Indian Echo Caverns.  Group will enjoy a guided tour that explains the caverns geology and history and shows the beautiful formations of the caverns.

Evening – Group makes their way to the hotel for check in and free time to freshen up. Wrap up the evening at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and feast on deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. The evening concludes with a guided candlelit walking ghost tour!

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Day 2

Morning – Group enjoys breakfast at the hotel then checks out. Hershey’s Chocolate World, here we come! Stop in to this delicious marketplace specializing in Hershey’s chocolate products.  Continue on to Hershey Park. Enjoy the dozens of attractions, roller coasters and carnival rides.

Afternoon – After lunch continue on at the park.

Evening – Group departs for a safe journey home.

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