Learn about the birth of the USA as you visit Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love! Explore Congress Hall, and see the Liberty Bell and Rocky Steps before heading out to the Amish Country, where you'll take a buggy ride.
Visit historic Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, on this tour that departs New York City! Early in the morning, from NYC, you'll pass through New Jersey until you reach Philadelphia, which is in Pennsylvania. This city has played a significant role in the birth of the USA, so on this tour, you will learn a lot about American history. See the famous Liberty Bell — one of the oldest symbols of freedom in America — then visit Independence National Park and Congress Hall, where George Washington took his oath of office. Then, stroll Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the USA. Continue with a panoramic tour of the city: you'll see sights such as the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the historic district, and more. You'll also stop by the famous Rocky Steps — the 72 stone steps of the Philadelphia Museum Of Art, which earned their nickname because they were featured in the hit film Rocky. Then, departing Philadelphia, you'll head for Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. After a lunch break at the Amish Marketplace, where you can also buy some handmade souvenirs, embark on an authentic Amish buggy ride through the farm country. Learn how the Amish live without the benefit of modern technology — no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances — and experience life before the digital era. Finally, late in the afternoon, depart eastward for an evening arrival at New York City.