Treat yourself to a quilting experience that combines the countryside of Pennsylvania Amish Country with The Historical City of Philadelphia. Attend the exciting AQS Quilt Show explore Amish fabric shops where you will get the best fabric prices. Finish with a home cooked meal with a true Amish family in their farmhouse – unforgettable.
|Duration||25th March to 4th April 2019|
|DEPART||London Heathrow. Flights can be arranged from some local airports.|
|LOCATION||Philadelphia & Lancaster.|
|COST||Double £3300.00 2 people sharing. Single £3500.00|
Flight to Philadelphia. Overnight in Philadelphia. The hotels you will stay in are 3 and 4-star Hotels – Best Western –Wyndham. All rooms have either 2 queen beds or 1 king. All the hotels have restaurants so you do not have to go and find somewhere to eat each evening after a full day out.
Tour the Historic City of Philadelphia by trolley, visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House. You will have some time to spend on your own. Breakfast Included
Transfer to Lancaster, stopping en-route at Winterthur House Museum once the home of Francis du Pont. The museum houses collections of American Furniture & Textiles, enjoy a private visit to their Quilt & Textile collection. Breakfast & Dinner included.
Our journey starts with a visit to Intercourse the centre of the Amish area. we will visit shops filled with low priced calicoes and quilting supplies. Visit the Country Store Quilt museum and Zooks which is an Amish store where you will see buggies and tethered horses waiting nearby. See the audiovisual “Amish Experience” the story of Jacob. Dinner.
A day to join quilters from around the world at the AQS Quilt Show which is the largest in Lancaster where you will find a displays of magnificent antique quilts along with new quilts plus lots of vendors offering the very latest in quilt making supplies. Dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast & Dinner included.
Today we will visit a different location where you will see more quilts, along with more vendors selling quilt making supplies. Later we will visit a typical Amish Mud Sale, where they will have a Quilt Auction. This event is organised by the Amish, so it will be an interesting visit!! If we have time we will finish the day with a return visit to Intercourse.
Breakfast and dinner included.
Brunch at the Eden Courtyard – experience the American way of eating!! In the afternoon we visit Landis Valley Farm Museum where we will have a behind the scenes look at their quilt collection. Dinner.
The day starts with a visit to an Amish ladies Quilt & Fabric shop. Next stop is the lovely town of Lititz where you will be able to get lunch. Next, we move onto 2 more fabric shops- each one bigger than the last!! Breakfast & Dinner included.
Today we will visit with an Amish Artist. Next is a visit to the home of the Lancaster Quilt Museum which showcases Pennsylvania Amish Antique Quilts. Then it is downtown to visit the farmers market to get lunch. In the afternoon we will meet our guide who will take us around the Amish Countryside where we shall see farms and businesses run by the Amish. Ending with dinner with an Amish family in their home. Not to be missed- a truly unforgettable experience.
Our last morning we will have a guided tour of “Wheatland” the home of James Buchanan – the 15th President of the USA. We will then just have time for that last minute shopping in Intercourse for the last chance to pick up that piece of fabric you can’t do without!! Next is the airport for our evening flight back to London.