Multi-Site Food Tours

Then & Now of Farming Tour - in Lancaster County

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Step back in time to the 1700’s and experience the everyday life and farming of the Pennsylvania German through living history. See historic breeds and crops, pen-hearth cooking, and historic crafts such as leatherworking, blacksmithing, pottery, weaving, and tinsmithing. 

Fast Forward to Now:

Discover mechanized modern farming. Old-fashioned values with the latest technology.  See the awesome Cow Palace - where cows are treated like queens.  Your coach will drive right through the barn!  Watch the Milking Merry-go-Round, where the cows get on and off on their own, and learn astonishing facts—just what do you do with 42 tons of manure every day?

 (We recommend you include a lunch at Landis Valley)

At Landis Valley you will enjoy a guided tour, horse-drawn wagon ride and tasting of Pennsylvania German foods.

At Kreider Farms you’ll ride in your coach through the dairy barn, followed by an ice cream cone treat at the Manheim Grill

Landis Valley also offers delicious homemade meal options for breakfast & lunch.   At the 1856 Landis Valley House Hotel, recapture life during the 1800’s with a unique dining experience.

Sweet ‘N’ Salty in Lancaster, PA

Experience historic Lancaster and Lititz while indulging in our Sweet ‘N’ Salty attractions. 

Start your day “Sweetly” when you travel to Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.  Here you will travel thru time by way of horse-drawn wagon and experience a living history Pennsylvania German Village where costumed guides and traditional craftsmen interpret village live in the 1700-1800’s.  This tour will include a sampling of Pennsylvania German foods.

Your “Sweet” journey continues as you travel to Lititz, “Lancaster County’s Sweet Spot” where you will savor the aroma of chocolate in the air, wafting from the Wilbur Chocolate Company.  Here you will watch candy makers hand dip chocolates right before your eyes and enjoy the collection of chocolate molds and memorabilia.  A video host will take you through the world of chocolate.

End your trip on a “Salty” note when you visit Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery.  At America’s first commercial pretzel bakery, you will learn how to twist a pretzel.  The tour includes a soft pretzel to enjoy now and a bag of miniature pretzels for later.

Hershey Farms & Landis Valley Show Package

Step back in time…to a bygone era at the beautiful living history museum, Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum.  Here you will experience the lifestyle, cooking, farming and traditional crafts of the Pennsylvania German culture from 1740-1940.  See the 100-acre village by horse-drawn wagon and enjoy a tasting of traditional apple snitz, sticky buns and apple cider.  Lunch will be a PA Dutch, family style meal served at Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn, followed by the side splitting Lancaster County Comedy Show by comedian and ventriloquist, Ryan Bomgardner. A “CLEAN” but hilarious show.  including Lancaster’s area attractions in the commentary.