LoKal Experiences offers a wide range of unique and authentic experiences that allow you to discover the real Lancaster. From touring and dining with an Amish family to enjoying the unique and colorful dive bars of Lancaster, we have the perfect tour moments for any vacation. Join us and explore the beauty of Lancaster County with LoKal Experiences.
We will take a delightful stroll through the beautiful streets and alleys of downtown Lancaster. You will discover a vibrant city of today, steeped in the history and traditions of over 250 years of America’s colorful and exciting past. We will then head out to Amish country for an informative driving tour covering Amish history and their unique culture. We’ll see Amish schools, covered bridges, historical buildings associated with the first Lancaster County settlement, travel to an Amish creamery where you’ll get to choose from more than a dozen homemade ice cream varieties, and stop at a stunning Amish property to witness their famous craftsmanship, see the animals, and have the opportunity to purchase one of their amazing, hand-crafted birdhouses.
All our guides have individual and unique ties to the Amish community and have always enjoyed showing off this authentic piece of Lancaster County. This rich, immersive experience is designed to give you a personal rare window into the true Amish culture. Every meal is an amazing experience!
Enjoy the most immersive Amish cultural experience available in Lancaster County! Years of experience working directly with the Amish, cultivating great relationships, and hosting guests professionally for these types of cultural interfaces has allowed us to curate the perfect experience for the person who values genuine connection and authenticity.
Start off with a driving tour passing multiple sites having to do with the original Amish and Mennonite settlement in Lancaster county. Along the way, we will provide an expertly guided, comprehensive history of the Amish, including when, how, and why they came, as well as an insider’s guide to their culture, religion, and education. Multiple stops at private Amish farms and businesses will provide you with a rare glimpse into their unique culture unavailable to most people.
Saying my experience was delightful would be a complete understatement! It was FANTASTIC! Mike went above and beyond to cater to our needs on our Amish experience. Everywhere we went was welcoming and filled with fun, information and unforgettable experiences. The only regret I have was not scheduling more tours!
Visit downtown locations off the beaten path on this door-to-door walking tour where you’ll enjoy the chance to meet the owners in person and ask questions–along with enjoying generous samples from each stop! Take-home goodies are included in the price of the tour!
Kick it off at the hub of Lancaster, our colonial square, and begin to explore the concentration of historical sites spanning three centuries – all within just a couple of blocks! The nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market and theater, the birthplace of the Conestoga Wagon, homes of some of Lancaster’s most famous citizens, colonial churches, and much more will be brought to life through stories, characters, arts and architecture. After our old city history walk, you can whet your whistle at some of Lancaster’s finest craft beer establishments– and learn how much of our colorful past is tied to beer. From 19th-century German influence to amazing tales of prohibition ingenuity, the beer flowing through these taps reaches back across the last two centuries– and it’s delicious!
Dark, gritty, and sometimes smoky! If you want to scratch the underbelly of the oldest inland city in America and hang out with the locals, this experience delivers. We’ll take you to some of the oldest and hardest to find neighborhood bars in the city on this casual walking tour through the historic west side of the city. Rub shoulders with laborers, night-shift crews, hospital workers, politicians, retirees, entrepreneurs, and college students that inhabit these nostalgic Lancaster establishments. From corner bars, to holes-in-the-wall, to Irish and Italian pubs, these places are the real deal and well worth the walk! Each of these stops will take you back to a time of pool tables, dart boards and mid-western beer along with shared bar snacks for a genuine local experience.