Explore Gettysburg and Lancaster


Uncover Civil War history where it happened as you venture through Gettysburg battlegrounds where the United States was changed forever. Cross beautiful rolling hills to learn about life in the second largest Amish community.

American Experiences: Explore Gettysburg and Lancaster

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Each American Experiences trip is designed for you to craft and customize your own adventure. Pick your own date, add or remove nights, upgrade your car, reverse cities, add on activities, and more. Our team of adventure experts has curated suggestions to make your trip incredible, and our team is standing by to assist you in creating your incredible adventure.

While crafting your road trip, be assured that your package includes centrally-located hotels, a Hertz car rental, breakfast daily, free hotel WiFi, and an adventure all your own.

*Above pricing quoted is per person, land, and air from Chicago.

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Day 1: Arrive in Gettysburg

Step back in history as you explore the roughly 6,000 acres of battleground that forms The Gettysburg National Military Park. Whether by car, horse or Segway, encounter the more than 1,300 monuments that lay across this field of history. Discover how three days here became the turning point of the American Civil War. This evening, consider the Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tour guided by candlelight for a paranormal take on the area's historical events.

Day 2: Gettysburg to Lancaster

Take a scenic drive to nearby Lancaster, home of the second largest Amish settlement in the world. The county is known for its rolling hills, beautiful farmland and relaxing way of life. Ditch the car for a buggy ride for an authentic experience, or truly immerse yourself in local culture with a home-cooked meal on an Amish farm. If time and interest allows, partake in a foodie or a Craft Beer & History tour - ideal for first time visitors!

Day 3: Gettysburg

Today is entirely unscripted for you to write your own adventure: take a horseback riding tour through the trails of Gettysburg, venture off to nearby York to visit its Colonial Complex and Harley Davidson factory, or take a drive out into the country – visiting some of the farms, markets and wineries along the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.

Day 4: Gettysburg

Today, you write the script! Looking for a change of pace? Find your zen at a local favorite- Gettysburg Goat Yoga! Or, try your hand at baking at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery where you can tour the first commercial pretzel bakery in the US and see the original ovens they used. Whatever you choose, it's your adventure to make!

Day 5: Farewell

Your trip ends today as you drive back home with wonderful memories.

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Confederate Trails of Gettysburg 2 Hour Guided Battlefield Horseback Tour

Step back in time to the Battle of Gettysburg on this small-group horseback riding tour. Ride along the trail to see the sights up close, instead of from behind glass bus windows. Listen to in-depth commentary and take the time to ask questions. Riding with a small group means an intimate group atmosphere and plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
$100 per person

Civil War Ghosts Walking Tour

Explore the paranormal and historical accounts of carefully selected tour stops. Your guide will safely lead you through the darkened streets, unfolding tales of mystery, terror, and tragedy. You will have plenty of opportunities to see with your own eyes the otherworldly power of this historic city.
$24 per person

Authentic Tour & Meal with an Amish Family!

Learn about Amish culture in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County on this tour and dining experience. You'll explore the countryside to see historical landmarks and meet a local Amish family for a sit-down home-cooked meal where you'll have the chance to observe their way of life on a farm. The tour is designed by a local resident who grew up as a Mennonite outside Strasburg, PA, and whose father was born Amish. Times and dates may be subject to change due to scheduling with the family.
$65 per person

Underground Railroad Heritage Excursions in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Sites and stories of Underground Railroad heritage from this region of Southeastern Pennsylvania along the Mason-Dixon Line have never before been offered in a public history setting on a regular basis. This region is well-documented as being an active part of the Underground Railroad, where enslaved people liberated themselves from plantations following the American Revolution until the outbreak of the Civil War. Experiences can take the form of walking tours, step-on guided motor coach services, or personal vehicle excursions.
$52 per person

Lancaster History and Craft Beer Walk

Combine history and craft beer during this guided tour of Lancaster, ideal for first-time visitors. Learn more about Lancaster landmarks—such as the farmers market and theater—than you could if exploring independently, before sampling some of the city’s best craft beers alongside your guide.
$65 per person

Sweet & Savory Tour of Lancaster City!

Guided by a Lancaster local, photographer, mom, wife and admitted foodie who loves some of the hidden gems of Lancaster City! Visit "off the beaten path" places downtown on this door to door walking tour where you'll have a chance to meet the owners in person and ask question along with enjoying generous samples from each location! Take home goodies are included in the price of the tour, AND a wealth of history about the city.
$60 per person

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