Project Description

Overview

AMISH OF OHIO

“Home of the Largest Population of Amish in the World”

September 30 – October 5, 2018

6 – Days

 

They are often called “The Plain People” and they call us “The English”. While many of their practices may seem quaint and old-fashioned, in reality, they are expressions of their inner beliefs. Step back in time and experience this remarkable culture which shuns technology and modern comforts for a simpler way of living.  Here in the midst of a modern world, you will find a unique lifestyle which most people don’t know exists.

 

Day 1 CORNWALL-ERIE, PA.  We will cross into the US via the Ivy Lea Bridge and stop just north of Syracuse for lunch.  This evening finds us overnight in Erie, PA.

Day 2 ERIE -WALNUT CREEK, OHIO.  Holmes County in the northeast region of Ohio is our destination today, stopping first stop at Behalt to acquaint you with the Amish/Mennonite Heritage. You will even pick up tips about the different styles of Amish ladies caps! Your first sample of Dutch Valley fare at lunch time will be in Sugarcreek. This is an independent lunch. Groups from previous visits have been rendered speechless when they first lay eyes on the tranquil setting of our accommodations in Walnut Creek. Add to that the sounds of rolling buggy wheels and the clopping of horses’ hooves as they roll by the front verandah, you will realize that you are staying in a uniquely different part of the world.  Dinner and visit will be at The Erma Weaver Family Home tonight.

Day 3 &4 Your days will be full and fascinating as you experience life in Holmes County Ohio. From homesteads to village life, to small sustainable manufacturing visits and the larger Pioneer Equipment Factory Tour, to a local quilt shop and dry goods store, your experiences will be informative and fun. Dining in Amish Country is a treat. Food is plentiful and includes Family Style dining. Also, look forward to a Dessert Night at the Hershberger farm.

Day 5 HOLMES COUNTY OHIO-ERIE, PA.  This morning you will visit The Hershberger Farm Market and Amish Bakery, & see Big Ben’s Brother, the largest Belgian draft horse in Ohio! And you will have some free time in Berlin to have lunch and shop before we leave this wonderful community this afternoon.

Day 6 ERIE, PA-CORNWALL Lunch will be in the Niagara Falls area after crossing the border this morning.

Inclusions and Costs

  • Transportation via Deluxe Highway Coach
  • 5 Night’s Accommodation (including 3 in Walnut Creek)
  • 5 Continental Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • All Entrances to Described Attractions
  • Back Roads Guided Tour
  • Cancellation Insurance *
  • All Taxes & Gratuities on Meals Included
  • Luggage Handling
  • Jolly Tour Director

Cost Per Person

  • Double $ 1,239
  • Triple   $ 1,109
  • Quad    $ 1,059
  • Single  $ 1,639

(HST Not Applicable)

Deposit $ 300 pp upon registration

 

* Surcharge may apply for Cancellation Insurance on Upper Age Category.  See a Jolly Tours Sales Associate for details.