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Amish Experience Tour: Bridges To Understanding
- Adult Ages 10+ ONLY
Experience Amish & Mennonite Neighborhoods of Sarasota
Discover with expert guide Kendra Cross why Sarasota is the only place in the world that the Amish and Mennonite communities come to vacation en masse.
On this tour, the goal is to create a “bridge of understanding” about these wonderfully unique and close-knit communities. You will learn about the history of their religious beliefs, values and traditions and how they are practiced in daily life.
During the one-hour-and-forty-five-minute tour, you will visit the Pinecraft community, where more than 500 Amish and Mennonite families live year-round and where more than 5,000 return as tourists each season from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana to vacation.
In Pinecraft, enjoy the tour stops at Alma Sue’s Quilt Shop, The Carlisle Inn and Der Dutchman Amish Kitchen Cooking Restaurant for shopping and a pie shooter — a sample of their delicious pie!
Gain a new appreciation for and an understanding of the rich culture of Sarasota’s Amish and Mennonite communities on this Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor rated tour. Book your tickets online today!
ALL guests must be 10+. No children under 10 allowed except on family tours designed for children—The BooMobile and Christmas Carol Trolley. Every guest must have a paid ticket in order to board.
Tour ticket includes FREE Parking! This is a tour where you get off the vehicle, so you must be able to walk a short distance.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
An excellent tour – Apr 2023
Our tour guide, Kendra, made this very interesting tour exceptional. She is probably the most enjoyable tour guide we have had. We knew nothing about the Amish and have learned so much. We also have discarded any preconceived ideas we had and have acquired a great deal of respect for the Amish. We highly recommend this tour. — Jenniferstravels6
Amish Experience excellent – May 2022
Guide Kendra was so knowledgeable about the Amish culture and loved all her personal stories including her time with her Grandma under the Quilting Bee Blanket table. Very comfortable ride on the cool trolley. Plan to explore other tours from your company. — Sheila M
Best tour ever! – Apr 2022
We have taken countless city and educational tours in the US and abroad, and we found this one to be absolutely riveting! Top marks for Kendra, the guide, who pours out her heart and soul while sharing her vast and also intimate knowledge of the Amish and Mennonite culture. Laughs and tears guaranteed ! — Sugarwood61
A “Must Do” Tour for your next visit to Sarasota! – Apr 2022
Kendra was an absolutely amazing tour guide! We are from Ohio and have spent a lot of time in “Amish Country” in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana and she still told us facts that we didn’t know. She has a real passion for wanting people to understand the Amish way of life. She mixed in personal stories of her own family which made it that much more personal. We were there at the end of season, so didn’t see too many Amish people, but it didn’t matter to us. Kendra kept us entertained and intrigued. We will definitely do this tour again in season and plan to take many more of the tours offered by Discover Sarasota Tours!!! — Dawn D