Aug 21 Tue Treasures of Lancaster County Tour # 2633

A Taste of Lancaster County to see some of the hidden treasures of the county.

Wilbur Chocolate…While the factory is closed the outlet and museum have moved across the street where you can walk in, take a deep breath, and smell the chocolate aroma throughout the store. Their candy store offers a friendly atmosphere that will stir delightful memories of yesteryear and put a smile on each visitor’s face, young and old alike. You will enjoy a large selection of Wilbur® items, chocolate specialties, and many other confections. You can also watch candy makers create their delicious fudge featuring a variety of flavors! They are a one-stop shop to pick up that perfect gift for every occasion. And yes, they still offer Free Wilbur Bud® Samples, available when you visit them.

The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery…is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. You will observe their bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. Of course you can shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in their bakery store. See the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking. 

At the Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant…you will find a unique blend of true PA Dutch Cuisine along with a sophisticated fare of delicious entrees, wraps, specialty salads, and delightful made-from-scratch desserts from Cake & Cup Bake Shoppe. On the Lunch Buffet which we have included you’ll find plenty of unlimited choices such as rotisserie chicken, tender beef tips, ham, pig stomach, and on weekends, seafood and BBQ ribs. Of course, there are always the real mashed potatoes, vegetables, hearty soups, a generous size market fresh salad bar, and a delicious array of bakery desserts and soft ice cream.

Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop…Located in the heart of Amish country this is a place you don’t want to miss as you travel to Lancaster County. Don’t waste your time with those “Cookie Cutter” chain bakeries. There is just no match to the authentic taste of Amish Country. They offer a wide selection of the finest homemade goodies, and they take pride in the things they bake and enjoy the look on peoples faces as they taste their selection of breads, potato rolls, cinnamon buns, whoopie pies, goey bottom Dutch shoo-fly pie (their specialty), cookies, and many, many more items. They also offer a wide selection of local handmade crafts. The wide assortment fits many peoples tastes and interest. Amish Dolls, pillow cases, pictures, candles, Amish Straw Hats, hand painted slates, and much, much more.

Riehl’s Homestead…They are a quilt and craft shop located on a working farm operated by their family. The unique shop features over 200 quilts of all sizes, wall hangings, pillows, quillows, dolls, pot holders, spice mats, bird feeders, mailboxes and all sorts of needle crafts. There is no end to the beauty of the quilts available here. All are stitched by hand and there is an endless choice of colors, patterns and sizes. They also offer unusual crafts such as the wooden train whistles, baskets, brooms and scooters. And there are many useful items for your home, family and even pets! All products are handmade by over 100 local family craft businesses boasting superior workmanship. The selection is huge and the quality is second to none. We will visit the shop on their beautiful farm. It’s the Riehl deal! 

Intercourse PA, Kitchen Kettle Village…For over 55 years they have been preserving the bounty of Lancaster County in their Jam & Relish Kitchen and celebrating the area’s wonderful heritage with food festivals and special events that make Kitchen Kettle Village a little different…and a lot of fun! Stroll through the village of 42 shops and restaurants built around their nationally celebrated Jam & Relish Kitchen. Sample pepper jam, watch fudge being rolled, go for a horse drawn carriage ride and listen as Banjo Jimmy plays a tune. And did I mention the shopping? It’s like a treasure hunt with everything from hand carved signs, to handmade quilts, to Brighton leather goods, to UGG boots and so much more.

Bird-in-Hand Restaurant, Smorgasbord…Enjoy their all-you-can-eat smorgasbord as they use only the freshest ingredients. In season, fruits and vegetables come from local Amish and Mennonite farms, and they use meat and poultry from local Lancaster County producers. Some of their most popular traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipes date back to Grandma Smucker. A delicious selection of entrees such as fried chicken, ham balls, baked fish, roast beef, Lancaster County baked ham, roast turkey, pork & sauerkraut, vegetables and more,. Includes soup, salad & bread bar, dessert bar and beverage.


  • All Attractions
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Dinner Smorgasbord
  • Deluxe Coach


  • Executive Coach 9 am
  • Overlook Park 9:30 am