Backroad Tours

A Taste of Backroad Tours

2017 marks our 26th anniversary of offering backroad tours.

We are excited to share the area on our tour with you as our guest.

The tour consists of  scenic back road routes that highlight many things conducive to our local culture.

What our tour includes - Our 2 1/2 hour tour includes an authentic experience meeting local Amish Artisans along with an informative narration on the culture.  We tour in a Mercedes Benz 12 passenger sightseeing van. 

Our tour stops include a tour of a working buggy-making manufacturer, candle maker and Swartzentruber basket maker. 

You will learn about the Old and New Order, and come to understand the differences with the various groups.

This is one of the things you will see when we visit a Swartzentruber family of 11 children who make baskets.  Did you know not all Amish have hot running water in their home?  This group burns paper trash on one end and heats water on the other end as seen in the photo below. 

We also will describe and learn about the Case house, Dawdy house, church services, weddings, funerals, and much more.

Feel welcome to ask questions along the way and bring a soft drink of your choice.

Tours are offered at 2:30 Tuesday - Saturday; April thru October.

Price per person ages 12 and over ~ $45.00

Tours will depart from the Berlin Grande Hotel. 4787 CR 366 in Berlin next to the Berlin Farmstead Restaurant.

  Our touring vehicle.

Both public and *private tours can also be requested with advanced notice by calling La Vonne at 330-340-7343 or filling out the form below.

*The private tour is given in your car and the tour guide will drive your car. It also consists of a 2 1/2 hour scenic, narrated tour visiting 2 local Amish Artisans of your choice.  It will also include "A Taste of the Backroads" tour packet. 

Cost for a private car tour ~ $150.00 flat fee

For group tours, step on guides and meals in Amish homes, contact Shelley.

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