Amish Experience: Bridges to Understanding


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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For something different than beaches, discover one of Sarasota's most unique communities on an insider’s tour of Pinecraft, an Amish vacation enclave right on the outskirts of town. Led by a guide with personal connections to the local Amish and Mennonite communities, learn about their roots in Florida, traditional customs, and beliefs. You’ll also have the chance to shop for handmade gifts and sample famous pie at an Amish cafe.


Learn about the history of Amish and Mennonite communities in Sarasota
Tour important Amish sites in the Pinecraft village and along Bahia Vista Street
Purchase unique souvenirs and homemade food at Der Dutchman Amish Kitchen
Gain insight into the Amish way of life from a guide with deep ties to the culture


Enjoy a stop at Der Dutchman Amish Kitchen Restaurant for Amish gifts and shopping and of course, a sample of their delicious pie!
Visit Alma Sue's Quilt Shop and learn more about the history and meaning behind Amish quilting traditions.


Bottled water
In-vehicle air conditioning

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guests must be 12+; no children under 12 allowed except on our family tours designed for children. Every guest must have a paid ticket in order to board.
  • Masks are optional aboard our vehicles. We encourage you to wear your mask if you feel more comfortable on our tours.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than a day before the activity start time.