Policies

1. A minimum group of 10 people is required for per person rates.
2. For tour groups of 25 or more, one tour director and bus driver will be provided with a complimentary tour and meal.
3. Gratuity for guide and cook is not included in the price of the tour, unless requested. We can pro-rate gratuity.
4. Payment for reservations is required two weeks in advance, payable to Kalona Historical Tours.
5. In the event of a cancellation(s), an advance notice of five days must be given for a full refund.

Kalona Historical Tours
Box 292
Kalona, Iowa 52247
Phone 319-656-2519
email: kalonatours@kctc.net

Member
Iowa Group Travel Assn
www.iowagrouptravel.org
Eastern Iowa Tourism Assn
www.easterniowatourism.org/
Iowa Museum Association
www.iowamuseums.org

Full Day Charter Bus Tour with Meal
For groups as small as 10 people, we can provide an entertaining day traveling the scenic back roads of the county and give your bus a first hand sense of the hard work and family ethic that comprises the Amish way of life. View their homes, schools, farms, and beautifully manicured gardens as you pass, while learning about the fascinating traditions of the Amish & Mennonite people. Your custom-designed tour may view magnificent, hand-stitched quilts, or demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts, such as noodle making or woodworking, and our step-on guide brings it all to life.

See your options below.

Horse and Buggy

Amish Countryside

Your Charter Bus is how you will tour. Our step on guides can lead your bus to the sites you choose. If you do not have your own charter bus, see the link at the bottom of the page.

Good food is a big part of the Amish culture, and your tour will be no different. Begin the day with a cup of coffee and fresh donut holes from our local bakery. Then experience a culinary adventure in a living history setting, a meal served family style in a conservative Mennonite home. From home-baked bread to Amish Tapioca pudding, we ensure you never leave hungry.

 See Menu Options Here

Charter Bus Tour Charges

Full Day Countryside Tour & Meal
$33.00/person

(gratuity not included)
Tour generally lasts 5.5 hours and can be
customized to fit your agenda by
selecting four of the options below.
Available Monday-Saturday
Your bus tours are available year round
weather permitting - we travel on gravel so
heavy snow or rain may impede travel to some areas.
(Sorry, but due to the Amish culture,
 no tours held Sundays and holidays)

Group Dining
You May Select Two of the Following Destinations to visit on your Countryside Tour.

(*Demonstrations available exclusively for Countryside Tours.)

Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum - Amish and English Quilt exhibits, spool cabinets, and antiques.
Kalona Historical Village - Relive the 1800’s when you visit the 13 authentically restored buildings.
Kalona Noodle Shop - Egg noodles demonstration
Kalona Chocolates - Chocolate making demonstration
Stringtown Grocery -  Amish bulk food grocery
Kalona Creamery -Visit locally owned dairy operation, where visitors will tour the plant, learn the history of the facility and their fresh products being processed daily.
Kalona General Store  - Watch us make Amish peanut butter, and sample other foods available.
Max Cast Sculpture & Foundry - Learn about the steps in the metal casting process.
Woodin Wheel Quilts, Antiques & Gifts - *Quilt presentation. Enjoy the Christmas room year‘round.
Community Country Store - Amish country store specializing in kitchenware & groceries. Closed Tuesdays. No buses or photos please.
Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church
- *A church member explains the basic beliefs of the faith, and the changes it has undergone since its origin in 16th Century Europe. Questions accepted.
JK Creative Wood & Gifts - Woodworking by the Brokaw family; Amish quilts and custom furniture; pottery, glass, jewelry and other handmade gifts by artisans from all over America. *Woodworking demonstrations.
Kalona Buggy Shop - Discover what goes into the construction of a custom created Amish buggy, built by hand at this Amish family operation. If you are interested, you may place your own order, but plan to wait a year for its delivery.
Village Shoppe Art and Gift Gallery - P. Buckley Moss Gallery, Hear an informative talk on Moss and her inspiration.
Kalona Microbrewery- Learn about the methodology behind the making of Kalona's newest libation.
Historic Downtown Kalona  - Discover an exceptional array of antiques, handmade crafts, gifts, fabrics, weavings, art, and apparel or walk along the quilt block walk and learn about the unique quilt patterns of the Amish.

Kalona Coaches

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