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Backroad Discovery Tours

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Backroad Discovery Tours
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This tour is an Editors' pick for Yankee Travel Magazine and top-rated Trip Advisor activity . If you have only a couple of days in the area, this tour is a must. The 4-seasons "Southern Vermont Sampler Tour" will help you discover the region's...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
+1 802-362-4997
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Outstanding! Sharon was a most knowledgeable guide. She took us to some of the lovely backroads in the Manchester, VT area. Definitely on the must do list. The Coopers, Santa FE, NM

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a blast with Sharon as our guide. She was so nice to accommodate extra people in the tour. There was no room left on the bus so she just had their car tag along. We definitely went on the backroads to several places...More

1  Thank Kbh317
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three late-40's couples from Minneapolis were in Vermont to catch the fall colors, and the Backroad Discovery Tour was the perfect way to experience the area with our guides, Sharon and Dick. We got to experience many stops that we would never stumble upon ourselves...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely tour of old Vermont, an alpaca farm, million dollar mansions, lakes and a gorgeous green county side. Would definitely go back. Backroads discovery tours was a great choice to see Vermont.

Thank Marcella M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vacationing from Phila, PA with my nephew (26 yo) and we booked this tour on September 14th. Our guide, Sharon was excellent! Very knowledgeable about the area and Vermont overall. After just a few minutes, I felt like I was riding along with a friend...More

2  Thank Coastal216394
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This reasonably priced 3 hour tour of the Manchester area was well worth it -- lots of history and some interesting stops. Sharon, the owner, took very good care of our crew.

1  Thank smalltownjudge
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour the day before and the van was already full but Sharon was very accommodating. My wife and I, as well as another gentleman, were able to tag along in our cars without missing any of Sharon’s outstanding commentary. She is so...More

1  Thank wennell
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This tour was awesome. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of this area. He was also able to answer our questions about restaurants and other attractions in the area. I would recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning about the history...More

1  Thank garybS3982PM
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had never been to Vermont and wanted to start our weekend by taking a tour in the Manchester area. We saw the Backroad Discovery Tour listed and the reviews were positive. I can certainly attest that the tour was excellent and Sharon, the tour...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I was impressed by how much we saw on this tour in 3 hours. We saw the scenic beauty of Southern Vermont, visited a marble quarry and alpaca farm, and took a short walk at the Merck forest. With only spending a short time in...More

1  Thank Lumen2347
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Rick l
3 October 2017|
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Response from Highlander948 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m late on this one! There is on street parking as well as off street in behind the ice cream place.
7 August 2015|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it worked for us with my elderly mother! Sharon is very helpful and accommodating with modifications to make the experience for those who may not be too mobile. Enjoy!!!