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Backroad Discovery Tours

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Backroad Discovery Tours
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“marble quarry”(26 reviews)
“alpaca farm”(36 reviews)
“real vermont”(11 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
+1 802-362-4997
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All reviews marble quarry alpaca farm real vermont back roads maple syrup merck forest manchester area highly recommend this tour booked this tour vermont history hour tour a great tour guide swimming hole wonderful sights three hours dorset inn our entire trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Manchester and Dorset. My favorite was the marble quarry. Time well spent.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, where do I begin?! I planned a trip to Manchester, Vermont for my grandmothers 80th birthday, and I stumbled upon Backroad Discovery Tours during my research on things to do. I read about the Fall Foliage tour and was hooked. Sharon was...More

Thank emmielikestotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are traveling with our therapy dog and Sharon allowed us to bring her providing all other psssengers were ok with it. What a wonderful tour! Great info about Vermont and it’s history. Most enjoyable and highly recommended!!

Thank lindavalentini
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank stanleymcooper
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 October 2018

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 19 September 2018

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 17 September 2018 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
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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!!!