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Backroad Discovery Tours

21 Bonnet St., Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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A Trip Through Vermont History

If you come to the Manchester/Arlington area of Vermont, you MUST take a tour with these folks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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Vermont tour

We enjoyed seeing the countryside in Vermont, several interesting stops and lots of historical and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jett R
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This tour is an Editors' pick for Yankee Travel Magazine. If you have only a couple of days in the area, this tour is a must. Our 4-seasons "Southern Vermont Sampler Tour" will help you discover the region's best-kept secrets while exploring the Vermont backroads. During each season, there are many fascinating stops along the way. Our local guide will entertain you with fun facts, history & local lore. Discover why Vermont is called, "The State of Mind!" $35pp. Advance reservations are necessary(limited to 8-11 passengers). Email or call for dates/times/details/reservations.
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“marble quarry” (25 reviews)
“alpaca farm” (33 reviews)
“real vermont” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
21 Bonnet St., Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you come to the Manchester/Arlington area of Vermont, you MUST take a tour with these folks! Informative, educational and a whole lot of fun! We took the back roads tour, visited a working sugar shack, an old marble mine, a fantastic and world famous...More

Thank Highlander948
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the countryside in Vermont, several interesting stops and lots of historical and area information shared by our tour guide. Easy access on and off the bus.

Thank Jett R
Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting Manchester, VT do yourself a favor. Make reservations to take this tour!!! You will surely enjoy listening to Sharon as she tells you fascinating information about the area and sights. She escorts you to visit a Marble Quarry, Alpaca Farm, a forest like...More

Thank Amelia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sharon took us to cool places. She told great stories. About nature, about history, about Vermont. You can drive to these places yourself. However, Sharon really brings Vermont to life. 2:45 tour.

Thank Married_w_toddlers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guide was friendly and showed us some highlights of the Manchester area. Had a great time with family, woud reccomend.

Thank eitanmarks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so grateful to Sharon for her wonderful tour. Traveling with four teens is a challenge, but she kept our whole family engaged driving us to unforgettable locations around Manchester and sharing interesting facts about the great state of Vermont. She also gave us...More

Thank bethlmarks
Reviewed 12 August 2017

In all of the years we have ben coming to Vermont, we have visited quite a number of attractions but never have taken an historical tour. We found Backroad Discovery on the Internet and decide to sign up for the AM historical tour. Our guide,...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

After coming to Vermont with friends each summer for the past 10 years, I questioned what else a "guided tour" could provide, other than different views of Vermont's spectacular scenery. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when Sharon, our tour guide, shepherded us to places nestled...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Comprehensive tour that shows you parts of southern Vermont and lets you gain a clearer perspective of how truly beautiful the State is. Our tour guide was informative and took the time to bring us into her narrative to make us feel part of the...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A wonderful birthday surprise sprung on me by my sneaky and smart girlfriends! The "three-hour" tour was so much fun that it felt more like 30 minutes--a cross section of insights into Manchester's Mt. Equinox, "gold" town homes, the first marble quarry in the US,...More

Thank Ann C
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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!!!