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Backroad Discovery Tours

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“marble quarry”(25 reviews)
“alpaca farm”(35 reviews)
“real vermont”(11 reviews)
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. The "Fall Foliage Tour" and the 4-seasons "Southern Vermont Sampler Tour" will help you discover the region's best-kept...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 reviewsmarble quarryalpaca farmreal vermontback roadsmaple syrupmerck foresthighly recommend this tourbooked this tourmanchester areavermont historyhour toura great tour guideswimming holewonderful sightsthree hoursdorset innour entire trip
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was a fun way to begin a few days in the Manchester VT area. Learned interesting early history of Vermont, had a taste of various towns and villages in area, saw somethings we would not have found on our own and met some nice...More

1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour at the last minute and didn’t expect much. We wanted to see a lil of the state while we were here for the weekend. We met up with Sharon and had a great time from there. It was super informative and...More

2  Thank JessiWar
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We signed up for the tour our first day but it was a downpour. Sharon was extremely flexible and offered to take us on a different kind of tour that we would be able to do in the rain. We decided instead to reschedule to...More

1  Thank jonathansilva05
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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!!!