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Best thing we did while visiting Vermont!!

We signed up for the tour our first day but it was a downpour. Sharon was extremely flexible and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norco, Louisiana
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Great afternoon!

The four of us, including one not so easily entertained 17 year old, truly enjoyed our early June... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David S
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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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...more
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21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us, including one not so easily entertained 17 year old, truly enjoyed our early June afternoon with Sharon! She treated us like old friends and showed us lots of things that she enjoys about the Manchester area of Southern Vermont. She gave...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the sampler tour in the winter, and opted for the history tour this time. I learned things I didn't know, as did my husband. We went to Old Bennington and the Bennington battle monument, and stopped in front of various and sundry historic...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Great tour in a van on the backroads of South Vermont. Would definitely recommend as a short trip to Manchester in South Vermont and do the guided tour to some of the very rustic places of South Vermont.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My girlfriend and I signed up for the BackRoad Discovery Tour. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. This was our first time to Vermont and Sharon was wonderful. We came in October and the foliage was breathtaking. She took us all...More

Thank anne l
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Believe me, Manchester can be pretty quiet during the week in December, especially if you don't ski. My husband and I were spending a couple of days at the Taconic Hotel, and the hotel attempted to help us find things to do via email prior...More

1  Thank sullific
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My fiancé and I wanted to see the real Vermont and learn about its history and witness the Vermont October foliage and learn about local hidden gems. Dick and Sharon O'Connor were our guides; Dick in the morning for a historical tour of Bennington where...More

2  Thank richfandf
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thanks Sharon for a wonderful tour. It was informative and the locations you took us to were breathtaking. Loved the quarry and the alpaca stops. Also enjoyed learning about Vermont being its own country! You also left us enough time for the passengers to chat...More

Thank suitestay
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a "must do" tour when you are in southern Vermont! The tour is very informative and interesting; great sites visited. This husband-and-wife team are excellent guides- extremely friendly, humorous and knowledgeable about Vermont and it's history. We highly recommend taking the Backroad Discovery...More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Hi, my wife and I took the Southern Vermont Tour from Manchester on September 19. It was excellent overall...interesting stops...comfortable accommodations..great commentary by Joanne. There were several disabled folks on our tour and Joanne was very helpful making these folks feel comfortable. The quarry, alpaca...More

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Rick l
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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.
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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!!!