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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
+1 802-362-4997
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time on the 2.5 hour Shires of Vermont Tour! The guide was very knowledgeable about the local history. All of the stops were wonderful. We saw the marble quarry, the historic Dorset Inn, an exquisite house made of marble and made...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patti-Bodkin
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is a great tour to learn about the surrounding area. Tons of history packed into 2 1/2 hours. Our guide was great - he tailored the tour to things we were interested in, even made a stop at a local chocolate stop and indoor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer354
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Sharon shows you the gems of the Vermont Forest. We saw many off the beaten path places we would have never found on our own. Her recommendations are well worth the time. We saw and learned a little of everything (artistic wonders, local perspectives, national...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hawaii1313
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 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!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindavalentini
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stanleymcooper
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!!!