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Address: Manchester, VT 05255
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This tour is an Editors' pick for Yankee Travel Magazine. If you have only...

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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Great Introduction to Vermont

On April 23 we took a tour with Sharon of Backroad Discovery Tours of Manchester, VT. The weather was spectacular and Sharon started the day with an off the beaten path... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chester, New York
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Chester, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On April 23 we took a tour with Sharon of Backroad Discovery Tours of Manchester, VT. The weather was spectacular and Sharon started the day with an off the beaten path introduction to one of many magnificent vistas that her state provides. While explaining the sights in view, she was giving us background and history of the area and of... More 

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Fleetwood, New York, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sharon was a great & fun tour guide. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and we learned things about Vermont we wouldn't have otherwise. Highly recommended.

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Alameda, California
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

As others have mentioned, had a great time seeing all the sights around Manchester. Ours was a private tour by Sharon with my wife, a great friend, and myself. We really enjoyed the marble quarry, wood factory, Merck Farm (syrup), and of course Sharon's stories and local knowledge. Our friend who is local even learned a lot! Highly recommended!

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Salt Lake City
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Who best to share about Vermont - a native! We had a fabulous time! I had seen the website and thought it looked great - my family trusted me and we were not disappointed. Thank you, Sharon, we loved it! Fascinating places, interesting history and gorgeous views. The tour was a perfect size - not too many people. Excellent and... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been to this area quite a few times, but we had never taken a tour of the area. This time around we thought we would try something different. That is how we decided to try Backroad Discovery Tours. We took the Winter Sampler Tour with Sharon, and she was extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history. Some... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Manchester Village for a long weekend trip and decided to take a tour with Sharon to see the "real Vermont." We couldn't have been more pleased! Not only was Sharon a delight, she took us to some amazing, LOCAL points of interest and injected history and interesting conversation along the way. If you want to see the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was not able to do this tour to my regret but I must comment on the great customer service. I had prepaid for this trip and did not call to get my money back but to explain why we would not show up. The owner immediately said she would refund my fee and hoped to see me in the... More 

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Brookeville, Maryland
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tour the back roads around Manchester and discover some wonderful hidden places. Merck Farm, old general store, granite quarry and many other cool places. A very enjoyable day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Manchester for the weekend, hoping to catch some fall foliage but we were unfortunately a few weeks too late. Sharon took us on the Shires of Vermont Sampler Tour, which brought us to wonderful local places in the vicinity we would otherwise not have seen! She was knowledgable and shared many tips on what... More 

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Kent England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great way to see beautiful Vermont surrounding the town of Manchester. We tried to book on the day but the tour vehicle was all booked up. Sharon, the proprietor and guide offered us the opportunity to follow along in our own vehicle at a reduced price. This worked well as all the informative commentary occurred outside the... More 

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