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Backroad Discovery Tours

Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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Fall Foliage Sampler Tour informative, fun and great value

Sharon was a great tour guide who took us to some wonderful locations to view the Vermont fall... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Wigwam551
via mobile
You don't need to Alpaca thing for this tour!

Sharon was a lovely tour guide and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed the tour as it was nice... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Ninaknowsfood
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Tamarac, Florida
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“alpaca farm” (30 reviews)
“marble quarry” (18 reviews)
“back roads” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Manchester, VT 05255
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+1 802-362-4997
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Sharon was a great tour guide who took us to some wonderful locations to view the Vermont fall foliage. Also very informative about the history of Manchester VT and surrounding towns. The bus was comfortable and it was a fun tour and great value. It...More

Thank Wigwam551
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Sharon was a lovely tour guide and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed the tour as it was nice being driven around to see the fall foliage. So relaxing and interesting. We even met Mohawk the Alpaca and got to feed him. Too cute. If...More

Thank Ninaknowsfood
bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! Unfortunately, due to the steep and curvy nature of the Equinox Skyline Drive, tour vehicles are not allowed. A 6-passenger SUV is the largest they allow. FYI, the best time to view the glory...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took the Revolutionary War tour because the Vermont Sampler wasn't available, but we weren't disappointed. We had a nice time and learned much that we would not have on our own.

Thank svilleboss
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We booked the day before and found that the afternoon tour was booked up but there was room with Revolutionary/Civil War morning tour. I'm glad it worked out that way! Very interesting and informative. The tour van was comfortable. Highly recommend.

Thank KellyfromKY
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of fun at the tour. Sharon was really nice. It felt like you had a local family member taking you around. We had a ten month old and she was very accommodating.

Thank Sonia K
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We just loved this tour, lots of history, and we especially loved the alpaca farm where we visited and bought some items. During the foliage season, this is a treat you should endulge in.

Thank Theresal6162
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We enjoyed our tour of the "unseen" Green Mountain areas around Manchester. Sharon is knowledgeable, ready to share the hidden hamlets and special businesses in the " real" Vermont the visitor never sees if they even know it's there. Her tour is well-timed, relaxed and...More

Thank midwest52016
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

While returning from a trip to Northern Vermont we drove through Southern Vermont on our way back to Pennsylvania. We were thrilled to have found Sharon and her backroad tour thanks to TripAdvisor. It was great to take a break from driving myself and just...More

1  Thank Abby D
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I loved this tour, although I have grown up in Southern, VT this tour had taken me on a whole different route that I had never explored before. Sharon was so much fun and filled with wonderful information and knowledge about VT. I especially enjoyed...More

1  Thank Amber O
bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review! I'm so glad you were able to get even more enjoyment out of a state that you already love!

Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I recently took this tour with Sharon and were pleased overall with the experience. It wasn't the best tour we've ever take but certainly it was worthwhile and a great diversion while visiting Manchester. The best part of the tour was Sharon,...More

1  Thank SunSeeker62
bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I will definitely stop at the Cephas Kent Tavern in the future and give a more in-depth perspective of Vermont's historical role! If you come back, please take the "Revolutionary/Civil War Tour." This tour is given in the morning by...More

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4females
price for 3 one is a 80 year old lady. Is that o.k. are to rough
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!!!
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Jd T
dogs welcome?
1 July 2015|
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