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Backroad Discovery Tours

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  • Average1%
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“marble quarry”(26 reviews)
“alpaca farm”(36 reviews)
“real vermont”(11 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 June 2011

My husband and I decided to spend about 2 weeks exploring Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Back Road Discovery jeep tour was definitely the highlight of our whole trip! My husband and I still talk about it. You know how you really enjoy something and...More

5  Thank dsyoung53
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I want to be fair to the nice person who runs the 'Backroad Discovery Tours', so I'll say that I think this just wasn't our style. She took us to several spots that we probably wouldn't have seen. So, for instance, we visited a marble...More

1  Thank Regional_Travel
bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2013

Our Southern Vermont Sampler Tour is designed to take people into the backroads and explore all of the unique places along the way. You are right; this can not interesting for everyone. The weather also plays a big role in making or breaking a fun...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Sharon who showed us a bunch of sights we wouldn't have found on our own. Sharon is very knowledgable and we found our afternoon extremely informative. There were numerous stops and a great variety of...More

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My boyfriend and I really didn't know what to expect when we booked this tour, and it ended up being one of the best things we did on our Lake George/Manchester Vermont 9-day trip! It was so nice to sit back and let someone that...More

Thank TravelerL_12
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Sharon is an incredible tour guide and showed us an incredible side of Vermont that made me want to book another trip back almost immediately! I was only in Vermont for the day and was so happy I decided to spend it with Sharon. She...More

Thank ellebell4
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just finished a 3 hour tour today with Sharon . It was great, informative and totally enjoyable . Sharon is very knowledgeable and friendly and by the end of the trip you think you have known her for years. Tour included...More

Thank dimarcantonio2016
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My wife and I had never been to Manchester Vermont and whenever we travel to new places we first try one those on and off the bus types of tours with pre-set stops so that we can get a general overview or introduction to it...More

Thank Miguel H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are visiting from DC. We took the tour yesterday. It was informative, fun, interesting, and Sharon was so much fun!! Highly highly reccomend.

1  Thank danigurk
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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.

Thank Barry L
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...More

Thank DaveA_SFBay
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...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.
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!!!