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“"A Must Do Tour"”

Backroad Discovery Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 September 2017

While visiting Manchester, VT do yourself a favor. Make reservations to take this tour!!! You will surely enjoy listening to Sharon as she tells you fascinating information about the area and sights. She escorts you to visit a Marble Quarry, Alpaca Farm, a forest like park / farm where Maple Syrup is made. You can sample also in small shop!! Totally enjoyed and highly recommend!!

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"manchester area"
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"vermont history"
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"hour tour"
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sharon took us to cool places. She told great stories. About nature, about history, about Vermont. You can drive to these places yourself. However, Sharon really brings Vermont to life. 2:45 tour.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Guide was friendly and showed us some highlights of the Manchester area. Had a great time with family, woud reccomend.

Thank eitanmarks
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We are so grateful to Sharon for her wonderful tour. Traveling with four teens is a challenge, but she kept our whole family engaged driving us to unforgettable locations around Manchester and sharing interesting facts about the great state of Vermont. She also gave us tips on where to eat and shop.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

In all of the years we have ben coming to Vermont, we have visited quite a number of attractions but never have taken an historical tour. We found Backroad Discovery on the Internet and decide to sign up for the AM historical tour. Our guide, Dick , was was quite knowledgeable with both facts and stories about colonial Vermont. We traveled to Old Bennington and learned about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys and learned about their role in the American Revolution. We visited the old cemetery and the site if the Catamount Tavern. We also viewed the Battle Monument. Our guide provided us with maps and photos to supplement his tour. Dick also provided us with the back story about the making of the film "Baby Boom," which we enjoyed. We would strongly recommend this tour to first timers and history buffs alike.

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