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“Excellent tour, first class”

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 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 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 11 passengers). Email or call for dates/times/details/reservations.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Hi, my wife and I took the Southern Vermont Tour from Manchester on September 19. It was excellent overall...interesting stops...comfortable accommodations..great commentary by Joanne. There were several disabled folks on our tour and Joanne was very helpful making these folks feel comfortable. The quarry, alpaca farm and sustainable farm visits were great. And we learned some Vermont history. Who knew that Vermont was not one of the original 13 colonies? Know we know! Trip was also very much worth the cost. We'd recommend it highly as a good way to get to know Manchester and southern Vermont.

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"marble quarry"
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"alpaca farm"
in 36 reviews
"real vermont"
in 11 reviews
"back roads"
in 9 reviews
"maple syrup"
in 20 reviews
"merck forest"
in 7 reviews
"manchester area"
in 13 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 5 reviews
"booked this tour"
in 5 reviews
"vermont history"
in 4 reviews
"hour tour"
in 4 reviews
"a great tour guide"
in 3 reviews
"swimming hole"
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"wonderful sights"
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"three hours"
in 6 reviews
"dorset inn"
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"our entire trip"
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

If you come to the Manchester/Arlington area of Vermont, you MUST take a tour with these folks! Informative, educational and a whole lot of fun! We took the back roads tour, visited a working sugar shack, an old marble mine, a fantastic and world famous kitchen store and a whole lot more. You'll learn what truly makes Vermont a unique state and sample some maple syrup! Light walking at destination stops and clear dialogue from your tour guide. Fantastic Tour Guide! We will book again next trip to Vermont on a different tour - these folks have several.

Thank Highlander948
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the countryside in Vermont, several interesting stops and lots of historical and area information shared by our tour guide. Easy access on and off the bus.

Thank Jett R
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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!!

Thank Amelia K
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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.

Thank Married_w_toddlers
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