We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backroad Discovery Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Manchester Visitors' Center, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: 802-362-4997
Website
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful Backroads!

Sharon provided a one of a kind tour. My mother has ambulatory issues and Sharon was very conscientious about including her and providing modifications as needed. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Debbie C
,
Albany, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Sharon provided a one of a kind tour. My mother has ambulatory issues and Sharon was very conscientious about including her and providing modifications as needed. It was a wonderful way to spend my parents’ 50th anniversary weekend. My six-year-old son also had an amazing time. We learned little known facts about the area. Sharon really gives a personal touch.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our family of 6 took the Backcountry tour. We have kids ages 3-19. We learned a lot about Vermont, and got to experience the local culture. We only had one day in Vermont, and I'm glad we chose this tour to give us an overall flavor of the state. Sharon is the best :).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My family just sold our Vermont vacation home of over 40 years and this was my last weekend in the area. My friends and I decided to have a last hooray with a tour of Vermont. We had so much fun seeing many wonderful sights (Alpaca farm, maple sugaring, marble quarry) of Southern Vermont and learning all about the history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cornwall on Hudson, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a great tour!! My husband & I enjoyed learning about VT history - and seeing the local area. We felt welcomed and for someone who doesn't really love history - I learned some interesting things in a fun way!! I highly recommend to anyone :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Vermont. We looked everywhere and were sad to see that most guided tours were closed for the season... But not Sharon's tour!!! We did the winter tour today and it was absolutely wonderful. Sharon was so friendly, accommodating, and knowledgable. She showed us some beautiful sites that my friend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Sharon was the best tour guide in the world!!! We learned so much about Vermont, and she made it fun as well as educational. We never would have seen the things or places where she took us. This was our first trip to Vermont and this tour made it even more memorable! I forgot to mention that the foliage was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland Oregon
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a great way to see the Countryside. On our own we never would have found the places we saw on this outting. I won't go into any detail in that regard so as not to spoil the surprise. Our tour guide, Sharon was great. She provided a lot of history along the way. She was a good driver,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sharon and her husband took our group to some fabulous hidden gems in southern Vermont. They were extremely personable guides taking time to chat with all of us. They were knowledgeable when it came to the area which helped us enjoy the tour even more. We saw the marble query, Merck park where we saw maple syrup production and through... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apopka, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our first visit to Manchester, Vermont. This was a great way to spend an afternoon in Manchester. Sharon our tour guide was wonderful. The tour covered sites that one would never see or experience on their own. Sharon was very informative and interesting. The fall foliage was wonderful and Sharon took us to places that were unique to the Manchester... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Manchester Center is nice if you're into shopping but the real charm and true character of Vermont seems to be in the country and on the back roads! This tour came highly recommended and for good reason. We called too late to really expect anything but Sharon was so accommodating! We had a lovely afternoon seeing the real side of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Backroad Discovery Tours also viewed

 
Manchester, Green Mountains
Manchester, Green Mountains
 

Been to Backroad Discovery Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backroad Discovery Tours

Address: Address: Manchester Visitors' Center, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: 802-362-4997
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Backroad Discovery Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Backroad Discovery Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?