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Address: Manchester Visitors' Center, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: 802-362-4997
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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.
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Fun Local Tour

Great three hour tour with Sharon in an old converted prison bus. Plenty of room for 8 of us. Did the local site seeing tour, which included the swimming quarry, a llama farm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great three hour tour with Sharon in an old converted prison bus. Plenty of room for 8 of us. Did the local site seeing tour, which included the swimming quarry, a llama farm and drives by beautiful old homes. Also visited local new mother pig with her piglets. Fun tour, rather then driving and walking around aimlessly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our family of 4 included 2 kids ages 7 and 10 . We loved it. The tour gave us a great overview of Manchester and Vermont. It was informative but not boring at all. We got to see things we would have never seen on our own and cherish. My kids said it was their favorite thing we did in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend our last afternoon in Manchester! Our tour driver was just GREAT! She was friendly, safe and was a real "people" person beside being very knowledgeable about the area! We were taken to very unique and beautiful sites that were not in the tour books. It was like going for an afternoon ride with a... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a must-do if you are in the Manchester, VT area! Sharon was the best guide and took us to a number of place we would have never visited by ourselves - including an alpaca farm and maple tree farm! It took about 3 hours and was the perfect way to see the real Vermont.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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 :).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 

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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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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 :)

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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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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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 

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