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Backroad Discovery Tours

21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
+1 802-362-4997
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"Sharon Knows Best"

We had never been to Vermont and wanted to start our weekend by taking a tour in the Manchester... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary B
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Lynn, Massachusetts
So Happy With This Tour

I was impressed by how much we saw on this tour in 3 hours. We saw the scenic beauty of Southern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lumen2347
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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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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“marble quarry” (24 reviews)
“alpaca farm” (34 reviews)
“real vermont” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had never been to Vermont and wanted to start our weekend by taking a tour in the Manchester area. We saw the Backroad Discovery Tour listed and the reviews were positive. I can certainly attest that the tour was excellent and Sharon, the tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by how much we saw on this tour in 3 hours. We saw the scenic beauty of Southern Vermont, visited a marble quarry and alpaca farm, and took a short walk at the Merck forest. With only spending a short time in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun way to begin a few days in the Manchester VT area. Learned interesting early history of Vermont, had a taste of various towns and villages in area, saw somethings we would not have found on our own and met some nice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour at the last minute and didn’t expect much. We wanted to see a lil of the state while we were here for the weekend. We met up with Sharon and had a great time from there. It was super informative and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up for the tour our first day but it was a downpour. Sharon was extremely flexible and offered to take us on a different kind of tour that we would be able to do in the rain. We decided instead to reschedule to...More

1  Thank jonathansilva05
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The four of us, including one not so easily entertained 17 year old, truly enjoyed our early June afternoon with Sharon! She treated us like old friends and showed us lots of things that she enjoys about the Manchester area of Southern Vermont. She gave...More

2  Thank David S
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

We took the sampler tour in the winter, and opted for the history tour this time. I learned things I didn't know, as did my husband. We went to Old Bennington and the Bennington battle monument, and stopped in front of various and sundry historic...More

1  Thank sullific
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Great tour in a van on the backroads of South Vermont. Would definitely recommend as a short trip to Manchester in South Vermont and do the guided tour to some of the very rustic places of South Vermont.

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

My girlfriend and I signed up for the BackRoad Discovery Tour. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. This was our first time to Vermont and Sharon was wonderful. We came in October and the foliage was breathtaking. She took us all...More

1  Thank anne l
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Believe me, Manchester can be pretty quiet during the week in December, especially if you don't ski. My husband and I were spending a couple of days at the Taconic Hotel, and the hotel attempted to help us find things to do via email prior...More

1  Thank sullific
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Rick l
October 2, 2017|
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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.
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August 7, 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!!!
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