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Backroad Discovery Tours

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Manchester, VT, USA
About Backroad Discovery Tours
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.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Reviewed yesterday

Sharon was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the area while always engaging us in conversation. We learned so much about our state that we are so fond of living in. We can't wait to test our friends with our new-found knowledge. We highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip thru New England earlier in October, we took the Fall Sampler Tour with Sharon while in Manchester, Vt. We loved every minute. Sharon took us to some beautiful places we would not have ordinarily seen, gave us some great history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t recommend Backroad Discovery Tours enough! Having spent many days year round in Vermont I was quite familiar with the state. After haven taking Sharon’s tour I realized I had just grazed the surface. We visited hidden vistas, marble quaries, an alpaca farm, a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed October 16, 2019

My friend Anne and I decided it was the highlight of our trip! We were so lucky to have such a perfect day for the viewing and really appreciated the different places Sharon included on the tour. Other than the vistas and foliage itself, I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We enjoyed the maiden voyage of the three-hour 2019 Fall Foliage Tour in late September. Sharon is an outstanding tour guide, skilled bus driver and knowledeable proponent of the Vermont environment. We strongly recommend the Backroads Discovery Tours as a very effective and relaxing way...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

We came to Vermont to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and enjoy the fall colors. We had read about Backroad Discovery Tours, and booked our tour back in the spring when we decided on our itinerary for our Fall vacation. Our guide was very personable as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Judi R
Reviewed August 13, 2019

I was the youngest person on our tour (the Southern Vermont Sampler Tour.) But everyone made me feel welcome. Sharon was nice. She let me be in charge of the microphone system on the bus. She took us to some great places. My favorite place...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Took both the Vermont sampler tour and the revolutionary war tour. Both were excellent. I didn't know I knew so little about Vermont. Five star!!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank AZtraveler625
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I took these tours on consecutive days, the former with Dick, the latter with Sharon, the husband wife team that owns and operates Backroad Discovery Tours. For the Revolutionary/Civil War Tour, Dick drove to Bennington, VT, where we visited a cemetery and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steven B
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Took the history tour which focused on the revolution though the ad mentioned the civil war also. Learned a lot but would have liked to have heard more about other time periods. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
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November 18, 2019|
Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Call Backwoods Discovery Tours. They can answer this question far better than I could.
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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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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!!!