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Address: Manchester Visitors' Center, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-4997
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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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Great tour, very informative

We just loved this tour, lots of history, and we especially loved the alpaca farm where we visited and bought some items. During the foliage season, this is a treat you should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Theresal6162
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just loved this tour, lots of history, and we especially loved the alpaca farm where we visited and bought some items. During the foliage season, this is a treat you should endulge in.

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Michigan
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of the "unseen" Green Mountain areas around Manchester. Sharon is knowledgeable, ready to share the hidden hamlets and special businesses in the " real" Vermont the visitor never sees if they even know it's there. Her tour is well-timed, relaxed and interesting. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Do make reservations in advance.

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While returning from a trip to Northern Vermont we drove through Southern Vermont on our way back to Pennsylvania. We were thrilled to have found Sharon and her backroad tour thanks to TripAdvisor. It was great to take a break from driving myself and just sit back, relax and let Sharon teach us about the area and all of our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I loved this tour, although I have grown up in Southern, VT this tour had taken me on a whole different route that I had never explored before. Sharon was so much fun and filled with wonderful information and knowledge about VT. I especially enjoyed the Alpaca Farm, as I am a huge animal lover and was greatly surprised when... More 

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bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review! I'm so glad you were able to get even more enjoyment out of a state that you already love! More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My wife and I recently took this tour with Sharon and were pleased overall with the experience. It wasn't the best tour we've ever take but certainly it was worthwhile and a great diversion while visiting Manchester. The best part of the tour was Sharon, our tour guide. She was very friendly, informative and I was amazed at how she... More 

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bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I will definitely stop at the Cephas Kent Tavern in the future and give a more in-depth perspective of Vermont's historical role! If you come back, please take the "Revolutionary/Civil War Tour." This tour is given in the morning by my husband, who is an author of 2 books on the subject. He presents a... More 

Essex Junction, VT
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Although we had visited the Manchester area several times, our 'sampler' tour with Sharon was fun and informational, and reminded us again how unique and special Vermont is. The day was sunny, the conversation lively, and time flew by. Among the highlights was the stop near Cephas Kent's tavern, where we learned of the Vermont Republic, and a wonderful ride... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

After reviewing all the other reviews this is somewhat different. The positives: very nice guide in Sharon, was informative, excellent tour vehicle, some interesting points of visitation. Negatives: tour did not last three hours only two and one half hours, some of the stops while intersting were limited in scope of value, limited in what we would call the wow... More 

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bckrddisc, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's always helpful to know what people would like to see more of, on my tour. In the future, I will expand the dialogue to reflect a broader scope & nature of each stop! Currently, I try to stress that the true value of Vermont lies in her intrinsic natural beauty and simplicity of lifestyle;... More 

Brookfield, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time in the area so we booked the tour to see some hidden places. We were picked up at the Inn and spent a wonderful three hours seeing sights that were off the beaten path and learning about local history . Well worth the time spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My husband and I are newlyweds and we recently took Sharon's tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! She is very knowledgeable and knows the best places to take you to. The views were beautiful, the places we stopped at were fun, and the conversation in the bus was entertaining! Would definitely suggest this tour to anyone who is looking to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband Jim & I just returned from our afternoon with the luminous Sharon...she is full of knowledge of the area and brings it all to life in an inviting and enthusiastic way. There were 4 of us and she tailored our time together and was aware and considerate of ambulatory issues with people in our party. The natural beauty... More 

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