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Backroad Discovery Tours

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Manchester, VT, USA
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About Backroad Discovery Tours
For the 2021 Late Fall Season, we offer one daily tour from Friday - Sunday and also on Tuesday, starting at 1PM returning by 3:45 PM. 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 Summer and Fall "Sampler Tour" and the Shires of Vermont 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 regale you with fun facts, history & local lore. Discover why Vermont is called, "The State of Mind!" $45pp. Advance reservations are necessary (limited to 10 passengers). Appropriate for ages 13 thru senior citizens.
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vhall88617 wrote a review Oct 2021
Laurel, Maryland1 contribution
My sister and I are thoroughly pleased we took this tour on October 24th, 2021. Although the leaves were past their peak color, we found with all the interesting stops along the way, including the marble quarry - now a swimming hole in the summer, a one room school house, a covered bridge and the Sugar Shack, where we could see some modern equipment for processing the water out of maple sap during the syrup making process, take a bathroom break, if needed, and purchase a few treasures to take home, it no longer mattered to us about the foliage. Dick, our tour guide, a long time resident of Vermont, was very interesting and personable while sharing with us his vast knowledge of history and fun facts about the area. His wife Sharon, responded promptly to my initial email inquiring about the tour, was more than helpful in assisting me when making our reservation and even suggested some restaurants in the area we might enjoy. We highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from s o, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Thank you and I'm so glad you enjoyed our tour of the area and other suggestions!!
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SusanA1991 wrote a review Oct 2021
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions
We were a group of 7 friends getting together in Vermont and contacted Discovery for a fall tour. The business owner was very flexible and accommodating as our plans changed several times! She even gave us tips for things to do and see outside the tour. Dick, our tour guided was very knowledgeable and a proud Vermonter. We enjoyed the tour and the ideas for things to do after the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from s o, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours
Responded Nov 1, 2021
I'm so happy that you had fun and were able to stay together!! Hope you come back again for another great weekend!!
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Jacqueline L wrote a review Aug 2021
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Four of us went on the 3 hour tour with Dick, the tour guide is fantastic! He is 7th generation Vermont and so knowledgeable about the area. He also incorporated historical information and facts about the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I highly recommend going on the tour when you first arrive in Manchester.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from s o, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Thank You for writing such a nice comment!! If you are a history buff, this tour is perfect! Plus you get to see a different perspective of Manchester and surrounds!!
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Laurynn M wrote a review Aug 2021
Hudson, New York1 contribution
I went on the Summer Sampler and it was fantastic! It was their first tour out for the 2021 season. Dick, the tour guide, is wonderful. He gives a lot of interesting background along they way that you would not learn otherwise. All of the stops were fun and I will probably do it again.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from s o, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours
Responded Nov 1, 2021
I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!! As with anything new and different, we were hoping that others would like it!! Thank You!!
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Tristan wrote a review Jul 2020
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Due to the COVID situation they were not operating during our visit, yet Sharon still took time to provide wonderful insight and recommendations. We are so thankful for her kindness and would use this business the next time we find ourselves in the area!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from s o, Owner at Backroad Discovery Tours
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Thank you for such a nice comment!! We all had a difficult year...hope its behind us now!
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