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Backroad Discovery Tours

39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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When the general becomes specific

After coming to Vermont with friends each summer for the past 10 years, I questioned what else a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah W
An excellent way to learn about Southern Vermont

Comprehensive tour that shows you parts of southern Vermont and lets you gain a clearer perspective... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie C
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After coming to Vermont with friends each summer for the past 10 years, I questioned what else a "guided tour" could provide, other than different views of Vermont's spectacular scenery. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when Sharon, our tour guide, shepherded us to places nestled...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comprehensive tour that shows you parts of southern Vermont and lets you gain a clearer perspective of how truly beautiful the State is. Our tour guide was informative and took the time to bring us into her narrative to make us feel part of the...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful birthday surprise sprung on me by my sneaky and smart girlfriends! The "three-hour" tour was so much fun that it felt more like 30 minutes--a cross section of insights into Manchester's Mt. Equinox, "gold" town homes, the first marble quarry in the US,...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I have been coming to Southern Vermont for 20 years, and over the years we've seen many wonderful sights. But, this year, one friend's milestone birthday called for an extra special surprise. I found Backroad Discovery Tours on Trip Advisor and booked...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was fabulous. We came to Manchester for the July 4th weekend and didn't have a set plan. Thank goodness I found this option on Trip Advisor! Sharon was a terrific guide. She explained the areas and sights perfectly. She is very passionate about...More

Thank Holly1114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sharon is a great tour guide! The entire tour is so informative and enjoyable from start to finish! I highly recommend you make this a priority if your visiting Manchester VT for the first time. You can't go wrong by booking this Backroads three hour...More

Thank kurt k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Sharon, took us on a delightful journey around the greater Manchester area. Besides taking us to many interesting sights we would not have found on our own, she provided a great deal of historic information about the area, it's economy, and it's...More

Thank golf1278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic way to capture the authentic flavor of VT. If you don't have a friend in the area to take you to all the must-see sites and share the insider scoop about local food, activities, and culture... then Backroad Discovery Tours is the...More

Thank GJW25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Sharon who showed us a bunch of sights we wouldn't have found on our own. Sharon is very knowledgable and we found our afternoon extremely informative. There were numerous stops and a great variety of...More

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I really didn't know what to expect when we booked this tour, and it ended up being one of the best things we did on our Lake George/Manchester Vermont 9-day trip! It was so nice to sit back and let someone that...More

Thank Traveler L
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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!!!