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Backroad Discovery Tours

39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-4997
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Incredible way to explore real Vermont

Sharon is an incredible tour guide and showed us an incredible side of Vermont that made me want to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miami Beach, Florida
Great Tour

My wife and I just finished a 3 hour tour today with Sharon . It was great, informative and totally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rockaway, New Jersey
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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 yesterday

Sharon is an incredible tour guide and showed us an incredible side of Vermont that made me want to book another trip back almost immediately! I was only in Vermont for the day and was so happy I decided to spend it with Sharon. She...More

1  Thank ellebell4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just finished a 3 hour tour today with Sharon . It was great, informative and totally enjoyable . Sharon is very knowledgeable and friendly and by the end of the trip you think you have known her for years. Tour included...More

Thank dimarcantonio2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had never been to Manchester Vermont and whenever we travel to new places we first try one those on and off the bus types of tours with pre-set stops so that we can get a general overview or introduction to it...More

Thank Miguel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are visiting from DC. We took the tour yesterday. It was informative, fun, interesting, and Sharon was so much fun!! Highly highly reccomend.

1  Thank danigurk
Reviewed 27 April 2017

On April 23 we took a tour with Sharon of Backroad Discovery Tours of Manchester, VT. The weather was spectacular and Sharon started the day with an off the beaten path introduction to one of many magnificent vistas that her state provides. While explaining the...More

2  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Sharon was a great & fun tour guide. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and we learned things about Vermont we wouldn't have otherwise. Highly recommended.

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

As others have mentioned, had a great time seeing all the sights around Manchester. Ours was a private tour by Sharon with my wife, a great friend, and myself. We really enjoyed the marble quarry, wood factory, Merck Farm (syrup), and of course Sharon's stories...More

Thank DaveA_SFBay
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Who best to share about Vermont - a native! We had a fabulous time! I had seen the website and thought it looked great - my family trusted me and we were not disappointed. Thank you, Sharon, we loved it! Fascinating places, interesting history and...More

Thank VA-SLC
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been to this area quite a few times, but we had never taken a tour of the area. This time around we thought we would try something different. That is how we decided to try Backroad Discovery Tours. We took the Winter Sampler...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Manchester Village for a long weekend trip and decided to take a tour with Sharon to see the "real Vermont." We couldn't have been more pleased! Not only was Sharon a delight, she took us to some amazing, LOCAL points of interest...More

Thank Ashley B
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price for 3 one is a 80 year old lady. Is that o.k. are to rough
7 August 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!!!