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Backroad Discovery Tours

21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
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Backroad Discoery Tour

My girlfriend and I signed up for the BackRoad Discovery Tour. The tour was one of the highlights... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
anne l
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Anaheim, California
Thank Goodness We Found This!

Believe me, Manchester can be pretty quiet during the week in December, especially if you don't... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
sullific
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new haven, ct
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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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“marble quarry” (26 reviews)
“alpaca farm” (35 reviews)
“real vermont” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My girlfriend and I signed up for the BackRoad Discovery Tour. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. This was our first time to Vermont and Sharon was wonderful. We came in October and the foliage was breathtaking. She took us all...More

Thank anne l
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Believe me, Manchester can be pretty quiet during the week in December, especially if you don't ski. My husband and I were spending a couple of days at the Taconic Hotel, and the hotel attempted to help us find things to do via email prior...More

Thank sullific
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

My fiancé and I wanted to see the real Vermont and learn about its history and witness the Vermont October foliage and learn about local hidden gems. Dick and Sharon O'Connor were our guides; Dick in the morning for a historical tour of Bennington where...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thanks Sharon for a wonderful tour. It was informative and the locations you took us to were breathtaking. Loved the quarry and the alpaca stops. Also enjoyed learning about Vermont being its own country! You also left us enough time for the passengers to chat...More

Thank suitestay
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a "must do" tour when you are in southern Vermont! The tour is very informative and interesting; great sites visited. This husband-and-wife team are excellent guides- extremely friendly, humorous and knowledgeable about Vermont and it's history. We highly recommend taking the Backroad Discovery...More

Thank Cathy D
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Hi, my wife and I took the Southern Vermont Tour from Manchester on September 19. It was excellent overall...interesting stops...comfortable accommodations..great commentary by Joanne. There were several disabled folks on our tour and Joanne was very helpful making these folks feel comfortable. The quarry, alpaca...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you come to the Manchester/Arlington area of Vermont, you MUST take a tour with these folks! Informative, educational and a whole lot of fun! We took the back roads tour, visited a working sugar shack, an old marble mine, a fantastic and world famous...More

Thank Highlander948
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the countryside in Vermont, several interesting stops and lots of historical and area information shared by our tour guide. Easy access on and off the bus.

Thank Jett R
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

While visiting Manchester, VT do yourself a favor. Make reservations to take this tour!!! You will surely enjoy listening to Sharon as she tells you fascinating information about the area and sights. She escorts you to visit a Marble Quarry, Alpaca Farm, a forest like...More

Thank Amelia K
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sharon took us to cool places. She told great stories. About nature, about history, about Vermont. You can drive to these places yourself. However, Sharon really brings Vermont to life. 2:45 tour.

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Rick l
3 October 2017|
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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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4females
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!!!
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