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Backroad Discovery Tours

21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
+1 802-362-4997
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Interesting places, interesting information, fun with alpacas.

Guide was friendly and showed us some highlights of the Manchester area. Had a great time with... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
eitanmarks
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Englewood, New Jersey
Tour in Vermont

We are so grateful to Sharon for her wonderful tour. Traveling with four teens is a challenge, but... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
bethlmarks
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Tenafly, 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
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21 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Guide was friendly and showed us some highlights of the Manchester area. Had a great time with family, woud reccomend.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We are so grateful to Sharon for her wonderful tour. Traveling with four teens is a challenge, but she kept our whole family engaged driving us to unforgettable locations around Manchester and sharing interesting facts about the great state of Vermont. She also gave us...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

In all of the years we have ben coming to Vermont, we have visited quite a number of attractions but never have taken an historical tour. We found Backroad Discovery on the Internet and decide to sign up for the AM historical tour. Our guide,...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

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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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