One of the best ways to fully experience a destination is to travel off the beaten path. During your next getaway, see the best of what Vermont has to offer. Are you ready for your next adventure? Explore the region’s gorgeous scenery and best-kept secrets with Backroad Discovery Tours VT! Don’t forget to access your free copy of our Southern Vermont Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find local recommendations on the best restaurants, outdoor activities, festivals, and more.
The Top 4 Backroad Discovery Tours VT
1. Southern Vermont Sampler Tour
During the summer, the Southern VT Sampler Tour runs daily from 1 – 4 p.m. The tour cruises by abandoned marble quarries, National Historic Register sites, and maple syrup sugar houses. Marvel at the magnificent countryside, including mountain and valley vistas, while your guide shares Vermont history and fun facts.
2. Vermont Fall Foliage Tour
Vermont is one of the best places to see fiery fall colors take over the landscape. Enjoy all of the interesting facts included on our standard tours with added seasonal beauty on our Vermont Fall Foliage Tour. This tour runs daily from the end of September through the end of October from 1 – 4 p.m.
Don’t forget your camera! One of the best parts of Backroad Discovery Tours is that their tour vehicle holds a maximum of 10 or 11 passengers, so there is ample opportunity to ask questions and snap beautiful photos of nature along the way.
Check out our blog for more local insights on the best places to see Vermont fall foliage.
3. Revolutionary and Civil War Tour
Calling all history buffs! The Revolutionary and Civil War Tour is perfect for you! Join Backroad Discovery for the morning and travel back in time. Learn about the Green Mountain Boys and Ethan Allen’s impact on the Battle of Bennington and Fort Ticonderoga. See over 25 historic sites, including those related to the Underground Railroad as well as Abraham Lincoln’s descendants’ home.
This tour is offered daily from April through November from 9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
4. The Shires of Vermont Tour
The Shires of Vermont Tour, also referred to as the Winter/Spring Sampler, is a great way to see the Green Mountain State regardless of the weather. Along the way, you’ll visit the historic Dorset Village, an international woodworking factory, and some of the most iconic covered bridges in Vermont.
The tour is available from November through February and again from early May through June from 1 – 3:30 p.m. daily.
Backroad Discovery Tours and the Arlington Inn
It’s time to discover Vermont’s hidden treasures with the expert guidance of Backroad Discovery Tours VT! The Arlington Inn partners with Backroad Discovery in our exciting Explorer’s Package. When you reserve this special, you’ll receive three nights lodging in the room of your choice, three delicious country breakfasts, a three-hour tour with Backroad Discovery, and a picnic basket lunch complete with wine or champagne. Backroad Discovery picks you up directly from the inn and brings you up close and personal to the area’s best sites!