Welcome to Vermont
Whether seen under blankets of snow, patchworks of blazing fall leaves or the exuberant greens of spring and summer, Vermont's blend of bucolic farmland, mountains and picturesque small villages make it one of America's most uniformly appealing states. Hikers, bikers, skiers and kayakers will find four-season bliss here, on the expansive waters of Lake Champlain, the award-winning Kingdom Trails Network, the... Read More
Top experiences in Vermont
Classic Driving Tour of Vermont in a BMW
Passengers are equipped with 2-way radios and will be instructed on how to use them. Choose your BMW Z4 to drive. Instructions on driving and car operations is included.The tour begins with the history of the estates with stories of the homeowners (30 minutes). Next up is an architectural tour of Bristol Vermont viewing many of the Queen Ann style homes with rounded porches. You will follow the road leading you to Downtown Bristol with its unique character is reviewed in front of the village green. (30 minutes is dedicated to Bristol.) On to the Lord's Prayer Rock with the history about the rock (10 minutes). Prepare to stop at Bartlett Falls, the most popular swimming hole in Vermont, for a great photo opportunity (30 Minutes). Continue to drive up and over the Appalation Gap (Rt 17) with a historical account of the beginning of the landscape with stories about the Native Americans and their interactions with the British (20 minutes).Stop at the summit and the Long Trail Crossing for another photo opportunity (15 minutes). Then stop at a Covered Bridge in Waitsfield (10 minutes). Take a break when you stop at on to the Warren Store, where you can use the $20 coupon per couple to buy your lunch and relax for about 45 minutes. After lunch you will cross the second covered bridge before making a stop at Moss Glen Falls on Hwy 100 (20 minutes). Through your headset, the tour guide will continue to give a historical review on the sugaring industry and a historical review of Ethan Allen the Green Mountian Boy (20 Minutes).You will drive along Hwy 125 to Breadloaf campus and stop at Robert Frost wayside for a reading of a poem of Robert Frost's (30 minutes). Hear stories of Robert Frost and his life. Drive down the mountain and enjoy the winding road with spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains (15 Minutes). You will then pass through East Middlebury and by the Waybury Inn, which is famous for being the outside shots for the Newhart Show. Though this scenery is more pastorial landscape, you will learn the history of dairy, apple orchards and the wool industry in this area (15 minutes). After Middlebury you will make a stop at Linclon Peak Winery for a wine tasting (not included in the tour price) (45 Minutes) Finally, on toward the green mountains with stories of early prospectors and fun facts about Vermont's history and famous people (15 Minutes) In order for your tour to stay on time you must follow the tour guide's instructions and keep on eye the timing. Your tour ends when you return your BMW Z4.
Burlington Brewery Tour with Lunch or Dinner
Get to know Burlington’s thriving beer scene on these guided daytime and evening brew tours. Chat with brewery owners and learn about the equipment used to make beer, the brewing process and best of all, what the different kinds of beer taste like — up to 15 of them, in fact. On these brew tours, hop on the bus and travel to four unique beer establishments. Learn about the different types of beer as well as the history and specialty of each brewery. Stops may include Vermont Pub and Brewery, Magic Hat Brewing, Fiddle Head Brewing, Queen City Brewing, Switchback Brewing, Zero Gravity Brewing, or Three Needs Brewery and Tap Room. Both the daytime and evening brewery tours features stops at various breweries, as well as a lunch or dinner pairing at a local Burlington establishment. Daytime tours include lunch at Folino's Pizza, and evening tours include dinner at Nectars. This brewery tour combines humor, history, education, and good food to help showcase Burlington's celebrated beers, breweries, and culture. Relax with comfortable transportation and explore Burlington's beer scene with the ultimate Vermont brewery experience!
Adirondacks Hot Air Balloon Flight
Make your way to Queensbury for your hot air balloon ride at either sunrise or just before sunset. Before you get settled inside the balloon basket, toast your adventure with a Champagne ceremony with the captain and crew.Listen to a safety briefing and watch as the colorful canopy of the hot air balloon inflates; then float away on gentle air currents over the spectacular Adirondack region, a premier upstate New York destination. You’ll soar over Lake George to the north and Saratoga Springs to the south, with magnificent views all the way to the Green Mountains of Vermont on clear days. Soak up the tranquil sights of trees, hills, small towns and waterways that make up this charming region, and then come down for a soft landing and receive a commemorative flight certificate. You'll also receive a link to a website with in-flight photos that you can share with family and friends. Note: The actual flight lasts approximately one hour, but you should plan on about three hours from start to finish.
Full Day White Mountain Tour with Aerial Tram
This 1-day tour to the White Mountains in New Hampshire will take you past the Lake District, a popular tourist destination in the summer time. Then you will travel across the Kancamagus Highway, that is known to be one of the most scenic roads in New England. Frequent stops will be made to view the spectacular scenery and allow a walk along the cascading streams. A stop will be made at the White Mountain Visitors Center where you can enjoy lunch on your own and watch the movie on the creation of the park.After lunch you'll continue on to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for a ride to the top of Cannon Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view. On a clear day, you will be able to enjoy scenic views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms. The last stop of the day will be a visit to the “Old Man in the Mountain Memorial.” This last stop requires walking over a relatively flat path along the shores of Profile Lake.
11-Day Best of New England Fall Colors Motor Coach Tour
Day 1: BostonWe welcome you to New England with dinner at the No Name Restaurant where the food is so good the restaurant does not need a name. DinnerDay 2: Enjoy a tour of Boston - pass by the Mass State House, the Waterfront, Boston Common, Chinatown, the Financial District and Cambridge Visit the USS Constitution, the oldest ship in the US Navy. In the afternoon enjoy the famous Quincy Market Place, New England Aquarium or visit the Frost Bar where everything from the furniture to the glasses are made out of ice. Dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast and DinnerDay 3: Tour up the coast to Maine. Stop in Salem where the Maritime National Park is located; discover the beautiful homes built along the Gloucester shore line. Continue to Nubble Light one of the most photographed lighthouses on the coast. Breakfast and Dinner.Day 4: Visit to the Portland Headlight. Continue to Thomaston to shop at the prison Outlet store where you can pick up hand crafted gifts made by the prisoners. Breakfast and DinnerDay 5: Tour Acadia National Park. Go to the Top of Cadillac Mountain for a panoramic view of the Maine Coast. In the afternoon enjoy a Lobster cruise and learn how lobster is harvested in Maine. Breakfast and DinnerDay 6: Travel through the scenic roads of Maine, to North Conway, NH. Tax free shopping at the outlets is located near the hotel. Breakfast and Dinner.Day 7: Travel across one of the most scenic roads in New England the Kancamagus Highway. Stop at the Albany Covered Bridge for photographs. Continue onto Franconia Notch and a ride to the top of Cannon Mountain on the Aerial tram. On a clear day you can see four states and into Canada. Cross into Vermont and stop for photographs of the state house and a visit to Morse Farms for maple sugar. Breakfast and DinnerDay 8: Visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. Enjoy lunch at the historic Red Lion Inn located in Stockbridge and often used as a setting for the Norman Rockwell paintings. Travel to Newport. Breakfast and Lunch.Day 9: Tour the magnificent Newport Ocean Drive. Take a self guided tour of the Breakers. Continue on to New Bedford and the whaling museum. Discover how and why the whales were harvested at the National Whaling Historic Park. Continue on to Hyannis. Breakfast and DinnerDay 10: Travel to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Continue on to the artist community of Provincetown for a whale watching excursion. . Enjoy dinner in Provincetown Breakfast and DinnerDay 11: Hyannis / Plymouth / Boston AirportTravel to Plymouth and visit the Mayflower, the recreation of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620. See how cranberries are grown and harvested and a tasting of cranberry treats. On the way to the airport time, permitting a stop will be made at the Wrentham Premium Outlets. Breakfast
Driving Tour of Vermont with Picnic
The tour leaves from the Dreamhouse Country Inn after you and your passenger are fitted with a headset and given a two-way radio. You will also be introduced to your luxury BMW Z4. Instructions on driving and operations for the car is included (30 Min).The first leg of the tour begins by driving pass the historic homes of Bristol, The Village Green (30 Min). Through your headset, the guide will tell you the history of the dairy industry, facts about the sugaring history, and tidbits on the Vermont's landscape. You will learn about the conflict between the French and the British who warred over this area. Hear about Jacque Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. You will also find out about the culture of the Iroquois and Abnaki Tribes (35 min). Continuing on your drive, you will get a view of Camel’s Hump while you can hear the guide talk about the Long Trail. Moving on to Mt Philo State Park, where you will drive to the top and your sight is treated to aerial view of Champlain Valley and Lake Champlain (30 Min).The next stop is approximately 5 miles away, the Dankin Farms Store. You will have a little free-time to browse and buy any Vermont products, at your own expense (25 min). Get back in the car and you will be directed to drive past the Rokeby Museum, which houses the best documentation of the Underground Railroad in the Nation (10 Min). Onward to the city of Vergennes, Vermont's first city and calls itself the smallest city in America. You will pass village greens and the monument to Captain Thomas Macdonough, who built the USS Saratoga (25 min).Head toward the lake with commentary about the Vermont's sheep industry and the history of the Ethan Allen boys taking over Ft. Ticonderoga. You will also learn about Benedict Arnold's leadership and how Arnold Bay got it's name. (15 Min) You will see the following highlights: an Osprey's nest, Lake Champlain, Lake Champie, Snake Mountain, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Apple Orchard and Morgan Horse Farm (45 minutes). Your guide will tell you about Joseph Battell, who built the Morgan Horse Farm.Next drive into Middlebury crossing Otter Creek via Pulp Mill Bridge and stop at Marble Works area for a photo of the Middlebury Falls (20 Min). Additional highlights: Downtwnw Middlebury, Middlebury College Campus, that has a history dating back to 1800, and Town Hall Theater (15 Min)Stop for some wine tasting and your picnic lunch (can be combined with the tasting) at Lincoln Peak Winery (45 Min) On the drive back, your guide will have many stories of the early pioneers and legend of a buried treasure still in the hills (10 Min).