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7-Hour Tour Through Montpelier and Mad River Valley, Vermont

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Experience the best of Vermont's history and natural beauty on this 7-hour tour through Montpelier and the Mad River Valley. Begin your journey in Montpelier, the state's charming capital city, where you'll explore the historic Vermont State House with a dedicated tour guide. Then, buckle up for a scenic drive along VT Route 100, where you'll be treated to breathtaking views of mountains and valleys. Along the way, stop at Waitsfield and Warren, two picturesque villages with an 1833 covered bridge, local shops, and the famous Warren Store, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Continue your adventure through the Green Mountain National Forest to Moss Glen Falls, one of Vermont's most photogenic waterfalls. With its mix of history, stunning landscapes, and charming village exploration, this tour is the perfect way to experience the essence of Vermont.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 2-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Each tour accommodates 2 (min) to 6 (max) customers
  • Private transportation
  • Door-to-door Service
  • Designated driver/guide for the duration of the tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Escape to the beautiful state of Vermont and embark on a captivating 7-hour tour through Montpelier and the enchanting Mad River Valley. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Vermont's capital city and explore scenic countryside villages that will leave you breathless. With a knowledgeable tour guide by your side, get ready to delve into the fascinating facts and stories that make Vermont truly one of a kind.

What to expect?

During this captivating tour, you can expect an exciting adventure filled with stunning landscapes, historic landmarks, and hidden gems. Begin your journey with a visit to Montpelier, where you'll explore the remarkable Vermont State House and learn about its intriguing history. As you continue your drive along VT Route 100, be prepared to be amazed by the breathtaking mountain and valley views that surround you. Marvel at the top of Appalachian Gap and soak in the stunning vistas of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. Explore the charming towns of Waitsfield and Warren, home to picturesque covered bridges, local shops, and delicious local cuisine. Finally, end your tour with a visit to Moss Glen Falls, a spectacular waterfall nestled within the lush Green Mountain National Forest.

Who is this for?

This tour is tailored for curious and adventurous souls who crave a blend of historical exploration and natural beauty. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone seeking a unique and memorable experience, this tour caters to all. Discover the hidden corners of Vermont, embrace the vibrant culture of small-town America, and create unforgettable memories along the way. This tour is open to all ages and welcomes solo travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends.

Why book this?

Indulge in this captivating tour to experience Vermont like never before. Immerse yourself in the delightful blend of historical landmarks and abundant natural beauty that epitomizes the charm of this extraordinary state. From the wonders of Montpelier's Vermont State House to the breathtaking views atop Appalachian Gap, every moment of this tour will leave you in awe. Discover the cozy towns of Waitsfield and Warren, where you can savor mouthwatering local delicacies and find unique treasures in charming boutiques. Don't miss the chance to capture the mesmerizing Moss Glen Falls, a true photographer's paradise. With a dedicated tour guide providing fascinating insights throughout the journey, this tour is a perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and uncover the hidden gems of Vermont.

Good to know

Before embarking on this incredible tour, keep in mind that the Vermont State House is closed to visitors on weekends. However, you can still explore downtown Montpelier and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you'll have the chance to explore the quaint towns of Waitsfield and Warren on foot. Lunch is available for purchase at the Warren Store, where you can enjoy a delightful meal in the midst of nature, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the Mad River. Capture the beauty of Moss Glen Falls by bringing your camera along, as this photogenic waterfall offers numerous picturesque spots for the perfect shot. Don't forget to bring your sense of adventure and curiosity, as this tour promises to enchant and inspire.

Reviews

Feedback from previous participants highlights the exceptional experience this tour offers. Travelers rave about the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides who provide fascinating insights and anecdotes throughout the journey. Participants express their appreciation for the carefully selected itinerary, which showcases the best of Vermont's history, natural wonders, and local charm. The breathtaking views from Appalachian Gap and the enchanting beauty of Moss Glen Falls receive high praise, with many considering them standout moments of the tour. Travelers also commend the opportunity to explore the quaint towns, indulge in delicious local food, and capture the essence of small-town Vermont. Overall, participants express their satisfaction and recommend this tour as a must-do experience for anyone visiting Vermont.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Vermont State House

Our tour begins with a drive to Montpelier, Vermont’s capital city. With a population of just under 8,000, it is the least populous state capital in the United States. There we will tour the Vermont State House* with a dedicated tour guide who will teach us some history and answer any questions that you might have. The Vermont State House is one of the oldest and best preserved of our nation’s state capitols. After 140 years, the State House still commands Montpelier, and the House and Senate chambers remain the oldest legislative chambers in their original condition in the United States. * The Vermont State House is closed for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. Our weekend tours will therefore admire the state house from outside, then explore downtown Montpelier by foot.

Mad River Glen

Most of our day will be spent driving through VT Route 100, which features some of the most spectacular mountains and valley views in New England. Our adventure through the mountains will pass by Mad River Glen (single chair lift ski resort) to the top of Appalachian Gap (elevation 2,369 feet). Appalachian Gap is a mountain pass that crosses the Long Trail, a 270-mile long footpath that runs from Massachusetts through Quebec. From the top of Appalachian Gap we will take in glorious views of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.

Waitsfield

Our next stop we will be at one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont (“The Big Eddy”) in Waitsfield. Built in 1833 and situated at the center of the Mad River Valley, Waitsfield provides visitors with a charming glimpse into small-town America. The Mad River Valley is located between two popular ski resorts, Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. We will spend time strolling around the town, which offers many small and interesting local shops.

Warren

Our next stop of the day will be in Warren village, where lunch will be available for purchase at the Warren Store. As part of the Vermont Fresh Network, The Warren Store offers amazing food that is popular among the locals. Our favorite place to eat is outside on their picnic tables by the brook, with the relaxing sounds of the Mad River babbling in the background. The Warren Store features its own deli, bakery, wine shop, and gift store. It is within walking distance of the Warren Covered Bridge, which crosses the Mad River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Green Mountains

After leaving Warren, we will drive through the Green Mountain National Forest, to our final destination: Moss Glen Falls (one of Vermont’s most photogenic waterfalls). This location features many places for photo opportunities, from the river to the end of the boardwalk to the road itself. Moss Glen Falls cascades over 30 feet into a large pool at its base. The falls tumble over rock ledges and boulders, part of the Hazen’s Notch Formation, made of schist with black graphite and pyrite. The water flows from the Deer Hollow Brook watershed, originating more than two miles above the falls in the Green Mountain National Forest.

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Boris_B

We were lucky to have a private tour with Natalia. She is a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She took us to all the best places to visit and gave us great recommendations for the other places we intended to visit on our own. Her love for Vermont and passion for her work made for a wonderful day. Thank you Natalia!

951marshap

We had a great time on our Montpelier, Mad River Valley tour. Natalia is a fun guide. Very enthusiastic about her state. She obviously loves what she does. I would definately recommend taking one of her tours.

X7120EMsandrai

I just got home from taking Vermontology guided tour and couldn't wait to give my review. I spoke to Natalia several times prior to the trip and knew immediately that this was going to be wondferful experience. It was my first solo trip and it was a sucess. Natalia was so informative and knowledgeable. Her personality was infectious and her love for Vermont shined through with every town and attraction we visited. I even asked her does she do any other trips so, I could sign up. My trip to Vermont was magical! Thank you, Natalia.

dadanddaughter1013

This was the best tour we have been on!! We had a great time traveling through the Vermont countryside. Natalia was so informative about the area. She knew all about the nature and culture of each little town. She personalized our tour to include cheese tasting! We loved every minute. She provided many opportunities to stop for refreshments, snacks, shopping, etc. Lunch was fabulous! My dad and I had the best time.

B5015VQhassana

A great tour starts with a comfortable vehicle, and even more important is to have a knowledgeable, friendly guide. We had both. Natalia is very passionate about what she does and because we were the only ones booked that day, me and my big Sis had an exclusive tour, and Natalia was more open to things we wanted to do as then day went along. We were only in Waterbury, VT for one day and I had considered taking the gondola ride to the top of Mount Mansfield (the highest in Vermont) but I am soooo glad that my sister found and booked this trip. I've had many fantastic tour guides in my travels, as well as having given guided tours in Washington, DC myself, so I know a good guide when I have one. Natalia has been added to my list of memorable guides. Me and my sister took a road trip from starting in Boston and we drove through Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. She later texted me and said that she would have not thought to take a trip like this and was very happy and grateful that I invited her to join her "adventurous" baby brother as she had an excellent time.
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2024-05-29 23:32