- $175 for a Picnic Driving Tour for two people ($350 value)
Guests get behind the wheels of two-seater BMW Z4s to caravan along on a tour of the Vermont countryside. A guide leads the pack, teaching tourists about sites such as Camel’s Hump and the Champlain Valley, and they can hear the narration through their provided radios and headsets. Along the trip, groups will stop off for photos, shopping, and maple creemees, as well as a wine tasting at Lincoln Peak Vineyards. The gourmet picnic lunch is served at Lincoln Peak Vineyards. The whole excursion runs from about 10:30 a.m. til 2:30 p.m.
Country Driving Tours of Vermont
The Italian countryside has inspired poetry, music, paintings—and after a visit from George Landis and Sue Small—a new business venture. When the duo toured the Tuscan region, they did so at the helm of a Fiat 500 while a tour guide in another car ahead of them narrated the history of the undulating, vineyard-rich area over the radio. After returning to the States, the duo established Country Driving Tours of Vermont to give visitors to their area their own car-based tour.
Guests head out in BMW Z4 sports cars—nicknamed Bruno, Deiter, and Fritzi—for all of Country Driving Tours' trips. During the picnic tour, sightseers leisurely traverse through the Champlain Valley, making stops at vineyards and shops before the gourmet picnic lunch is served at Lincoln Peak Vineyards. The Dinner Tour treats guests to views of the sweeping countryside on the way to Tourterelle Restaurant, and the Classic Tour zips visitors around and over the Green Mountains and past its waterfalls that run with maple syrup.