What You'll Get
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).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Minimum age is 21 years old with valid Driver's License
- Driver must be able to operate vehicle within road safety rules and regulations
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if require; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information
- Minimum and maximum of 2 passengers per booking
- Maximum of 6 travelers/3 cars per tour
- All vehicles are Automatic drive with shifting capability and sport mode
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Your own BMW Z4 4-hour car to drive for the tour
- Picnic lunch at Lincoln Peak Vineyard
- Wine tasting at Lincoln Peak Vineyard
- 2 headsets to hear the guide clearly
- 2 Two-way radios
- Live commentary
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
Dreamhouse Country Inn
Returns to original departure point
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