Montpelier-Mad River Valley Day Tour
Duration: 8 Hours
Our day tours are perfect for people who are already in Vermont, or for those just visiting for a short period of time. We’ve packed a ton of interesting places into an 8-hour tour that visits the best attractions in the Montpelier and Mad River Valley areas.
Note: Due to Winter road conditions, this tour is only available in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Great state, great tour, great tour guide!
“Natalia could not have been more personable, fun, but most importantly, a person who enjoys what she’s doing and has a wealth of information on the sites you’ll see with her. We did the fall foliage tour and loved every minute of the beautiful colors, waterfalls, covered bridges, and scenic small towns and the state capital.” Read more on TripAdvisor…
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.
Amazing day trip to Montpelier, Mad river valley day tour with Natalia (Vermontology Guided Tours)
“…Natalia is extremely friendly and enthusiastic, with great love for Vermont and it’s people. Her enthusiasm is contagious and refreshing! She organized the trip so well, we never felt tired, made several stops to explore little towns on our way, try local food, look at arts and crafts along with, of course all the scenic stops we were promised on her website. Natalia has a way to make everyone feel welcome, instigate great conversations! The day was beautiful, with great fall colors, beautiful mountain views, breakfast at local coffee shop, lunch by the brook, exploring local museums, unique arts and crafts…” Read more on TripAdvisor…
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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.
The inside Vermont
“We had such a lovely day with Natalia exploring Vermont. We did theMontpelier -mad river valley day tour. It was a great combo of Vermont history with seeing the state Capital (a state representative lead our tour – what a wealth of knowledge) to getting to know small town Vermont with its covered bridges, country stores and friendly locals. The waterfalls were just beautiful and I am so glad we didn’t miss those! The food stops were fantastic and I am still dreaming about my maple bacon chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. Don’t miss the chance to get on some back roads and see the Vermont countryside with a guide who loves Vermont like Natalia does!” Read more on TripAdvisor…cathyv477
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.
Best guided tours in Vermont!
“My wife and I had a fantastic time with Natalia as she took us through Vermont’s Mad River Valley region. Coming from Australia, we knew nothing about Vermont’s rich history and culture getting on the bus, but hopping off we felt like we knew it intimately. Natalia is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and was open and flexible to what we wanted to see and do. If you only have a few days in Vermont as we did, and want to see it all, this is the tour for you. Highly recommended!” Read more on TripAdvisor…Christopher H
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.
“My friends and I visited Killington in early September. Since none of us had ever been to Vermont, we decided to take a day tour with Natalia to get the basics. This was a great decision on our part. Natalia is friendly, knowledgeable and has great passion for sharing with others her love for Vermont. She is also flexible and ready to customize the tour according to her clients’ interests. Thanks to her, we have definitely caught the Vermont bug and would love to visit during peak foliage or the winter season. Highly recommended!” Read more on TripAdvisor…
Moss Glen Falls
After leaving Warren, we will drive through the Green Mountain National Forest, continuing our journey to 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.
Fantastic tour guide; well worth the $
“Natalia, our tour guide, personalized a day tour for my husband & myself. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide! We just wished we would have called earlier to arrange our tour since we discovered places while on the tour that we would have liked to have returned to if we’d had the time. From the moment she picked us up to when she dropped us off, Natalia was a fount of knowledge. Further, Natalia often asked if there was anything in particular that we wanted to do or if we had special interests so she could personalize our tour. Great tour, superb tour guide, & well worth the money! Would highly recommend!” Read more on TripAdvisor…Donita R
Our final stop of the day we will be at Texas Falls, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Set in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest, this waterfall forms two small plunges with a deep green-blue pool between them. Both plunges are equally beautiful, flowing through a narrow ravine. The water is sourced from the Texas Brook, which leads into a 35-foot punchbowl drop. The best views are from the bridge, which we can walk on and admire the scenery of this popular location.
Our first time to Vermont
“Our guide and owner of Vermontology was an amazing narrator of this beautiful state and the little hamlets that dot this green state.
While being a cosmopolitan and well traveled lady she has taken to the way of life in this laid back part of our county and it shows in her work.
I would use this company if you want to see the real Vermont.” Read more on TripAdvisor…
Duration: 8 Hours
This package includes
- An 8-hour Vermontology guided day tour (6 customers max; in a spacious Toyota Sienna)
- A designated driver/guide for the duration of the tour
- Customer pick-up (9:00 AM) and drop-off (5:00 PM) at their hotel
- Each tour accommodates 2 (min) to 6 (max) customers
- Price: $125/person (2 people minimum when booking)
- All taxes included
This package does not include
- Tour Guide Gratuity
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