Middlebury Motor Coach Tours
Middlebury Motor Coach Tours
You’re our guests beginning with our en route motor coach greeting and welcome reception, to the last farewells. We literally “Roll out the Red Carpet” for our guests! The key to our success is our staff. They are knowledgeable in VT history and folklore; friendly and fun! We have front desk service and security 24/7, personal service is alive and well at the Middlebury Inn. Enjoy any number of attractions from our very central hub and spoke destination. For more information, click here. For our Motor Coach Menus, click here.
Vermont Motor Coach Tours with Hospitality
Your group can tour the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to discover the stories of Lake Champlain's citizens and soldiers, merchants, mariners, and boat builders. Explore four acres of exhibits: shipwrecks and nautical archaeology, antique boats, a working blacksmith shop, and other hands-on history. Climb aboard a full-scale replica 1776 gunboat at anchor in the museum's North Harbor. Watch archaeologists at work in the Conservation Lab.
Experience the fun and educational 30-minute guided factory group tour of Ben & Jerry's. Watch a moo-vie, get a bird's-eye view of the production room, and sample the flavors of the day.
Take a guided tour through Vermont's maple sugaring industry at the New England Maple Museum. Learn the history of maple sugaring, tour the museum, visit the tasting room, and then take a trip down "sugaring lane" for a slideshow in the theater. Afterwards, stroll through the gift shop for maple products and unique Vermont crafts, books and specialty foods.
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Vermont Culinary Experience Tour
Experience why Vermont is known worldwide for its unique quality of produce and food products. You'll learn about Vermont agriculture and local partnerships between the grower and the consumer, which encourages the use of fresh local ingredients. As part of your group's itinerary, you'll enjoy a wine and cheese tasting with our Executive Chef, tour a local winery and brewery, and visit with local food purveyors and producers to discover what makes a culinary experience in Vermont truly memorable.
Christmas House Party
Christmas comes early to The Middlebury Inn. Our Staff would like to celebrate Christmas with your group. Enjoy a bountiful Vermont breakfast, holiday dinner, festive eggnog party, Christmas caroling, a souvenir group photo and even a special Christmas gift for you! Come see why a Christmas celebration in Vermont is one you won't soon forget! Christmas House Parties available November 18 to December 21, 2013.
Red Hat Special
Ladies, here is a tour for you — The Red Hat House Party! The evening will take you to the classiest fashion show in town as the staff of The Middlebury Inn model some red-hot fashions. We will take a snapshot of our Red Hatters before loading the coach for a day of touring. Let's take a short drive to Vermont Soap Organics for an aromatic tour, watching the making of several natural soaps in incredible fragrances like Red Cedar and Red Rose. We will tour the Red Gate Emu Farm to learn about the amazing emu oils and lotions. Then enjoy a delicious lunch at the Red Mill Restaurant at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain. We will move back in time as we visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and learn about the battle of the Redcoats! Our next stop is the Red Brick Kennedy Brothers Marketplace, full of homemade Vermont Products, crafts and collectables. We will meander back to the Middlebury Inn for a delicious four-course plated dinner and an evening of entertainment. Hats off to a great day of touring!
Vermont Farm Heritage Tour
We invite your tour group to sample a "Taste of Vermont" with our Vermont Farm Heritage Tour. Your tour group is greeted with our royal red carpet arrival, stepping off your coach into the spacious lobby of our historical Victorian inn. Relax with a cup of hot tea, coffee, lemonade and freshly baked cookies. In the evening, enjoy a delicious wine and cheese party followed by our Vermont Harvest Dinner.
Quilt Festival Tour
Join Middlebury Inn every summer for a weekend of fun at the Vermont Quilt Festival, which is one of American Bus Association's Top 100 events! You’ll explore the historic quilts in a remodeled textile building. Enjoy a lobster and prime rib dinner cruise one night upon the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on breathtaking Lake Champlain after a day of touring, which includes the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and the Shelburne Museum. Now taking reservations for 2014.
“It’s In The Bag”
Here’s our Shop Till You Drop tour! We visit all the unique retail shops that we have locally – Geiger of Austria Outlet Store, Danforth Pewters, and Vermont Soap. Next grab your bags and we head on a short jaunt to Dakin Farms. Continuing in our shopping mode we’ll head further north to Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. Here we visit the popular pedestrian mall located under historic Church Street Marketplace, and enjoy shopping and lunch on our own. After lunch, we head to Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory for a tour covering “From Bean to Chocolate”. Sample fresh, award-winning sweets all made right before our eyes. And our “It’s In The Bag” itinerary wouldn’t be complete without stopping at The Christmas Loft. The Christmas Loft gives their customers the experience of Christmas year-round incorporating fun and specific-themed rooms. It’s worth the stop anytime of the year!
Our first stop will be the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History located right in the heart of Middlebury. Founded by Henry Sheldon, this is the oldest community museum in the United States, a single-minded collector and tireless preserver of the past. The Vermont Folklife Center right next door was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region. The Center has made preservation of the spoken word the core of its endeavors. As we continue our theme of museums, the next stop will take us to Shelburne, the home of The Shelburne Museum. They invite us to visit their 45 acres of Americana, the collection of Electra Havemeyer Webb, the museum’s founder. We can see live birds through one-way viewing windows, enjoy butterfly gardens and observe a woodcarving demonstration. Just adjacent to the museum is Shelburne Farms in which will round off our outing.