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Group Tours

Pre-formed groups of 10 or more travelers


Choosing the right tour company is an important decision. Notch Above was incorporated in Vermont in 1993. Over the years, we have built a network of professionals around the world to assure the most unique and original itineraries. We are committed to providing fun, safe and memorable outings for you and your group.

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Looking for something
new and unique? 

Don’t just visit the farm…help the farmer milk the cow, and then enjoy a good old fashion breakfast in the farmhouse kitchen.  You may also enjoy getaways for summer theater, Maine lobster bakes, bird watching in the Hamptons, a train ride to the Berkshires, county fairs, fall foliage tours, Montreal’s Botanical Gardens, museums, lighthouses, Quebec City celebrations, sugar-on-snow in Vermont, and holiday spectaculars. 


Since our founding, we have also offered tours to every continent including Germany, Egypt, China and South Africa. Perhaps you might consider a human rights themed tour to Germany, or the rebuilding of national parks in South Africa?  Yes, we go there!


Inbound receptive services 

Vermont is our home.  Planning a tour to New England, the Northeastern United States or Eastern Canada has never been easier.  You can't afford to compromise quality.  All of our tours feature customized itineraries designed to meet the interests and budgets of your travelers. These tours are enriched by local and professional guides who will introduce your guests to the lore and legends that make our region special.  We arrange lodging, meals, entertainment, professional multilingual guide service, sightseeing and attractions. Notch Above has earned an enviable reputation for offering an incredibly diverse range of tours, many thematic in nature.

Notch Above Tours offers 3 options for step-on guide, tour planning & receptive services


Full Receptive Services

We will provide a proposal and itinerary for your visit including lodging, meals, attractions, transportation, entertainment and guide service. As a full-service receptive tour operator of New England and Eastern Canada, Notch Above will save you time and money and introduce your clients to the essence of our region.


Limited Tour

If you need advice about the region or assistance with reservations, we will provide that service to you on a hourly fee basis. You will be given an estimate for charges and will be contacted for approval if the time we need to spend will exceed the estimate. Our fee for tour planning is 60.00 per hour with a one-hour minimum.


Step-On Guide Service

Our guides will provide commentary about a specific region or topic. We will adhere to your itinerary. Our fee for step-on guide service is 250.00 for a half day (up to 4 hours) and 400.00 for a full day (up to 8 hours.) After 8 hours, the fee is 40.00 per hour. Our assumption is that the guide will depart and return to the same location. Mileage/travel/meal expenses may be additional depending upon the itinerary. Second language/non-English speaking guides are available. Multilingual guides are available. Add 25% to the fees listed above.


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