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Looking for something new and unique? Try one of our single-day or multi-day outings led by a knowledgeable Notch Above Guide. We offer a wide variety of tours to destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Since our founding in 1993, we have offered tours to over 35 states, Canada and Europe. Has your group considered bird watching, a train ride, sugar-on-snow or exploring gardens? For a change of scenery, try our single-day and multi-day getaways for summer theater, Maine lobster bakes, country fairs, fall foliage tours, Montreal’s Botanical Gardens, museums, lighthouses, Quebec City celebrations, and holiday spectaculars. Tours serve as fundraisers for many organizations. Contact us for details.

Choosing the right tour company is an important decision. Notch Above was incorporated in Vermont in 1993. All of your payments are deposited in a business escrow account. We have been selected for membership in the National Tour Association with stringent admission requirements to assure all members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and professional business standards. We are committed to providing fun, safe and memorable outings for you and your group.

Inbound Receptive Services

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 our professional guides who will introduce your guests to the lore and legends that make our region special, while both entertaining and informing your travelers. 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 offers four options for Step-On Guide,
Tour Planning and Receptive Services:

  • Full Receptive ServicesWe 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 PlanningIf 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 ServiceOur 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 300.00 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.


  • Private Guide Service: Designed for the Independent or Small Group Traveler, our Private Guide Services cater to individual interests and schedules. Tours provide authentic, memorable experiences with a personal guide who will introduce you to the lore, local legends and hidden treasures of the region. You’ll enjoy comfort, flexibility, privacy and convenience. Travel with Notch Above gives you the freedom and security of working with a reputable professional and saves you endless hours of your valuable time trying to calculate routes and find hotels, restaurants and attractions online and by phone.

    Simply let us know what you want to see and do, then leave the planning to us. Our guide will join you in your vehicle or we can arrange appropriate transportation depending upon the number of folks traveling. At Notch Above, we’ll be happy to handle all your travel needs including hotel, transportation and other arrangements.

    We offer tour and guide services throughout the United States and Canada with a focus on New England and Eastern Canada. Our knowledgeable, professional guides will enhance your vacation with memorable experiences. Contact us today for more information.