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The Tasty and Affordable Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Tour, Waterbury Vt.

If you are an ice cream lover, then we’re confident that you’ll be in your full glory visiting the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Tour at the fabulous Ben and Jerry’s facility in Waterbury, Vt.

This educational and entertaining 30-minute tour features a brief history on Ben and Jerry’s at the Cow Over the Moon theater and then a first-hand view and explanation of the manufacturing and production processes. Then you get to taste a free “ice cream flavor of the day” sample!

The tour is quite affordable: $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and under 12 free.

Before embarking on this delicious Vermont travel idea, we recommend calling Ben and Jerry’s at 1-802-882-1240, x2300, for specific dates and times.

That’s the “scoop” for affordable New England travel ideas for now. More on the way soon!

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