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Acadia NP & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Acadia NP & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 16.99 per person

Explore the wilderness and waterfront with this combo self-guided tour of Maine’s Acadia and Bar Harbor. Stroll through the Village Green, walk up the Shore Path, and visit Acadia National Park.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Breathe in the salty, ocean air as you stroll along Bar Harbor's Shore Path
  • Summit the massive Cadillac Mountain for panoramic views of Acadia and the ocean
  • Marvel at impeccably preserved Gilded Age architecture in the Historic District
  • Discover the stories and legends behind some of America’s wealthiest families
  • Hear the fascinating myths and legends of Maine’s Native tribes at the Abbe
Full description

See everything Maine has to offer on a self-guided tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia. Drive to Egg Rock Overlook for stunning views, hike down the easy Ocean Path, and see the historic Bar Harbor Inn.

Before you head to Bar Harbor, download the Action Tour Guide app. Make your way to Bar Harbor Pier and begin your adventure. Head west and hear about Bar Harbor’s early days as a fishing town and its transformation during the Gilded Age.

Cross a land bridge to the beautiful, untouched Bar Island before heading to the West Street Historic District. Marvel at the majestic homes dating back to the Gilded Age. Take a picture of La Rochelle, an extravagant Gilded Age mansion now functioning as a museum.

Continue to the Primrose Inn and hear about a fire that ravaged the town before strolling past the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, St. Saviour's Episcopal Church., and the Jessup Memorial Library. If you wish, buy a ticket to the Abbe Museum and find a collection dedicated to the Wabanaki people. Then, relax in the Village Green, designed by the same woman who created the White House Rose Garden. Stroll down Main Street, stopping in a shop to grab a souvenir or in a restaurant or cafe, before heading to the Shore Path. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront and learn about Bar Harbor's early history and local flora. Finish your of Bar Harbor with a walk past the historic Bar Harbor Inn. Begin your tour of Acadia just north of Bar Harbor. Drive south to an overlook with a stunning view of Cadillac Mountain. Continue to the wilderness oasis of Beaver Pond. As you drive, hear the legend of the celestial bear hunt Native tribes saw in the night sky.

Then, drive to Egg Rock Overlook for views of a distant, peculiar lighthouse. At the Ocean Path, hop out of your car and walk the easy Ocean Path to get a picture of the ocean. Bring your sandals to walk on the sandy beach before driving past some rocky coves and a beach full of boulders. Finish your Acadia tour with a drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for unbeatable views of the surrounding land and sea.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour of Bar Harbor
  • Self-guided tour of Acadia National Park
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio guide
  • Written text explanations
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Begin your tour at the Bar Harbor Town Pier.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour. The app provides an audio tour, map, and route directions
  • You only need to book 1 tour per vehicle
  • You need a car for this tour
  • This tour is valid indefinitely from the moment of booking
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July 24, 2022

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September 21, 2022

Product ID: 419588