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Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour
4.5

Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour

By Adventures with Action
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Ages 5-98
Duration: 5h
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Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English
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  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Great value: purchase per car, not per person. More affordable than bus or guided tours!
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
What's not included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
    After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
  • Option 2
    Bar Harbor Harbor Master, 3 Town Pier, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
  • Option 3
    2 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
    he starting address for the winter tour.
  • Option 4
    Cadillac Mountain, Parking lot, 707 Cadillac Summit Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259648P31

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email and an instructions email. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular
    • How to start the tour: Once onsite, open the Action's Tour Guide App: • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If there are multiple tour versions, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
    • Amazing savings: • Driving Tours: Save money by purchasing a single tour for the entire vehicle, avoiding individual fees per person like on a bus tour. Connect your phone to the car speakers to share the audio. • Walking Tours: While each person typically needs their tour, couples or small groups can share one using split headphones.
    • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It's perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
    • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
    • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
    • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
    • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
    • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app's features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259648P31

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    About the operator
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    • Adventures with Action
      41
      Bar Harbor, United States
      Joined in March 2020
    • 4everSonShine
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Facts in clear, story-telling format.
      Easy to use app with accurate and interesting location-based narration. Maps and menu were easy to follow. Will be buying another audio tour for Charlottetown, PE!
      Written 14 May 2024
    • James V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great thing to do.
      The tour gave us a good history of the area. It was just long enough. Enjoyed the turn around walk back along the waterfront. Only change I would have liked is less silence gaping between the stops. I kept feeling like I was disconnected.
      Written 8 October 2023
    • Z5354JJstephenm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent walking tour of Bar Harbor
      Our group really enjoyed the self-guided walking audio tour. We learned interesting information each stop along the way. The tour is linked via GPS on your mobile device. This tour is an incredible value. Highly recommended.
      Written 5 October 2023
    • roxannea813
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A nice walk through Bar Harbor
      A good tour for the money. I appreciated the map view as well, since we took a few detours to stop in some of the shops.
      Written 27 September 2023
    • Escape204633
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great audio tour!
      The audio walking tour of Bar Harbor was very easy to use. I downloaded it while at home on wi-fi as suggested in the email instructions and tested it out immediately afterwards. Worked like a charm even when I turned off wi-fi and data at home and in Maine. The narration went at a nice pace, the gentleman had a good voice and was easy to understand. My husband and I split a set of wireless ear pods that way we could hear the tour clearly and wouldn't disturb anyone around us. Plus we didn't have to huddle around the phone in order to hear it. This was 1 of 2 audio tours that we did from the same company and both were great. Would definitely use them again!
      Written 28 August 2023
    • Daveygrohl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bargain cruise ship port activity
      We booked this as a last minute activity for a day in bar harbour. We weren’t expecting much for the price paid but it was blooming brilliant! I would absolutely recommend. It’s worth purchasing it at least the day before to make sure it’s downloaded etc. we had no issues with it and thought it was really simple and easy to use.
      Written 28 August 2023
    • T T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bar Harbor
      We enjoyed the tour very much. We learned a lot and it did not feel like 2 miles. Unfortunately we went on a Wednesday in August and their were so many people in town that we waited until early Thursday morning to take the tour to avoid the crowds. We were unable to cross the bar because we missed low tide but that’s on us.
      Written 4 August 2023
    • nancysB8626EU
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Could never get the tour to down load
      We could not access the tour. It kept saying that the pass word you sent us had already been used. We looked for a way to talk to someone, but that was also missing. Overall it was a non experience.
      Written 31 July 2023
    • U4154JJsarahm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So good!
      So good! Very easy to use and follow. Perfect amount of information and time. Highly recommend and will definitely do again.
      Written 10 July 2023
    • ellenwB6372GN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great audio tour!
      We drove and were able to stop easily at the points of interest to listen to the info on the tour. The tour was great and loved it so much we purchased the Self-Guided Audio tour for Acadia National Park as well.
      Written 5 July 2023
    • LindaFreeland_WA
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      No walking tour!
      Could not download the app. Told Trip advisor, and they would not refund the charge, told me it was good in the future, but I may never go back to Bar Harbor.
      Written 3 July 2023
    • Felixcleobuffy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour app
      Really enjoyed our tour with Action app once we figured out exactly how it worked. We were on a cruise and had a limited time for our tour. If like us, I would recommend becoming familiar with the app before you use it for the actual tour. The information was excellent and corresponded automatically with our location which made it easy to follow. Looking forward to new offerings in the future!
      Written 9 May 2023
    • Randy A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worked great!
      Loaded app/your at home. Got to Bar Harbor. Opened up tour and enjoyed learning all about places and history of Bar Harbor! Worked great!
      Written 19 October 2022
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    Madison M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    The guided driving and walking tour was excellent. We enjoyed the freedom of choosing which locations to linger at while still feeling like you’re accompanied by an experienced guide. The app was also easy to use and worked very well. I was a little confused at first with the audio instructions that I needed to switch tours in the home screen for the Ocean Path walk but after figuring it out it was a breeze! I thought the GPS locations also worked well at starting the audio in the right spots.
    Written 1 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I'm glad you enjoyed my Acadia & Bar Harbor National Park tour, Madison! If you're looking for more adventure, my Tour of 25+ National Parks Bundle offers immersive tours of iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and more. I hope to be part of your journey!
    Written 2 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Misssuebee
    Cross Lanes, WV36 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Started off our tour of Acadia fantastic. Absolutely LOVED the information from the tour. However, shortly unpin entering the park we lost cell signal therefore losing our guide. I did not realize that we needed to download the tour on our phones while we have wifi in advance. Downloading will not work with just cell signal either, it has to be wifi or extremely strong signal. So we were not able to use our tour while in the park which ended up being a waste of money. All in all I would recommend the tour if you make sure to download it first.
    Written 23 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for trying out our Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Tour and for sharing your feedback. We value your suggestion to download the tour beforehand for a smoother experience and appreciate your effort in being better prepared. If you're planning to travel more in the future, we recommend exploring our Action+ Tour Bundle, which offers a variety of self-guided tours for your upcoming adventures.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Cindi
    Pine Knoll Shores, NC13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic overview of Acadia and Bar Harbor. The information was terrific and the app easy to use. While we were visiting it we experienced dense fog so it was helpful to be able to return to the sites and hear plus see what was being shared.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback on my Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Bundle Tour! I'm delighted that you found the information useful and the app user-friendly. If you have any plans to travel soon, remember to take a look at my Action+ Tour Bundle as it offers more than 100 self-guided tours for your future adventures. Have a great time exploring!
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Bernadette Q
    Redding, CT6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    Although it was a cloudy/rainy day, the park was clean, busy and scenic. The drive around was nice...will need to return to see sunrise at Cadillac Mtn (unable to see due to rain) and with bikes to explore more. NOTE there are fees to enter Acadia and to see sunrise at Cadillac Mtn...
    Written 28 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Bernadette, even with the rain clouds, sounds like the scenic beauty of Acadia peeked through with your self-guided tour! Acadia by bike is a fantastic idea, too! Check out my 25+ National Parks Bundle to explore more national parks at your own pace. Happy travels!
    Written 29 May 2024
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    Tim O
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Family
    The tour was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and the your stops were more beautiful than words can describe. The guide’s microphone stopped working for the last 20-30 minutes which made it hard to hear him otherwise it would have been a five star review.
    Written 5 July 2023
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    I am thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed the tour. I appreciate your feedback regarding the guide's knowledge and the beautiful stops along the way. I hope you still enjoyed the self-guided tour overall, and I would love for you to consider our Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes over 100 self-guided tours for various destinations, for your future travels.
    Written 7 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Liblou
    Opelika, AL21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Acadia is full of God’s beautiful creation! There was so much to see. Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain and sandy beach are all scenes you don’t want to miss. Cadillac and Sandy Beach have short trails that provide spectacular scenery! It is all just so spectacular! This self-guided tour is well worth the money. I highly recommend.
    Written 5 October 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm thrilled that my tour of Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
    Written 6 October 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Radene S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Take your time to enjoy the serenity and beauty of Acadia.
    We used the driving tour app from Action Tour Guide and felt like the guide was riding with us. Traffic flowed smoothly for the most part. We enjoyed the short walks to scenic sites and the amazing view from Cadillac mountain.
    Written 18 October 2023
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    Radene, Mother Nature knows how to put on a show in the fall, right? I was thrilled to hear my Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self Audio Tour made you feel like you had a personal guide in the backseat. If the travel bug ever bites again, remember I've got an Action+ Tour Bundle packed with self-guided goodies. Keep chasing those sunsets and scenic views!
    Written 19 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Andrew G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Great way to see so much so fast! I went to Acadia/Bar Habor alone and used this app. I am in my 20s and could do all of the hikes etc but it was very nice to have someone guiding me where to go and if I am to stop and adventure, what will be there. I loved the little facts along the way on the Acadia trip and the Bar Harbor tour was full of fun trivia I would have never been able to appreciate without the tour during my short stay. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Also, a few park rangers at Acadia National Park scoffed at me saying I have a self guided tour - I was just asking them for a map which lead to other questions and me saying that. They told me this would not work in the park and for me not to waste my time. It worked PERFECTLY. I did not have service and it did not matter. The app/tour worked wherever I went and was exactly what I needed.
    Written 13 October 2022
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    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback, Andrew! It's great that the app enhanced your solo journey in Acadia and Bar Harbor, providing guidance and intriguing trivia. I'm glad it worked seamlessly even without service, proving its reliability. Just a quick note: I have over 100 other self-guided tours available for various parks, scenic drives, cities, and historical sites in the US.
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Laura L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a great way to do both Acadia and walk through Bar Harbor.
    The one thing that needs to be mentioned is that, since we already had park passes we didn’t stop at the Visitors Center where we probably would’ve been informed of the need to book a reservation to enter the top of Cadillac Mountain. They will not let you enter without a reservation. And you will have to stop and pay to enter the park if you don’t already have a pass. Really great app. So glad we used it.
    Written 15 September 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks so much Laura! That’s so wonderful to hear! I'm thrilled that my tour of Acadia & Bar Harbor added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
    Written 19 September 2022
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    Sandy B
    Dayton, OH15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was very interesting and the guide was easy to listen to. We enjoyed that we could stop along the way and visit the area a little longer and then get back and start the tour again. Highly recommend!
    Written 25 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you, Sandy, for your wonderful review! I'm glad you had a great time exploring Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with our self-guided tours. It's wonderful that you found the tour captivating and the guide easy to follow. Our tour was created with the option for you to stop and move at your own speed, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed this aspect. If you're planning to travel more, our Action+ Tour Bundle provides a vast selection of self-guided tours that you'll undoubtedly enjoy.
    Written 26 July 2023
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