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

By 17 Mile Day Trips
Experience beautiful, historic Maine with this combo of Acadia and Bar Harbor tours. Drive through the untouched wilderness of Acadia and learn the legends of the Native tribes who called that land home. Then stroll along the oceanside as you dive into Bar Harbor’s surprising Gilded Age history. These tours offer the perfect combination of natural beauty and rich culture so you can get the very most out of your visit to this incredible state. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the GPS-marked starting point to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
from
₹1,422.67
per adult
from
₹1,422.67
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-98
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • App on your phone: A link to download the Action Guide app. Password for your tours. Preview at home
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
What's not included
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation.


Departure details
  • Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. Note: This 22+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Acadia and Bar Harbor bundle in 2-3 hours
  • Bar Harbor Harbor Master, 3 Town Pier, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
  • 2 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA he starting address for the winter tour.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value(Driving): Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Good value(Walking): Purchase one tour per person. If you are a couple and prefer to share, purchase one tour and remember to bring headphones you can split.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour?
How much is Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour?
Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour price starts from ₹ 1,381.53. Discover and book Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour?
Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour is hosted by 17 Mile Day Trips. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact 17 Mile Day Trips on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

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

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Hulls Cove Visitor Center
    Park Loop Road
    The Jackson Laboratory
    Precipice Trail
    Egg Rock Overlook
    Sand Beach
  • 1
    Old Soaker
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Thunder Hole
    Gorham Mountain Trailhead
    Otter Cliff
    Bubbles Divide Trail
    Jordan Pond
    Bubble Pond
    Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
  • 2
    Cadillac Mountain Summit Trail
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    St. Saviour's Episcopal Church
    Jesup Memorial Library
    Abbe Museum
    Village Green
    Frenchman Bay
    Balance Rock
    Grant Park
    Bar Harbor Inn & Spa
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

faithbQ7500IA
faithbQ7500IA
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Well Researched Tour
The audio tour knew a lot of the lesser known turnoffs. Very well researched! We were very pleased, thank you!
arnettasue
arnettasue
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Worth the $10!
This was a very fun way to explore 17 Mile Drive. The app worked well but due to traffic it was sometimes impossibl
996cathleenh
996cathleenh
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Joshua Tree excursion.
We had a bit of trouble getting started but likely a connection issue. Easy to use, good and interesting informatio
Passenger580608
Passenger580608
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Waste of time and money
I had the tour downloaded and played with ti a little days before the visit. When we got to the park entrance there
Voyage33288744614
Voyage33288744614
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Good price for drive thru Joshua Tree park.
Sometimes the commentary repeated itself. We did not do the hikes. Figuring out how to skip took some time Comment
622catherines
622catherines
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Lots to see in the different desert zones
App was easy to use and the narration was very interesting. Takes some time, but well it! You should go!!
VanH490
VanH490
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Learning about Joshua Tree
The park is very sparsely populated, so having a narrative about the different names and events was very helpful as
travelbugs922
travelbugs922
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Great Audio Tour
This audio tour was awesome and added such joy and interest to our travel through the park. Highly recommend.
davidtX5262KJ
davidtX5262KJ
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Good tour guide to get around the park
The driving tour is well done, giving facts and getting you through the park. Use in conjuction with the park map.
lschmitt40
lschmitt40
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Don’t waste your money!
Don’t waste your $$. It did not work because there was no reception in the park. I would not recommend.
Warren S
Warren S
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Great tour of the park
The tour was very detailed and interesting and the GPS feature kept us on track the entire way. The history of th
Jeff W
Jeff W
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Great park
Beautiful national park- the tour narration was helpful and informative. The addition of Palm Springs to the narrat
X5973RJsarag
X5973RJsarag
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Great Self-Guided Tour
This was an excellent addition to our first visit to Joshua Tree. We downloaded it that morning and it worked perfe
D5591FXlarryl
D5591FXlarryl
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Rnjoyable
Out of south Tahoe the road was closed because of snow but we loved what we saw. Cannot control the weather
rlglen
rlglen
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Great
I freaking loved it! So interesting! Had great tips about where to go in the park and what hikes to do.
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Liblou
Opelika, AL9 contributions
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.
17_Mile_Day_Trips
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.

Andrew G
1 contribution
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura L
1 contribution
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
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17_Mile_Day_Trips
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen W
Carrollton, GA23 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We enjoyed the automated step by step guided tours of A Acadia National Park. Each stop provided great information and tips for navigating photo spots.
Written 13 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
17_Mile_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback, Karen! I’m thrilled that my tour of Acadia National Park and 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 18 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John
Arlington, TX6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Jim gave us an excellent tour. Very knowledgeable. Kept everyone interested for the entire tour. Answered every question.
Written 26 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
17_Mile_Day_Trips
Thank you so much for your feedback, Morgan! I’m thrilled that my tour of Acadia and 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, 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 28 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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