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

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Discover the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with this self-guided driving and walking tour. Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of Acadia as you learn about the vibrant foliage and native tribes who called this land home. Follow the famous Park Loop Road and marvel at stunning viewpoints like Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole. Spot beavers and peregrine falcons along the way and soak in the panoramic views of Frenchman Bay from Ocean Path Trail. Explore the small but fascinating Sandy Beach and witness the power of nature at Old Soaker and Otter Cliff. Visit historic churches and the charming Bar Harbor Inn, and learn about the region's French expeditions and fur trade. With lifetime validity and a total duration of 300 minutes, this tour is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Maine.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Explore the untouched wilderness of Acadia National Park
  • Learn about the legends and history of Native tribes
  • Drive along the scenic Park Loop Road
  • Catch a glimpse of beavers and their dams at Beaver Pond
  • Marvel at the stunning views from the summit of Cadillac Mountain
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
  • Great value: purchase per car, not per person. More affordable than bus or guided tours!
  • 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!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Acadia National Park and delve into the fascinating history of Bar Harbor with the self-guided driving and walking tour. Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of Acadia as you learn about the diverse ecosystems and vibrant foliage that make this park a natural wonder. Then, wander along the picturesque oceanfront of Bar Harbor, and uncover the hidden stories of its Gilded Age past. With a perfect blend of nature's wonders and cultural heritage, this combo tour is designed to offer you an unforgettable experience in the scenic state of Maine.

What to Expect

Embark on a 2-3 hour journey through Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, following a carefully crafted itinerary that covers the essential highlights of both destinations. This exhilarating self-guided tour allows you to explore at your own pace, ensuring a personalized and immersive experience. As you drive and walk through these breathtaking locations, you can expect to witness stunning vistas, encounter diverse wildlife, step foot in historic sites, and gain a deeper understanding of the region's natural and cultural significance.

Who is this for?

This self-guided tour is perfect for all nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour offers something for everyone. The flexibility of the self-guided format allows you to tailor the experience to your preferences, making it suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or it's your first time exploring Maine, this tour provides a unique opportunity to discover the beauty and heritage of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

Why Book This?

By booking this self-guided tour, you'll have the freedom to explore Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor at your own pace, without the constraints of a group tour. With a lifetime validity, you can embark on this adventure whenever it suits you, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, learn about the rich history, and experience the tranquility of these remarkable destinations. Plus, by using the Tour Guide App by Action, you'll have all the necessary information and audio instructions at your fingertips, ensuring a seamless and immersive journey.

Good to Know

Before setting off on your adventure, make sure to check the opening hours of the attractions and plan your visit accordingly. The tour duration is approximately 2-3 hours, covering a 22+ mile-long route through Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Remember to bring a strong internet connection to access the Tour Guide App and follow the audio instructions for each step of the tour. Although this tour provides a comprehensive overview, you may want to allocate extra time at certain locations to fully immerse yourself in their beauty. Prepare to be amazed by the vibrant forests, breathtaking cliffs, and hidden gems along the way.


Travelers who have embarked on this self-guided tour rave about the incredible beauty and immersive experiences it offers. They praise the flexibility of the itinerary, allowing them to spend as much or as little time as desired at each location. Visitors especially appreciate the Tour Guide App, which provides informative audio instructions and enhances the overall experience. The combination of natural wonders and the rich history of Bar Harbor receives glowing reviews, with many highlighting the perfect balance between outdoor adventure and cultural exploration. Overall, guests express their satisfaction with this self-guided tour, considering it a must-do experience for anyone visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

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4.2 (36)


Used only the walking tour bcuz inable to rent a car. Worked very well n able to rest, relisten, go at own pace.


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.


This was so easy! Be sure to download while you have a signal, however. Easy to follow. Rewind to replay if needed. Great info.


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.


Even though we were going the speed limit the tour monologue would all of a sudden stop and jump to the next one or repeat a previous talk. Not real impressed. But there was interesting information that we would not have known being on our own.


Thunder hole. It was amazing. All the views were beautiful and the tour was spot on! Wish we could have got reservations to Cadillac Mountain .

Dwight N

Easy to follow, lot of interesting local and historical information. Never lost reception, better than sitting on a tour bus with strangers.


I could not down load the app so I couldn’t use it. I paid viator for nothing and paid again at the entrance.


We loved every minute of our driving and walking tours of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. The informative dialogs popped up perfectly as we drove or walked along. This is a fantastically beautiful area and we were very impressed! The views were incredible and fun little experiences like trying the Jordan House popovers and walking around the summit of Cadillac Mountain made great memories for us. I kept saying, “And I’m not even in the Caribbean!” as I took in the breathtaking views. Wonderful experience!


Great guide to the park. We set it up to come over the car radio and were able to pause and see the sights. Highly recommend as a way to see the sights of Acadia.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 20:14