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Ultimate Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

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Bar Harbor, United States
Ultimate Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Acadia National Park is as big as it is beautiful, making it simple to get lost when going on your own. Instead, choose this Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour and see the park’s pristine wilderness while hearing about its history from the safety of your own vehicle. You’ll follow a route through the park on an easy-to-download app that gives recommended speed limits and commentary for a unique experience.
  • Explore Acadia National Park from the comfort of your own car
  • Hear commentary about the park on a pre-planned route of its highlights
  • Perfect for those on a budget—just one tour needed per vehicle
  • No need to worry about it expiring—this tour is good until you use it
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Audios, Images, and Text
Family-friendly
Flexible Planning
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Entrance Ticket
Food, Drinks, Vehicle Rental& Parking
Cadillac Mountain Vehicle Reservation
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.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/21/2021 - 8/22/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Cadillac Mountain , Parking lot, 707 Cadillac Summit Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Paradise Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ultimate Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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star-5
Great DIY Tour but Be Prepared to Bypass Stops.
Martha_B
, Aug 2022
DIY tour is great for those who like to go at their own pace. Good narration & easy to follow. However, Bar Harbor area is extremely busy in summer months. We began our tour at 8:30 am & 90% of stopping points were inaccessable due to heavy volume (no available parking). I immagine same would be true during fall foliage season. Nevertheless, tour was still enjoyable & worth the $10.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much Martha! I'm thrilled that my tour added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I have 100 other tours in the USA. Please check them out on your next vacation. Also, just to remind you that the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit also.
star-1
Not worth $10
Jeanne_B
, Jul 2022
The App (Acadia) was terrible. 1. it kept skipping back to sessions already listened to. Happened every couple of minutes. 2. Didn't like to 'pause' when we were driving to next destination. Would skip back to older session. 3. Didn't provide much history / information as we had hoped.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Jeanne, the tour’s audios trigger automatically. This type of confusion happens when the audios are forcibly played manually. Then when they trigger automatically where intended, it appears that the tour has skipped back / glitched out. The best experience comes from simply following the instructions and driving — the app will play the audios all on its own without any handling!
star-5
Narrated Self Guided Tour
skatermom40
, Jul 2022
The app was easy to download and follow. It was great to have the automatic narration at all points of interest. The timing was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much! I’m delighted that you enjoyed my tour of Acadia. I hope to see you on one of my other self-guided tours in the future.
star-5
Acadia National Park
Donna_D
, Jul 2022
Very good tour of Acadia National Park. Useful and all the highlights. Like having your own private tour at your pace. A little difficult to start sound in the beginning
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much Donna! I'm thrilled we were able to provide such a memorable Acadia experience and I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. I hope to see you on one of my other self-guided tours in the future.
star-5
Well worth the money
barbara_k
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed listing all the information at various locations. The views were wonderful. I am not much on expressing my thoughts but we all enjoyed the trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks so much Barbara! So great to hear. Hope you enjoy some of my other tours too!
star-4
Nice experience
Rebecca_G
, Jul 2022
It was Nice to be notified of points of interest as we were driving by! We enjoyed the tour. Thanks!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Rebecca! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the tour and earn it that extra star!
star-5
Highly recommended -...
James_R
, Jul 2022
Highly recommended - started and stopped as we moved through the park. Gave a great narrative - we stopped and noticed things we wouldn’t of without the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks James! That’s the kind of headline I love! So great to hear. Hope you enjoy some of my other tours too!
star-5
Value for money
Kedisha_E
, Jul 2022
The self guided tour was a wonderful way to experience the fullness of the Acadia park at your own pace. It was easy to follow along, accurate representation of the park and you could choose to stop as long as you wanted at each site/point of interest. The only piece that was missing is letting us know in advance that Cadillac summit required a registration pass in advance. My husband and I figured it out and bought it but would recommend making that clear in the app instructions
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks so much Kedisha! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of my self-guided tour. I’ll do my best to make it even more clear that the park pass and Cadillac reservation are separate from my tour.
star-5
The audio tour really explained a lot and was well worth the cost
Peter_R
, Jun 2022
The first day it rained and was foggy but it added an experience that was fairly ominous. Driving up Cadillac mountain in the fog was a bit eery as you could not see over the side of the road, it added excitement to the drive. Having the audio tell you what you should be seeing but not being able to see it made you realize just how thick the fog was. We went up the following day when it was sunny and enjoyed all that we didn’t see the first day
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much Peter! Sounds spooky and fun! I also have self-guided tours for other parks as well as scenic drives, cities, and historic sites — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time!
star-5
Great experience for thebprice
Meegan_C
, Jun 2022
It was helpful in riding the park and seeing what to get out of car and look out. The history and science was interesting also
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Awesome! I'm so glad to hear that you had a good time exploring Acadia with my tour. I also have self-guided tours all over the country — hope you get the chance to try them out!
star-5
Acadia
Timothy_C
, May 2022
We loved the history! We also liked that we could stop and go at our own pace and rewind if we missed something!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I’m so glad to hear that you loved the flexibility and convenience my self-guided tour offers! I hope you get the chance to try out my other tours in the future.
star-5
Awesome. Very helpful and informative
Jayne_D
, May 2022
I enjoyed the stories behind the different points. Interesting points that I never knew. Was very helpful knowing where the next information site coming up
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much, Jayne! I'm thrilled we were able to provide such a memorable Acadia experience and I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you have the chance to try some of my other tours as well during your future travels!
star-5
Fantastic!
Dede_S
, May 2022
Our first visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park was fantastic! Highly recommend the visit to the park and the Viator audio tour. Looking forward to using the service on other trips.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
I’m so thrilled that you had a good time with our tours of Acadia and Bar Harbor! We have all of our Action Tour Guide self-guided experiences available here on Viator and hope you give them all a try on your travels elsewhere!
star-5
Great
Lupita_S
, Apr 2022
It was great we were able to go at our own pace and the information was great as well. The park was closed in some areas but it was due to the off season. We still enjoyed it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks, Lupita! I'm overjoyed that my Acadia tour added so much to your trip! Please know that you have the tour forever so you can take it again if visiting in the peak season!
star-2
Beautiful place, but glitchy app.
Carol_S
, Apr 2022
Incredible scenery, no crowd in April, plenty of short walks. The app only allowed me to heat narration with headphones in. I followed the instructions and turned cellular off. It looked like the sound was playing but I could only hear it using my headphones ad we drove. It played fine in the riom we stayed in before we got started.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the feedback Carol! It sounds like a Bluetooth issue (are your headphones Bluetooth-enabled?). Please contact us in any scenario like this — we can help fix it ASAP!
star-1
I was expecting a step by...
Amy_W
, Feb 2022
I was expecting a step by step route to all the points of interest. You had to travel on your own then once you got to the point then you would get a voice education
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Amy, it is step by step when following the route we’ve given in the tour. You hear stories of the park and trees and history as you drive (as well as additional stories at many stops). It sounds like our support team can help you out — please send us an e-mail!
star-4
Unfinished business
Nicole_P
, Nov 2021
Was great, but the road was closed after Jordan pond, so we missed the last 25% of the tour. Would be great if we could finish the tour when we come back next year.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour, and I have good news — it’s valid forever! So you can definitely listen to the rest when you go back during the regular season. We also have more tours available across the country at ActionTourGuide.com. Thanks for the review!
star-5
Audio tour provided...
Claude_M
, Nov 2021
Audio tour provided insight and was well worth the price. Will look into the company’s other tours on future trips.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you Claude! I’m so glad that our Acadia tour was able to make your trip special! I hope you enjoy our other tours as well. If there’s any place we don’t have, please let us know — we are always creating new tours. Thanks again!
star-4
Worth It
Monica_C
, Nov 2021
Well worth the $8. Gave us a good overview of Acadia. Make sure you download the app where you have good WiFi.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Whoo, thank you! So glad to hear that you loved the tour and the narration! And that’s an important reminder to download beforehand. Acadia is definitely an awesome park so I’m glad we could make your trip special. We have more tours at ActionTourGuide.com. Thanks again!
star-3
Decent but not worth the $8
Jocelyn_T
, Nov 2021
When I purchased this, I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy it but I figured it was only $8. And while I didn't have a horrible experience, and I learned some good tidbits from it, I don't feel like it was worth $8. I would rather have had a map labeled with some of the information that was in the tour. The audio part was a bit unwieldy as it would interrupt conversation, and if I wanted to click to the next section ahead of time (to avoid interrupted conversations), it would restart the audio snippet when our car reached the area it was supposed to start in. I would also have loved to hear more about the indigenous people who lived in the area (there was a lot more information on the people who colonized it).
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your feedback! We’ve added as many wonderful stories as possible but because of space limitations (so that the app isn’t continuously talking non-stop for two hours) some of the stories are within the Learn More sections — please check those out! We’re also consistently making updates and upgrades so we’d love to hear any specific recommendations you may have. There’s not much we can do about our stories interrupting a conversation in the car — I can only be glad that it was at least interesting!

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