Bar Harbor

Ultimate Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Bar Harbor, USA
Acadia National Park Self Driving Tour
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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 for the entire year

What's Included

  • 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
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/21/2021 - 6/7/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get buckled into your vehicle and embark on your self-guided tour, starting from Hull's Cove Visitor Center. Begin to explore the foliage and forests. No need to worry about getting lost—simply download the app and enjoy the park's pristine wilderness from the comfort of your car.

Then, make your way to Cadillac Mountain Overlook for panoramic mountain views and accommodations surrounded by a beautiful garden and patio.

Hear captivating commentary, follow a recommended route, and immerse yourself in the highlights of Acadia National Park. Plus, this tour is cost-effective, with just one purchase needed per vehicle, and the audio file won't expire.

With flexible scheduling, you can explore over multiple days or on your next trip.

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cadillac Mountain

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Park Loop Road

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sieur de Monts Spring

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Beaver Dam Pond

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Egg Rock Overlook

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Precipice Trail

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Schooner Head Overlook

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ocean Path Trailhead

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sand Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Old Soaker

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Thunder Hole

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Monument Cove

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Gorham Mountain Trailhead

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Boulder Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Otter Cliff

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hunters Beach Overlook

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Aunt Betty Pond Carriage Road

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jordan Pond

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Bubble Pond

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Eagle Lake Acadia National Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cadillac Mountain Summit Trail

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers 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.
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Reviews

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Fabulous audio tour
Margaret_T, May 2024
This is a fabulous tour! You stop whenever and wherever you want and the audio stops too. Once you start again it picks up! It’s also very informative as opposed to just driving with no content.
Great Audio Tour
JamesC_R, May 2024
The audio tour of Acadia Park was great! It connected to car play right away and we could stop and visit any of the sites without a problem. Best investment ever!
Not much open in April
Frances_A, Apr 2024
What we saw we enjoyed. Whoever set this up needs to inform clients that most of the access roads remain closed until May. As we were here in mid April we encountered many closed roads. Also I was sad that android wasn't available because my husband has hearing loss and would have been able to hear through the blue tooth phone connection.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Frances, thanks for your feedback. We understand your concerns about the road closures in April at Acadia National Park. We always encourage visitors to check the park's website for the latest updates to enjoy their experience fully. Remember, your purchase is valid for a year, so you'll have the opportunity to experience the park in its full glory on your next visit. Don't hesitate to reach out if we can assist you with anything else. Safe travels!
Wow!
Maryann_W, Apr 2024
Jonathan was our tour guide and he was amazing! So much knowledge and a personal photographer too. Loved his energy and the whole experience. Would highly recommend this experience. Well worth the money.
Might be great during the summer months!
Jennifer_S, Mar 2024
Sadly, we were not able to use the app on the day (or any day) we visited the park. The roads and entrances to the park were closed for the winter, which happens every season. Why sell an app that cannot be used. We felt duped.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Jennifer, the tour isn’t tied to any particular date! And you don’t need to buy it again in the summer — it’ll still work! I hope that helps :)
Park closed to driving —tour should not be sold
Debra_p, Jan 2024
Let’s start with this should not be sold in the winter if the park is closed to driving- so you can not use this at all. This is a poor representation as this product purchase can not be used
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Debra, I'm sorry about your inconvenience with the Acadia National Park Driving Audio Tour during the winter. While some roads in the park are indeed closed during the colder months, we've designed a winter route to accommodate the seasonal changes. If you follow the specific route on the app, it should still offer a valuable experience. Your purchase doesn't expire, so you're welcome to use it for a complete experience in the summer or whenever you choose to revisit. If you'd like to explore the stories from home, that's also an option.
Acadia Guide
Linda_W, Nov 2023
I enjoyed using this app. It was easy to use. It had lots of interesting information. I wish it included Bar Harbor, too.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Linda, I'm glad you enjoyed using my Acadia National Park Audio Tour and found the app easy to use with lots of exciting information. The Bar Harbor is a separate tour that is not included in this tour, but if you consider my Acadia & Bar Harbor bundle, you can get both, and don't forget to check out my Action+ Tour Bundle for over 100 more self-guided adventures.
Awesome!
Samantha_B, Nov 2023
Very informative, stayed on track with the drive, worked perfectly offline, enjoyed the 3 different options it came with - very great! Would recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Samantha, I am thrilled you had an excellent experience with my Acadia National Park Audio Tour! It's great to know that it stayed in sync with your drive and you enjoyed the offline functionality and the options provided. Thanks for recommending it! If you're looking forward to more adventures, don’t forget to check out my Action+ Tour Bundle for over 100 more self-guided adventures.
Terrific
Karin_P, Nov 2023
This is a terrific self-guided app to just get a nice overall view of the driving roads of Acadia. We could pause and stop the app as needed which was very convenient.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for the great review, Karin! I'm glad you found my Acadia National Park Audio Tour, a terrific companion for your journey. The flexibility to pause and resume as needed can enhance the experience. If you're looking forward to more explorations, you might enjoy my Action+ Tour Bundle. It offers over 100 self-guided tours that cover a wide range of fascinating destinations.
Love it
Susan_O, Oct 2023
I loved it. I drove through before and did not have the audio tour. This time I used the audio tour and it was much better
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Susan! It warms my heart to hear you vibed with my Acadia National Park Self Audio Tour. It's wild how much audio magic can transform a drive, right? If wanderlust strikes again, dive into my Action+ Tour Bundle. It's packed with over 100 self-guided adventures just waiting for you! Safe travels and rockin' tunes!
Very well guided tour 🌷
Sansriti_N, Oct 2023
It was a good audio tour and started right on spot where the main attractions were. It was very well guided. Thanks
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Sansriti, thanks for the and the love! I stoked you vibed with my Acadia National Park Self Audio Tour. That place is pure magic, right? Whenever wanderlust hits again, remember my Action+ Tour Bundle is ready to roll with you. Over 100 hours to keep the adventures coming. Safe travels, and rock on!
Informative and Easy
Ross_S, Oct 2023
Very informative and easy to use. It allows you to visit all of the areas of the park at your own pace. It fit in perfectly with our summit to Cadillac mountain.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Ross! I'm so glad you found my Acadia National Park Self Audio Tour both chill and chock-full of info. Cadillac mountain views are unmatched, right? When itching for a new adventure, dive into my Action+ Tour Bundle. Over 100 epic tours await.
As advertised
Chriss_B, Oct 2023
The app worked as advertised. We enjoyed the history included with the tour. We agreed we’d use the app for additional tours in the future.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Chriss! I'm super stoked to hear you vibed with the history on my Acadia National Park Self Audio Tour. Keeps things spicy, right? Whenever wanderlust strikes again, remember my Action+ Tour Bundle's got you covered with over 100 tours. I can't wait to join you on your next adventure!
do it
Merle_k, Oct 2023
well I did not get to use the app as it just would not download so we had to go blind. I gave 4 out of 5 stars because viator responded the same day and refunded my account as it would not download they were very nice. Stuff happens and they understand. I recommend Viator and I will try and use it on my upcoming trip!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for the understanding, Merle! I checked our support records, and the hiccup happened because you tried to download the app and tour inside the park, where cell signals can be tricky. I'm super glad Viator got you sorted out with a swift refund. Next time, prep in advance; I'm sure you'll have a smoother experience. Cheers to your upcoming trip, and happy exploring!
Not Worth It
Sherry_C, Oct 2023
It wasn’t that informative. Reading a bit about places on the loop beforehand would have sufficed. However, since it was inexpensive, maybe if you’re on the fence about using it, use it.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for the feedback, Sherry. I've got this hunch that maybe you didn't experience the whole tour, as it dives more profoundly than the usual tidbits. Whenever you're up for it, remember your tour doesn't have an expiration date, so that you can dive back in at your own pace. And if Acadia's not your jam, a whole library of 100+ other self-guided tours is waiting for you. Here's to more discoveries on the road!
Terrible
Lisa_K, Oct 2023
Speaking on the phone to to a customer rep that did not help. I scheduled an audio driving tour that I didn’t attend on the scheduled day and then when I tried to reschedule the next day I was told it was over and I lost out. Trust me I will never book through Viator again.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
I get the frustration, Lisa. I wish you'd contacted us directly – our contact details are in the ticket section, and we're always keen to help. The silver lining? Your tour doesn't have an expiration date. So, you can still explore Acadia's tales when you fancy, or if you want a change of scene, I've got 100+ other self-guided tours up for grabs. I hope your next adventure has a smoother start!
Don’t waste your money
Diana_C, Oct 2023
Very difficult to download. I called the Help line & still could not download the app. We were unable to use it. I would not recommend getting this app.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Sorry to hear about the download troubles, Diana. The signal can be a bit spotty at the park, so we always suggest downloading the app and tour in advance. But here's a silver lining: the product you bought never expires! So, you can still kick back at home and immerse yourself in the stories of Acadia anytime you like. I hope you give it another shot!
Ok but not great
Kurt_S, Oct 2023
The tour was sped up because of the need of several riders need to make it back to the cruise ship. 4 hr tour was about 3 hr
BUY THIS !!
Kelly_K, Oct 2023
This was amazing. Narrator was great and the GPS feature made it so easy for us to listen and follow. Will use again and again!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hey Kelly, I'm thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic experience with the tour! That GPS feature is a game-changer, right? I can't wait for you to explore more with my guides. Whenever wanderlust strikes next, my Action+ Tour Bundle is packed and ready for you. Enjoy the open road!
Great tour!
Melynda_M, Oct 2023
If you follow directions on downloading and using the app it works perfectly! Loved all the information and history the narrator provided!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Melynda, thank you for your glowing feedback on my Acadia National Park Audio Tour. I'm delighted to hear that you had a seamless experience with the app and enjoyed the rich history and information shared. Acadia is such a gem, and it's a pleasure to help bring its stories to life for visitors like you. As you chart out future travels, remember that my Action+ Tour Bundle offers over 100 self-guided tours to enhance your journeys. Safe travels and happy discoveries!
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