Best of Both Worlds

  • Port

    Bar Harbor, Maine, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


Exploring the many wonderful facets of Bar Harbor, this tour includes the beautiful scenery of Acadia National Park and a chance to learn about the fascinating world of the lobster fisherman. You'll also journey back in time to experience an example of architecture dating from the Gilded Age.

A scenic drive along Acadia National Park's Park Loop Road skirts the ocean's edge and passes Thunder Hole, Schooner Head and Otter Cliff. At the latter, the right tidal conditions can send flumes of ocean spray high into the air. You'll stop for photos, traffic permitting.

Discover the exclusive world of the Gilded Age and Bar Harbor's marvelous Art Deco architecture. On a visit to the fully-restored Criterion Theatre, your guide shares tales of a bygone era, when America's wealthiest families made Bar Harbor their summer playground.

A licensed Maine lobsterman provides an entertaining and informative demonstration on the life-cycle of the lobster, the use of authentic traps, and how these succulent creatures are caught.

At the end of the tour, enjoy free time to explore Bar Harbor's many shops, boutiques and restaurants, or join your guide for the short stroll back to the pier.


All stops within Acadia National Park are based on dedicated coach parking being available. There are 20 steps down to the base of Thunder Hole, which can be wet and slippery. There is a fine view the top of the steps.