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Bar Harbor, United States-port

Tall ships unfurl their sails and make for the open sea, while harbor seals, porpoises and whales play in the wide blue bay. From the mid-1800s until the great fire of 1947, Bar Harbor was a haven for wealthy summer visitors who built shingled, 60-room "summer cottages" on rocky promontories and islands. Today, the main interest is Acadia National Park, a magnificent landscape of towering coastal mountains and coves, lakes, hundreds of streams and ponds, and Somes Sound, a splendid glacial-carved fjord.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Walk in the Park
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Acadia National Park & Carriage Ride
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Acadia National Park & Visitor Center
    Seated Tour
  • Best of Both Worlds W/Looking Glass
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Gilded Age Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Grand Tour of Bar Harbor
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Ocean Trail Hike
    Moderate Activity/Walking

A Walk in the Park

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: BHB-003

Walking enthusiasts and nature lovers will not want to miss this tour that offers a unique and close-up view of one of America's most popular National Parks. Not only will you enjoy an invigorating hike along the scenic trails of Acadia, you will also be treated to a beautiful drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain for a spectacular 360-degree view of the Park and Mount Desert Island.

Your tour begins with a drive along a portion of the scenic Park Loop Road en route to your trail head. Disembarking your coach, your experienced naturalist guide will then lead you on a 1.5 to 2 mile hike through some of Acadia's most spectacular landscapes. As you make your way along the trail, your guide will introduce you to the diverse ecosystem of the area as well as the geology, natural history and legends of the Park. You'll learn about the founding fathers of Acadia and the important role John D. Rockefeller and George Dorr played in the development of the Park.

Following your hike, you will re-board the coach for a scenic drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain (weather permitting), highest point on North America's Eastern seaboard. With a 360-degree panoramic view, you will have the opportunity to take in spectacular panoramic views and enjoy photo opportunities of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. This wonderful vantage point allows you to see how glaciers have carved through the granite cliffs to form a breathtaking landscape of lush forest, lakes and valleys.

Following your stop at Cadillac Mountain, you will transfer back to the pier in Bar Harbor.

Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of walking, at times strenuous and over uneven natural surfaces. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or those guests with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate, layered clothing that should include a water/wind-proof jacket and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. In the event of adverse or foggy weather, a stop will be made at Jordan Pond House.