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Step Back in Time: A Victorian Stroll through Bar Harbor

Step back in time to the turn of the 20th century, when Bar Harbor was the world’s most exclusive and illustrious resort and stately Victorian mansions belonged to fabulously wealthy summer residents trying to outdo each other with lavish parties. Walk with your costumed guide—perhaps he is the Vanderbilt's carriage driver, or she is a maid from the nearby Rockefeller estate—as (s)he shares tales of a magnificent time in America’s history. Learn of the society matron who ordered imported crystal champagne glasses by the case so her guests could toss them against the ocean-side boulders of Frenchman Bay after using them once, and the insecure couple who thought they could impress others by giving away priceless diamonds and jewels. Find out how the truly wealthy lived—attending the grandest parties, procuring superbly manicured estates, occupying mansions that seemed to stretch forever. See the magnificent Tiffany stained-glass windows of St Saviour's Church before you return to the pier.Notes:Total walking distance is approximately one mile. The tour is conducted at a leisurely pace, suitable for almost everyone.
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1 out of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Step Back in Time: A Victorian Stroll through Bar Harbor
Review 1 for Step Back in Time: A Victorian Stroll through Bar Harbor
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Bar Harbor touriststown !

Date:October 26, 2012
Lucca
Location:Northern California
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:October
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The Guide was most amusing and informative about the sights and history of the town. There were many beautiful vistas of the lovely sea view areas. The rest of the town is full of typical tourist shops and not all that clean. We did have a great lunch at BLAZE, a restaurant at the end of the main street. It was more quiet and the service was great as well as the food and wine. The owner was also very cordial. After a few hours the town was a bore.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
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8out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Step Back in Time: A Victorian Stroll through Bar Harbor
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

A Nice Walk in Good Weather

Date:November 6, 2011
2cruiselovers
Location:We are Canadian retirees.
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:October
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
The female interpreter/guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She was dressed in the period.
Good value for the money. We were fortunate to have great weather.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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15out of 28found this review helpful.