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Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take in the highlights of UNESCO-listed Panama City on this private full-day shore excursion from Colon Cruise Port. Admire the views from Ancon Hill; stroll along the Amador Causeway; see the Bridge of the Americas and the Panama Canal; and explore the atmospheric Old Town on a walking tour. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day shore excursion to Panama City from Colon Cruise Port
  • See landmarks such as Miraflores Locks, the Bridge of the Americas, and the Frank Gehry Bio Museum
  • Admire the views from Ancon Hill and the Amador Causeway
  • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Casco Viejo
  • Port pickup and drop-off is included
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Puerto de Cruceros, Paseo Gorgas, Colón, Panama


On arrival at Colon Cruise Port, meet your private guide and set out on the around 1-hour drive to Panama City by private vehicle. Start your day with a visit to the 654-foot (200-meter) summit of Ancon Hill, from where the views span Panama City and the Panama Canal.

Continue to Miraflores Locks, where you can learn more about the legendary canal at the Miraflores Visitor Center and watch a 3D movie about the canal’s history. Stop to take photos of the iconic Bridge of the Americas and the striking multi-colored Frank Gehry Bio Museum, then stroll along the Amador Causeway, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) gazing out over the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal.

After lunch, follow your guide on a walking tour of Panama City’s old town, Casco Viejo, and admire the UNESCO-listed monuments.

Depending on your cruise departure time, either head straight back to Colon port, or relax with a drink (own expense) at one of the waterfront bars as you watch the sunset over the canal.

Your tour ends with drop-off at Colon cruise port.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bridge of the Americas
We head under the Bridge of the Americas, past the Frank Gehry Bio Museum and out to the Amador Causeway where we will stop for lunch (not included).
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Miraflores Visitor Center
We will head to the Miraflores Locks to watch the ships travel through.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Casco Viejo
The rest of the afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of old town, Casco Viejo. Marvel at its spectacular architecture and learn about the history of this UNESCO world heritage site.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Top Private Tours

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour and Nicholas as a guide!" See review

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An excellent private tour
nanjm26
, Nov 2019
My friend and I booked this tour in February, 2019. All of the tours that we would have taken through our cruise ship were already booked. We decided that for a little money more, we'd get a private tour. They opened up more groups on the shore excursions, but we stuck with our decision to go through Viator. Our tour guide was Nicholas Guerrero. He was excellent. He gave us the history of Panama City, the canal and some of the cultures of the people while driving. His English was excellent. He answered all of our questions thoroughly. We did a walking tour of the old city. Nicholas also found shops for particular souvenirs that we were looking for. After an authentic Panamanian lunch, we drove to a nature center. Nicholas used to work there and was a naturalist guide, so we learned about the animals and got great pictures of the sloths. Afterwards we toured the Miraflores visitor center to see and understand the workings of the canal. Watching the ships in the locks was fantastic. When we were finished, Nicholas took us back to our ship. The next day we sailed through the canal. It was exciting to observe the things we had seen the day before from the comfort of the balcony in our stateroom. I highly recommend this tour and Nicholas as a guide!
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This was an amazing tour! Gonzo was...
AnneP
, Mar 2018
This was an amazing tour! Gonzo was so informative and personable. He picked us up at the port. His English was perfect as if he grew up in US but he was born and raised in Panama and provided tons of great information about growing up in Panama. We drove through a rainforest and heard the history of panama canal. The locks were so cool to see from above and we watched a few ships pass through while we toured the museum. We saw some great views of panama city and stopped at an animal reserve area to see turtles, frogs, lizards, fish, etc. We saw a number of sloths sleeping and on the way out saw a very active sloth. Yes ACTIVE. Crawling through branches, eating leaves, etc. That was a super highlight. More views then we parked in Panama City. Gonzo took us on a very informative walking tour. We had a great lunch at local restaurant. Did some shopping for local crafts. He then took us to our hotel by airport. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour and ask for Gonzo! You will not be disappointed. Hope to be back sometime soon.
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Juan provided a great tour. He...
Pam R
, Jan 2018
Juan provided a great tour. He provided the history of Panama, Panama City and Colon. He also provided information related to standard of living in Panama. We were able to eat at a local restaurant - the food was excellent. We spent time at the canal, old town and new town and many other areas. We were on a cruise and Juan's tour covered two tours that were provided by the cruise line. He provided history of the canal and gave us a tour of the previous US base. The van was good as well. Very clean. We would highly recommend this tour.
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Tour guide Gonzo was great, but they...
batt812
, Oct 2017
Tour guide Gonzo was great, but they need to show up on time, not 1 hour and twenty minutes late. They need to offer some cold bottled water on the tour.
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We were picked up right at the port...
jbgregg
, Mar 2017
We were picked up right at the port terminal and driven straight to Panama City. Toured the old city and then taken to the canal locks. Edgardo was very good at telling us the history of the area and canal. Highly recommend the tour.
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