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Colon (Cristobal) Panama Railway Excursion Reviews

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Take a ride on the refurbished Panama Railway from the Pacific to the Atlantic. It rides parallel to the infamous Canal, and offers a great view in luxuriously paneled railway cars.

jrowland

4 reviews

Great train ride from coast to coast. Train was air conditioned and you could purchase refreshments at reasonable prices. Train paralleled the Canal. Few can say they traveled from the Carribean Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and back in the same day. We also had a short bus ride in Panama City and saw the Bridge of the Americas. Did pass a prison that was in the jungle and were told this was where Manual Noriega is housed. Great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative

Provider: Holland America Line

sunshine nana

2 reviews

Good guide, nice ride. Not a lot to see, but train buffs enjoyed it.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rexcoast

1 review

Great tour, but tour guide (Ada) could have been better. Her English was minimal. She could be a good tour guide, but needs quite a bit more practice.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

wyobean

2 reviews

Enjoyed the tour. Very informative. Rather expensive, but most cruise tours are. We got a snack box, but thought it was supposed to be a lunch. Long tour with no food.

Provider: MSC Cruises

MeanMeosh

3 reviews

Good if you like railroad journeys. Not all that many views of the canal itself, and would like a little more time in Panama City. Colon itself is a dump; I don't recommend venturing outside here unless you are with an organized group.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

LifeisaWOW

2 reviews

Nice bus trip to Panama City and then Train back to Colon. We took the dome car and saw a lot of countryside. Would recommend it.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Logger1

1 review

packrats

2 reviews

Colon...Panama Canal RR Journey by Train & Bus....5 1/2 hours. We opted for the less expensive trip (we didn't have the glass roof viewing). Boarded bus for 15 minute ride to train. Onto the train which has seats with tables and there is a restroom on the train. Chips, soda, Panama beer ($2.00) etc. available on the train. Nice ride thru the rainforest/along the waterways and canal. When we got off the train to get onto the bus again we were given a bottle of water and a "snack box" that included Pringles, raisins, peanuts, cookies and candy. (I understand that the more expensive version got sandwiches.) Rode bus to Flamenco Island Resort and had 25 min. to shop, eat and look around because for some reason we were unable to take the bus back to the ship...we had to ride the train back so don't know if we had our time at the resort cut short because of the train schedule or if this is the amount of time always allotted. Shops at resort seemed high priced and very, very tiny. Back to the ship where there are more stores, a bit better priced. We purchased hand painted feathers for $9.00+. HAVE TO HAVE CASH IN THESE SHOPS. Bars and cafes are here as well next to the dock.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

TwoLaners

1 review

The train trip was outstanding. The city tour was just OK. Colon, Panama (Is just a Freight Port w/Tourist Trap Shopping.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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