Colon (Cristobal) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a tour of fascinating Colón and experience the full variety of this beautiful port city. Prepare to be captivated as you are submerged in the authentic and rich Panamanian culture -- and make sure you don't miss one of the world's greatest feats of engineering -- the Panama Canal.
Excellent tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
Excellent tour. The best. You drive to Panama City where walk old city, shopping. Time for shopping and be at your own in downtown old city. Bring comfortable shoes.
Excellent tour. The best. You drive to Panama City where walk old city, shopping. Time for shopping and be at your own in downtown old city. Bring comfortable shoes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did miraflores locks and Panama city tour with My Friend Mario - it was interesting to see the ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Did miraflores locks and Panama city tour with My Friend Mario - it was interesting to see the contrast between Colon which looked like a 3rd world country and Panama City which looked like Miami. The locks and museum were interesting for ... Read More
Did miraflores locks and Panama city tour with My Friend Mario - it was interesting to see the contrast between Colon which looked like a 3rd world country and Panama City which looked like Miami. The locks and museum were interesting for husband who wanted to see all about the Canal (not so much for me) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
More time was spent on a restroom break than on the real tour of the old city.
Sail Date: November 2017
More time was spent on a restroom break than on the real tour of the old city. They noted a snack on the paper which was non existent and no real time to get your own and still see the city.
More time was spent on a restroom break than on the real tour of the old city. They noted a snack on the paper which was non existent and no real time to get your own and still see the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Panama city Tour was great although would probably have preferred free time in Panama City to do ...
Sail Date: January 2017
Panama city Tour was great although would probably have preferred free time in Panama City to do own thing rather than go with guide. Very nice place and enjoyed the trip. Be aware that where the ship docks in Puerto Colon looks ... Read More
Panama city Tour was great although would probably have preferred free time in Panama City to do own thing rather than go with guide. Very nice place and enjoyed the trip. Be aware that where the ship docks in Puerto Colon looks extremely poor and dodgy and the surrounding area looks like Down Town Bronx - not safe to walk around and advised against this on the cruise. You really need to take an organized excursion when you dock in Panama. There is a shopping area opposite where the ship docks which is safe to go around, however beyond that is not safe and even the guide on our excursion warned us against walking beyond shopping area and advised not safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
great tour, exceptional guide
Sail Date: January 2017
great tour, exceptional guide
great tour, exceptional guide Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
2 hours each way in a bus to get to get to the old city!
Sail Date: December 2016
2 hours each way in a bus to get to get to the old city! The city if a work in progress. It was very hot, humid and raining. Many tours taking place & easy to miss your group.
2 hours each way in a bus to get to get to the old city! The city if a work in progress. It was very hot, humid and raining. Many tours taking place & easy to miss your group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a good tour.
Sail Date: April 2016
This was a good tour. The guide was very professional. She gave so much information and her english was excellent.
This was a good tour. The guide was very professional. She gave so much information and her english was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was different, sad to see so much poverty.
Sail Date: March 2016
It was different, sad to see so much poverty.
It was different, sad to see so much poverty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was very good with an excellent tour guide.
Sail Date: March 2016
The tour was very good with an excellent tour guide. The only downside was the extreme heat and humidity.
The tour was very good with an excellent tour guide. The only downside was the extreme heat and humidity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Gatun Locks were part of this tour and it was very interesting to see the boats moving through ...
Sail Date: January 2016
The Gatun Locks were part of this tour and it was very interesting to see the boats moving through the locks. The tour of the old, new and colonial cities were very interesting.
The Gatun Locks were part of this tour and it was very interesting to see the boats moving through the locks. The tour of the old, new and colonial cities were very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Panama – Toured privately with Robtad’s.
Sail Date: November 2015
Panama – Toured privately with Robtad’s. When we arrived Roberto, the owner, told me we would be with another guide which worried me a bit since I had read so much about him. He informed me that our guide, Edwin Miranda Gurro, would ... Read More
Panama – Toured privately with Robtad’s. When we arrived Roberto, the owner, told me we would be with another guide which worried me a bit since I had read so much about him. He informed me that our guide, Edwin Miranda Gurro, would be better than him. Edwin was extremely knowledgeable and fun and we were extremely happy with him. A great day…Thanks to Carl for arranging our tour. Thankfully, we had just enough time to see a huge cargo ship approach the lock, watch the water level change and the gates open. Amazing. I really wasn’t thrilled about going to the locks initially, thinking it would be slow and boring…NOT. The rest of the tour to various spots in Panama City was also fun and amazing. We tried to stop for a local lunch enroute back to the ship. However, traffic was crazy due to upcoming holidays and a parade so the group voted to pass on lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent independent tour guide.
Sail Date: November 2015
Excellent independent tour guide.
Excellent independent tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a bus across the county and visited Panama City.
Sail Date: March 2015
Took a bus across the county and visited Panama City. We stopped a couple times to take pictures and shop. This cruise is 5.5 hours and well worth the price of admission.
Took a bus across the county and visited Panama City. We stopped a couple times to take pictures and shop. This cruise is 5.5 hours and well worth the price of admission. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The old museum is only fairThere's really not a lot thereBut guides insist one has to invest ...
Sail Date: February 2015
The old museum is only fairThere's really not a lot thereBut guides insist one has to invest time.The old colonial town is goodAnd the history understoodAnd there is no evidence of crime.
The old museum is only fairThere's really not a lot thereBut guides insist one has to invest time.The old colonial town is goodAnd the history understoodAnd there is no evidence of crime. Read Less
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Nothing to see in Colon, definitely worth to take a tour to the jungle or Panama City...
Sail Date: December 2013
Nothing to see in Colon, definitely worth to take a tour to the jungle or Panama City... some of our friends took other tours and were not impressed though, most people said the railway tour was a huge disappointment.Our tour included the ... Read More
Nothing to see in Colon, definitely worth to take a tour to the jungle or Panama City... some of our friends took other tours and were not impressed though, most people said the railway tour was a huge disappointment.Our tour included the best of Panama City, it was very good value for our money, definitely recommend.Colon: not at all... very dirty and ugly; and shopping was pretty bad for a free port, we wanted to buy a Panasonic waterproof hybrid camera ($169 at Best Buy in the US); it was $399 in Colon, forget it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We disembarked the cruise ship in the middle of Gatun Lake and were tendered to shore where we got ...
Sail Date: December 2012
We disembarked the cruise ship in the middle of Gatun Lake and were tendered to shore where we got on our mini bus for the drive to Old Panama City. The walking tour took us to the Old City, the Colonial City and to a museum. Our tour ... Read More
We disembarked the cruise ship in the middle of Gatun Lake and were tendered to shore where we got on our mini bus for the drive to Old Panama City. The walking tour took us to the Old City, the Colonial City and to a museum. Our tour guide Javier spoke excellent English and kept the walking pace fast but slow enough for everyone to keep up. The Colonial part of the city was the most interesting and there was a short 20 minute time period for limited shopping Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the best excursion we took.
Sail Date: December 2012
This was the best excursion we took. The guide was very entertaining and the visit to the Panama canal - altough crouded and way too short for my taste, was very interesting. Due to the 1.5 hour late start of the tour, we were running ... Read More
This was the best excursion we took. The guide was very entertaining and the visit to the Panama canal - altough crouded and way too short for my taste, was very interesting. Due to the 1.5 hour late start of the tour, we were running late but the guide made no attempt to cut our experience short and get us back. Of course the ship waited on us and other tours that got started late that day. However, the late start resulted in early dinner seatings being missed upon our return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Found a guide off-ship.
Sail Date: September 2012
Found a guide off-ship. He drove us all around for $100. Took us over to Panama City. We stopped at the new observation site for the new widened locks being built on the Atlantic side. Very impressive. As usual, the guide was hard ... Read More
Found a guide off-ship. He drove us all around for $100. Took us over to Panama City. We stopped at the new observation site for the new widened locks being built on the Atlantic side. Very impressive. As usual, the guide was hard working and honest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
An outstanding tour to an authentic Embera Village.
Sail Date: May 2012
An outstanding tour to an authentic Embera Village. One of the more interesting tours I have ever taken. I definitely would recommend!
An outstanding tour to an authentic Embera Village. One of the more interesting tours I have ever taken. I definitely would recommend! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Went to Panama City.
Sail Date: March 2012
Went to Panama City. This is a 6.5 hour tour and the minivan the put you in is not comfortable for that long of a time. The tour was interesting but just too cramped on this size of a minivan. The need a bigger bus with a restroom on ... Read More
Went to Panama City. This is a 6.5 hour tour and the minivan the put you in is not comfortable for that long of a time. The tour was interesting but just too cramped on this size of a minivan. The need a bigger bus with a restroom on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises