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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise provided by Gray Line Panama

Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

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USD 125.00
2 adults
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See for yourself how the Panama Canal operates as you traverse the Miraflores Locks, one of three locks used along the canal. This full-day guided tour begins with the convenience of hotel pickup in Panama City, followed by a scenic drive along the Amador Causeway. Enjoy lunch, beverages, and plenty of photo ops.
You'll start at
Panama City
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  • 1
    Panama Canal
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    La Playita de Amador Resort & Marina
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Miraflores Locks
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Pedro Miguel Locks
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Gatun Lake Construction
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Panama City
Panama City, PanamaWe pick up passengers from any hotel in Panama City. Passengers from other locations may go to a Panama City Hotel or to the check in point, at La Playita de Amador, Causeway or Gamboa Port.
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  • Partial transit cruise on the Panama Canal
  • Journey into the Miraflores Locks with a guide
  • Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are included
  • It’s a sightseeing cruise not to be missed
Important Information
Departure Point
Panama City, Panama
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided sightseeing cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Pedro Miguel Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Gatun Lake Construction
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Climber565373 wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions
We loved the tour of the canal. My husband, a mechanical engineer, was fascinated to hear all the details about one of the engineering marvels of al time. We learned lots of interesting facts and I especially liked going through the locks with a big ship right behind us. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
NiHaoToronto wrote a review Mar. 2020
Toronto15 contributions22 helpful votes
This company does not advise passengers that they will change the departure time the night before you go. Everyone was complaining that they had no prior information that they would return to the city at 6:30 rather than 3:00 PM as promised. Everyone's plans were ruined, and
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ken S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Lake Country, Canada14 contributions
Guide was a wealth of knowledge on both the locks and Panama. The tour ship travels in the locks with a cargo ship, so when that ship broke down approaching the 1st lock we had to wait for the next one. Because of the delay we didn't travel into the lake. Still worth seeing the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Ferfijk wrote a review Mar. 2020
Hopkins, Minnesota9 contributions4 helpful votes
What a great day! I read multiple reviews before choosing this cruise and I am glad I chose it. My husband and I couldn't be happier. We started out being picked up at our location at 8 am by a large, comfy, air conditioned tour bus and proceeded to pick up a few other groups.
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Date of experience: February 2020
baw4918 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Peoria, Illinois29 contributions3 helpful votes
So many negative reviews, thot I'd give it a plus. Absolutely NOTHING to complain about on this Holland America Cruise. The weather, for the most part, was good. Met a couple who took same cruise last year, and same thing happened: Costa Rica stop was cncld due high seas. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: Gray Line Panama
shmuel g
Last moment cancalation by GRAY LINE PANAMA
The tour was reserved for 4 person for 12 FEBRUARY (Viatour reservation BR 770806644 confirmation a
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Klaus M
Large undisturbed park within city limits
a special place, a wilderness in a capitol, used as training grous for American soldiers before vietnam. Several tr
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Biggest waste of money (wish I could do no stars)
I will NEVER use viator again. When we showed up the resturaunt did not have a reservation for us. The driver was 2
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Great Tour
This was the best tour you can take if you are a first-timer in Panam City, we saw so much. The tour guide (Jasmine
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Florence B
Great park, no entrance fee
We, family of 4 (2 adults, 2 boys, 6 & 8), visited Soberinia Park twice during our stay. We walked the Plantation R
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Incredible tour the best of Panama in 5 hours
Anna our guide was helpful and informative. She understood our needs and had such in-depth knowledge of the canal a
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Folk Loric Show and Dinner
The show was excellent as they showed the costumes and dances from the different regions of Panama. They explained
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quite a walk
long walk but worth it. very pretty . lots of wild life . but you got to look for them . don't forget to take wate
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Sue C
Wonderful tour
It was a half day tour and we saw so much of the beautiful city. We were lucky to be directed to the fourth floor
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Amelia A
Knowledable and fun!
Juan was truly a great guide. He arrived on time and knew the best spots for photos and avoiding lines. Be ready to
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Great tour around the city
This tour was a great choice. I got to see everything I wanted to see. Pickup was about 15 minutes late from the ti
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Just do rail and locks
With only a day and a half in Panama, I asked our hotel to arrange for the train, locks and ride back. Instead they
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Perfect Day!!!
The BEST way to experience the canal is going through it! This company company does a fantastic job of supplying ev
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Partial Panama Canal Transit
This was one of the better priced tours offered and suited our budget. We booked one of the hotels noted on the lis
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Amazing, but....
went on the Partial Panama Canal tour, which was AMAZING, which was run by Canal and Bay Tours. Gray line did not
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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