Scenic Drive & Walking Tour of 'Old Panama City'

PA6-100 | Fuerte Amador, Panama (for Panama City) | See Special Notes

from $69.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Panama Viejo / Casco Viejo Panama Viejo / Casco Viejo

You will see:

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Tour Overview

A comfortable, air-conditioned transportation greets you at the pier and your guided tour begins as you drive along the Amador Causeway to Panama Viejo (Old Panama). Founded in 1519, the city was a crucial port for treasure-laden Spanish ships. This scenic, yet acquainted excursion takes you to the ruins of the churches, colonial palaces, bridges and military buildings that attest to country's grand past.

Panama Viejo is where the main city originally stood until destroyed by a band of pirates under buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan in 1671. As you sightsee the area your guide will share Panamanian history and legends and points out significant sights.

At the completion of your panoramic tour of Old Panama, a short drive brings you to charming Casco Antiguo, an old colonial city founded in 1673. You will sightsee San Jose Church, then la Compañia de Jesus Church, where the first University of Panama was established in the 18th century. You'll walk the narrow streets amidst a canopy of flowers that hang from balcony windows. Wander through the French Plaza and photograph the monument erected in the honor of the French builders at the forefront of building the canal. The area's walkway provides a panoramic view of the Amador Causeway, Bridge of the Americas and the skyscrapers of Panama City.

A stroll by Cathedral Square is an opportunity to admire the cathedral's gleaming spires inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the areas of interest and impart the local history and folklore while you tour. In these lovely surroundings, enjoy a muffin and a beverage before the return trip to the ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Total walking time is about one hour and a half. Please wear light clothing, good walking shoes and a hat, and bring some bottled water.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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