Price per person based on 4 people and 4-star hotels. Lower price if more people are in your group. A higher price may be applied if the tour is booked for the month of October.
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Changes to the itinerary, including substitution of air carriers and hotels for those of equal or similar quality, may be made out of necessity.
The Grand Canal (also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal) is the longest canal or artificial river in the world. From the Tang to Qing dynasties, the Grand Canal served as the main artery between northern and southern China and was essential for the transport of grain to Beijing.
The Grand Canal also enabled cultural exchange and political integration to mature between the north and south of China. The canal even made a distinct impression on some of China’s early European visitors. Marco Polo recounted the Grand Canal’s arched bridges as well as the warehouses and prosperous trade of its cities in the 13th century AD (though doubts have been cast on Polo’s claims). The famous Roman Catholic missionary Matteo Ricci travelled from Nanjing to Beijing on the canal at the end of the 16th century AD.