Grand Canal Cruise
The Grand Canal is divided into seven parts with different names: Tonghui River (Beijing - Tong County), North Canal (Tong County - Tianjin), South Canal (southern Tianjin - Linqing, Shandong), Lu Canal (Linqing - Taierzhuang), Middle Canal (Taierzhuang - Huaiyin, Jiangsu), Li Canal (Huaiyin - Yangzhou), and finally, Jiangnan Canal (Zhenjiang - Hangzhou, Zhejiang).
Scenery along the Grand Canal
Sceneries along each section of the canal are charming and worth visiting. However, the sceneries in Hangzhou are the most marvellous. Over 40 sights can be admired, including museums, parks, squares, temples, bridges and local residences etc. Get more information for the Grand Canal Scenery.
The most popular section to cruise on the Grand Canal is the section that passes through Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces. The first cruise line on the canal was launched in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province in the early 1980s, and has attracted numerous visitors worldwide. The line later expanded to more cities including Suzhou, Changzhou, Yangzhou and Hangzhou.
There are Cruise ships on the canal from Yangzhou to Suzhou. In Hangzhou section, there are hydro-busses leaving from different wharfs that offer visitors a chance to admire the canal scenery in less than two hours. Get information about the Grand Canal Cruise Schedule.
Note: We are sorry that the booking service for this cruise is not available at present.