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The Grand Canal is the longest and oldest man-made waterway in the world, once covering 1,115 miles (1,794 kilometers) from Beijing to Hangzhou. Dating from the fifth century BC, this engineering marvel is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some sections are still in use today.

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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

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Spend the day exploring beyond Shanghai’s city limits—and discover two of the region’s most beautiful destinations—on this full-day tour of Suzhou and the Zhouzhuang Water Town. Following pickup from one of several central locations, travel via comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Suzhou, where you’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Master of Nets Garden, will see the Grand Canal, and more. Then, transfer to the Zhouzhuang Water Town, where you’ll explore the centuries-old buildings and waterways by boat.
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  • 10 hours
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US$135.00
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US$135.00

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

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Escape the bustle of modern Shanghai and enjoy a relaxing day in small-town China during this all-inclusive day trip to Suzhou, a picturesque riverside city famed for its centuries-old heritage. The Trip include a round-trip bullet train ticket. Upgrade your tour with all-inclusive package which offers a complimentary traditional Chinese lunch, a scenic boat ride along the Grand Canal, and a private rickshaw ride through history-packed Pingjiang Road.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$198.00
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US$198.00
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Group Day Tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

Group Day Tour in Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

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Spare yourself the time and hassle of Chinese public transport with this convenient guided tour that covers two picturesque water towns: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. In Suzhou, discover the Master-of-Nets Garden, the old city wall at Panmen Gate, and a silk mill. In Zhouzhuang, admire attractions like the celebrated Double Bridges. Tour includes a local restaurant lunch.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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US$144.00
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US$144.00

Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Suzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Experience China’s “Venice of the East” on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, upgrade and relax on first-class bullet train tickets from Shanghai. Then explore this historic water town with an informative, professional guide and visit sites like the Humble Administrators Garden, Shantang Street, Suzhou Pingtan Opera, and Suzhou Museum. Enjoy a boat ride along the old canals and a complimentary meal.
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  • 8 hours
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US$209.40
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US$209.40
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Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

Private Day Excursion to Suzhou and ZhouZhuang Water Village from Shanghai

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It’s a matter of debate which of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang really counts as the Venice of the East. But after this fabulous private door-to-door (or port-to-port) tour you’re bound to have an opinion. Spend the morning in Suzhou, exploring the Master-of-Nets Garden, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill, and Panmen Gate. After a restaurant lunch, admire Zhouzhuang’s scenic bridges, lanes, and canals on foot and by gondola.
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  • 9 hours
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US$220.00
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US$220.00
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Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Private Day Trip to Suzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Travel by bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, a relaxing 35-minute ride through the Chinese suburbs. With your local guide, visit the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Pingjiang Road and leisurely enjoy boat ride along ancient grand canal. Round trip 1st class bullet train ticket are all inclusive.
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  • 10 hours
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US$238.00
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US$238.00
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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

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Spare yourself the challenge of negotiating with boatmen and rickshaw drivers, and let your private guide do the heavy lifting on this classic Suzhou tour. Check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites as you tour the Lingering Garden and enjoy a private cruise down the Grand Canal. After a rickshaw ride, explore Shantang Street and Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill before your private driver drops you back.
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  • 7 hours
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US$143.20
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US$143.20
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4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

4-Hour Flexible Suzhou City Highlights Private Tour

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Make the most of your limited time in Suzhou, and see more of the city in less time, when you book this convenient, half-day tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and set off with just a private guide for company. In the space of just a few hours, you’ll discover top city highlights like the UNESCO-listed Humble Administrator’s Garden, the lofty Tiger Hall, the historical Panmen Gate, and more. On this flexible, customizable tour, you can also go for a boat trip down the Grand Canal.
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  • 4 hours
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US$114.29
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US$114.29
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Private Hidden and Historical Suzhou Exploration from Shanghai

Private Hidden and Historical Suzhou Exploration from Shanghai

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Shanghai may be a bustling metropolis, yet within a short drive of this urban space travelers can find historic gems that are all too easy to miss. You can uncover more than 2000 years of history in the city of Suzhou on this private tour from Shanghai. See gardens and canals, visit a Buddhist pagoda, and even take a boat ride. With your personal guide's narration and easy travel included, this tour is a great way to uncover China's history.
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  • 8 hours
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US$200.00
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US$200.00
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Suzhou Highlights and Zhujiajiao Day Tour including The Boat Ride from Shanghai

Suzhou Highlights and Zhujiajiao Day Tour including The Boat Ride from Shanghai

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Explore the beauty and history of the ancient towns of Suzhou, visiting a 400 year-old water village Zhuiiaiiao, Take a relaxing boat ride along canals.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$313.50
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2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

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An old Chinese proverb says, “In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Experience these two classical cities from Shanghai with a private guide to put the culture in context on this 2-day adventure by bullet train and private car. Choose between a guiding and transfer service, with fast train tickets, or upgrade for an all-inclusive package with lunch, entrance tickets, and a Suzhou boat ride.
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  • 2 days
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US$468.00
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US$468.00
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Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

Private Tour to Suzhou by Bullet Train, pickup from your hotel(Residence)

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The winding canals, historical buildings, and classic gardens of Suzhou earned the city its nickname as the "Venice of the East." Tour Suzhou's must-see sites and hidden enclaves from Shanghai on this private 9-hour tour, which includes transportation on a bullet train, a customizable itinerary, lunch, entrance fees, and more. -Instant Confirmation -Private day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou -Great overview and orientation of the city -Perfect introduction for first-time visitor -Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences -Private guide for a more personalized experience -Travel by boat and see the sights from the water - Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
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US$213.07
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US$213.07
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Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang from Shanghai

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Visit Suzhou without the hassle of driving or waiting for other passengers on this private guided tour from Shanghai. Explore the city's canals and gardens and discover why it is often called "the Venice of the East." Your tour includes a visit to a silk store, Chinese-style gondola cruise, and lunch.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$267.00
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US$267.00
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Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

Private Custom Tour: 2-Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

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This 2 days private tour takes you to explore the most famous attractions in Suzhou, which is noted as the "Garden of City". You will be able to see Lingering Garden, one of four famous classic gardens in China, the No.1 Ancient Street--Shantang Street, the most impressive garden in Suzhou--Master of Nest Garden and the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Longest artificial canal in the world--Grand Canal, etc. Moreover, the itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. 
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  • 2 days
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US$296.40
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US$296.40
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend a day exploring Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with your own private guide on this full-day tour. You'll start with Suzhou, known for its gardens and canals, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you'll head to Zhouzhuang, where you'll take a gondola ride along the canals and visit the 14th century Shen's House before returning to your Suzhou hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$163.41
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US$163.41
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Suzhou Private Day Tour: Garden & Grand Canal

Suzhou Private Day Tour: Garden & Grand Canal

1) Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humber Administrator's Garden; 2) Visit Panmen Gate - the oldest city gate of Suzhou; 3) Stroll in Lion Grove Garden, one of the four most famous and representative gardens of ancient classical style in Suzhou City; 4) Enjoy the cruise down the Grand Canal; 5) Travel in an air-conditioned private vehicle on the way;
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  • 8 hours
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US$185.25
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US$185.25
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Private Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai by Car/Van

Private Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai by Car/Van

Explore the wonderful city Suzhou in a day after arriving from Shanghai by private vehicle. The attractions include The Humble Administrator's Garden, Shangtang street, Grand Canal boat riding, and Suzhou Silk Museum.
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  • 10 hours
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US$269.00
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US$269.00
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Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Tongli Water Town with your guide , to know and see their stone bridges, tranquil canals, and Ming- and Qing-era houses . Private guide and driver , hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and bottled water are inclusive.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$210.00
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US$210.00
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Private Suzhou Tour to Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

Private Suzhou Tour to Explore the Hidden Door of Suzhou Old Time

Maximize time in Suzhou with a full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set out to see historical sites including Fengqiao Bridge, Hanshan Temple, and Shantang Street. Board a private boat for a scenic ride on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Complete the tour with a visit to a silk mill and learn about the silk-making process.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$177.00
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US$177.00
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Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Suzhou With Chinese Lunch

Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Suzhou With Chinese Lunch

Take one day from Shanghai to Suzhou, the richest city in ancient China. 1.Non shopping tour 2.No tourist traps 3.No hidding fee 4.The best use of time 5.Your own Private tour 6.Flexible itinerary 7.Licensed guides and tour vehicles 8.Unbeatable price and 5 stars service
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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US$297.60
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US$297.60
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Cutosmized Full-Day Suzhou Family Day Tour

Cutosmized Full-Day Suzhou Family Day Tour

Suzhou is a beautiful city that's easy to get to and once you're here — hard to leave. This full day Suzhou tour is designed specially for the whole family to create memorable moment, from historical attractions - the Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Kid-friendly spots - Grand Canal with private boat ride, Lion Grove Garden and cultural site - Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$189.26
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US$189.26
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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour from Shanghai

Flexible customized private full day tour from Shanghai. Travel to Suzhou to explore its historical , flexible itinerary based on your interests and guide suggestion for Suzhou , Afternoon , explore Zhouzhuang Water Town with your guide , to explore old buildings and bridges, boat rides, crafts, Deep visit 3 highlights:Shen House, Zhang House, Chengxu Taoist Temple. Private guide and experienced driver ,hotel pick up and drop off , tolls, gas, parking fee and no limited bottled water included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$215.00
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US$215.00
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Private day tour of Suzhou from Shanghai

Private day tour of Suzhou from Shanghai

Discover Suzhou on a private day tour from Shanghai. Admire the natural beauty of Suzhou with a boat ride on its canals and sightseeing tours of the scenic gardens. See the medieval Panmen Gate and remains of the city walls. Learn something about silk and embroidery as you visit the Silk Museum.  See the best of Suzhou all in one day on this private tour from Shanghai  Cruise Suzhou’s network of ancient canals  Explore Suzhou in a flexible and personalized way with your private guide.  Private transportation adds more convenient for the tour.
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  • 12 hours
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US$242.67
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US$242.67
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Flexible Suzhou Private Tour from Shanghai with First Class Bullet Train Option

Flexible Suzhou Private Tour from Shanghai with First Class Bullet Train Option

This relaxing day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai takes you to explore the top attractions of Suzhou. The itinerary is fully customizable based on your personal interests. See the beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Panmen Gate, Jinji Lake and etc.. Take a boat ride along the old Grand Canal or walk along on the historic Pingjiang Road and Shantang Street to experience the local life. Tasty lunch, round-trip bullet train ticket, private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Upgrade your bullet train seating into first class at time of booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$213.00
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US$213.00
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Should I book Grand Canal tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Grand Canal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Grand Canal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Grand Canal costs USD 114.29. Guided Grand Canal tours start around USD 114.29 per person.
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