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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

  • Escape the tourist trail and discover Shanghai’s little-known Jewish history
  • Explore the Shanghai Ghetto and Jewish Shanghai with a specialist guide
  • Visit a Chinese home where Jewish refugees once lived
Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

There’s no better way to discover a subject’s history than from an expert in that specific niche. See a side of Shanghai you won’t find in the guidebooks on this expert-led tour of Jewish Shanghai. Learn how Jewish businessmen shaped the city, explore the Jewish Ghetto where refugees lived during World War II, and leave with a rich understanding of a less-explored aspect of history.

What to Expect

The Peace Hotel on the Bund is your starting point for your tour of Jewish Shanghai. Learn how Sir Victor Sassoon shaped the face of old Shanghai with this and other buildings, and discover the different waves of Jewish immigration at the turn of the last century.

Next, hop in the minivan and travel to the Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou. See the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum, housed in a converted synagogue, and a monument in Huoshan Park. Wander the district’s lanes and visit a home where Jewish refugees once lived.

Hear fascinating stories from your guide, an expert on Shanghai's Jewish history, and return to the Peace Hotel with a new understanding of a vanished world.

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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Highpoint of the trip

Toured Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai with my family. We concluded the trip in Shanghai, including a wonderful tour by Dvir of the old Jewish quarter. As my father had grown up a refugee in the quarter I had heard a lot about the area. Dvir...More

1  Thank Sasha P
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Fascinating, outstanding!!!

Dvir provides a very detailed history of Jews in Shanghai. His delivery of the information had the group hanging on to every word. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he provided stories of individuals that brought the history to life. You don't need to be...More

Thank Sunny51
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Unique Historical Perspective of Shanghai

People from many countries and from various backgrounds have found their way to Shanghai where they have settled for a lifetime or until they were in a position to move on. Such is the history of the small populations of Jews who have made Shanghai...More

1  Thank BlissfulBoomer
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Disclaimer, my grandparents were refugees in Shanghai during the Second World War for 6 year, so I have a personal interest in it, but nevertheless the tour was amazing, interesting, and informative. Dvir is able to bring it to life. I recommend this tour.

Thank JacobTravelor
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Highlight of my Trip to Shanghai

I took this tour on April 16 and it was the highlight of my trip to Shanghai. Dvir is absolutely the best tour guide ever! My communications in advance with Dvir were replied to immediately and my questions fully explained. The tour itself is very...More

2  Thank Jeff_From_LA
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Natalie B | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours....but you can leave at any time
22 May 2018|
Response from Jeff_From_LA | Reviewed this property |
Dvor told me he rarely runs an afternoon Jewish tour. I suggest you write him directly... email is in FAQ.
Rifky K
1 May 2018|
Response from DrTaras | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We were two people only. I think that their passion is there for even one but contact them directly they will get back to you in English (or Hebrew or Chinese) ;-)