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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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Learn about Shanghai's extraordinary Jewish heritage and experience on this half-day tour led by a Jewish history expert. The tour will take you to various sites of significance to Shanghai's Jewish community and will provide a comprehensive historical tale spanning 3 waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai. Led by a Jewish expert residing in Shanghai, the tour is a mesmerizing journey into an amazing sweet and sour world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors all mix. Join this tour for an interactive look at Jewish culture and history in Shanghai.
  • 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
  • Travel round-trip in climate-controlled comfort from central Shanghai
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Nanjing East Road, Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation by van with driver
  • Led by historical expert guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please plan accordingly
  • Tour operates in both the morning and the afternoon; due to the length of the tour and daylight constraints it is recommended to take the morning tour. Please note your preference in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dvir Bar-Gal was a most knowledgeable guide. We learned so much about the Jewish history in Shanghai. We knew about the WWII community, but did not know anything about the 2 prior migrations of Jews that came from Iraq and Russia. The gravestone project, shown in the video, was
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This was an excellent tour. It was jam packed with information. It was a non-stop 4 and a half hour tour de force. Not to be missed!
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This was a most interesting tour. We learned a lot about the history of Jews in Shanghai and we will certainly recommend this tour to friends and family who visit the city as something not to be missed. Thanks to Dvir for making it so fascinating.
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I had seen a documentary about the “Jewish ghetto “ in Shanghai from the Second World War. I booked this tour to learn more about this city that I had visited many times on business but never truly explored. I was beyond delighted by the knowledge and presentation of the top
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An excellent trip intorducing me to a little known aspect of life in Shanghai. Water provided. Very comfortable bus.
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