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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert provided by Tours of Jewish Shanghai

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
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See a side of Shanghai you won’t find in the guidebooks on this expert-led tour of the city’s Jewish history. Learn how Jewish businessmen helped shaped the city, and explore the Jewish Ghetto where refugees lived during World War II. The tour begins and ends at a central location on the Bund riverfront, which means you have a chance to see dramatic city views. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20272P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Led by historical expert guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Nanjing East Road, Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Entrance to the Fairmont Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Rd
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Led by historical expert guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Nanjing East Road, Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Entrance to the Fairmont Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Rd
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers

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Aaron S
2 contributions
Jewish Shanghai
Conducted by a thoroughly professional guide revealing the inner secrets of Jewish Shanghai.
A must for every travelor.
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joy F
Los Angeles, CA47 contributions
Don’t miss this!
This tour was excellent in every way. Dvir was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The day moved seamlessly from one stop to the next both walking and using minivans. This day was a highlight of our visit to China. I would have preferred to be able to spend more time at the museum since the displays are very dense with information. Overall a moving experience.
Written 30 December 2019
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Naomi A
8 contributions
Fascinating - A definite must do Jewish tour
Nov. 2019
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 so interesting and compelling. I wish we had had more time in the Jewish Museum - we were rushed and did not get to really experience the exhibits. Only other suggestion is for Dvir to speak more slowly. He has so much information to share - it's hard to absorb it all because he speaks very fast. Wonderful tour all in all - highly recommend it.
Written 4 December 2019
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aron gonshor
1 contribution
The Jews of Shanghai
Oct. 2019
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!
Written 5 November 2019
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Steven_Berg
Hertfordshire, UK17 contributions
Not to be missed
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.
Written 3 November 2019
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Robert Goodman
Littleton, CO2 contributions
One of the best led tours I have experienced around the world
Oct. 2019
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 expert on the history of this special story who personality leads every tour. His knowledge is shared with passion and humor in a manor that enhances a deep and fascinating story.

I have literally traveled the world and can’t think of a better led tour. A 20 out of 10 on my scale
Written 15 October 2019
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Cruiser431347
1 contribution
Jewush Walking Tour
Oct. 2019
An excellent trip intorducing me to a little known aspect of life in Shanghai. Water provided. Very comfortable bus.
Written 7 October 2019
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LESLIE W
1 contribution
So interesting!
Sep. 2019
The best tour to date I have taken in Shanghai - so informative and wonderful. The half- day flew by and learned so much I did not know about the Jewish immigration to Shanghai. I recommend this highly for all!
Written 2 October 2019
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Tommy S
2 contributions
Lots of history
Sep. 2019
An excellent tour with a lot of information about the origins of Jewish immigration to Shanghai from the 19th to the 20th century, pre and post war. Many buildings in danger of not being seen in the next years due to the incipient construction in Shanghai.
Dvir will coordinated everything according to your needs and both him or Anfisa will explain in detail each aspect of the story.
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GPBurdell67
Asheville, NC1,974 contributions
Top Highlight of Our Two Days in Shanghai
Mar. 2019
A friend of ours had recommended this tour and we were very happy to have spent the half-day with Dvir Bar-Gal, an Israeli native who has lived in Shanghai for many years and speaks Mandarin and English very well, making the tour so much easier and memorable. It is well-organized, informative and packs a lot into the experience. There were about 20 of us on the tour and it still worked well. Highly recommended.
Written 3 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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804hannahk
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A must do tour
Dvir was a fantastic guide. Extremely knowledgable and professional. The tour was fascinating and very interesting.
MeganOnTheMap
MeganOnTheMap
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A must do in Shanghai!
Anfisa and Dvir give a great tour filled with interesting information! The Jewish population of Shanghai is not wha
Shiryon1
Shiryon1
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Informative somehow rushed but enjoyable tour that would surprised you with the history of the Jews in Shanghai
After a few emails we secured the Jewish tour for Friday 28 June 2019. Unfortunately we arrived half and hour late
SueBMelbourne
SueBMelbourne
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Week in Shanghai
Dvir met us on time and for the next 4 hours enthralled us with stories of the lives and contributions of the Jewis
Linronb
Linronb
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Learn about the Jewish connection to Shanghai
This was an outstanding tour of Jewish history here. First stop, the Peace Hotel on the Bund. Then on to the Jewish
Sharona B
Sharona B
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Kosher meals, Very helpful friendly staff
There's a wonderful kosher cafe, serves great Shabat meals, and I highly suggest anyone look them uppon the intern
ChippyJawn
ChippyJawn
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Amazing Tour and experience with Dvir
I went on the half day tour with Dvir in March 2019 and I loved the tour. Dvir is a wealth of information and he i
lydias
lydias
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A remarkable historian with an incredible story to tell
It was a treat having Dvir guide me through the Jewish history of Shanghai. Although it is a complex story, his abi
hmeyer1
hmeyer1
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Influence of Jews in Shanghai
I was fortunate enough to be in a tour group led by Dvir Bar-Gal who took us through the history of Jews in shangha
jeanniedc
jeanniedc
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Agree with all the others!
This 4-5 tour with Dvir Bar-Gal was fantastic. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter, and he pres
Onemoredog
Onemoredog
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History Comes to Life
My husband and I usually travel independently but there are times when an outstanding guide can show you places you
hbnem
hbnem
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History Lesson
Dvir was amazing - his journey alone is worth joining the tour - trying to preserve the Jewish story/plight and unc
Frank H
Frank H
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A Moment in History of Hope.
Once in a while you meet a person that is emerged in historical values and facts that you wonder if he was part of
angieolami
angieolami
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fabulous tour guides
We ended up taking two tours with this company because the Jewish tour was so great. Dvir (the Israeli owner) conte
Steven G
Steven G
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A must see - who knew?
When other countries turned them away, China allowed thousands of European Jews to enter and live peacefully, escap
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