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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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USD 73.00
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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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Departure Point
Entrance to the Fairmont Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Rd
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Concludes at the original departure point
  • Transportation by van with driver
  • Led by historical expert guide
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

that the Chinese in Shanghai helped thousands of displaced Jews from Europe. The museum of Tolerance was eye opening and enlightening. Our well informed and well spoken guide Mason, did a masterful job taking us through the ghetto and in to the house where he...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 August 2019

Our Israeli guide, who has lived in Shanghai for 17 years, is intelligent, knowledgeable, direct, and entertaining. With only six in our group, we managed to have personal, meaningful exchanges. I highly recommend this eye-opening tour.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

I attended the tour this past spring while in Shanghai for business. It was amazing, his knowledge of the area and the history is amazing. He described the area in context of global history and his experience added so much depth to the tour. This...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nechama K
Reviewed 6 July 2019

This was a fabulous tour!!! D'vir is a masterful teacher, scholar and with wit and charm will have your attention for the entire tour. I learned a lot and came away with a knoweldge of history that I had never been taught and, for that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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14 July 2019|
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Response from Traveler10278914810 |
What is his contact information?
Kanika S
25 May 2019|
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Response from Louise25539 | Reviewed this property |
You just need to contact Dvir and I am sure you would be able to get on
Toddi G
26 November 2018|
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Response from Sunny51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, with an explanation and free time to wander on your own.
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