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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

Address: Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 13002146702
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Ranked #8 of 178 Activities in Shanghai
Type: Cultural tours, Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an extraordinary story...
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Type: Cultural tours, Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an extraordinary story guided since 2002 by Israeli Journalist Dvir Bar-Gal. From the media: "Bar-Gal, rich with knowledge and full of humor, takes his visitors along on a mesmerizing journey into an amazing, sweet and sour world. A world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors mix. "

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New York City, New York
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363 reviews 363 reviews
90 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was shocked that this was the #1 attraction here in Shanghai. Now I understand why. It's a wonderful tour with and excellent guide. It's shocking to understand the history Jews in Shanghai.. Definitely worth doing!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our group traveled to Shanghai a few days ahead of our organized tour, and we unanimously voted this tour the highlight of our two-week trip to China. Dvir is a gem. He is warm, articulate, knowledgeable and passionate about his subject and his work. In one morning he enlightened us about the waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai, taking us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Dvir runs an incredible tour where he discusses the relatively brief history of the Jews in Shanghai. We went to buildings built by famous Jews. We walked to see some parks, streets and the history was told in an interesting interactive manner. Buses took us further afield to the Jewish Museum and synagogue. An absolutely fantastic tour , worth every... More 

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Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this review

Many thanks, truly appreciates the feedback comes from someone with a title Lovetotravel. Hope to see you in more trips in Shanghai. More 

Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Our guide, Dvir took us on an enlightening tour. His enthusiasm, passion and involvement in the history of the Jews of Shanghai led to this being the highlight of our two weeks in China. We wish him luck in finding a permanent home for the gravestones that he has collected.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Before our departure for China we were advised by a seasoned visitor that this was a must-do tour. We were not disappointed. In fact, it was the highlight of our 10 day trip. Our tour guide, Dvir, is an exceptional raconteur. With fine brushstrokes he recreated the story of the Jews of China. As an Israeli photojournalist he has a... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I traveled through several cities in China with 4 other couples, who were our friends. Shanghai was our last stop. All ten of us agreed that the Shanghai Jewish Tour guided by Dvir was one of the hightlights of our tour in China. Dvir was an outstanding guide, providing clear, concise, fascinating information about the role of... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Out tour of Jewish Shanghai was the highlight of our trip through China and one of the best tours we have ever taken in many years of international travel. We had as our tour leader Dvir's wife, a beautiful young woman. She has a keen understanding of the Jewish presence in Shanghai and transmitted it us in clear and historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The tour guide, just knew so much and was so enthusasitc. He brought history to life and related it to today. The rich comercial history of Shanghai helped me to understand the grand hotels and shopping areas and how shanghai stood in the cross-roads of the worlds geography and history. The tour showed how the history of the Jews was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A year ago my husband and I were in Shanghai and decided to take this tour. It was the best tour we took and the most memorable one during our two week plus trip to China. There isn't much left of the Jewish quarter in Shanghai, but Dvir brings the Jewish history to life. His passion for the history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We think about, discuss and share info about this fascinating tour and Dvir's work often. Apart from being a very informative & interesting tour we were amazed by the commitment and work that Dvir is doing in Shanghai recovering Jewish tombstones and keeping the stories alive of the Jews who were resettled there and the charitable Chinese who assisted them.... More 

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