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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
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Ranked #12 of 163 Activities in Shanghai
5.0 of 5 stars 82 Reviews
Type: Historic Walking Areas, 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: Historic Walking Areas, 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

While on a cruise which visited Shanghai, we arranged a tour of Jewish Shanghai with Dvir. He is so knowledgeable and made the 4 hour tour very interesting, showing us the area where the WWII European Jewish refugees lived, and the synagogue there, among other places. We would never have seen these areas and learned so much of the history... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

A knowledgeable and friendly guide who made us feel at home with the warmth and passion for the city and it's history

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

this is a very interesting place to visit . this is a very old synagogue in Shanghai , I was very surprise to see that this synagogue well maintained even there are not too many Jewish in Shanghai.,

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a first rate, highly professional tour if you are interested in the Jewish people's contribution to the development of Shanghai and/or a "hands on' history lesson of Shanghai from 1850 to 1950. Dvir Bar Gal is an expert on the subject of the Jews' contributions to the development of Shanghai and, in 4 hours or so, he gives... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Just want to thank you for a wonderful tour of Shanghai. You were most informative and gave a great presentation. We were all very impressed and in hindsight, regret not doing the full day tour. We wish you well and will definitely recommend you and Dvir if the opportunity arises. It was a pleasure meeting you and, again, thank you... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

While in Shanghai last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the tour of "Jewish Shanghai." It was a wonderful tour and engagement with the guide, Dvir Bar-Gal who helped us understand how the Jewish People left a rich legacy in Shanghai, as well as how and why the people from Europe came to China. Dvir's candid viewpoints and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Was a great tour of the history of Jewish migration to Shanghai.Dvir Bar Gal, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made it very interesting. It was not only a walking tour but he took us by van to the neighborhood where the jews lived. One of the best tours I have ever been too. Do not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Tour Guide Dvir makes this tour. The passion and enthusiasm in which he delivers this tour in is amazing. Unfortunately a lot of the old jewish heritage is disappearing under the name of progress in Shanghai. What Dvir does very well is provide an oral history interspersed with historical jewish sites both past and present and weaving in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Highly recommended for an educational day I Shanghai. She went way beyond what could be expected of a tour guide.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a fantastic tour which I will definitely recommend to my family and friends back home. Thanks for such a passionate and thorough portrayal of the Jewish history in Shanghai. This was a tour which I will always remember. Good luck and all the best in your mission to reclaim the Jewish tombstones of Shanghai. Yours is a sacred... More 

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