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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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Tour snapshot
Escape the tourist trail and discover Shanghai’s little-known Jewish history
Duration:
4h
Group size:
22
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    22
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
  • 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
  • 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 20272P1
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 Road (E), Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai 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 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
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 Road (E), Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai 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 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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barry25_13
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Jul 2018 • Business
We booked the day prior, which was not a good idea (almost didn't get a chance to be a part of something really spacial). Arriving late meant we played catch up for the next few minutes, (we missed out)!
This tour is a must, an easy walk and small busses were on site when required.
With a few Australians, USA and a couple from South Africa whose father had lived in the area during the war made it even more poignant. This man's house was still there, we stood outside imbuing the fascinating story that Dvir wove. All on the tour felt such empathy being on the tour with a child of someone who lived there, surviving to make a new his life. What an honor to be a part of this.
Written November 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BlissfulBoomer
Sydney, Australia47 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
People from many countries and from various backgrounds have found their way to Shanghai where they have settled for a lifetime or until they were in a position to move on. Such is the history of the small populations of Jews who have made Shanghai their home. This tour. led by Dvir is an exploration of three waves of Jewish families who came to Shanghai, what brought about this migration and how these people lived their lives while in Shanghai. Moving around the areas where Jews settled, Dvir is an engaging host with a wealth of knowledge entertainingly delivered and sprinkled with regular humorous remarks. This is a tour for people no matter your own background if you have in interest to find out about less than obvious groups who came to live in Shanghai. On our tour, there were two families who had relatives who had lived in Shanghai as refugees, and it was possible for them to locate the houses in which their relatives had lived. Despite the rain on our tour and no connection to the history, we found the tour engrossing in no small measure due to the style and personality of Dvir. You couldn't spend a better four hours in Shanghai!
Written May 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naomi A
8 contributions
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 December 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin Niemoller
Los Angeles, CA519 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Dvir Bar-Gal has genuine passion for Tour/s of Jewish Shanghai which he's been doing for 2 decades! How much passion? Besides the amazing reviews, a true sign is the in-depth emails he sent me as a reply to my inquiry. These were not boiler-plate replies but customized full of info. And what's more amazing is that even when he realized that he'd be out of town when I'd be in Shanghai and could not accommodate me, he still was emailing me different options, none of which would make him a dime and all of which were still taking up his time! This guy is a true mensch! I'm returning to Shanghai one day just to take his tour!
Written January 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nick402016
Chicago, IL101 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Dvar is an excellent guide-only able to do one tour-Shanghai Old and New--Sorry were leaving the next day and so could not do the Jewish tour-Best tour we had in Shanghai by far
Written May 28, 2019
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402dvirb
Many Thanks Nick, we will wait for your coming trip and will be happy to take you as well through the Jewish heritage of Shanghai. In the future simply email me directly and we will take it from there. Dvir
Written May 29, 2019
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blustig77
East Brunswick, NJ108 contributions
Mar 2019
the guide dvir does a terrific educational tour of the history and story of the jewish population in shanghai. he takes you to the jewish ghetto area of shanghai and the synagogue in the area. i strongly recommend this tour. you meet in front of the peace hotel, walk across the street to the bund where dvir gives you the background then take a short van trip to the old jewish area. a very educational 4-5 hours
Written May 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JJDNG
Sydney145 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Recently did the tour with Dvir,fantastic and full of interesting information about Jews in Shanghai.
Highly recommend it!
Written April 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nanoo2015
London, UK113 contributions
A great 4 hour plus tour taking in the history of the Jews, famous Sephardi Jews who made their fortunes there and a most moving visit to where immigrants first lived. So much to absorb and take in but to see how people live today without proper sanitary conditions shocked me. Highly highly recommend this tour.
Written January 6, 2019
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Louise25539
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions
Oct 2018
Dvir was our wonderful guide when we joined his tour. He made it interesting and very informative His knowledge is incredible ,about the history of the Jews from the arrival of the Shamoon family to present day
I would recommend anyone who is thinking of doing a Jewish Tour to do it withbDvir
Written December 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer T
New York City, NY41 contributions
This tour is a must if you are in Shanghai! Our guide Dvir was so passionate and knowledgeable about Jewish history. Fascinating tour where we learned about Shanghai’s little-known Jewish history - from the Baghdadi Jews who arrived after the Opium War (and who built many of the buildings on Nanjing Road) to the Russian Jews who came following the Communist Revolution to the Jewish refugees who fled Europe during the time leading up to World War II... We visited the ghetto where Jewish refugees lived during World War II (including the home of one), as well as the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, etc.

Because we just got engaged, Dvir gave my fiancé and I a very special Passover Haggadah he had written in English/Chinese/Hebrew. It was so kind of him, and we will definitely be using this.

On top of a great tour, Dvir was super helpful in making sure we got to the airport in time for our flight immediately following the tour. He arranged to get our bags from the hotel during the tour and got us a taxi right after the tour concluded. Really great guy.
Written October 24, 2018
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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