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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

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Overview
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. 
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nanjing East Road, Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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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Aaron S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Conducted by a thoroughly professional guide revealing the inner secrets of Jewish Shanghai. A must for every travelor.
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Joy F wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California46 contributions12 helpful votes
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
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Naomi A wrote a review Dec 2019
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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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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aron gonshor wrote a review Nov 2019
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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!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Steven_Berg wrote a review Nov 2019
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom16 contributions
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Key Details
  • Tours of Jewish Shanghai, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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