Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert


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From $82.67

102 reviews   (4.94)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

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 historical 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.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Led by historical expert guide

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 6
  • YOUTH: Age: 7 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please plan accordingly
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please plan accordingly

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Tours of Jewish Shanghai
Meet your guide at the Peace Hotel (formerly the Cathay Hotel, built by Sir Victor Sassoon) on Shanghai's famous Bund riverfront. Take in magnificent views of the city as your guide discusses in length the Baghdadi-Jewish legacy of the city.

After that, your guide will take you to the Hongkou district, also known as the Shanghai Ghetto. In the Hongkou district, you will visit various places including the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moshe Synagogue) and a monument in Huoshan Park. In addition, your guide will take you to explore the back lanes of the district and to visit a Chinese home where Jewish refugees used to live.

Over the course of the tour, your guide will discuss the cultural and commercial contribution of the Russian Jewish immigration at the turn of the century and the Jewish experience in Shanghai under the Japanese occupation during WWII. This is not just a superficial glance at the highlights of Jewish life in Shanghai. It is a four-hour, a mini-course led by an expert guide with encyclopedic knowledge and intense passion that brings to life a vanished world and attracts visitors from every continent.

• Admission Ticket Free

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Meet your guide at the Peace Hotel (formerly the Cathay Hotel, built by Sir Victor Sassoon) on Shanghai's famous Bund riverfront. Take in magnificent views of the city as your guide discusses in length the Baghdadi-Jewish legacy of the city.

After that, your guide will take you to the Hongkou district, also known as the Shanghai Ghetto. In the Hongkou district, you will visit various places including the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moshe Synagogue) and a monument in Huoshan Park. In addition, your guide will take you to explore the back lanes of the district and to visit a Chinese home where Jewish refugees used to live.

Over the course of the tour, your guide will discuss the cultural and commercial contribution of the Russian Jewish immigration at the turn of the century and the Jewish experience in Shanghai under the Japanese occupation during WWII. This is not just a superficial glance at the highlights of Jewish life in Shanghai. It is a four-hour, a mini-course led by an expert guide with encyclopedic knowledge and intense passion that brings to life a vanished world and attracts visitors from every continent.

• Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Jewish Shanghai
aaronsF9202OV, 31-12-2019
Conducted by a thoroughly professional guide revealing the inner secrets of Jewish Shanghai.
A must for every travelor.
Don’t miss this!
joyf970, 30-12-2019
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 museum since the displays are very dense with information. Overall a moving experience.
Fascinating - A definite must do Jewish tour
Naomi A, 04-12-2019
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.
The Jews of Shanghai
aron g, 05-11-2019
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!
Not to be missed
Steven_Berg, 03-11-2019
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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