Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
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Why take this tour?

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. 

What’s included?

  • Private transportation

  • Led by historical expert guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

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Things to know

Before you book

  • 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.

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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

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About operator:

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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