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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

  • 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
Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
From US$73.00
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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
From US$73.00
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'll have a chance to dramatic city views. 
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.
Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Jewish Shanghai

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...More

Thank Nanoo2015
Reviewed December 11, 2018
Jewish tour with Dvir

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Louise25539
Reviewed November 29, 2018
Fascinating Tour

Although the tour focuses on Jewish history, it's also more broadly a history of the city. Well worth the time and money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed November 11, 2018
a must tour made more poignant as a child of a survivor was present

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank barry25_13
Reviewed November 3, 2018
Absolute Highlight of our Trip!

This was a most enjoyable morning and early afternoon with Dvir! He is truly an expert of the Jewish history of Shanghai and we learned much more than we ever knew about the city and its Jewish roots -- all the way back to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank profginsburg
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Toddi G
November 25, 2018|
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Response from marin94901 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the temple is included and is part of the Jewish Refugees Museum. It is a wonderful tour. You should not be disappointed.
October 30, 2018|
Response from marin94901 | Reviewed this property |
It was about 5 hours...9:30-2:30. We stopped at a shop to pick up water but not lunch. Eat a big breakfast! It is such a great tour!
October 30, 2018|
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Response from jennifertZ6356OX | Reviewed this property |
It was about 4 hours when I went. Started at 9:30am at the Peace Hotel and ended by 1:30pm. It would probably be closer to 4.5 hours though if you include the time it takes to go back via bus (bus is included) to the Peace... More