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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
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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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 (63)
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Reviewed yesterday
You MUST take this tour!

Such a GREAT tour!!! We learned things that we never knew and Dvir is the perfect guide; he is a walking history book!!! He knows everything on the topic and shares his knowledge in a way that is informative, interesting, and engaging. Put this tour...More

Thank 41WorldTraveler000
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour

Dvir is an exceptional tour guide. We learned so much about the history of Shanghai in general, and then how the Jews of Shanghai fit in. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Bman_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting Tour with a Knowledgeable Tour Guide

My wife and I took a tour of Jewish Shanghai with Dvir Bar-Gal, unsure of what to expect. Fortunately for us, we had a chance to experience a tour with one of the most knowledgeable individuals on Jewish life in Shanghai, whose passion and love...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Spectacular Introduction to Shanghai and Jewish Refugees History

We cannot say enough good thing about this tour. Dvir truly is an expert and a scholar. Additionally, he truly cares to share his knowledge in a very meaningful and engaging way. I had mentioned to him that my stepmother had lived in the ghetto...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fascinating but a little long

This tour takes you through the three phases of Jewish immigration to Shanghai. You start on the Bund, and then move into the Jewish Ghetto, once known as Little Vienna. Our guide from Israel knew his stuff - he has been rescuing gravestones from the...More

Thank ChrisGrayFaust
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October 7, 2018|
Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact Dvir directly. You can find his website but doing a goidgle search. He requires a group of 8 and will confirm a week or so before. Dvir is amazing. Hope you are able to take his tour!
James F
September 16, 2018|
Response from Hengol |
Sorry for the delay and my apologies to you both as I have had some health issues . Hello Howard, we are doing our tour on Oct 28th so I do not know about the Nov ! tour. For James F, we are arriving by air the day before... More