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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
+86 130 0214 6702
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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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Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
+86 130 0214 6702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was the most informative of the Jewish history of this city. It was well worth the time and money.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With some trepidation we went on a short tour with Dvir. His knowledge and smart journalists eye were the key to success of this tour and made the tour an invaluable and insightful history lesson. Not dry or too highbrow, but a political insight into...More

Thank FrequentStuart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great tour! Here on business, I had only a short window to go exploring. Contacting you was the smartest thing I did. Your knowledge of Shanghai’s history is both broad and deep; your easy going style and fluent command of Mandarin made our...More

Thank iamfberman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was about 12 of us on the tour. We left on time and everything went according to plan. The tour was conducted by Dvir Bar-Gel himself. He is surely the person who knows the most about the jews in shanghai. He explained everything in...More

Thank gezgerald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing very little of the history of the Jews in Shanghai, we took this tour on a friend's recommendation. It was extremely interesting and the guide's knowledge and presentation was outstanding. I would highly recommend Dvir's tour which left us feeling such a strong connection...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd heard about and read up on the Jews who'd immigrated to Shanghai to escape Nazi persecution, but didn't realize the city had such a rich Jewish history. Dvir did an excellent job, taking us to the Bund, to the neighborhood where the Jews were...More

Thank bocawriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a Jew but I signed up for the tour because I like history and this tour came highly recommended by my colleague. Me and my friend were the only two non jews on the tour but Dvir the tour guide (former journalist)...More

Thank TeddySoo
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We spent a whole day touring Shanghai with Dvir - first focussing on Jewish Shanghai and then on Old and New Shanghai. These tours were absolutely fantastic. You guide on the tour, Dvir, is super knowledgeable, amiable, patient, interesting, engaging, kind, accommodating and energetic. We...More

Thank Scott H
Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you S for taking two tours with us. Indeed our commitment is to fill your time with an eye-opening experience and present the Shanghai to our guests in a way that no other commercial touring will do.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

A must for Jewish travelers and fascinating for anyone interested in the history of modern Shanghai.

Thank marshas123
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I highly recommend this tour, whether or not you are Jewish. It is the 100-year story of 3 waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai, ending in sanctuary for 20,000 of refugees from Nazi Germany during World War II. Though there are few remaining buildings and...More

1  Thank AGibToronto
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and
entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of
residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle
pockets that have their own unique attractions. The
schools have formed pockets of international
communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang.
Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have
built up over the years to cater to these communities.
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I will be in shanghai July 28th are you doing your tour then. It looks like the dates are blocked.
8 June 2017|
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Response from Dvir B | Property representative |
Hi, I afraid I will be out of china then.
hi Dvir, will be in Shanghai next week and wanted to know what your other tour consists of besides the Jewish tour, which we did on our last trip.
9 May 2017|
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Response from Hobar | Reviewed this property |
I think anything he does will be fabulous. And go the French Concession after for lunch ur a drink.
David T
Hello, How did you book the tour?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Dvir B | Property representative |
Please email me directly shanghaijews at hotmail