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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Shang Hai Shi, China
Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the Jewish history of Shanghai on a half-day tour with an expert guide. Hear about Jewish immigration to Shanghai and visit important sites around the Hongkou district, also known as Shanghai Ghetto, where thousands of Jewish refugees lived during World War II. Stop at the memorial plaque in Huoshan Park and the Jewish Refugees Museum—formerly Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Your guide shares fascinating stories about the people whose lives intersected in Shanghai, including a Baghdadi–Jewish real estate developer, Chinese migrant workers, and Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe.
  • Half-day tour of the Shanghai Ghetto and Jewish Shanghai
  • Understand the different waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai
  • Stop at the Jewish Refugees Museum, housed in the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue
  • View a monument to the Jewish refugees of WWII in Huoshan Park
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Private transportation
Led by historical expert guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China

Entrance to the Fairmont Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Rd

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please plan accordingly
  • Tour operates in both the morning and the afternoon; due to the length of the tour and daylight constraints it is recommended to take the morning tour. Please note your preference in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Jewish Shanghai
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Whether you are Jewish or not - do not miss this tour" See review
  • "I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone visiting the Shanghai area." See review


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A Don't Miss Tour in Shanghai
, Oct 2019
This was one of the very best tours that we have ever taken in 40 years of traveling. Dvir made the whole Jewish experience in Shanghai come alive. It is described as a walking tour, but in reality he arranged for us to sit periodically for extended explanations. There are also vans to transport the group over the longer distances. Whether you are Jewish or not - do not miss this tour
Excellent tour
Fiona H
, Sep 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide is a passionate expert on the topic of the history of the jews in Shanghai who speaks fluent English. It is a great way of seeing some of the history of Shanghai that you would otherwise be largely unaware of.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Many Thanks Fiona, it is our long time commitment to offer our guests the most enlightening experience one can get in Shanghai.
Excellent, enjoyable and interesting
, Sep 2019
Dvir, our guide, is extremely knowledgeable and gave us an insight to the background of the Jewish community. Definitely take this tour when visiting Shanghai.
Tour of Jewish Shanghai
, May 2019
The tour leader was clearly an expert with much experience. He was entertaining and very sympathetic in this sensitive situation. An enjoyable tour which I highly recommend..
, May 2019
Dvir is one of the best walking tour guides I have come across. He is knowledgeable, has a dry sense of humour and generous. I we t on his tour 11 years ago, and returned - nothing like repeat business as a recommendation. We followed up the Jewish tour the next day with the Old City/New City tour. He takes us to places to places one would not go to alone.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Many thanks ! As you kindly said Nothing like a repeat happy customer, and keep in mind 3rd time is on us ! Will await your 3rd time ! Dvir
Not To Be Missed
, Apr 2019
Very Educational and a great history lesson of the role of Shanghai as an escape route from the Holocaust.
Shanghai Jews
, Mar 2019
Excellent tour with good mixture of explanation and interactive material Unfortunate mix up as to date we were going on tiour with guide saying one date and Viator the other
An amazing Tour!
, Mar 2019
Andy's was amazing! We learned so much about Jewish immigration to Shanghai during WW2 and the history of Jewish settlement before then. We had a tour of the Jewish museum and a wall through of the area that was previously the Jewish ghetto and now housing local residents. Very illuminating and memorable. Highly recommended tour by a wonderful and knowledgeable guide.
Great tour!!!
, Oct 2018
This was such an informative tour!!! We learned so much. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone visiting the Shanghai area. Thanks Dvir!
This was an excellent tour. Dvir was...
, Jun 2018
This was an excellent tour. Dvir was extremely knowledgeable and willing to share his stories.

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