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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

#10 of 110 Tours in Shanghai
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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
As featured in 3 Days in Shanghai
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Address: Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
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+86 130 0214 6702

Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an...

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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Excellent guided tour of the history of Jews in Shanghai

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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) did not make us feel left out. His story telling was clear, sequential, interesting yet... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 walked all day and saw and learned things about Shanghai that you just won't see... More 

Thank Scott H
Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this review

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. More 

Netanya, Israel
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 artifacts, the tour includes Jewish-built hotels along the Bund riverfront, Shanghai Ghetto ("Little Vienna"), Jewish... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot say enough about how comprehensive and informative this tour is. And Dvir is a delight - his wealth of knowledge is eclipsed only by his humor, passion and compassion. This was perhaps the most incredible tour we have ever been on, anywhere. Truly special and memorable.

Thank Hobar
Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this review

Many thanks for touring with us and for this the super kind review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did this excellent tour of the Jewish History of Shanghai last week I can highly recommend it It was most interesting and a great insight into this part of history The tour guide himself was excellent ... very informative / easy to listen to / with a bright personality which added to the enjoyment of this tour

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is one of the best tours I have ever taken. Dvir really knows his stuff! And he tells the story of the Jews of Shanghai in a compelling and clear manner giving us a huge historical insight into the whole being of Shanghai. I would highly recommend to Jew and Non-Jew.

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Dvir B, Owner at Tours of Jewish Shanghai, responded to this review

Thank you for a super kind review. Will always offer insights based on deep understanding of Shanghai's history & culture. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My wife and I signed up for the tour of Jewish Shanghai when we went on a cruise March 2017. We met Dvir at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, a site associated with the early Jewish Community in Shanghai. He then led us along the Bund pointing out sites of interest. We then were transported to what was the site of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I corresponded with Dvir for several months and he came tnrough with 2 amazing tours for us during our 24 hours in Shanghai. Both were outstanding. I had known all along that the Jewish tour was a " must do" but also found the Old and New tour/ weekend tour to be one of the most unique tours we have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I absolutely loved this tour - the content was fascinating and Dvir is an amazing tour guide who told us the history in a fun and amusing way and kept us interested for the whole four hours. I've just come back from three weeks travelling China, Hong Kong and Singapore and this was definitely one of the highlights of my... More 

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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. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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