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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 1 week ago

If you are like me, spending one or two days of leisure in the middle of an intensive work week in Shanghai, and are not "into" Asian culture, you should take this tour. Dvir Ben-Gal comes with really high credentials, is very generous with his...More

Thank Corinne1406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dvir did an excellent job of giving us a comprehensive overview of Jewish history in Shanghai. I highly recommend the tour for those interested in both Jewish history and the role of Shanghai as a cosmopolitan metropole.

Thank Taiwanliving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anfisa was our tour guide. Her breadth of knowledge was superb. She was able to give us the history of Shanghai and teach us about the Jewish Community and it's relationship to Shanghai. I would take the tour again and I would love to go...More

Thank Margie922
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Whether your Jewish or not the section of the city is just amazing full of history and takes you back to the start of the city Should not be missed

Thank SRQ4576
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Shanghai! It was an incredible look into the past; not only of Jewish history before and during the war, but history of Middle East and so much more. Divr, our tour guide, was enthusiastic and passionate...More

1  Thank LHESNYC
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Dvir is a fabulous guide who has lived in Shanghai for over 16 years, and his tour is an inspiration and filled with so much knowledge of bygone and present years. An experience and tour not to be missed!

1  Thank MonicaG506
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 1 June 2017 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 30 May 2017

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

1  Thank iamfberman
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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
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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9 June 2017|
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Response from Dvir B | Property representative |
Hi, I afraid I will be out of china then.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Vinnysmom | Reviewed this property |
Is his partner Anfisa available? We did an amazing old and new tour with her.
David T
27 December 2016|
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Response from Dvir B | Property representative |
Please email me directly shanghaijews at hotmail