Private 2-Hour Walking Tour Of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Changyang Road, Chang Yang Lu, Yang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Delve deep into the heart of Shanghai-china">Shanghais Jewish history on this private 2-hour tour of Shanghais Jewish Ghetto in the Hongkou District. On your guided walking tour, visit Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue) and the site of the former Joint Distribution Committee. Then, visit a local neighborhood to get a glimpse into daily life in this historical area. Your guides knowledge and passion of the areas history will ensure an enlightening experience that you wont get by simply walking around Shanghai on your own. This is a private tour just for you and your party.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghais most historical sites, the Jewish Ghetto. With your guide, a Shanghai local with an intimate knowledge and relationship with city and people, walk along the winding streets of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto in the Hongkou District to visit various buildings that served as a refuge for a large number of Jewish immigrants in World War 2.

Visit the Shanghai jewish refugees museum, the site of the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue, where the refugees once gathered for religious activities without fearing refusal or capture. Learn about how this sanctuary afforded these refugees a free and peaceful life during a time of chaos and fear. Afterwards, see the site of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which oversaw a large relief program for over 20,000 refugees to Shanghai. Then, walk through Huoshan Park to see the memorial tablet created in honor of these immigrants.

Make a visit to a local neighborhood to meet locals who have spent most of their life living in this area. With the help of your bilingual guide, talk with the local and learn about life in this area from someone who has lived through various events firsthand.

Throughout your tour, pass by local craft shops, small bird and fish markets and seafood restaurants to witness the lively yet modest way locals live here. Finally, visit Xiahai Temple, located in a remote location very few tourists visit, and learn about the role this Buddhist temple plays within the Jewish Ghetto.

Inclusions

Private walking tour

Local English-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Entry/Admission - Xiahai Temple

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Feb-2019

    The bravery of the Chinese people, in spite of their own occupation by the Japanese, managed to save thousands of Jews from the Nazi holocaust.

  • 01-Aug-2018

    I have mixed feelings of the tour. About half the tour was of the Jewish Museum and temple. The other half was of a Buddhist Temple and seeing how Chinese residents live today. If your primary purpose is the Jewish aspect, I would recommend doing it on your own since Museum is self explanatory.

  • 31-Jul-2018

    I have mixed feelings of the tour. About half the tour was of the Jewish Museum and temple. The other half was of a Buddhist Temple and seeing how Chinese residents live today. If your primary purpose is the Jewish aspect, I would recommend doing it on your own since Museum is self explanatory.

  • 05-Dec-2017

    Our tour was fabulous!!! Mason is a wonderful tour guide.
    He even took us into his home to show us where his grandfather rented out rooms to Jewish Refugees.
    I would highly recommend this tour!!

  • 05-Dec-2017

    Our tour was fabulous!!! Mason is a wonderful tour guide.
    He even took us into his home to show us where his grandfather rented out rooms to Jewish Refugees.
    I would highly recommend this tour!!

  • 05-Nov-2017

    We had the most moving experiance at the synagogue as we went to see where my father had gone when he fled from the Nazis he spent eight years in China and could not get out my mother who fled to Australia spent those eight years trying to findhim and getting him out so they could be married.
    Mary our guide was fantastic and took us around and had greatknowledge of what had happened at that time.

  • 05-Nov-2017

    We had the most moving experiance at the synagogue as we went to see where my father had gone when he fled from the Nazis he spent eight years in China and could not get out my mother who fled to Australia spent those eight years trying to findhim and getting him out so they could be married.
    Mary our guide was fantastic and took us around and had greatknowledge of what had happened at that time.

  • 06-Jul-2017

    We had a wonderful tour with Masin. He met us early at the appointed location. Masin was articulate and knowledgeable. We walked to the Moshe Synagogue and on the way he gave us the history of it. Masin was able to answer all our questions. Masin guided us through the museum and highlighted the important men who assisted the Jewish people during this period in history. We ended the tour with a visit to his grandfather's home who had been a photographer during World War II. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Jewish history in Shanghai.

  • 06-Jul-2017

    We had a wonderful tour with Masin. He met us early at the appointed location. Masin was articulate and knowledgeable. We walked to the Moshe Synagogue and on the way he gave us the history of it. Masin was able to answer all our questions. Masin guided us through the museum and highlighted the important men who assisted the Jewish people during this period in history. We ended the tour with a visit to his grandfather's home who had been a photographer during World War II. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Jewish history in Shanghai.

  • 22-May-2017

    guide knew his stuff
    wish I had more than 2 hours
    would recommend this tour to anyone-100

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