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Tours of Jewish Shanghai

#10 of 106 Tours in Shanghai
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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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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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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
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Truly excellent tour

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Vivienne G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Charles H
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
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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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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We toured with Anfisa for 4 hours and we covered the migrations of Sephardic, Ashkanazi, and refugee Jews to Shanghai. The story of how Jewish refugees came to Shanghai by the thousands in the 1930's was compelling and seemingly lost to western history. We visited the Peace Hotel, the Jewish ghetto that was very much authentic and a synagogue. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dvir is very interesting, organized and knowledgeable. He started off at the Peace Hotel we where transported in time from the 1850's when an important Jewish migration arrived in Shanghai. We then moved on to the Museum and learned about the Jews who escaped from the Holocaust. We learned and were absorbed by the history of Jewish Shanghai. We continued... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We participated on two tours. The Sunday "weekend Tour" was not related to Jewish Shanghai but covered lesser known attractions like the Marriage Market and the pet market. I wont spoil the surprise - dont miss it! On the Monday we joined the Jewish Shanghai tour. Dvir is great. He is knowledgeable and the tour is interesting.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

A friend of mine took me to Shangha from Wellington, New Zealand to specifically take this Jewish Shanghai Tour. I was blown away by what I was seeing and hearing first hand from Dvir, who was an excellent guide and so passionate about imparting/sharing with us his knowledge of what happened to the Shanghai Jews. This tour was the highlight... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

His passionate explanations of life during the 3 immigrations who came to live & prosper in their new environment & home. Very very informative & fun. Dvir has an encylopaedic knowledge of Jewish life in Shanghai. Dvir Bar-Gal is your man.

Thank Andrea Z

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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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