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

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the historical heart of Shanghai’s ancient Jewish quarter on a 2-hour tour of the Hongkou District. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the captivating history of Chinese Judaism; visit the verdant splendor of Huoshan Park and browse intriguing exhibitions in the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue). Catch a rare glimpse of daily life in a historical local neighborhood and gain fascinating insight into the culture from your passionate guide. This is a private tour just for you and your party.
  • See hidden areas of the city through the eyes of a Shanghai local
  • Gain an understanding of the lives of Jewish refugees on a visit to the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue)
  • Hear enlightening stories about Jewish history in Shanghai while walking past the Joint Distribution Committee and Huoshan Park
  • Visit a local neighborhood and discover daily life in the Jewish Ghetto
  • On a visit to Xiahai Temple, known as the fish man's temple in the past, discover the role a Buddhist temple plays within the Jewish Ghetto
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Private walking tour
Local English-speaking guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Chang Yang Lu, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at a pre-arranged location in Shanghai and set out to explore the historical highlights of the Jewish Ghetto. Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of the area and weave your way through the winding streets of the historical enclave. First, head to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, constructed on the site of the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, a place that attracted refugees during turbulent times. 

Learn about the significance of the sanctuary then venture to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to hear about the help offered to refugees by the center. Absorb the verdant beauty of the Huoshan Park and enjoy a moment of reflection at the monument that memorializes Jewish immigrants. 

Next, immerse yourself in the authentic ambience of a local neighborhood to meet its inhabitants; learn about daily life and traditional customs then venture the thriving center to see local craft shops, fresh seafood stalls and rustic restaurants. Conclude your tour with a visit to the sacred Xiahai Temple, a remote location off the tourist trail; learn about the significance of this Buddhist temple then bid your guide and group goodbye at the end of your tour.
Itinerary
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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours
Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghai’s 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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghai’s 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.
Admission Ticket Included
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Jewish Ghetto
Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghai’s 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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Xiahai Temple
Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghai’s 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.
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Shanghai Pathways

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Traveler Tips


  • "If your primary purpose is the Jewish aspect, I would recommend doing it on your own since Museum is self explanatory." See review

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Tour of Jewish Ghetto area.
jnemeth17
, 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.
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Our tour was fabulous!!! Mason is a...
andrealsilver
, 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!!
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We had the most moving experiance at...
Ralph D
, 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.
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We had a wonderful tour with Masin...
Dr Stanley J G
, 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.
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guide knew his stuff wish I had...
bernie
, May 2017
guide knew his stuff wish I had more than 2 hours would recommend this tour to anyone-100
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Mary was great tour guide and made...
Ashley
, Mar 2017
Mary was great tour guide and made sure we had a wonderful time and even helped us get on the right subway. Very informative and interesting if you have spare time.
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Highly recommend our tour. Mason our...
Allen M
, Oct 2016
Highly recommend our tour. Mason our tour guide was extremely personable and informative about the history and culture of the Jewish people who came to Shanghai during the early 1900's and also during the persecution of the Jews in Eastern Europe. you will not be disappointed with this tour!
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Museum was amazing but could easily...
Laurie S
, Aug 2016
Museum was amazing but could easily have done it on our own. After the museum which we felt was a bit rushed we walked around the ghetto area and then were taken to a Buddhist temple. Was not really interested in that. Would have liked more time in the museum. Also, original booking said pick up and drop off in hotel, but in Shanghai we were told that we had to find our own rides taxis there and back. Whole thing seemed like a bit of a rip off.
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Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable...
Cheryl s
, Aug 2016
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and her English was excellent.
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The guide was very good and most...
Ruhama K
, Jul 2016
The guide was very good and most informative. The whole tour lived up to our expectations .
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Product code: 5575JEWISH

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