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Shanghai’s Jewish District Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Start time: 08:00am and 12:30pm
  • Duration
    3 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pick-up & drop-off from Shanghai International Cruise Pier
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned private individual vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

Key Highlights

  • See the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, the spiritual heart of the Jewish community
  • Visit the areas of Shanghai that the Jews fled to during WWII

Overview

At the beginning of WW II, about 30,000 Jewish refugees fled from Europe to Shanghai. Calling themselves ‘Shanghailanders’, most settled in the Hongkou district. Since then, Jews have made an important cultural impact on the economic and development of Shanghai. Bakeries, stores, cafes, synagogues, schools, clinics, cemeteries, and even a Jewish newspaper all flourished there.

On this tour, trace the origins, growth and development of the strong Jewish presence in Shanghai. See the iconic Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Built in 1927, this designated area became the home of approximately 20,000 refugees from Central Europe during WW II. Tour Huoshan Park, an oasis of calm and peace where the Monument in Memory of Jewish Refugees now stands.

Duolun Road is also a must-see stop because of the history, culture and humanity of 1920s-30s Shanghai.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 08:00am and 12:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned private vehicle and taken for a sightseeing tour of the Jewish landmarks in Shanghai. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. The highlights of your tour include: Ohel Moishe Synagogue: Built in 1927, the Ohel Moishe Synagogue served as the spiritual heart of Shanghai’s Jewish community and currently houses the Museum for Jewish Refugees. It has been reconstructed to its original appearance and features a photo exhibition from the period. Huoshan Park: You’ll also visit Huoshan Park, a peaceful retreat where the Monument in Memory of Jewish Refugees now stands. Duolun Road: Duolun Road is a quiet and narrow alleyway in HongKou district. This street encapsulates the atmosphere of the 1930s in Shanghai. Wander among the museums, antique and curio houses, calligraphers´ and painters´ studios, bookshops and literary clubs, tea houses and wine bars. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Shanghai.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pick-up & drop-off from Shanghai International Cruise Pier
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned private individual vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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