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Shanghai’s Jewish District Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Visit the areas of Shanghai that the Jews fled to during WWII
  • See the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, the spiritual heart of the Jewish community
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    3 hours

    Start time

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

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai

  • Overview & Itinerary
    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.


    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
    • 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
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    The tour schedule allows time for you to take the evening program after this tour: Acrobatics Show & Evening Tour, Huangpu River Cruise & Bund Highlights, or Chinese Massage Experience

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    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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