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

Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$69.23

Delve deep into the heart of Shanghai’s Jewish history on this private 2-hour tour of Shanghai’s 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 ... More info ›

Delve deep into the heart of Shanghai’s Jewish history on this private 2-hour tour of Shanghai’s 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 guide’s knowledge and passion of the area’s history will ensure an enlightening experience that you won’t get by simply walking around Shanghai on your own. This is a private tour just for you and your party.

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.

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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$73.00

Learn about Shanghai's extraordinary Jewish heritage and experience on this half-day tour led by a Jewish history expert. The tour will take you to various sites of significance to Shanghai's Jewish community and will provide a comprehensive historical tale spanning 3 waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai ... More info ›

Learn about Shanghai's extraordinary Jewish heritage and experience on this half-day tour led by a Jewish history expert. The tour will take you to various sites of significance to Shanghai's Jewish community and will provide a comprehensive historical tale spanning 3 waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai. Led by a Jewish expert residing in Shanghai, the tour is a mesmerizing journey into an amazing sweet and sour world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors all mix. Join this tour for an interactive look at Jewish culture and history in Shanghai.

Meet your guide at the Peace Hotel (formerly the Cathay Hotel, built by Sir Victor Sassoon) on Shanghai's famous Bund riverfront. Take in magnificent views of the city as your guide discusses in length the Baghdadi-Jewish legacy of the city.

After that, your guide will take you to the Hongkou district, also known as the Shanghai Ghetto. In the Hongkou district, you will visit various places including the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moshe Synagogue) and a monument in Huoshan Park. In addition, your guide will take you to explore the back lanes of the district and to visit a Chinese home where Jewish refugees used to live.

Over the course of the tour, your guide will discuss the cultural and commercial contribution of the Russian Jewish immigration at the turn of the century and the Jewish experience in Shanghai under the Japanese occupation during WWII. This is not just a superficial glance at the highlights of Jewish life in Shanghai. It is a four-hour, a mini-course led by an expert guide with encyclopedic knowledge and intense passion that brings to life a vanished world and attracts visitors from every continent.

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Exploring the Former French Concession of Shanghai

Exploring the Former French Concession of Shanghai - Shanghai, China

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$60.00

This Frenchtown tour is a historical-architectural & cultural journey through some of the finest and most interesting areas of Shanghai. Explore historical villas, Art-Deco buildings and Shanghai’s unique lane housing ... More info ›

This Frenchtown tour is a historical-architectural & cultural journey through some of the finest and most interesting areas of Shanghai. Explore historical villas, Art-Deco buildings and Shanghai’s unique lane housing. Places where Western intellectuals mixed with Chinese revolutionaries,  where the seeds of Chinese communism were planted in the heart of capitalism. Places, that White Russians, wealthy Jews, movie starts and gangsters made their home. Hear there stories from our historical expert.

This half-day walking tour will take you on a journey through the past of one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing areas of Shanghai, The French Concession.
We will meet at the Fuxing Park (Former French Park) for the short historical introduction to the founding and development of the FC. Then we will walk along the small windy streets and alleyways learning about the architects, Chinese revolutionaries, intellectuals and tycoons, White Russian dancers and aristocrats, the criminals and the movie stars and even the Communist Party leaders – French Concession has it all.

You will see the Art Deco buildings that Shanghai is so famous for, crowded Lane House’s neighborhoods, Russian Orthodox Churches, 1920’s Cinemas and Hotels.

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From the very Old to the very New

From the very Old to the very New - Shanghai, China

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$69.00

A genuine slice of life of old Shanghai and a glimpse to the city's future.  Off the beaten tracks starting at Shanghai’s Old Town and the city's oldest backstreets and residential dwellings, Walking towards Yu Yuan gardens area. We explore temples and various markets (antique markets and an pet market) ... More info ›

A genuine slice of life of old Shanghai and a glimpse to the city's future.  Off the beaten tracks starting at Shanghai’s Old Town and the city's oldest backstreets and residential dwellings, Walking towards Yu Yuan gardens area. We explore temples and various markets (antique markets and an pet market). We commence towards the Former French Concession of Shanghai to conclude in the new area of  Xin Tian Di to experience and discuss the China's future.  It is mainly a walking & exploring tour through place most tourist do not get to see; however, they are most interesting and authentic with a city insider point of view.

You are going to start your journey in the less touristic part of the Old Chinese City, walking along the narrow and winding alleys and exploring one of the poorest neighborhoods of Shanghai. Absorb the local life, try the hand-stretched noodles, pass by the hidden gem - one of the oldest buildings in the area - that was built even before the famous Yu Gardens and visit the Daoist Temple. Walk around the Yu Gardens itself and the more touristic part of the Old City, where we will show you the most interesting places from the insider's point of view. After that visit the antique market and the very local pet market - the experience not to be missed. On weekends, we will also pass by the weekend marriage market. The Tour concludes in one of the most beautiful areas in the French Concession - Xin Tian Di - where the contrast between the past and the future, the rich and the poor is astonishing.
Residing in Shanghai for over a decade, we are surely to bring you the best expertise and knowledge about this rapidly changing city.

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Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour From Shanghai Including The Boat Ride

Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour From Shanghai Including The Boat Ride - Shanghai, China

Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$79.80

Visiting a 900 year-old water village Zhouzhuang with it's famous Double bridge, Zhang Residence & Shen Residence, taking a relaxing boat ride through the town.

Zhouzhuang lies at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou, is an ancient town of Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, where abounds with rivers and lakes. It is thought by many to be the best water town in China ... More info ›

Visiting a 900 year-old water village Zhouzhuang with it's famous Double bridge, Zhang Residence & Shen Residence, taking a relaxing boat ride through the town.

Zhouzhuang lies at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou, is an ancient town of Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, where abounds with rivers and lakes. It is thought by many to be the best water town in China. This ancient town has a history of more than 900 years old with many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are about 100 houses with courtyards and 60 of them have arch gateways made by carved bricks.

After 1.5 hour driving, you will arrive zhouzhuang water town, start your tour by a walk to the double bridge with the view of a oil painting made by Chen Yi Fei which make this town famous, following a visit to Zhang's Residence , one of the few remaining Ming Dynasty buildings.  Originally built by a relative of one of the Ming founders, it was later sold to the Zhang family. Now it’s owned by the local government, and has been meticulously restored. It has a sprawling area of 70 rooms, and is unique on account of the Ming-style columns that make up its construction. It also has a free-flowing riverthrough the complex , which allows boats through.
Next stop will be Shen's Residence, Built in an aristocratic style during the early Qing Dynasty, this sprawling palace covers almost 2,000 m2 (21,500sqft) and is the biggest residence in the town. It is made up of over 100 rooms surrounding seven courtyards, and is divided into three sections: The water gate and warf; the Tea and Main Halls which were for receiving guests and conducting important ceremonies; and the living quarters. 
A boat ride along canals will show you different view with each turn it makes in the town. you may have time to try local snacks or practice your bargain skill in local shops before the return trip.

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Tongli Water Village Tour From Shanghai Including The Boat Ride & Tuisi Garden

Tongli Water Village Tour From Shanghai Including The Boat Ride & Tuisi Garden - Shanghai, China

Duration: 5.5 to 6.5 hrs
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$79.80

Walking along this living water town where local familis still live around, visiting a well preserved ancient tuisi garden, taking a relaxing boat ride along canels and bridges.

Tongli is an aged town located near Suzhou, which is about a hour and half drive outside of Shanghai. This 1000 years old town has only recently been changed into a tourist attraction ... More info ›

Walking along this living water town where local familis still live around, visiting a well preserved ancient tuisi garden, taking a relaxing boat ride along canels and bridges.

Tongli is an aged town located near Suzhou, which is about a hour and half drive outside of Shanghai. This 1000 years old town has only recently been changed into a tourist attraction. The town is characterized by stone bridges and well preserved ancient architecture including private gardens, temples and houses.15 small river lanes crisscrossed the town, over which spans around 49 stone bridges in variety of styles. Bridges are important parts of the town. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals. Whenever there is an important occasion, such as wedding, people would like to walk through the three bridges, which is supposed to bring peace, fortune and happiness in their lives. Buildings well preserved from the Ming and Qing Dynasties standing by the rivers fill the town. The traditional gardens are well worth seeing. The Tuisi Garden makes a good example. The garden was constructed between 1885 and 1887 by an imperial official. In the garden, pavilions, terraces, halls, rockeries, ponds and other elements of the garden were harmoniously integrated together.

 After 1.5 hour driving, you will arrive and walk along tongli old street and local community  where a lot local familis still lives , a visit to well preserved private garden build in ming dynasty will show you a picture of  delicate life those accent ellite group use to have.  the relaxing boat ride around the town may make the highlight of whole tour with different angel of view Tongli have.


you can practice your bargain skill in local shops. 

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