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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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$68.00

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

From USD
$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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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai - Shanghai, China

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$49.00

This half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time to get a quick, but comprehensive view of Shanghai's history, culture, tastes and sounds. You will visit a beautiful and historic garden, stroll through the streets of old Shanghai while exploring 100 year-old homes and visit a famous temple ... More info ›

This half-day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time to get a quick, but comprehensive view of Shanghai's history, culture, tastes and sounds. You will visit a beautiful and historic garden, stroll through the streets of old Shanghai while exploring 100 year-old homes and visit a famous temple. Along the way you'll sample delicious local soup dumplings and enjoy a relaxing tea ceremony... all in just 3 and 1/2 hours! The major attractions in this tour include: The Yuyuan Garden, historic backstreets of Old Shanghai, Confucius Temple and much more!

If you start your tour after 2:00PM, you'll replace the visit inside Yuyuan Garden with a visit to the Bund and an amazing Huangpu River cruise.

Your tour guide will meet you at your desired starting point in the city center, typically your hotel lobby, at your desired time. The start time is flexible, but note that itinerary will change if you desired to start your tour after 2:00PM since the Confucius Temple and Yuyuan Garden will close at 4:00. After your guide meets you, your 3 1/2 Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai tour begins as you take a taxi or public transportation to the first stop.

First, you will visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden in southern China which is over 400 years old built in Ming Dynasty, the area around the garden has been the downtown of the city  for several hundred years. Walking around this area will also introduce you to traditional Chinese shops and homes. If you need some souvenirs, nearby you also find unique items such as pearls, jade, tea and silk as well as inexpensive Chinese ornamental items.

From here you'll take a short walk to the historic district of Old Shanghai. You'll see traditional homes that are over 100 years old including seeing homes that are boarded up and marked for destruction as Shanghai races to modernity. This is a must see unique area in this modern city! You can even talk to the locals with your tour guide as translator and peer inside homes.

Along your walk we'll stop for delicious soup dumplings a favorite delicacy of both locals and foreigners. They overflow with juices as you bite into the specially seasoned filling of meats and vegetables.

Next, you'll visit the Confucius Temple, the top university in the history of Shanghai. It was built in 1291 and the only place to pay respects to Confucius in the city. Here you'll enjoy a relaxing Confucian Tea ceremony where you'll sample a variety of local tea flavors and learn the many benefits of various teas. 

Note that if your tour starts after 2:00, instead of visiting the Confucius Temple, you will visit the Bund Area where we will enjoy 100-year old architecture and enjoy exciting views of both east and west Shanghai while taking a cruise down the Huangpu Rivers. This area was controlled by the British during the concessions period. 

After your 3 1/2 hour tour, your guide will be send back to your hotel or somewhere in the city center you prefer.

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Private Shanghai Day Tour including Bund Yu Garden French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple

Private Shanghai Day Tour including Bund Yu Garden French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple - Shanghai, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$65.00

For the first-timer, this private Shanghai day tour should be the top priority. Both traditional and modern sights of Shanghai are covered by visiting Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, People Square, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession at Xintiandi, and Pudong Lujiazui Financial and Business Center ... More info ›

For the first-timer, this private Shanghai day tour should be the top priority. Both traditional and modern sights of Shanghai are covered by visiting Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, People Square, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession at Xintiandi, and Pudong Lujiazui Financial and Business Center. Your Senior English-speaking guide will share his knowledge of Shanghai's cultures, architectural buildings, different religions, Shanghai's history, and way of life with you. Also, a special selected local Chinese restaurant will offer you a chance to try authentic Shanghai cuisine. The tour is only operates for your party. So it is more flexible to adapt to your pace.

In the morning, your guide will meet you in your downtown hotel lobby at 9:00. Then you will start this 8 hours private city tour. Your first stop will be intricately designed Yu Yuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming dynasty, and the ancient Shanghai Old Street, which is originated in the Qing dynasty. Then you can have a rest in an ancient Chinese tea house. After the tea you will be driven to the People Square where you can see the City Hall and surrounding buildings from outside. Traveling on, you will stroll along the Xintiandi in the Former French Concession, which is considered to be one of the most charming places in Shanghai for Chinese and foreigners. After the morning tour you will have your lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.  
In the afternoon, you will start from the Jade Buddha Temple, a sacred 19th-century structure built during the Qing Dynasty. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the temple and see the big one piece jade Buddha. Then Bund, Shanghai’s picturesque waterfront, well known as the International Architecture Exhibition for its spectacular soaring skyline. From here, enjoy sweeping views of both sides of the Huangpu River. At last, we drive to Pudong Business and Financial Center where all the main skyscrapers locate. You will see the tallest building Shanghai Tower as well as the "Bottle Opener" and Jinmao Tower there. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel or appointed spot in downtown.

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Private Tour: Colonial Shanghai with Sassoon's Cathay Mansion Dining Experience

Private Tour: Colonial Shanghai with Sassoon's Cathay Mansion Dining Experience - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 6 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

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$128.00

The 6-hour private tour is designed for history lovers and for the people who want to have a deeper understanding of Shanghai's Change from 1840 to 1940. Your professional and informative guide will lead you through the Former French Concession, International Settlement and Traditional Shanghainese living area and etc. ... More info ›

The 6-hour private tour is designed for history lovers and for the people who want to have a deeper understanding of Shanghai's Change from 1840 to 1940. Your professional and informative guide will lead you through the Former French Concession, International Settlement and Traditional Shanghainese living area and etc.. You find a diverse Shanghai from this unique tour. A decent Shanghai cuisine lunch will be arranged at The Chinoise Story restaurant in the Sassoon's Cathay Mansion.

Shanghai, the engine of China's economy today, a miracle city in the world. Why Shanghai was opened into a international trading port by British force? How come She swiftly evolved into "the Oriental Paris" from an ordinary farming town in just dozens of years? Who were the venturers building Shanghai into their Paradise? Why Shanghai became life shelter for countless Russian and Jewish in the past? Why nobody wants to be "Shanghaied" in English phrase? Who were the few intellectuals having a meeting in Shanghai which was a sparkle burning China into red later?

This tour will walk you through those sites related to above stories. This is a feast to your mind, and you will also have another feast to your stomach at famous The Chinoise Story restaurant inside of Sassoon's Cathay Mansion.

You will be visiting following places:

  • Former British Consulate
  • Bund - Riverside, best place to see Shanghai's mother river (Huangpu River) and take a contrast picture for old and new shanghai.
  • Peace hotel - Former Cathay Hotel, built by Sir Victor Sassoon. The Sassoon family had built a Shanghai business and real estate empire in the early 20th century.
  • Waldorf Astoria hotel - Former Shanghai Club, opened in January 1910. Once home to one of the premier men's clubs in Shanghai. The most famous feature of the interior is the 34-metre black-and-white marble bar, called "the long bar".
  • Shanghai old town - the old street that used to be the home of scholars and officials during Ming and Qing dynasty.
  • Private garden house - oldest and largest in Shanghai, not open to the public yet.
  • Cathay Mansion - Delicious Shanghai cuisine for lunch
  • Garden hotel - Former French club, the eastern lobby still keeps the original French classical design.
  • King Albert Apartment - Also popularly known as Royal Garden, built by French Catholic Church for expatriates living in Shanghai.
After your tour is finished, your will be transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai.

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