Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $64.23

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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.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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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After booking, please contact your local guide via email to coordinate the departure location (contact info is provided in your confirmation voucher)
Departure Time:
10am or 2pm
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Morning Departure
Code: AM

10am tour departure

USD $64.23
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Afternoon Departure
Code: PM

2pm tour departure

USD $64.23
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Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Allen M, October 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 and #39;s and also during the persecution of the Jews in Eastern Europe. you will not be disappointed with this tour!

Reviewed by: Cheryl s, August 2016

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and her English was excellent.