One of the few “open cities” with no immigration restrictions, Shanghai became a haven for Jews often unable to leave their homelands due to visa requirements. Over the course of the mid-20th century, tens of thousands of Jewish people had escaped persecution and relocated to the Hongku District of Shanghai. Though the living conditions were not always ideal the Jewish refugees were able to thrive amidst adversity, even opening bakeries, synagogues, schools, and a newspaper.
Visit the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, which served as the spiritual heart of Shanghai’s Jewish community and currently houses the Museum for Jewish Refugees. Built in 1927, it has been reconstructed to its original condition and features a photo exhibition from the period. You’ll also stop at Huoshan Park, a peaceful retreat where the Monument in Memory of Jewish Refugees now stands. Wander along Duolon Road and soak up the history and culture of early to mid-20th century Shanghai. Stroll among the museums, antique houses, calligraphers’ studios, bookshops, teahouses, and wine bars.
- Roundtrip hotel transfers
- Jewish sights private tour
- Applicable admission fees
- English-speaking guide
Approx. 4 1/2 hours
2 departures: Tue., Wed., Fri.
Departure time and location:
8:30 AM and 1 PM; from the lobby of your Shanghai hotel (see redemption instructions)
Return time and location:
1 PM and 5:30 PM; to the lobby of your Shanghai hotel (see redemption instructions)
Children younger than the age of 2 may participate for free. A minimum of two adult passengers are required for this tour to operate.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required: Please contact Gray Line Shanghai at least 48 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation and arrange hotel pick-up time. When calling, please tell the operator which tour departure you would prefer. Upon pick-up, present your ID and voucher(s) in exchange for service.