Half day tour 4-5 hours - (more details)

The itinerary includes:



Ohel Rachel Synagogue

Built by the Sassoon family in 1920, this majestic building is not open to the public. With special arrangement, this tour offers the only opportunity for access to the synagogue. The World Monuments Fund has added the synagogue to the 2002 Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites.

* Since April 2002, the Ohel Rachel synagogue has been closed to the public. Tours do not include this site until it is reopened.



The Peace Hotel

As the former ‘Cathay Hotel’, this luxurious building epitomised the era when Shanghai was known as the ‘Paris of the East’.

Ohel Moishe Synagogue

During WWII this designated area became the home of approximately 20,000 refugees from Central Europe. The tour takes a walk through the former ghetto, visits a Chinese home where refugees once lived, stops at the Monument, and goes to Ohel Moishe Synagogue and its museum.


The Old Ghetto Allies

From February 1943 the Japanese forces nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees to live in small area in the over- crowded Hong Kou district. The place became a ghetto where both Jews and Chinese shared years of hardship. Today this poor neighborhood
of Shanghai hold much of its 1940’s character.


Additional information:

The tour requires half a day, usually starting at 9:30 am.

Tours can be customised if there is a tight travel schedule, such as to visit only Ohel Rachel or only the ghetto.

Groups of all sizes are accommodated.

Transportation can be arranged with advanced notice.

Please contact us to arrange tours and verify prices.

The Tour of Jewish Shanghai will be a highlight of your China trip. Do not miss it!



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