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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Our tour was fabulous!!! Mason is a wonderful tour guide.
He even took us into his home to show us where his grandfather rented out rooms to Jewish Refugees.
I would highly recommend this tour!!

Ralph D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

We had the most moving experiance at the synagogue as we went to see where my father had gone when he fled from the Nazis he spent eight years in China and could not get out my mother who fled to Australia spent those eight years trying to findhim and getting him out so they could be married.
Mary our guide was fantastic and took us around and had greatknowledge of what had happened at that time.

Dr Stanley J G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We had a wonderful tour with Masin. He met us early at the appointed location. Masin was articulate and knowledgeable. We walked to the Moshe Synagogue and on the way he gave us the history of it. Masin was able to answer all our questions. Masin guided us through the museum and highlighted the important men who assisted the Jewish people during this period in history. We ended the tour with a visit to his grandfather's home who had been a photographer during World War II. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about Jewish history in Shanghai.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

guide knew his stuff
wish I had more than 2 hours
would recommend this tour to anyone-100

Allen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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!

Cheryl s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and her English was excellent.

Roberta B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

We found about about a piece of history that we never knew about. The Japanese ambassador to Austria saved the lives of thousands of Jews by giving them visas to Shanghai. I know that there were Jews in Shanghai in the 1800's but this tour did not cover such. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke and understood English very well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was an excellent tour. The tour leader was very well informed about the history of Jewish settlement in Shanghai and the events which led up to that settlement. His knowledge was outstanding.
We were honoured to be invited to our leaders home where he showed us typical accommodation made available to Jewish people during the war years . We were also show a most interesting collection of pictures collected by our leader.
I recommend this tour to those who want to really understand the Jewish occupance of this small part of Shanghai in the war years and to experience how good the Chinese people were to them.

Fran B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We enjoyed seeing and hearing about the history!

Howard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour worked well. The guide was excellent.

James K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I brought a few friends and they were so glad they came!

Gladys R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Tour was first class! Zoe, the guide, was extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to give details about the area, show us around, answer questions and make sure we had a fabulous experience. It exceeded my hopes for the couple of hours.

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The guide was very knowledgable and friendly. A very interesting tour.

Leonard I. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We were delighted with our guide Annie, and if anyone wants a reference we cannot speak highly enough of her. Her English and enthusiasm were excellent and she even emailed us photos. Annie made this tour one of the highlights of our trip! Len and Deanna Levin.

Anne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Walking around the area of Hongkou is so interesting because of it's history in relation to Jewish refugees and because it gives you an insight into life in the suburbs in Shanghai today. Prior to meeting our tour guide, Annie, we had some time to spare so we wandered around the area a little by ourselves. The people of the area are friendly and didn't seem to mind us stopping and watching them go about their daily lives. When we met Annie, we knew we had hit the jackpot! Annie is everything you want in a tour guide. She was knowledgeable about the area and it's history, interested in us as her clients and willing to fit in with what things we were interested in seeing.

We loved the Jewish architecture of Hongkou, the beautiful park Annie took us to and the Jewish heritage Museum. Annie also took us to a temple and explained many aspects of the Buddhist faith while we were walking through it.
The professionalism of the company who runs the tour was also to be applauded. When i contacted their office in Shanghai the day before the tour, they forwarded to me by e-mail, detailed directions to get to the meeting place and even called Annie at the end of the tour to speak with us and find out our thoughts. I would highly recommend this tour. It demonstrates a side of Shanghai and it's people that I don't think many people are aware of.

Ronni F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Annie was our guide for this tour. She gave us explicit directions as to where to meet her, She was prompt and provided a great tour of the area.Her english is excellent and the information helped us to see the ghetto, its history, different ethnic groups from Iraq, Iran, Russia and others who were provided asylum during very dark periods in history. She is very knowledgeable and took us not only to the complex which houses the Jewish history in Shanghai, but the old synagogoue and was even able to bring us into homes where they lived. I would highly recommend this tour! rj freeman, salem, ma

Robin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The tour guide - Annie - was terrific. She was very knowledgeable and her English was terrific. She also gave us an interesting tour around the neighborhood. We were even invited into someone's home, an elderly Chinese couple invited us into their room and spoke through Annie. It was a very unique experience!

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Who knew this history existed., Very interesting tour and out guide was very interesting. The advantage of the tour is that the guide takes your around the neighborhood so you get a good sense of what life was like in this interesting slice of history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Very informative and great fun! I love Jenny who knows so much about Shanghai!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

The guide went above and beyond in making this trip very informative, interesting and a great use of our time.
One of the best guides we have ever had across the globe.
She really knew her subject .


4 star rating: Recommended
March 2017

Mary was great tour guide and made sure we had a wonderful time and even helped us get on the right subway. Very informative and interesting if you have spare time.

Ruhama K

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

The guide was very good and most informative. The whole tour lived up to our expectations .

Barbara B

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

Very educational and moving. The guide was very good. Again, the issue of not being able to communicate in advance to know when and where to meet was a problem.

bryan f

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2014

Sadly we didn't go ,due to health problems

Joan H USA

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Pretty much covered all of the important aspects of Jewish life in Shanghai. Besides the synagogue and its displays, we also got to see the interior of a building where the Jewish population lived, walked the streets and alleys, and we were given a good overview of Jewish life by our guide.

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