Shanghai History Tours
Shanghai has had an interesting history since it’s inception. Being one of the major port cities of China has given it great access to the broader world, allowing it to flourish as well as suffer military strikes and occupation from foreign powers. With its colorful history, we offer many historical tours focusing on different angles of the city’s life. Whether you can only spare a few days or three weeks, we’ve got plenty of options to consider!
This short tour will take you for a visit through bohemian Tianzifang to see modern art studios, an artifact viewing in the Shanghai Museum, and a stroll through bustling Fuxing Park. For the more active, there is also the option for fitness dancing and taichi in the park, if you wish to join, or a bike tour adventure through the French Concession.
Experience everything “Shanghai Highlife” has to offer, as well as other historical adventures in prominent cities including Beijing, Xi’an, and Guilin.
Jewish Tour of China – 10 days (http://www.wildchina.com/tours/jewish-tour-of-china)
On this tour, days 8-10 will be spent in Shanghai after visiting other historic cities with Jewish history, including Beijing, Tianjin, and Harbin. In Shanghai, you will be led on a tour by our Jewish expert, Dvir Bargal, who will show you the main attractions of Jewish history in the city. Shanghai helped save thousands of Jewish refugees, housing them in the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto which was liberated in 1945. In memoriam, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, once the center of the Shanghai Jewish community, has been converted into a commemorative museum. In addition to the museum, you’ll also be led through the Children’s Palace, French Concession, and Yu Garden, and have ample time to explore the city as you please.
This is one of the longer trips we offer, spanning 5 provinces and 6 cities. It will take you even deeper into the country’s history, though if you have a particular fancy for Shanghai, it offers the same experience as the first two, shorter trips.
On this 10-day tour, the first two will be spent enjoying what Shanghai has to offer. Grab dinner at M on the Bund, then go and watch the fusion of traditional Chinese art and modern visual effects at the ERA acrobatics show. You’ll also be treated to a fan dancing class and enjoy lunch in the chic eateries of Xintiandi. Finally, you’ll be led on a fascinating tour through the Jewish Quarter by Jewish expert, Dvir Bargal.
Yunnan’s Flying Tigers – 14 days (http://www.wildchina.com/tours/yunnan-flying-tigers)
This trip focuses on other parts of China, primarily Yunnan (surprise!), but ends with a 3-day stint in Shanghai. While there, you’ll dine on local Shanghainese cuisine, take an evening stroll on the Bund, visit the renowned Yu Gardens, and peruse the Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar. The locals call the bazaar “China town”, but you’ll have to go and see for yourself why that is! In addition, you’ll visit the Shanghai Museum and see the landmarks of the last remnants of Shanghai’s colonial history in the French Concession. To close the trip, you’ll be treated to a farewell meal of authentic Chinese cuisine while overlooking the Bund.
As you can see, some of the trips offer the same experience in Shanghai, while taking you off to various other adventures across China. Others will give you a heavily focused trip on a very particular section of Shanghai in a short period. Depending on what you want, there’s definitely something for everyone, no matter what your desires and interests are.
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/shanghai-highlife (www.wildchina.com)
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/essence-of-china (www.wildchina.com)
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/jewish-tour-of-china (www.wildchina.com)
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/chinese-treasures (www.wildchina.com)
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/the-grand-tour (www.wildchina.com)
- ^ http://www.wildchina.com/tours/yunnan-flying-tigers (www.wildchina.com)