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Tours by Frieda

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Small group walking tours and food tours in Hasidic Brooklyn. Led by Frieda Vizel, award winning guide and former member of the Satmar sect. The tours take a warm and balanced approach to the community. There are bites of ethnic foods that only the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
302 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-7308
+1 347-433-8440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was amazing. Even though it was rainy outside, none of us even knew we were wet because Frieda held our attention. We were a group of four and were all amazed at how much we learned. The refrain from our group was "I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marciakramer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frieda's Brooklyn Walking Tour was just everything I'd hoped it would be! I had tried on several occasions through the year to find time to book a date, and sure enough...right before Chanukah ( The beautiful Jewish Festival of Lights), I was able to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JR606060
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frieda led a wonderfully informative and warm tour. I think it's so special that Frieda is doing this, because without her, this opportunity to learn more about the Satmar community in such a nuanced, personal, and immediate way might not exist at all. I loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank breanna-cohen-small
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frieda is sparkling, engaging, intelligent and articulate. She was at once able to fold us in to the extreme beauty and extreme repression of this community. She invites you into her personal story from the very first moments by sharing the photo of her as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Susan132014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our tour with Frieda... she is so knowledgable and open to sharing her insights into this fascinating community. I especially appreciated her desire to provide us with the facts so that we can learn, rather than jump to conclusions. She is warm, honest,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CSMomof3
Reviewed November 4, 2018

When I decided to do the Hasidic walking tour , I could never expect to have such a class on Life Experience.Frieda is a very Special Woman as well as a Great Guide with a Beautiful story to share. It really made my Sunday and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jackie100465
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Frieda is an incredible, humble, thoughtful, intelligent guide to this very insular world right next door. You'll learn about education, family life, holidays of the Hasidic community and sample food along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AlexaKr
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Yes, the tour is all of these things and more! Frieda is a fabulous guide. She shared her personal story at the beginning of the tour and then proceeded to give us a wonderful insight into the Hasidic Jewish community of Williamsburg. No question was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy C
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Frieda was the most fantastic guide. I cannot recommend this tour more highly. Frieda is fun & informative. She shared her story & the life she led and chose to bravely leave. Frieda shared her knowledge of how life is expected to be lived in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrea Z
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We were curious about traditional Jewish culture and Frieda captured our fascination right from the start. Walking amongst the community and seeing the dress, etiquette and daily lifestyle first hand while listening to Frieda explain it...was a culture shock and enthralling. Frieda's honesty and respect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 9, 2017|
Response from Frieda V | Property representative |
Hi - Thank you for inquiring about the tour of Hasidic Williamsburg! No, the stroller would not pose a problem. We've had babies (and love babies) on several occasions and we navigate a very stroller-busy community. We go... More
December 9, 2016|
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Response from FussyTraveller62 | Reviewed this property |
The only time we really sat was in the Restaurant at the end of the tour. If washroom is an issue there were not any stops where we had washroom facilities!