We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tours by Frieda

Brooklyn, NY, USA
More
About Tours by Frieda
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 most savvy tourists discover.
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Tours by Frieda
Overview
Prebook this Hasidic Williamsburg tour in New York City, and explore the Hasidic area of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with a guide so you don’t miss any of the details. Your guide grew up in the Hasidic Jewish community, and takes you to visit Williamsburg's Hasidic shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites. Gain a better understanding of this religious group’s history, culture, and traditions—plus, sample traditional food along the way.
355Reviews3Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 344
  • 10
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Capemama4 wrote a review Today
Boston, Massachusetts43 contributions33 helpful votes
I have always been very interested in this community. Frieda was born into the Hasidic community. Her tour have great information and interesting insights into this Place and people. We stopped into some authentic businesses for some local fare and treats throughout the tour. I loved it!
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Famousdog wrote a review Oct 2020
Brooklyn, New York13 contributions
+1
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough, both for tourists and residents of New York. I’ve lived in Brooklyn for almost 10 years and have always been fascinated by the Hasidic Jewish community. Frieda grew up in this environment, and so can speak from personal experience about traditions as well as their day to day life. Whilst you can of course walk around South Williamsburg without a guide, you will be extremely limited in what you can learn or see, without someone to provide expertise and show you the best bakeries! I still have so much to learn and would definitely consider doing this tour again. I’d also be interested to learn about the other Hasidic communities in Borough Park and Crown Heights. I was definitely mindful to be respectful of people around me and so didn’t want to take unsolicited photos or stare, however it was definitely our tour group that was the novelty, and people in the community were generally happy to see and interact with us. We also took the tour over a Jewish Holiday, so everyone was dressed in their best clothes and Shtreimels. There were also makeshift Sukkahs everywhere. It was great to see, but definitely worth revisiting when it’s not a holiday to get a different perspective. I’ll be recommending a tour with Frieda to all of my future guests who want to learn more about Hasidic Brooklyn.
Read more
Helpful
Share
Shelly wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was an excellent tour. My parents were visiting me from Australia and they loved it too. So educational and enjoyable and Frieda does an excellent job! I highly recommend it.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Harphawks wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Ana, California6 contributions11 helpful votes
Frieda was an excellent tour guide, giving us first hand insight into the fascinating community of Hasidic Williamsburg. She was open to questions and shared her experiences which made the tour come to life. Although we weren’t expecting this to be a food tour, we had tasty treats and a meal at the end ~ all really delicious. I highly recommend this tour, even if you don’t think you are curious about this intriguing culture. You won’t be disappointed.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
jeffmiller2015 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California4 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour of the Hasidic neighborhood in Williamsburg was rich with cultural insights and social and historical observations. But more important, Frieda’s sense of humanity and her openness to all questions made the tour a teaching moment as well. We came away with a far greater understanding of a community that can sometimes be both ridiculed and vilified out of ignorance. Take this tour and you will be ignorant no more. We recommend it highly! —Jeff and Susan, San Francisco
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Previous