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Hasidic Williamsburg Walking Tour in New York City

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Kings County, United States
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2 to 3 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore the Hasidic area of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood on this 2-hour walking tour. Together with your guide, who grew up in the Hasidic Jewish community and continues to explore Hasidic life, you'll visit Williamsburg's Hasidic shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites, and gain a better understanding of this religious group’s history, culture, and traditions. Plus, sample traditional Hasidic foods along the way.
  • 2-hour walking tour of Hasidic Williamsburg with traditional food samples included
  • Dive into the Hasidic faith and value system, the history of Jewish Williamsburg, and the origin of Hasidism’s major sects
  • Travel through the neighborhood and see shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites
  • Learn about Hasidic marriage, education, family values, and language
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
Meet your walking group at the time and place that was given at the time of your booking, and get ready to be immersed in the Hasidic culture of Williamsburg.
Follow your guide through the neighborhood and see shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites. Along the tour, sample some traditional Hasidic foods, and learn about the contemporary Hasidic faith and value system, the history of Jewish Williamsburg, and the origin of Hasidism’s major sects, including Satmar.
End your tour at a Kosher deli that serves Hasidic meats. Then it’s your choice whether to go your separate way or stay for a bite to eat (own expense).    

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Wonderfull and informative tour of the Hasidic community by Frieda
Cruiser26339266054
, Dec 2018
I really enjoyed this very informative and fascinating look into the Hasidic community given by Frieda. She is very knowledgeable since she herself grew up in this community and knows quite a bit about it. I also enjoyed the numerous food stops we made where we enjoyed a variety of authentic Hasidic food.
Fabulous!
sheryl g
, Sep 2018
Tour was provided by such a unique perspective. Very informative!! Thank you for a glimpse into another way of life
Tourist from west coast
tbotanica
, Sep 2018
I thought this tour was very thoughtful and informative. I can better appreciate the life of others. The guide was very engaged and knowledgeable
Fascinating
gkg92018
, Aug 2018
The guide was charming and very knowledgeable. Loved it and would do it again! Cannot day enough! Will recommend to friends.
We have been to New York over 10 times...
Alexander S
, May 2018
We have been to New York over 10 times and have each time booked one or the other tour. This tour has been the best by far. The tour gives a very good and informative introduction into the everyday life of Hasidic Jews. The rules of their faith and coexistence may seem strange to an outsider. However, after the tour we had an understanding how the group is cohesive and why leaving the community is very difficult for individuals. The special highlight of the tour is the guide Frieda. She grew up there herself and left the religious community only a few years ago, so she uniquely combines information about the religious community with her own, very personal experiences. The tour takes a total of 3 hours, the track is moderate. Part of the tour is a short stop at a local bakery and at the end a meal together with the opportunity to ask questions again. All participants received a radio receiver with headphones in order to understand the explanations of the guide despite ambient noise.
one of the best tours I have taken with...
Sylvia Gardner-Wittgenste
, Mar 2018
one of the best tours I have taken with Freida last May.
Fantastic all round, such a...
Rose-Marie S
, Jan 2018
Fantastic all round, such a knowledgeable guide. The tour price also included way more food than expected which was a great surprise!
We did this tour with Freida on a...
Linda S
, Dec 2017
We did this tour with Freida on a sunny cold December day 2017. She used a mic with individual headsets so we never missed a thing. Freida gave us a glimpse into what life is like in a Hasidic family. Despite being shunned from this, the community she left, she brings her group in and out of shops, along the streets and points out what we would have never seen on a mere stroll through the area. All the time she is very respectful of the feelings and beliefs of the residents which was a lesson in its self. We encountered many residents that were curious in what she was saying and would stop to listen in. We even had a lady ask to join and then she told us what her family went through to escape from the war and Russia when she was a young child. Freida is a very open and flexible tour guide. We would never have seen the details that she pointed out and learned about the way of life for these people if we had just done a walk through the area on our own. Freida, you made this tour the highlight of our trip. Thank you for your openness to all our questions.
The tour guide is exceptional! Since...
Abe A
, Nov 2017
The tour guide is exceptional! Since she herself is a refugee from the Satmar world, she knows where she is coming from and where she is going. From the start of the tour, it was fascinating to see how the young people have used the best of the internet and blocked the rest by the use of Chinese blocking and censorship technology! Their book stores, their grocery stores and even their restaurants are a story of absolute obedience to the faith. Amazing they are able to keep their believers in the fold. On the other hand,the tour guide left and has turned that into a way to make a living for herself. An amazing insight into a world rarely seen. Great tour.
truly the best tour of the hundreds...
mary m
, Jul 2016
truly the best tour of the hundreds i have taken around the world . A plus plus ...did not want it to end.. guide was brilliant informative approachable have recommended to everyone i have spoken to since! a real gem!! mary marvin

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