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Day Visit Programs

Basketmakers - Musicians - Gabor


GYPSY MUSIC
 Ceuas,
Mures

Live Gypsy Music: The Real Deal - and for the time of your life

 music and dance

Meet at village church (secure parking. Gated parking available)

Group board the wagons for a horse drawn ride into Tzigania - to the Gypsy house where arriving guests are greeted by joyous blast of Gypsy music and performing dancers welcoming the guests… (event is outdoors in the open tzigania air for our guests and community participation)  A blazing Gypsy fire adds to the atmosphere… A welcoming toast of tuica/juice is shared between guests and musicians. This is our meet and greet moment. We like an interactive event with a little getting to know one another.

 Gypsy fire
Drinks served include: “tuica”, beer and juice. We also offer grilled meal snack freshly cooked

 Performance follows the full genre of Gypsy music with explanations including a dance performance without the music that demonstrates the rhythm to the wild, knee-slapping Transylvanian Gypsy dance… The performance is regularly halted for Q and A.

Additional dancers will interact with guests drawing them into the party and teach the unique dance style

 

Performance concludes with a musical procession leading the guest to the edge of tzigania.  We express our farewell with music. Wagons take guests back to their transport

warm up

MENU
(select your options fitting your time, interest and budget)

        1-4 persons (pax)
  • * Musicians (4)... 300 lei
    Or
    * Musicians (4)  + female singer... 400 lei
  •  Dancer... 45 lei
  •  Additional dancer 25 lei each...  (recommended 2 or more) 
  •  Gypsy Fire... 45 lei
  •  Drinks (20 lei 1 persons – 45 lei for 4)
    ( tuica –  beer –  juice –  coffee)
  •  BBQ grilled meat (mici ) rate includes meal (cooked and serve during guest stay - cooker and servers (45 lei for 1 persons – 60 lei for 4)... mici - mustard - bread - servers. 
  •   Horse and Wagon: 30 lei for 1 way (50 lei 2 way) (5 persons per wagon) 
  •   Visit of local blacksmith for demonstration of tradition trade (recommended for both experience + includes a further tour of tzigania community)... 40 lei
  •  50 lei  Tzigania Tax (money goes directly into community to assist poor family or elderly (tax is not counted in 10% organizer fee)
  •  Total + 10% tzt organizer fee (excluding 50  lei tzigania tax )

       5-10 persons (pax)
  •   Musicians (4)... 350 lei
     Musicians (4)  + female singer... 450 lei
  •  Dancer... 50 lei
  •  Additional dancer 30 lei each...  (recommended 2 or more) 
  •  Gypsy Fire... 45 lei
  •  Drinks (50 lei 5 persons – 85 lei for 10)
    ( tuica –  beer –  juice –  coffee)
  •  BBQ grilled meat (mici ) rate includes meal (cooked and serve during guest stay - cooker and servers (60 lei for 5 persons – 100 lei for 10)... mici - mustard - bread - servers. 
  •  Horse and Wagon: 30 lei for 1 way (50 lei 2 way) (5 persons per wagon) 
  •  Visit of local blacksmith for demonstration of tradition trade (recommended for both experience + includes a further tour of tzigania community)... 50 lei
  •  50 lei  Tzigania Tax (money goes directly into community to assist poor family or elderly (tax is not counted in 10% organizer fee)
  •  Total + 10% tzt organizer fee (excluding 50  lei tzigania tax )

            11 - 15 persons (pax)

      * Musicians (4)... 400 lei.. OR
      * Musicians (4)  + female singer... 500 lei

      * Dancer... 55 lei
      * Additional dancer 35 lei each...  (recommended 2 or more) 
      * Gypsy Fire... 50 lei
      * Drinks (90 lei 11 persons – 120 lei for 15)
                ( tuica –  beer –  juice –  coffee)
      * BBQ grilled meat (mici ) rate includes meal (cooked and serve during guest            stay - cooker and servers (110 lei for 11 persons – 140 lei for 15)... mici            - mustard - bread - servers. 
      *  Horse and Wagon: 30 lei for 1 way (50 lei 2 way) (5 persons per wagon) 
  • * Visit of local blacksmith for demonstration of tradition trade (recommended for both experience + includes a further tour of tzigania community)... 70 lei 
  • * 100 lei  Tzigania Tax (money goes directly into community  assisting poor family or elderly  (tax is not counted in 10% organizer fee)
  •  Total + 10% tzt organizer fee (excluding 100  lei tzt tax )


The Band





The Gypsy basket-Makers

Glodeni, Mures

 
Meet at the border of tzigania near the tuica factory. Board our horse and wagon and start your tour through the “city” within a village. First stop at host family Atilla in the rambunctious tzigania center for a drink and what we call the getting to know one another – and explanation period of the community, the trade and the dance.

 basketmaking
We visit a family at work (weaving baskets) and experience the basket-making trade. We have a drink with the family and have our second getting to know one another and explanation period but with a different family, different setting and different focus: this time on the trade – the basket-making… The tour continues with a stop off at another family for a drink (non-alcoholic beverages available) for yet another getting to know one another and explanation period but this time regarding the dance, the technique, history and other significances…Glodeni Gypsies are well known in the area for their mind-boggling speed of the hyperactive Transylvanian Gypsy style dance

   Wagons take our guests back to the entrance and where guest can take a tour of the tuica factory and sample some of the various blends

 
 RATES

1-2 persons (pax)….125 lei 
3-4  (pax)... 185 lei
5-6 (pax).....  235 lei
7-12 (pax).... 

Wagon Ride: 
  To include wagon ride of tzigania add 40 lei to above total

To extend wagon ride of tzigania and village and its various off-the-beaten path sites including historical churches - Teleki mansion  –  display of folk art bust of historical leaders in center park and village museum (if open) add 70 lei to the above total

wagon Glodeni

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Large Group visit “celebration” 
 10 or more persons

    Meet at the border of tzigania. Board our horse and wagon and start your journey through the heart and soul of tzigania to our host family home and raging Gypsy fire where guests are greeted by the bombastic music and dance (welcome!). Drinks are served and toasts are made “te bhaktalo”…

    The event is held out in the heart of tzigania – out in the street (the Gypsy style). The event includes guests and locals social interaction and where “dancing in the streets” is taken literally… Guests will mingle with Gypsies. They will share – participate and learn. Gypsy expert teachers are on hand to teach the dance and other cultural norms… There is always a lot of activity in tzigania (a city within a village) and guest will have the opportunity to visit a neighboring family at work and experience the basket making trade

 The event will include the hyperactive Transylvanian Gypsy dance that Glodeni Gypsies are famous for and music (live music or recorded depending on your interest – time and budget)… Meal will be served (plated meals like Gypsy famous goulash or selection of grilled meats) – drinks will be poured and dancing will continue non-stop. It is an interactive party that incorporated guest and the Gypsy community

 

              MENU
  •  Event fee
  •  Wagon (to and from)
  • Gypsy Fire
  • Drink (beer – tuica – juice)
  • Live Gypsy music
  • Grilled meat selection including servers
  • Meal (goulash) including servers
  • Organization fee 5%

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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

 Minimum 10 persons

 This event is an interactive party following the Gypsy wedding customs. The event is organized and performed by the local Gypsy community.

Gypsy Dance Dance Dance

 Horse and wagon take our guests through tzigania (amongst the cheers of the locals) to the home of our event – a raging Gypsy fire and the bombastic sounds of music and dance (welcome!). Drinks are served and toast are made “te bhaktalo”… The wedding ceremony begins… Our new arrivals partake in an authentic Gypsy wedding organized and performed by the Gypsies – the real deal

 The event includes the authentic Gypsy wedding traditions – and the games they play. It includes music - meal and dessert with coffee. It’s a Gypsy wedding – the guests are not spectators yet participators. Guests will socialize one-on-one with the Gypsies – dance – sing - toast and everything else you do at a Gypsy wedding... Have fun!… English speakers are on-hand to assist with the dialog.

  Minimum 10 persons
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GABOR - TRADITIONAL ROMA

Meet and Greet Gabor

Coffee cake program – Meal program

 Day Visit Gabor

The traditional Gabor tribe standing at the very top of the hierarchal social order of Roma society are revered for their religious preservation of the ancestral traditions; not an easy task against so much legal, social, political and financial pressures to conform. They achieve this status through ethnocentric separation from other Gypsies and non-Roma who they identify with the single noun “gajo” emphasizing an “us” versus “them” mentality.

 Gabor Decor

    Social segregation is the rule: “Gabor are the kind of Roma that greet you through a crack in the door – and that’s usually about as close as they let you get”.   For that reason our coffee and cake with Gabor visit is that much more special. Not only does our hospitable Gabor family allow outsiders inside - but do it with a welcoming embrace.

    Coffee (best coffee in Transylvania) or tea is served with a sampling of the grandmother Gabor’s homemade tuica and some treats over a chat with the Roma family. Hear from their own lips opinions on any assortment of topics: Dress codes – Traditions and sacraments - Male and female roles in Gabor society - arranged marriage tradition – Family life – Women's role (carriers of the torch: the Roma priestesses) - education - Décor – History and origins – The strictly enforced Gabor class system – etcetera.

 Gabor Day Visit

35 lei per person (pax). Minimum 2 persons

 

Gabor also offer “meal in the Gypsy kitchen”. Meal program 60 lei per person

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Contact us at
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
with ANY questions