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Guided Tours - Private Tours into Roma/Gypsy community by the Experts

Adventure into the "forbidden" parts of town - Tzigania



New and Improved visit programs into Roma/Gypsy communities of Romania..

Bringing new incomes directly into the community (from the consumer’s hand to the Roma participants).

 We’re using Rom/Gypsy guides from the community and community participants demonstrating their value

 

  • In Brasov: into the Mushroom foraging Forest Gypsy
  •  With Fabulous Traditional Roma Gabor in Mures
  • The effervescent blue-collar Basket-makers and Transylvanian Gypsy dancer community in Mures
  • Authentic Gypsy Music with "O Terne Jagale" (Young Ones on Fire Band) - in Mures

 

Tzigania Project has created a responsible, reliable, enduring programs INSIDE Roma communities – 
opening up a whole new economic future for Roma tourism....

it's the future: the time is NOW!


* Note: Our Mures Roma Communities are near "must-see" Sighisoara (one of the seven citadels making up "Siebenburgen" (Transylvania):
   Half hour from Sighisoara you are with Gabor: Brahmin and the  adventure begins...

   Mures: 

GABOR - TRADITIONAL ROMA

Meet and Greet Fabulous Gabor

  • Coffee cake program
  • Meal program (meal in the Gypsy kitchen)
Mystical Gabor
mystical Gabor
The traditional Gabor tribe, revered for their religious preservation of the ancestral traditions, stand at the very top of the hierarchal social order of Roma society..... This is a unique community - unique family - making for a memoriable, unforgetable visit.

The Gabor girls speak perfect English offering rare and unique explanation directly from the source: Learn about Roma culture from the experts (Roma traditionists) - Learn about the fashion, Ancestral traditions, Rromani language and Gabor culture linking this unadulterated group to their Hindu-Indian roots.  Visit to Gabor includes a visit to courtyard workshop. Traditional trade - tinsmith demonstration when available

Gabor demonstration of metalworkers trade

High level Gabor, Roma Brahmin, is the ideal place to begin the Roma experience. Experiencing the pure, unadulterated Gabor whose customs and style are not too far removed from what existed upon their arrival in Europe 1000 years ago allows for better understanding Gypsy culture and society… 

Gabor Visit – highly recommended – recommended starting point

For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70

Day Visit

Coffee Cake program - 35 x person 
Duration: approximately 1 hour

OR 

Meal in the Gypsy Kitchen -  55 lei per person
Meal: Soup - Main course - salad coffee + beer + tuica + coffee (best coffee in Transylvania)... Duration: approx. 1-2 hours.

Location: Valenii, Mures 
E60: 15 km South Targu Mures - 35 Km north Sighisoara
Village at Google maps

Day Visit Roma Clothing

 

Gabor Culture hair style      Roma Gabor Style and Decor
      Roma Gabor Culture (hair style)                         Roma Gabor Style and Decor

   Brasov:

Foraging Mushroom with Forest Gypsy
with Cristian "Cristi" Coman

  Join Cristi Coman for an enchanting visit to the Khashtalo Gypsy community (Forest Gypsy) for a horse and wagon ride into the pristine forest. It’s a magical place, peaceful and serene while at the same time dark- eerie and dangerous...   Researchers have recently begun speaking out about both mental and physical health benefits from spending time in the forest. You will feel why.in forest with Cristi
  Participate with the Gypsy family for their daily routine foraging the forest floor for mushrooms. It’s the Forest Gypsy trade. You will learn from the experts about the do’s and don’t in the mushroom search…

  A collection of mushrooms will result in a picnic break on the grassy knoll. The Gypsies will make fire and cook up some grilled meats and some of the freshly plucked mushrooms. Extraordinarily Delicious! 
You may find that you may not want to leave

mushrooms fresh

Additional Options:

Forest Picnic: fire and BBQ (recommended)… 
(No added fee: simply Guests' supply food and drink. 
Approx cost 50 lei)

 Visit shepherd camp (ciorbanul)

Rate: 
Rate: 1 person ........ - 150 lei
Rate 2 persons........  - 200 lei
Rate 3-4 persons......- 225 lei

 Price not include transport

 For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70


 Viscri… visiting the blacksmith

Viscri: renowned for its Gypsy community by the printed experiences of British author William Blacker, Along the Enchanted Way: A Story of Love and Life in Romania.  Viscri is also in the media for Prince Charles’ visits to the Saxon village. He owns a home in the village. Who knows, you may see him. But Cristi’s relations are not with royalty but with the humble Gypsies. Cristi will introduce you to the community blacksmith (of the traditional Gabor tribe of Roma). He will demonstrate the still valued trade done the old-old fashion way with fire and hammer and pair of strong hands. Discuss Roma culture and traditions preserved by tribe of Transylvanian Roma known as Gabor.

Blacksmith

Meet at Brasov…to Viscri 
(Requires supply of transport)

Rate: 1 person.......... - 130 lei
Rate: 1-2 persons.... - 170 lei
Rate: 3-4 persons.... - 220 lei


 Bio... Cristian “Cristi” Coman

Cristian Cristi Coman

    Cristi was born in Bucharest to Roma parents in 1970. In the later 1990’s he moved to Brasov. He has worked all his life with governmental and non-governmental organizations in developing communities. His specialty in educational development led him to establish numerous after school programs for Gypsy children. He lives in Brasov city center. Cristi is fluent in English and Romanian

For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70

Mures:

Atilla’s Gypsy-Fest
Visit to Tzigania of the effervescent community of Basket-Makers/Gypsy dancer 

Four in One Program with additional options…

panaramic Glodeni

(1) Walking tour* of Tzigania aka “Serbia”: community of Gypsy basket-makers.... "Serbia" is made of three neighborhoods where reside 2000 Rom (“a virtual city within a village”)

(2) Basket-making demonstration (visit a family and experience the making process: Q + A (questions and answers)

(3) Dance demonstration: dancer perform the extraordinary, hyperactive Transylvanian Gypsy Dance: Q and A.

(4) And Finally, a visit to the village tuica factory

 *Additional Options… Horse and Wagon tour:
 50 lei per horse and wagon

Made in Glodeni 1-2 persons  - 150
3-4 persons   - 200
 

5-6 persons  - 250 lei

Duration: approximately two hour 


Location: Valenii, Mures 
E60: 15 km South Targu Mures - 35 Km north Sighisoara
Village at Google maps


For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70



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Bio: Attila Szanto
Atilla

    Attila Szanto was born in 1985. Raised in the Glodeni Gypsy community and like everyone from Glodeni tzigania he learned basket-making and the Gypsy dance. He stood out for his athletic moves with the dance and became leading member of troupe of dancers at RomaFest.  He traveled the world (Japan – Canada – all Europe) promoted Gypsy culture and art. He has taken that same purpose back home by opening up his community and others to show the outside world the truth of who Gypsy people are. Atilla is fluent in English – Romanian – Hungarian and Romani (Carpathian dialect)




Mures:

Live Authentic Gypsy Music – and dance
O Terne Jagale - The Young Ones on Fire Band

music and dance 

We offer a budgeted visit of the band O Terne Jagale (Young One’s on Fire) – and experience authentic Gypsy music. They will welcome and perform for the guests in the home of "prima" (lead musician) Shauniko Mezei. It’s a unique opportunity to hear the authentic Gypsy music and its various styles from Gypsy Czardas to Chingari to Mahala and more…. Discuss the culture behind the music and about the genre. What is Gypsy music? Get these answers from the source (the Gypsy musician)

The tools of the trade
1-3 persons = 200 lei
Option: 2 dancers: + 50 lei

4-6 persons … 300 lei
Option: 2 dancers: + 60 lei

(duration: approximately 1 hour)

Additional options

  • Horse and wagon tour of the tzigania (Gypsy community) +__ lei
  •  Gypsy Blacksmith demonstration = + __ lei

Location: Valenii, Mures 
E60: 15 km South Targu Mures - 35 Km north Sighisoara
Village at Google maps
 

 The Band

For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70


For more information: ANY questions: Contact Us at:
tziganiatours@tzigania.com
Phone: May 15 - November 1: (+40) 758 55 66 70


Glodeni Dancers      Horse and Wagon       Gabor style    learning basketmaking  
                                    Dancers                                                                                       wagon ride                                                                            Gabor Style                                                    learning basket-making