* France – Alsace : The Wedding of Our Friend Fritz: Group travel with DMC
Period : August
Reference : 12B188
Prix : 240€ Ask for a quote
Inspired by the romance of two writers and Chatrian Erckmann Moselle, The Wedding of Our Friend Fritz is celebrated every year in Marlenheim in the peasant tradition of the late 19th. century. A folk festival with cozy over a gourmet itinerary which is a perfect way to discover the Alsace in group with your DMC.
D1 Metz, St Etienne Cathedral and the Mirabelle (160 km)
Arrive in the morning in the region of Metz. Guided tour of the Mirabelle distillery and finish by tasting some of their plum brandy. Lunch. Free time to discover Metz and its St Etienne Cathedral. Continue on towards Alsace. Dinner. Accommodation in the region of Strasbourg.
D2 Strasbourg and the craftsmen of little Vosges (140 km)
Route towards Strasbourg. Boat ride on the canals of Ill and a choucroute lunch. Depart for little Vosges. Pass in front of the Dabo Rock housing the statue of Pope Léon IX, then visit a crystal cutter’s workshop. Return via Marmoutier and visit a pottery workshop. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Accommodation.
D3 The Wedding of Our Friend Fritz (50 km)
Depart for Marlenheim, gateway to the wine trail of Alsace, and attend the 36th Wedding of Our Friend Fritz, a folkloric event inspired by a novel of two authors from Moselle. In the morning, visit the traditional market with its old crafts and traditional delicacies. Lunch. Attend the reconstitution of this Alsace wedding in the tradition of the 19th century with its costumes and folklore entertainment. Return to the hotel, Dinner. Accommodation.
D4 Obernai and the Gingerbread Museum (50 km)
Depart for Obernai. Free time in the medieval village at the foot of Mount Ste Odile. Discover the Gingerbread Museum and its factory in Gertwiller and sample some of their gingerbread. Lunch.
Full board, (excluding drinks) in a 2-star hotel from lunch on D1 to lunch on D4
Boat ride on the Ill Canals (1h)
Commented visit : Mirabelle distillery with brandy tasting, crystal cutter’s workshop, pottery workshop, Gingerbread factory with tasting
Individual room (3n) : 81 €
Small train Metz (45 min) : 6.50 €