Rarefied relaxation in a historic estate, with vineyards, beaches and history on its doorstep
- Stay in an 1800s country manor
- Indulge with included wine tastings
- Unwind at your accommodation’s spa or beach club
- Explore nearby historic towns with your included car hire
- Enjoy vineyard walks and bike rides
The Istrian Peninsula in Croatia’s northwestern reaches is one of Europe’s oldest winemaking regions, replete with Roman ruins, medieval towns and beautiful rolling countryside. It’s something showcased with a stay in a 19th-century rural manor and the use of a hire car throughout. However, you’ll have to tear yourself away from your accommodation’s spa pools, beach club and top Mediterranean restaurant. To get you started, we’ve included a trio of tours and tastings, taking in your accommodation’s superlative wines and olive oils. But, you’ll also have the freedom to explore as you wish, whether that’s on vineyard walks and bike rides or drives out along the coast to the region’s historic towns.
Day by day itinerary
UK to Istria
After enjoying your included airport lounge access, fly out to Zagreb to pick up your hire car for the scenic journey to Meneghetti, mapping the Slovenian border or the mountainous karst region of central Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park. Your accommodation begun life as a 19th-century country estate and today it’s a vision of country-chic stone fireplaces, hardwood floors and exposed rafters – all idyllically surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. And, the anticipatory service is excellent, from the excellent spa and trio of secluded pools to the restaurant, which specialises in a modern take on traditional Istrian cuisine, and the private-pool villas, available as an upgrade.
Stay: Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery (Deluxe)
Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery
While we’ve included a selection of activities, you’ll be able to fill your days as you wish, between your accommodation’s rural estate and the flexibility offered by your hire car. We’ve picked out just a few recommendations below.
Included afternoon winery tour with tasting
Let one of the winery’s resident experts guide you between everything from the vineyard, tasting room and wine storage to the winery rooftop terrace, barrel room and production room, enjoying separate guided tastings in each.
Included olive oil tasting
Taste your way through the estate’s other great gastronomic treasure, the olive oil – enjoyed with focaccia and Istrian skuta cheese.
Included wine tasting
Although traditionally its terroir might favour reds, Meneghetti also produces excellent rosés and whites using cutting-edge contemporary techniques. They’re showcased across a half-dozen guided samples that each come paired with creative bites.
Explore the estate
Take in the estate’s forest paths, olive groves and vineyards on walks and bike rides that can be as gentle or as ranging as you wish.
From massages and the fitness centre to the sauna and beauty treatments, there’s plenty of opportunity to unwind, not to mention with those sumptuous pools.
Explore the surrounds
With your hire car, you’ll have plenty of day trips to choose from. The local town of Bale impresses with its cobbled streets, stone houses and 16th-century castle, while medieval Motovun, Pula’s Roman amphitheatre and old-town Rovinj’s picturesque peninsula setting offer further intrigue. Brijuni National Park is a further highlight for boat rides between its beach-clad, forested islands.
With the coast just a half hour’s stroll away, get your fix of seaside relaxation with the hotel’s delightful beach club, complete with bar.
Choose between everything from truffle hunting with dogs and guided tours in the locality to island hopping on a private boat and helicopter tours out to Dubrovnik.
Stay: Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery (Deluxe)
Istria to UK
You might want to extend your trip to for a few days hopping between Croatian islands or even to head along the coast to the UNESCO-listed jewel that is Dubrovnik. Otherwise, drive back to Zagreb for your flight back to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Early booking discount: Save up to £215 pp.
Book by: 31 January 2023
Jan / Feb / Mar / Nov / Dec 2023
from £1,215 pp. incl. flights
Apr / Oct 2023
from £1,355 pp. incl. flights
from £1,520 pp. incl. flights
Jun / Sep 2023
from £1,785 pp. incl. flights
Jul; / Aug 2023
from £2,020 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
- Return flights between UK and Zagreb
- Return private airport transfers
- 6 nights accommodation on a BB basis in a Classic Room
- Access to indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and fitness centre
- Complimentary shuttle to Meneghetti beach
- Afternoon tours of the winery with tasting
- Olive oil tasting
Upgrades to higher room types available - please speak to your Wexas consultant for details
During the summer season it is possible to fly in and out of Pula which is the closest airport to Meneghetti Wine Hotel
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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