Žlahtina is the best-selling bottled wine in Croatia

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Wine & gastro trip

White wine themed holiday in Vrbnik

You have either already heard of Žlahtina, the best selling white wine sort in Croatia, or you’re about to discover it through staying at the wine hotel in Vrbnik. You may then keep Žlahtina as your secret weapon for your wine club.

The most famous wine from Krk is Žlahtina, a mysterious wine from town of Vrbnik. The world grape variety database contains DNA data for most known grape varieties, but Žlahtina somehow remains a secret. The Vrbnik variety has been thoroughly analysed, but its DNA doesn't match any of the known grape cultures in the world. It’s name  is derived from the old Slavic word ‘žlahten’, which means noble. It is best served chilled between 8 and 12 ˚C.

Trip highlights

  • Staying at a hotel with a premium wine cellar and a magnificent seaview
  • Dining with Vrbnička Žlahtina, a noble wine produced from grapes that grow only in this area
  • Walking tour of Vrbnik, town famous for winemaking
  • Visit to Klančić, one of the narrowest streets in the world
  • Admission to the Wellness & Spa Gospoja zone (classic Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath and Mediterranean sauna) with teas of your choice and fruit

Trip availableAPR-OCT
Duration3 days
Suitable for2 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesenit
Price per personfrom 199.00 €
Great for
  • Couples without children
  • Seniors
You’ll be accommodated in
  • 4-star hotel
Trip designed by Vesna Luzar

Extremely versatile trip designer with an established career in travel business

Activities are taking place in Vrbnik, Island of Krk

The golden island of Krk is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and fertile fields, as well as numerous inlets, bays and beaches that lace the exceptionally indented coast. One of the gems from this treasure trove is the small town of Vrbnik, the right choice for everyone who doesn't see the appeal in mass tourism, but is instead looking for an authentic Mediterranean experience that pleases all five senses. The Vinotel Gospoja Hotel provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for wine lovers in Croatia.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Explore the old town

Arrival in the small town of Vrbnik on the island of Krk by your own transportation. Check-in at the Vinotel Gospoja Hotel, where your hosts will present you with a complimentary bottle of wine (per room). Free time to relax in the hotel indoor swimming pool or use the Wellness & Spa zone. In the evening, take a stroll and explore the old town where you can find a number of inns and restaurants with a long tradition of preparing local delicacies from Vrbnik, which you can wash down with a glass of premium Žlahtina wine. Žlahtina is the best-selling bottled wine in Croatia. Almost a million bottles are sold every year.

Food tip

Žlahtina is also used to make Valomet sparkling wine, which is unique for being fermented under the sea.

Day 2

Tour of Vrbnik

After a rich buffet breakfast, you'll experience a guided tour of Vrbnik, which is famous for winemaking and the Žlahtina grape variety. This ancient, stone-built town, that appears to be emerging from the sea and immersing into the blue sky above it, was built in harmony with nature and has always been a place ideal for artists. The historic town centre features the parish church, "Klančić" - one of the narrowest streets in the world, "Dverčić" - the small town gate and an old mansion that was once the property of the noble Frankopan family. A street that goes between the parish church and the bell-tower will bring you to a belvedere with a beautiful view on mainland, and if you continue walking down you will see the remains of the town wall and tower. Visit to the Vitezić family library, with the reconstruction of a Renaissance printing machine. You could see also a very rare and valuable atlas “Atlas scolasticus itinerarius” by Johann David Koehler, printed 1718 in Nürnberg. Return to the hotel. Time at leisure. Ample 4-course dinner at the hotel and a glass of Vrbnička Žlahtina wine.

Food tip

We suggest that you visit the Wine tasting room Gospoja and taste the sacramental wine, homemade brandies, prosciutto dried on bura or sheep cheese in olive oil.

Day 3

Vrbnik

A rich buffet breakfast and late hotel check-out. Make good of the morning by enjoying the hotel amenities and wellness facilities. If time permits, take a break with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine by the sea.

What's included?

  • Two overnight stays in a superior double room with a sea view at the 4-star Vinotel Gospoja Hotel
  • Rich buffet breakfast
  • 1 x ample 4-course dinner (fish or meat menu) at the hotel, a glass of Vrbnička Žlahtina
  • Admission to the Wellness & Spa Gospoja zone (classic Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath and Mediterranean sauna) with teas of your choice and fruit
  • Unlimited use of the hotel indoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary bottle of wine per room upon arrival
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Parking lot, Wi-Fi
  • Tourist tax
  • Guided tour of Vrbnik (cca. 1.5 - 2h), admission to the Vitezić family library 

What's not included?

  • Optional amenities
  • Visit to the Wine tasting room Gospoja
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance

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What happens when you request an offer?

1

We will double-check availability and make reservations for your rooms, restaurants, guides etc.

2

With reservations confirmed, we will prepare the best offer possible in regard to your arrival date & party size

3

You will get the offer via e-mail, along with the payment options. Feel free to request further customisations!

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