July 14, 2017[…] A holiday to Croatia, even during peak season in August and September, doesn’t have to be expensive, according to Wanda S. Radetti the owner of Tasteful Croatian Journeys, a company specialized in custom private trips to Croatia. […]
April 3rd, 2017[…] Croatia luxury travel specialist, Wanda Radetti considers the town of Novigrad in the northwest Istria region one of her favorites. She says it’s elegant, quaint, well-managed and mostly free of tourists. Here, the family-owned Rivalmare Boutique Hotel, managed by Danijela Hodžić (email@example.com), opened in 2016. It has 12 double rooms and a Grand Luxury Suite with a large terrace, a spa bath and sauna. […]
April 30, 2016
Lots of carriers fly into’s Split international airport. From there you can get a shuttle to the ferry port; Jadrolinija runs car ferries twice a day in high season – budget three hours ($8). Or book a private yacht transfer through travel specialist Wanda Radetti at Visit Croatia (from about $650 one way). Once on Vis, you can hire a car or taxi,but scooters are your best bet…
April 18, 2016
Wanda Radetti, Visit Croatia: I must tell you how I started. I started in Croatia 20 years ago when I felt that it was okay to go back home, and I thought I was going to do great food and wonderful five-star experiences. Well, I was wrong. You couldn’t even drink the wine of Croatia at the time, but eventually that changed. It’s a world-class destination, and what we try to do is to bring the luxurious touch.
We try to make our travelers feel cared for and taken care of. We coddle them and try to get to know them very well.We get to a point where we know who the people are in the group. We know who they are, and where they’re coming from, what their fears are and what their egos are like.
We get to that level. We consult with everybody that travels with us; we do charge a fee for that, and from there we are able to produce and advise. We create a new [itinerary] every time somebody travels with us. We don’t have a product that exists. Everybody travels differently and has different requirements.
People say, “Well, send me your itinerary,” and I say, “I don’t know who you are. How could I send you an itinerary? Talk to me.” Luckily we’re growing by word of mouth and people who travel with us are sending us their friends or families.
Jan 26, 2016 The Dubrovnik Times caught up with one of the leading American tour operators, Wanda Radetti, who specializes in tours to Croatia. She was born in Rijeka in northern Croatia, grew up in Italy and now is a resident of New York. “My journeys are about creating bridges of cultures, friendships, as well as expansion of the heart and mind,” comments Radetti. Well known throughout the whole region […]
…Wanda Radetti, of Tasteful Croatian Journeys, sums up the current appeal: “In the last five years, we’ve seen a steady flow of travelers thinking about, and eventually traveling to, Croatia. It’s beautifully organic, civilized and safe.”
…Travel tastes: “It offers gastronomy at its best — lamb from Cres, oysters from Ston, tomatoes from Hvar, sheep cheese from Pag, figs from the Kornati Islands,” [says] Wanda Radetti, Tasteful Croatian Journeys…Read More
…Most wineries are open throughout a year. You usually phone in advance and book a visit. Again, if you’re completely new to Croatian wines, it might be difficult to know which winery you want to visit. Also it’s not unusual for tourists to get lost finding a winery tucked away in a small village in the hills. Your best approach is to book a wine tour through a few trustworthy guides. These people are passionate wine enthusiasts who know winemakers personally. A day wine tour with a guide can turn into an exciting exploration that will show you Croatia off the beaten path. Look no further than these guides… [including] Tasteful Croatian Journeys…Read More
With the same Mediterranean climate as parts of Italy and France—but relatively less developed and more wallet-friendly—Croatia’s Istria peninsula is attracting winemakers and chefs who aren’t afraid of taking chances. Base yourself at a vineyard like that of upscale producer Meneghetti, and set out to try lush red Terans and fruity Malvasia whites and indulge in everything from pasta to ice cream topped with shaved truffles. NYC-based Wanda Radetti of Tasteful Croatian Journeys plans itineraries that might include meetings with winemakers, a slow-food meal in a converted olive press, visits to hilltop towns, and a personal driver and guide…Read More
Trips of a lifetime: Only Here, Only Now
The best way to get around Croatia is on the water, whether with private yacht charters or through the country’s surprisingly reliable network of public ferries. A Croatia expert like Wanda S. Radetti of Tasteful Croatian Journeys can arrange all the tickets and set up time-saving—not to mention scenic—seaplane transfers between cities like Pula and Split…Read More
August 26, 2015
While travel planning can be the most exciting part of a trip, it can also be the most daunting. Consider this your personal vacation hotline, with advice from our editors and travel specialists…
“What’s the best way to get around [Croatia]?”
By water, no question—whether with private yacht charters or through the country’s surprisingly reliable network of public ferries. A Croatia expert like Wanda S. Radetti of Tasteful Croatian Journeys can arrange all the tickets and set up time-saving—not to mention scenic—seaplane transfers between cities like Pula and Split…Read More