Our Travelers

Take a look at what our travelers have to say about their experiences with our travel specialist Wanda S. Radetti and the services of the VisitCroatia.com – Tasteful Croatian Journeys team.

Dear Wanda,

AMAZING!  Is the word Jason and I will always use to describe our Honeymoon vacation to Croatia.  We were in great hands from the time we left Cincinnati, OH to the minute we returned home.  The way you and your team tailored our 2 week trip was as though you knew us personally and was completely flawless. 

We were able to visit a variety of places throughout Croatia and everyone who had contact with us was sincere, friendly and so generous. Our drivers treated us like family and we loved that they did not just drive us from here to there, they were personal tour guides as well. The short 2 hour tours around the variety of different cities were as if we were walking the cities with our friends.  The Hotel Accommodations were Beautiful and the Restaurant Recommendations were Excellent!  

We will always cherish our Honeymoon travel and we have promised each other we will not wait 10 years to return to Croatia!  We will definitely be in contact with you and your team. 

Thank You All For Everything!

Courtney Givens and Jason Brown – Bellevue, KY

October 26, 2015

Dear Wanda, Iva and Cynthia,

Thank you for everything you did to help us with our trip to Croatia!

We really enjoyed our time with the guided tours and we are so glad we arranged for that with you. We just finished an absolutely lovely few hours with Alexsandra, our guide in Varazdin. She was very knowledgeable about the city and the greater history and she was so delightful to be with. We even forgot it was raining while we were walking around with her.  

I am so impressed with Croatia. The people are so friendly and everywhere is so clean, safe and beautiful. It is so fun to discuss the complex history with those we meet as I always keep learning something that brings me closer to ” finally getting” how things in the past came to be.

I will definitely recommend that my family and friends make a visit to your beautiful country and that they be certain to use your services.

We will spend the afternoon in Varazdin, explore Zagreb tomorrow and unfortunately leave Saturday so that our girls can go back to school.


Susan Whoriskey and family – Belmont, Massachusetts

August 20, 2015


Dear Wanda,

We had a wonderful time in Croatia. The exceptional room and view at Villa Dubrovnik was awesome. We enjoyed our boat taxi to the Old Town. The driver and guide were exceptional on our tour up to see the silk worms, a day to remember. Having the private time there was especially grand since we had spent the previous ten days with tour groups. Our driver the following day took us to a unique restaurant where we had oysters and the best fish we’ve ever tasted. Then we had a nice ride to Korcula where we were met and escorted to “our” Palace (Lesic Dimitri Palace) for the night. We relaxed and enjoyed yet another delicious meal overlooking the bay at the LD Restaurant. We took the ferry trip to Split. We found Split to be our favorite city in Croatia. Our hotel, though not the one originally planned, was very nice. The shops in Split were fine, the palace was interesting. Our guide was exceptional. We really liked her and having the private time with her.

The only hitch in the entire trip was when we came in on the ferry. There was no one there to meet us. We managed to contact the hotel and learned that someone had come but without a sign and he apparently was told we were to arrive at 4:30. We arrived at 5:00 and were the last to get off since we had so many luggages. So he came back and picked us up at the corner down from the pier.

If you should ever want to use us as a reference, please feel free to do so.


Dr. Sam & Gail Showalter – Nederland, Texas

October 1, 2015

Dear Wanda,

Pat and I want to thank you for the great trip you planned for us. It perfectly matched what we were looking for and we hated to come home.

I wanted to pass on some specific comments:

The pace of the trip was just about right. We might have wanted to spend an additional day in Split, but I am not sure what we would have wanted to give up. I was surprised at how much I liked Dubrovnik, when the cruise crowds were not there. We were lucky enough to snag a table on Saturday night at a café near the Cathedral (with very bad food) to listen to the concert with the Tenor Stijepo Gled Markos- the scene was magical!

Guides: While most of the guides were very good, Goran in Rovinj and Stefan in Montenegro were outstanding.

Drivers:  We very much enjoyed our drives with our driver from Zagreb to Rovinj (I apologize for not knowing his name) and with Marko in Dubrovnik and appreciated their willingness to indulge our desire to ask a million questions about life in Croatia. We learned so much from them.

Meals:  We were blown away by the wonderful food and wine in Croatia. Our cooking experiences  TCJ Croatia Immersion – Tastefully at the Esplanade™, in Zagreb with Darko and  the TCJ Croatia Immersion – Tastefully at the Lesic Dimitri Palace™ in Korcula were so enjoyable. As you know, I had reservations about the Chef’s Table at the Lesic Dmitri; however, the fabulous food and wine and being hosted by Drazen totally won us over; we had a great evening. Villa Meneghetti was everything you said it would be and more.

As I had requested, Iva made reservations at Zigante for lunch. In retrospect, we should have allowed ourselves more time to roam around Motovun and probably eaten our lunch there. It would have made for a much more relaxed day. Unfortunately, did not have a good experience at Zigante and ended up not staying for lunch. 

The seaplane was great-the only time I haven’t worried about flying over the water.

Our day yachting was an incredible experience that we will not forget for a long time. The great crew made it even more memorable. We stopped for lunch at Zori-wonderful ambience and delicious food.

We were very happy with all the hotel accommodations. Your selections were diverse and top quality and we were very well treated by the staff.

I know in your website you stress that you have a concierge on the ground in Croatia. I really didn’t give it much thought.  However, it will be very important factor in any future trip I plan. Iva was incredible. We know from our guides, drivers and Drazen, that she was like our personal guardian angel on our travels through Croatia. Pat and I toasted her as we sat in the Venice Residence for getting us the early check in, so we were not sitting out in the teeming rain. What had started out as a miserable day ended up being a fantastic day thanks to Iva.

Thank you so much for making this a trip we will remember.

Mary Ann, Rooney and Madeline Grimberg – Newton, MA

October 7, 2015

Dear Wanda, 

I want to say how much we enjoyed our trip to beautiful Croatia. You created a perfect family vacation, with just right amount of culture and relaxation time. Every detail was so well taken care of, we didn’t worry about anything. The drivers and all the guides were very professional, knowledgeable and flexible and helped us understand the history of Croatia and the various places we visited.  And the accommodations you chose were perfect. We wish we could have stayed longer, especially in that gem of a hotel in Korcula. Thank you for a fantastic experience!

Here’s what my son said:  “I loved jumping into the ocean right from the hotel in Dubrovnik. And walking around the wall was really cool. My favorite place was the hotel with the long table (in Korcula). I wish we had stayed there a few more days.”  Milo Boublik 12 yrs old


Mimi Boublik & family – New York, NY

October 16, 2015

Hi Wanda & The entire Visit Croatia team!

Thank you so very much for all of your assistance while we were in Croatia.  You were simply wonderful.  Your entire team made our 15 year wedding anniversary dreamlike and seamless.  Everything flowed perfectly. The locations, sites, hotel, and recommendations made us truly feel like we had the insights of a “local”.  We loved being in the best locations within each city and the knowledge of local guides. 

Now, what’s next??  Are there other areas that you can also provide similar insights?  If so, I would love to know.    

Thanks so much and looking forward to the pleasure of working with you again soon!


Jon & Erin Schiller – Cold Spring, New York

September 25, 2015

Dear Wanda,

The Croatian trip you arranged for the 2 of us in May was beautifully done.

Every driver and every guide arrived on time, and all were of high quality. We felt well cared for. Each driver had modern, clean cars, supplied bottled water for our use, and was friendly yet professional.  Because we enjoy history you booked guides for walking tours in each town we visited and once again we were well pleased.  It was especially helpful to us that your printed itinerary had restaurant suggestions and sightseeing activities listed for each town, and we used them extensively. 

Our friends will be sure to get our recommendation to use VisitCroatia for their own trips. 

Thank you for well done arrangements from start to finish. 

Stephan and Marynell Gordon – Virginia Beach, VA

June 14, 2015

We will be leaving Croatia this morning and I want to thank you–Wanda and Iva and all your assistants–for helping us plan this wonderful visit.  

Everything you have suggested and arranged for us has been perfect!  We have loved each restaurant and every experience. Goran was a fabulous guide–so knowledgeable and so relaxed and charming!  Our driver was great and everywhere they took us was so worthwhile and interesting. We will definitely come back to Croatia to explore more of this beautiful and friendly country and we will ask for your assistance in planning our next visit!

Thanks so much,

Elizabeth Landes and family – Winnetka, Illinois

July 2, 2015

Dear Wanda and Iva,

Thank you very much for making our family trip a complete success! I am hero in the eyes of my family.

Each of the stops in our itinerary was unique and lovely, we enjoyed very much the choice of hotels and suggested restaurants, our guides and driver were very courteous and professional and the big bus was a complete hit for all the members of our group. I specially appreciated the constant support by Iva throughout the journey and knowing that I was not testing new grounds.

Thanks you again and very warm regards!

Monica Restrepo  and family – Bethesday, MD

August 10, 2015

Hi Wanda, 

I wanted to let you know that we had the most amazing trip to Croatia in July.  What a beautiful place; we are already dreaming of next time.  Everything was divine and seamless, which when traveling with three small children, is quite the compliment.  Thank you for your attention to all the travel details and helping make this a memorable vacation.  

I have had many people express interest in visiting Croatia when they hear about our trip or they say it has been on their ‘list’ of places to go.  I wanted to let you know that I have passed along your name for them to have on file. 

Melissa Holton and family –  Houston, Texas

September 10, 2015