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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

Our group of 7 friends engaged Wanda's service to travel to Croatia for 10 days in May, 2014. From the very beginning, she and her assistant were very thorough in providing information and very responsive in our communication. Two of us had individual add-ons at the beginning and the end of the group itinerary. All the arrangements turned out to be smooth. Our guides in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik were particularly knowledgeable in dispensing information, whether it be from a political, social, historical or cultural angle. A couple glitches required us to contact them while in Croatia (had to switch from a passenger ferry to a car ferry, etc.), the in-country concierge Iva was very quick to respond to our email and immediately took care of the (potential) problems. As soon as we checked into our hotel in Zagreb, we received a call from Iva telling us to contact her for any help. On the last day of check-out in Dubrovnik, we received a personal note from Iva under the door in our room thanking us. This kind of attention to service is really impressive. I've already recommended her agency to several friends who are considering a trip to Croatia.

Nicky Y., Virginia
July 25, 2014

Dear Wanda,

Hello, I hope you are well today and had a good holiday weekend.

I wanted to write and express my deepest thanks for your organization of our honeymoon in Croatia. Stephen and I enjoyed every moment of our trip, and that was due in very large part to your wonderful selection of hotels (especially the beautiful rooms and views we were assigned), the vendors you work with (every single person, from Josip, our driver, to Marina, our Dubrovnik tour guide, was incredibly nice, endlessly helpful, informative, and professional), and the destinations you suggested. 

The flow of the trip, from the quiet of Mljet, to the slightly more upbeat Kor?ula, and finally to Dubrovnik, really worked perfectly. Knowing Iva was available to help us with anything we needed (she called us and sent us a nice letter during our trip) was also very reassuring. 

We had the trip of a lifetime and were so happy each and every day. 

We are incredibly grateful to have had such wonderful attention and organization from you. We look forward to exploring other regions of Croatia with your guidance in the future!

Very best wishes,

Lauren Knighton & Stephen Gradinscak
New York, July 7, 2014

Hello Wanda -

It's been a whirlwind since we came home, but Wanda, that was the best best best trip. I can't thank you enough for everything – the fabulous itinerary (with just the right amount of time in each place), the incredible drivers (who were always on time, and so warm and helpful), the superb guides, the amazing and gorgeous hotels, the perfect restaurant recommendations (I usually spend hours researching and reading reviews but you made it so easy – every meal was great) and the comfort of having a local contact for the couple times we needed to make a little change. I have never been on such a perfectly organized trip – we were on our own, with not a worry about travel between locations. I have sung your praises to all my pals – and I think one may be calling for your help.   

Bob and I both agree – this was a wonderful vacation. Everyone we met seems to know you! I would be delighted to serve as a reference for you, should any potential travelers want to talk to someone who has used your services. I would rave !!!!

Thanks to you and your office for all your hard work on our behalf.

Lynne & Robert Gaynor, Massachusetts
June 29, 2014

We returned from a 3-week tour of Croatia in May 2014 arranged by Wanda Radetti’s Tasteful Croatian Journeys.The best word to describe the trip was “flawless”. Guides and drivers were very well informed, always on time, and friendly. Hotel accommodations were as described … all excellent. Service personnel at all locations were friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile. Wanda’s recommendations for restaurants, included in her itinerary for the trip, were delicious and on the mark. We loved her recommendations of Croatian wines. It is true:everyone in Croatia knows “Vanda”.

Wanda Radetti’s on-the-ground concierge, Iva Raucher, was on the phone almost every day to ensure that all was in order.

We are very experienced travelers who lived half-time in Paris for over 20-years. This was our first visit to Croatia, but, likely, will not be our last.

Wanda and her team create a fabulous itinerary that took us from Zagreb to coastal towns of Rovinj, Lovran and Split to the islands of Hvar and Kor?ula, and finally to Dubrovnik. The day trip to the bay of Kotor and to Kotor Town in Montenegro was a special treat, in part because of the genial and well informed guide/driver, Mladen Mi?kovi?.

We heartily recommend Tasteful Croatian Journeys, Wanda Radetti and her team for your trip to Croatia.

Judy and Mel Croner, California
May 23, 2014, Condé Nast Traveler

These pages are filled with clients singing the praises of Wanda Radetti and her team of Iva and Julie. Lynn and I are most delighted to join the chorus! Our recent two-week September/October trip to Croatia was spectacular. The hotels were superb, the guides were great, the restaurant recommendations (and food and wine) terrific, and the national park and seacoast were as breathtaking as we had imagined. Wanda and her team were on top of every detail, starting with thoughtful and responsive planning and continuing with great execution right through the trip. It was also terrific to have concierge Iva on the ground in Croatia to provide any assistance needed and solve any problems. Beyond this, Wanda was right… there were lots of surprises along the way. We loved the amazing Jaffa ice ream (vanilla/orange/chocolate) and the three champion moyen-sized poodles we met on our walk in Hvar. We liked seeing wine and olive oil made for family use. Highlights were an afternoon sail in Hvar on a picture-perfect afternoon and sword dancing in Korcula. And we heard some phenomenal music, especially from the Split cathedral chorus. But most of all, we will remember the wonderful people we met all along the way, many of them long-time friends of Wanda. We can’t wait to go back to Croatia, hopefully next time by sailboat!

We can’t recommend Wanda and her colleagues at Tasteful Croatian Journeys more highly!

Bill Martin, New York
October 22, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

We have just returned from two weeks in Croatia with day trips to Slovenia (Bled) and Montenegro (Kotar) arranged by Wanda and her staff. The trip was magnificent and the choice of acommodations and places to visit was perfect. Wanda's staff, guides and drivers, was helpful, had superb language skills (for us English) and were fun to be with. We had a excellent mixture of guided time and free time and were able to see many places without being rushed.

Wanda listened to what we wanted from our trip and delivered it as promised. Croatia and its neighbors are beautiful, user friendly countries and Wanda will make your visit a memorable one.

Larry and Margaret Ballonoff, Colorado
October 5, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

Our trip was absolutely wonderful! I only wish we could have stayed longer. From the tours to the restaurants to the hotels, everything was fabulous. I would whole-heartedly recommend the company to anyone looking to plan a trip to Croatia.

Evmuser, Maryland
October 3, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

Wanda Radetti and her associates are simply incredible. I had made a last-minute decision to schedule a short trip to Croatia for three of us during an upcoming trip to Munich. With only four days’ notice before our departure, Wanda listened and learned about our interests, gave wonderful guidance, and flawlessly planned a 5-day trip to Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik. She was well within our budget; hotels, drivers and guides, travel arrangements were all wonderful. The local support from Iva was a very special plus. Wanda’s knowledge and support, combined with her obvious passion for this beautiful country, made this a very special trip. I’ll be planning another, longer trip to Croatia this coming September and will most definitely ask Wanda to work her magic again!

Kathleen McWilliams, Maryland
September 2013, Condé Nast Traveler