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

We had the most wonderful trip to Venice and Croatia in July. As a result of a few conversations with Wanda, she was able to craft an itinerary that was tailored to our interests and exceeded our expectations. From the personable and friendly private tour guide and driver, to the special boutique hotels/palaces in the Istria region, every detail and travel coordination was taken care of for us to make this an unforgettable trip. A highlight was the Lesic Dimitri Palace on the island of Korcula. The stone palace has an ultramodern and luxurious interior and 6 unique rooms—really like apartments in size. The India Room where we stayed had the most amazing private outdoor deck area separated from the street by a three-story stone wall. Another highlight was the half-day private sailing trip organized on the hotel’s own sailing boat with a skipper. We sailed around the various islands surrounding Korcula while the Skipper caught five fish that were prepared for dinner for us later that night by the hotel’s chef.

Andrea and Howard Petroff, Canada
August 26, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

The most amazing trip ever! I first came across Wanda Radetti’s name on Conde Nast after spending many hours researching the internet on what I envisioned and hoped to be the most special and memorable trip to Croatia, while staying within my budget. I wanted this trip to be extra special, for I would be introducing Croatia (my country of birth) to my two daughters (ages 20 and 18) for the first time. The moment I spoke to Wanda, I felt comforted by her knowledge and professionalism. Thanks to her superb expertise in preparing a perfect itinerary, which included being picked up from the airport and driven to our destinations, our beautiful accommodations in five different locations, the tours and very knowledgeable tour guides, and all of other Wanda’s suggestions as to where to dine and what to see and do, this trip exceeded our expectations! My husband and my daughters were equally impressed and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. We all marveled at the natural beauty of the Dalmatian Coast! Also, I want to mention Iva Raucher, who was our contact in Croatia. Iva called the day we arrived to express her welcome and to let us know that we should not hesitate to contact her any time, in case we had any questions, issues or concerns. She was a pleasure to speak with, and we considered her as our guardian angel. Thanks for everything Wanda and Iva! Our trip was as close to perfection as it could be!

Lydia Sveda, New York
August 7, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

I want to thank Cheryl Benton of The Three Tomatoes for bringing the work of Wanda S. Radetti of visitcroatia.com - Tasteful Croatian Journeys to our attention.

We reached out to Wanda to design an itinerary for our trip to Austria, Croatia, and Montenegro. We are sophisticated travelers and have traveled extensively around the world and we have never encountered the level of professional planning and attention to detail that we received from Wanda and her team.

The attention to detail that Wanda put into creating our itinerary went above and beyond our expectations and I highly recommend Tasteful Croatian Journeys' services without hesitation to any travelers. We had just one word to describe our Vienna and Croatia interlude: "Perfect."

Carol Carollo, New York
July 25, 2013, The Three Tomatoes

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Croatia and Slovenia in early June planned by Wanda. We took our 3 college age children with us and had an adventure through Croatia and Slovenia. Our children have travelled overseas with us since 2000 and this year our daughter mentioned that we should go to Croatia! CROATIA??? Where is Croatia?? As a long time subscriber to Traveler magazine, I immediately looked up travel agents in Croatia and found Wanda. What a gem she is! Wanda worked with us on an itinerary and made suggestions based on the information I gave her about our interests. The hotels were beautiful, the tour guides were informative and fun. Best of all was the boat we chartered in Split and took to Dubrovnik. My husband's sister and her spouse joined us for the boat trip and it was great. Everything exceeded our expectations, the hotels, food, tours and most of all the boat. Such memories we now have and the kids have stated that it was one of THE BEST trips we have ever done together. I have recommended Wanda to all our friends after they view our pictures and tell them " You HAVE to go!" Thank you Wanda again for the incredible and lasting memories you helped to create for our family.

Sharon G., Virginia
July 23, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

We travelled with our 2 sons (7 and 10 years old) to Croatia in June of 2013. Wanda at Tasteful Croatian Journeys created a wonderful and meticulously planned experience for us. Over the course of a few efficient phone calls, Wanda listened to our interests, provided thoughtful suggestions (all of which proved to be great) and ultimately devised an itinerary that met our objectives.

Our itinerary over 10 days brought us from one end of Croatia to the other and included a day trip to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. At each location she arranged a just-right hotel (down to the room), an informative, nice, punctual and English fluent guide, and always punctual, safe, incredibly polite drivers. She carefully thought through the best times to tour cities, take ferries and so on, as well as great stops as we travelled from place to place. Wanda’s attention to detail is second to none. She knows the individual guides, drivers and rooms at hotels. Wanda has a concierge on the ground in Croatia, who phoned us twice in Croatia (at a perfect, non-obtrusive time) to ensure we were happy and our needs were being met. When we returned, Wanda sought feedback on all aspects of our journey and asked specific probing questions to ensure that she continues to provide a great experience going forward.

We highly recommend Wanda and Tasteful Croatian Journeys to anyone planning a trip to the beautiful country of Croatia.

The LeBlang Family, California
July 2, 2013, Condé Nast Traveler

The Tasteful Croatian Journeys Team has exceeded all my expectations. The only word to describe my vacation is "perfect."  I look forward to working with the Team in the future.

J.A., New York
June 25, 2013

Wanda, Iva and team,

Thank you for putting together an amazing trip that we will never forget. We’ve had a hard time describing to our friends how special Croatia is with all of its undeveloped and pristine natural beauty and world class sightseeing. It’s safe to say that our shortlist of favorite hotels in the world has been expanded. In addition, the guides and drivers that you selected were top notch. Every part was special. We commend the Tasteful Croatian Journey team on the availability of a local contact. We have worked with several travel specialists in the past, and have never had a local concierge or someone who was regularly in touch, checking in to make sure everything was going well.

Kate Carlson, Pennsylvania
June 10, 2013


We are sitting in the Frankfurt airport en route home but I wanted to dash off a note of thanks before boarding. We had a marvelous trip and loved Croatia and Montenegro. Everything you arranged was executed perfectly. We had a wonderful time with Ratko and Gaspar on board our sailboat. They were knowledgeable, interesting and fun to be with, and Gaspar was a superb chef. The islands were lovely and the boat itself very comfortable.

The hotels you selected were well located and comfortable, and our guides were easy to be with and very knowledgeable and interesting. We had an excellent driver and interesting conversationalist (Vladimer) spend the day with us to Montenegro. He also took us to the airport this morning which was great.

So, Wanda, thank you so much for making this trip so special for all of us. My birthday cake, and the rose petal-strewn room for Adam and Laurie's anniversary were very nice touches. We certainly would have no trouble recommending you to any of our friends interested in coming to Croatia.

We wanted to thank you again for a wonderful visit to Croatia. We truly loved the country, the people, and the history.

All of us on the trip are very appreciative of your efforts on our behalf.

Arthur Selkowitz, Connecticut
June 3, 2013