Testimonials

Ivana and her team ALWAYS makes SmartFlyer shine!

Michael Holtz, SmartFlyer

I have worked on extremely detailed travels with Ivana and her excellent team. Not only is their knowledge deep and broad, but they also have excellent guides and contacts. Perhaps, most importantly, they are such a pleasure to work with.

Lisa Lindblad, Founder, Lisa Lindblad Travel Design

Inspiration, creativity, and taste; those are the words that come to mind when I think of Ivana and her team at Journey2Croatia. Their love for, and encyclopedic knowledge of their Balkan homeland is apparent in every moment of my client’s experiences with them. Always.
As all hosts with great pride in their home, they listen to what they client wants, and expertly design personalized experience to their budget, interests and dreams. They have the talent to turn the unexpected into delightful enhancement.
These are the reasons I rely on them for all of my Balkan bound clients. It is not possible to visit, in depth, every destination on Earth every month in order to know it as a native, and remain current on new attractions, restaurants, boutique hotels, and know the best guides by name. So I am always grateful I can trust this professional and creative team before, during and after every trip.

Tim Hennigan, The Travel Collaborative

We have very highend clientele and Journey 2 Croatia has helped us plan wonderful tailor made itineraries to fit them perfectly! Ivana has great attention to detail, is very knowledgeable about Croatia, and the team is very quick and responsive.

Sheila & Rachel, Walker & Hays Travel, member of Elite Advisors at All Star Travel Group

Ivana, Tin, and the team at Journey 2 Croatia are incredibly easy to work with. They live there, explore there, are incredibly knowledgeable, and reply immediately. If you have clients that are first time visitors to Croatia or clients that have been there multiple times, they will create an exciting itinerary and make you look like a star!

Jeff Traugot, Traugot Travel, Inc., Affiliated with Travel Experts, A Virtuoso Agency

I can’t say enough great things about Ivana and her team at Journey2Croatia! They are an absolute pleasure to work with. They have an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise, and work closely with agents to plan really special customized itineraries. They arrange really special unique experiences, far beyond the typical tourist activities, really taking into consideration the individual interests of each guests. My clients have absolutely loved their trips to Croatia! The team at Journey2Croatia is always closely monitoring all of the trip details and making adjustments along the way as needed to ensure the best experience for the guests. I would highly recommend working with Journey2Croatia!

Katie Jacobson, Founder, Ever After Honeymoons, affiliate of SmartFlyer

My partnership with Journey 2 Croatia is what travel advisors hope for and need in the planning stages but more significantly when clients are on the ground. To have full confidence my clients are welcomed and cared for is proven repeatedly with each and every trip Journey 2 Croatia has organized. Communication from inquiry to end of trip is stellar. Detailed proposal options for all budgets, unique and authentic experiences one can not find “online” and guides that go the extra distance to please clients. With many other tour operator choices, I will return over and over to Journey to Croatia to insure my client’s are taken care of with expertise and love.

Rachel Brown, Luxury Travel Advisor, SmartFlyer

Journey 2 Croatia was already my top choice for Croatia, but after working with them on my most complex trip to-date which was executed during the pandemic, I am left only wishing I had partners like Ivana and Tin in every destination! They worked tirelessly around the clock to make sure every experience for my top client and their guests was not only smooth, but that it exceeded expectations. Everything we did for this trip was last minute, sometimes with an hours’ notice. This included private tour guides, private bike tours, private drivers, watersports, a boat charter, accommodations, private dinners plus a very creative marriage proposal and reception event! Whatever we requested, they never flinched! Journey 2 Croatia is not only dedicated in showing their beautiful country to visitors in a warm and spirited way, but they are consummate professionals in the luxury industry. I look forward to working with them on many more trips!

Jen Duncan, Founder, Brio Travel Artisans

I would highly recommend Journey2Croatia for anyone wanting to visit Croatia. Ivana and her team know all the ins and outs and can make any dream come true. They are so well educated in the entire country and have connections everywhere. I have entrusted my clients with them several times and they have far surpassed all expectations. Quick response time and fantastic customer service especially when a pandemic hits ( if you dont want pandemic mentioned no prob- I just so appreciate what you did for my clients-hope this is sufficient)

Shari Shocket, Luxury Travel Advisor, Largay travel

Working with Ivana and her team is always a joy. Inquiries are answered quickly and proposals are thoughtfully planned based on the client’s preferences. All details are executed seamlessly and clients return from Croatia thrilled with their travel experience and memories. We cherish our partnership with Journey2Croatia!”

Kristen Fernandez, Managing Partner, Elli Travel Group

Working with Ivana and her team at Journey2Croatia is a true joy. They are incredibly responsive, helpful, and hands-on not just in the planning of the trips, but also, and even more importantly, when our clients are there on the ground. They are amazing partners and I can’t thank them enough for everything they do!

Diane Sherer, Owner & Founder, Beyond, powered by Elite/Cadence Travel, a Virtuoso agency

Journey2croatia is my go to Croatia partners as they know the destination better than anyone else and I trust them with my clients full trips. From recommending hotels, to setting up yachts, dinners and activities they can cover it all and put together a full itinerary. Clients have been very impressed with the knowledge given via Journey2croatia and excited to continue working with them!

Addie Bell, Luxury Travel Advisor, Jetset & Travel, SmartFlyer a VIRTUOSO Agency

I highly recommend Ivana and her team at Journey 2 Croatia and have been using their services for several years. They are true professionals, extremely knowledgeable and highly connected making each trip seamless and special. Highly recommended!

Martina Reznick, Luxury Travel Advisor, Willing Foot Travel

In the middle of the pandemic, one of my VIP clients requested a business trip to Croatia. He also wanted to do some luxury sightseeing including boat rental. Journey2 Croatia helped me book the best for my client, offering top of the line services that followed the required sanitary protocols. My client enjoyed his trip a lot and I was able to provide the best secure trip in such difficult times!!! Thank you!! Journey2Croatia!!!

Giovanna Jimenez, President, Terranova Diseño de viajes

I always love working with Journey 2 Croatia as they are knowledgeable about all areas, not just the tourist destinations, are responsive and offer fair pricing. They will work with me to figure out an itinerary that is a good fit for each particular client, which delivers a great trip and keeps clients coming back. I’ve enjoyed many successful experiences with them and have grown very fond of the team, I can’t wait to design many more trips in our future!”

Courtney Regan, Luxury Travel Advisor, TravelStruck, affiliate of Brownell – a Virtuoso Member

Ivana and her team do more than just create seamless logistics – they know every corner of Croatia and Montenegro….from hunting for truffles, to the best beach clubs, to the most charming guides and stories. It’s these insider connections that mean I absolutely trust J2C to create the most memorable experiences for my clients

Riya Thanissorn, Director, Truant Travel Design, Smartflyer Australia

Ivana and her entire team at Journey2Croatia are an absolute pleasure to work with. Their knowledge, professionalism and creative approach to their itineraries ensure seamless travels for both clients and advisors.
Thank you for making my client’s proposal one to remember. And yes, she said YES”

George Alexandrou, Creator of Moments, Alexandrou Travel Design, affiliate of First In Service

My first call for my clients’ inquiries about Croatia is always to Ivana and Tin at Journey2Croatia. They are creative, efficient and responsive during the planning process; and even more importantly their lightening fast replies and action while clients are on the ground in Croatia make them a travel advisor’s dream. Partnering with J2C means assistance with detailed itinerary planning, creative concepts and speedy problem solving – what more could anyone want????

Rebecca Alesia, Luxury Travel Advisor, SmartFlyer

“Ivana and the Journey2Croatia team have always provided utmost professionalism in coordinating my clients’ Croatia adventures. To be able to rely on one source for everything in Croatia is important to me, and to have someone on the ground there, especially vital. Ivana and team have helped to make my clients’ travel dreams come true. Her personal touches and kind, helpful manner are so valued and appreciated, and I’m so grateful for her knowledge and expertise. Journey2Croatia always incorporated creative suggestions for itineraries and they are very quick to respond. I wouldn’t dream of using anyone else to help with my Croatia bookings!”

Leah Winck, Luxury Travel Advisor, Journey On Travel, First in Service

I have been in the travel industry for twelve years and used a travel advisor for my personal travel long before the day. I have planned trips for clients and for myself and can say, hands down, Ivana and her team planned the best trip we have taken. No detail was overlooked, they were able to adjust on the fly due to flight issues we had, the guides were knowledgable and fun, and the teams’ suggestions were right on the mark. And, most importantly, I can say I did not get any special treatment because I am an advisor – I am certain that anyone who plans a trip with Ivana gets the same treatment, the same experience, and the same attention to detail that I personally experienced with her.

Robert Merlin, Travel Consultant, Smartflyer

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