In 1974 – 44 years ago, Niko Hazdovac, after a career as a merchant marine officer, started Adriatic Travel in hopes of fulfilling his dream of owning his own travel agency. He wanted Croatians to have a reliable way to visit their homeland, but especially to share the beauty and culture of Croatia for everyone else to see. With his wife, Luci, taking a major role in the agency, together they built, what is now a family run, world renowned travel company.
The Pilgrimage department was developed in order to connect people with the holy site of Medjugorje. With the addition of Anton Salah joining the Adriatic Family as general manager of the Pilgrimage Department, our Catholic tours have expanded beyond Medjugorje, to include holy sites such; as Lourdes, Fatima, the Vatican, Holy Land, Mexico and other places. The unparalleled service and value, Adriatic Tours has proved to be one of the leading Catholic tour operators in North America.
Through the years, Adriatic Travel has faced many obstacles; such as war in Croatia, 9/11, the role of internet, and the ever-changing travel industry. We believe our dedication to our customers has seen us through these difficult times.
Today, the Adriatic Travel & Tours family prides itself in continuing a tradition of incomparable personal service, reliability, and value to each and every customer.