The Man Behind the Scenes

by admin on August 22, 2009


Previously on our website you may have recalled me talking about Dragan, after looking though an old photo album of our Medjugorje trips where I found thisĀ  good picture of Dragan Zovko and his wife Maja. Dragan (a very common name in this region of Bosnia), is the most experienced tour guide in Medjugorje. We first met him in 1986 when he helped with the religious tour we were traveling with (our first pilgrimage to Medjugorje) through 206 Tours of New York. It was a commercial tour arranged through a travel agency here in St. Louis. Back then, there was very little housing available, and most of the pilgrims traveling to Medjugorje were housed with individual families who had signed agreements with the commercial travel agencies to provide room and board to the pilgrims assigned to them during their stay.
The catch in the agreement was that the travel agencies got to keep half of the fee charged to the pilgrims for the room and board. That may not sound too bad, but you must understand that each and every one of these families spend their life savings updating and remodeling their homes to provide the most modern facilites possible to their guests. To this day, most of these families have not been able to replace that original loss of funds.

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Amanda Leger July 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

I was was in Medjugorje in November, 2010. First pilgrimage to Medjugorje, it was incredible.
Dragan Zovko was our guide and he was wonderful. We really enjoyed the tour with him. I am
planning an other Pilgrimage in Oct – Nov. of 2011. Looking forward to these special and Blessed

Amanda Leger
Holmwood , Louisiana

saba fikru March 20, 2014 at 5:26 am

I am planning to be in Medjugore on the 22 of June with my husband & 2 children. We will fly from Rome to Dubrovnik but need a reasonable transport from Dubrovnik airport to Medjugore. How can we get one?
Second question is we want to stay at a place close to St James church and a friend who came earlier suggested us to stay at Pansion Zovko. How can we book a room with 2 beds?
Thank you for all the help.

admin March 28, 2014 at 6:37 am

Contact professional tour guide Dragan Zovko at – – tel: 00387 36 650 987 – fax 00387 36 650 997. He is senior tour guide in Medjugorje and can help you with transfers and housing.

samuel October 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

We have tried unsuccessfully to purchase a pair of rosary beads from this website. You really need to update. We did try several times and had no other choice but to purchase the rosary from another vender.

Darren Stevens January 20, 2015 at 10:34 am

Dragon is an excellent guide. I went on 2 tours to Medugorje having Dragon as our guide. Dragon has a good sense of humor, he is funny but yet, devoted to the Blessed Mother. He is a walking history book of Bosnia Herzegovina.

Darren Stevens
Eskasoni, NS Canada.

admin November 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Very sorry about that Samuel, we were not staying up with the site well for a while but all should be fixed now.

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