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Carol Horner-Virginia Beach,VA

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Israel and The Holy Land

The Temple in Jerusalem
The Temple in Jerusalem
A journey to Israel is a journey to a place where the past and present call out to travelers in astonishing ways. There are layers of meaning everywhere you turn in this intense land, and why not? This land and it’s history lie at the very center of the consciousness of Western civilization.

Israel is amazingly dramatic and diverse, even more so when you realize the entire country is the size of New Jersey. When you find yourself in the silent, haunting desert scape near the Dead Sea, spotting ibexes on sheer cliffs that are dotted with caves like those in which the Dead Sea Scrolls lay hidden for more than 18 centuries, it can be hard to believe that less than 60 minutes away is the 19th-century East
European ghetto world of Jerusalem's orthodox Mea Shearim quarter. A few blocks away from Mea Shearim you'll find the labyrinthine medieval Arab bazaars of the Old City, with ancient church bells and calls to prayer from the city's minarets punctuating your wanderings. Hop into a sherut (shared taxi) to Tel Aviv on downtown Jerusalem's Jaffa Road, and in less than an hour you're in a world of white skyscrapers, surfboards, and bikinis on the beach, with the Mediterranean lapping at your feet. Two
hours to the north, and you can be exploring ruined Crusader castles in the green forests of the Galilee mountains.

Today, Israeli society is frenetically inventive, the country's economy is booming, the standard of living has skyrocketed, and many surveys rank Israel's per capita income among the top 20 in the world. Israel is becoming a nation with a lively sense of style and a taste for the good life. Luxury and better-quality hotel accommodations and resorts have popped up all over the country, and visitors will find an interesting array of fine restaurants and shopping opportunities geared to Israeli society at large rather than to visitors. Amid Israel's busy swirl of exoticism, ancient sites, shopping malls, and crowded highways, you can still find young, idealistic kibbutzim and communities in the Negev, where new
immigrants and old-timers are reclaiming the land from the desert as they learn how to live on it, appreciate its wonders, and make it truly their own.

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Israel
Sea of Galilee
Jordan & the ancient City of Petra
Canyon in Petra

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My visit to Israel and The Holy Land

A journey to Israel is a journey to a place where the past and present call out to travelers in astonishing ways. This land and it’s history lie at the very center of the consciousness of Western civilization. Israel is amazingly dramatic and diverse, the more so when you realize the entire country is...Read more.

My Reviews

27 of 46 people found this review helpful
Our Wonderful Travel Agent
Carol is wonderful!!! Her planning and suggestions for travel are just what we needed... Her planning is complete and we know exactly where to go and what to expect. She has excellent ideas and alternatives for seeing a different place.
But when something goes unexpected she is right there to assist and solve the problem..She know when you are suppose to take off and land and if there is a glitch you can count on your email to "bing" with a question from her on your status and follow up solutions. We once missed a tour due to the in country agency mistake and she got our money back.
We have recommended her to our traveling friends and they have all had the same great experience.
You may think that just a travel guide book is enough but you will be missing
some great experiences if you don't talk to Carol and see what her ideas of what additional things to see and do.
By  Beau  from  Norfolk, VA
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carol Horner responded:
Thank you so much for your kind review. I have enjoyed all the vacations I have planned for you and your family and look forward to the upcoming ones. You know you can always count on me. Carol

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23 of 40 people found this review helpful
Best travel agent ever.
We have used Carol as our travel agent for many years and have referred many friends to her. Carol has always gone above and beyond with her help, her advice and her dedication to making your trip both easy and memorable.
By  The Gordons  from  Virginia Beach, VA
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carol Horner responded:
Thank you for the review. It has certainly been a pleasure to work with you and your family over the years. Carol

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8 of 12 people found this review helpful
The Best of Austria--Salzburg

Quick to return phone calls or emails.

A good listener

Follows through with the "good listener" discussions.

Provides a comfortable mannerism .

Follows through with customer desires / needs


By  Bay  from  Virginia Beach, Virginia
Traveled to  Austria ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Travel Leaders Review
We have been working with Carol for 10 years now and continue to have stellar service year after year. As her client I feel like I don't have to worry about anything because she takes care of everything. I feel like my vacation is so organized and well put together that all I have left to do is enjoy it! Carol also emails me along the way to make sure I am getting everything ready for the trip. It's nice to know I have someone there if I have a question or need help with anything, trust me she has done that before! One time there was a problem with our flights overseas and she was at her home after 9pm changing our flights so we didn't get stuck in a worker's strike and miss our honeymoon cruise. Now that's a dedicated travel agent! I hope we ne er have another bad incident but I know I can count on Carol to be there. She even checks on us after our trip and if we had a good time. Carol is an exceptional travel agent and a fabulous person. So much better than online services!
By  mjustaslost  from  Virginia Beach
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Fantastic European Christmas Market Trip
It was such a pleasure to work with Carol while our group made plans to travel to Austria and Germany. She set up every part of our travel and it was absolutely perfect!!! We will definitely have Carol help us with travel plans in the future!! We even received a handwritten Thank You note from her and it was waiting for us when we returned.
By  Barb  from  Virginia Beach, Virginia
Traveled to  Austria ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Israel
  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Petra
  • Aqaba

Travel Specialist:

  • Historical Sites
  • Religious
  • Museums
  • Archaeology
  • Adventure

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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  • Travel Leaders Agency of the Year recipient 2X
  • Travel Leaders Agency of Excellence for 17 years

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