(60 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Carol Horner

Virginia Beach, VA

Your Travel Advocate

For more than 30 years, travel has been more than my profession — it's been a way of life. During college I began working part-time in a travel agency in order to do filing and answer the phones. As a travel consultant, I work with clients who are looking for extra special experiences with a high touch. I know where luxury meets adventure, and I provide expert recommendations for every destination I book.

My Travel Specialties

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. 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...
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The Temple in Jerusalem

Cruising the Heart of Germany on Viking Njord

Sailing Europe on a river cruise has always been on my list, but sailing the heart of Germany in November could not be resisted. Germany know for their Christmas markets and shops is a wonderful time of year to visit Germany. Our adventure began in Nuremberg, after arriving at the station, a short...
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Bamberg City Hall on an island

Australia, New Zealand, S. Pacific & Japan Expert

By the time I was married, my husband and I decided to purchase our own agency, and we have dedicated our careers to helping people taking fantastic luxury vacations to incredible destinations across the globe. We have instilled a love of travel in our children as well, all of whom have studied and...
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My Travel Albums

Paris & The Heart of Normandy
Plance Of Versailles Coutyard
Japan - Land of the Rising Sun
Warrior uniforms at the Samurai Museum.
The Danube Waltz and Prague
A monument in the old Plaza - Prague
New Zealand
Flying back to Queenstown from Milford Sound
Our Rhine Getaway on the Viking Alruna
An amazing place
Heart of Germany Adventure
Carol and Bruce at Heidelberg Castle Gate
Jordan & the ancient City of Petra
Canyon in Petra
Sea of Galilee

My Travel Stories

Japan - Tokyo to Hiroshima

Japan from Tokyo to Hiroshima including Hakone (Mt. Fuji) and Kyoto was an exciting adventure in natural beauty, history and religion.

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Customer Testimonials

Our Favorite Award Winning Travel Agent

We leave most of our travel headaches to our favorite, award-winning travel agent, Carol Horner at Travel Leaders in Virginia Beach. Carol, an old friend and professional travel agent has managed dozens of trips for us from her agency in Kempsville. Carol and Travel Leaders are good at what they do and she has access to discounts and deals we normal people don’t usually see. I like having her on my side when travel-related issues rear their ugly head.
Mark K. Chesapeake VA

My Reviews

42 of 73 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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37 of 65 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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24 of 40 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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10 of 13 people found this review helpful
Our European Grand Slam Dream Trip
Carol is so knowledgeable and organized. She is very detail oriented. We had a complicated itinerary and she was on top of every single aspect of our trip. She is personable and has a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure to work with her from start to finish. Can’t wait to plan another trip with her !!
By  Mike and Ellen  from  Virginia Beach,Virginia
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
I saw Carols picture on her website and thought she looked very down to earth and professional.. someone I could relate to being a first time international traveler... I was soo correct on all levels.. she made my experience from start to finish fun, professional and stress free.. traveling to Africa I thought it would be very chaotic.. but, she took her time and found the best routes and flights and hotels for me to enjoy..
I highly recommend her to anyone and I myself will hire her services again even from abroad..
Thank you soo much Carol, look forward to other adventures through your services!
Stacey W.
By  Hikingkenya  from  Va. Beach, Va.
Traveled to  Kenya ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Bamberg
  • New Zealand
  • Rothenburg
  • Amman
  • Nuremberg
  • Jerash
  • Tahiti
  • Wertheim
  • Petra
  • Bora Bora
  • Japan
  • Wurzburg
  • Aqaba

Travel Specialist:

  • Historical Sites
  • Luxury
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Religious
  • Couples & Romance
  • Museums
  • Archaeology
  • Adventure

Top Travel Partners:

  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Globus
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Travel2
  • AMResorts
  • Paul Gauguin


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

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