(62 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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Moorea

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
Israel
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

38 of 51 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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45 of 72 people found this review helpful
Anniversay trip
Carol and her team are always very easy to work with. They are professional and are very comprehensive with all the details when booking our travel arrangements. I have utilized her services for many years and will continue to do so in the future.
By  Kathy  from  Chesapeake, VA
Traveled to  San Pedro ~ Belize ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carol Horner responded:
After all your instagram pics and videos makde me put Belize on my short list. Always love working with you both! Carol

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72 of 126 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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35 of 53 people found this review helpful
Carol helped us again
Carol works hard to make your experience a good one. We have used her for many trips and have always been pleased.
By  Kathleen  from  Va. Beach
Traveled to  New Mexico ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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56 of 95 people found this review helpful
Trip of a lifetime
Working with Carol Horner at Travel Leaders was an absolute pleasure. From the first meeting she was always very personable, informative, and knowledgeable. She gave us excellent advice and suggestions, since we were first time river cruise travelers, concerning destinations, best time of year to travel, choice of staterooms and more. Closer to departure she provided us with detailed documentation that covered all aspects of the trip so we would know what to expect regarding flights, transfers, accommodations, excursions, etc. In addition, she tracked our travels in order to provide assistance should we have difficulties along the way. Our entire experience from the planning stages with Carol's help to the trip itself was fantastic. The Viking Rhine Getaway River Cruise was the perfect choice for us. The ship and all its crew were wonderful, accommodating any request. We enjoyed visiting all the cities on the river and the guides were terrific. It was a fantastic experience!
By  Pam  from  Virginia Beach, VA
Traveled to  Basel ~ Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carol Horner responded:
Pam, thank you so much for your review. You guys were wonderful to work with; clients like you make my day!

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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
  • AMR Collection
  • Paul Gauguin

Certifications/Awards:

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

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