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Diane Michael-High Point,NC

100% Recommend this agent

Authentic Experiences for the Luxury Traveler!

Pompeii...Bucket List Destination!
Pompeii...Bucket List Destination!

As the owner of Luxury Travel Destinations in Winston Salem I help my clients plan extraordinary and unforgettable vacation experiences. Every traveler has a picture of what his or her dream vacation looks like. My job is to make that dream a reality!

Having been an agent for over 22 years, I’ve helped plan hundreds of vacations but some of my absolute favorite types of trips to book are luxury river cruises to Europe and China. River cruising is truly one of the best ways to experience Europe because, historically, all of the major cities were developed on rivers. Arriving directly in the city center, you get to experience all of the highlights of Europe while only having to unpack once. Add to that, luxury accommodations, delicious dining options and endless amounts of pampering and you have the perfect European getaway! My favorite city to visit over and over again is Amsterdam. The beautiful canals surrounded by years and years of history are absolutely magnificent. River cruises often end or begin in Amsterdam so I always suggest my clients spend a few extra days there to have the chance to see all the city has to offer. A trip to the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank house are must-sees at this port.

If you’ve already had the wonderful opportunity to experience a European river cruise or are perhaps looking to expand your travel horizons further, I highly suggest river cruising in China. These river cruises have gained immense popularity over the years and for good reason. While sailing down the Yangtze River, travelers will take in the untouched beauty of China’s landscape on their way to historic ports. Every port during a Chinese river cruise provides visitors with a chance to experience years of history and culture. With an opportunity to see the terracotta army in Xian and the Great Wall in Beijing, visitors are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime. However, not all historical destinations are easily accessible in port. For those travelers looking to expand their river cruise, I recommend participating in a land tour. I’ve helped book a number of these unique land tours for past clients and would be happy to provide my top recommendations!

Throughout the years I have so enjoyed working as a travel agent in North Carolina. My clients know that I will help design the perfect travel experience that fulfills all their travel needs while ensuring that every detail of the trip is taken care of. I’ve created so many unforgettable vacations for my clients and look forward to learning how we can make your next trip the best one yet!

TESTIMONIAL - Bruce & Barbara - VA

In October of 2014 we took a long anticipated trip to Europe through Diane Michael. We told her what we were hoping for and she arranged a trip of a lifetime for us. She booked us on the Viking River Cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest and it was truly what we were hoping for and much more. Diane made suggestions for extended stay in Amsterdam and a tour package which turned out to one of the high lights of our trip. From beginning to end our travel, arrangements and tours were perfect. Diane worked hard and provided for us more than we ever expected.

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Rome & Pompeii
Pompeii Arena
Cunard Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

My Reviews

7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Our Alaska Cruise was fantastic!
We had a great experience with a Diane. She is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We look forward to booking our future travels with her. She’s a real professional!
By  Joyce   from  Winston Salem, NC
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 15 people found this review helpful
The best agent ever!
Diane is a true professional who never stops working for you ! What a pleasure and comfort knowing Diane is available, 24/7. When a snowstorm hit our departure area, Diane was constantly checking to make sure we had a place to stay and transportation....and getting alternatives to what could have been a very bad holiday. In addition, she works to ensure your money has been well spent and your travel was as advertised.
By  Grammie P  from  Lyndhurst, VA
Traveled to  Iceland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Exceptional Honeymoon
Diane planned our honeymoon and did an extraordinary job. We were able to visit several locations around Europe with pleasure and ease. She was responsive both as we planned and if we had any questions while we were abroad. My wife and I are very thankful for her service.
By  Trey and Cath  from  Augusta Georgia
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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41st anniversary trip to Hawaii
Diane was very professional and worked with me to obtain exactly what we were looking for in the trip to three islands—Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu. She was prompt in returning phone calls and/or emails. We had a missed connection on way home and she immediately started looking for flights. It was comforting to know we had someone we could trust if we had any problems. Thank you, Diane.
By  Shorty  from  Roxboro, NC
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great help for great friends trip
We loved Diane! She was pleasant, organized, and had wonderful suggestions for us. We even had a few last-minute changes (room upgrades, etc.) and she was incredibly helpful and accommodating.
By  Dan  from  Charlotte, NC
Traveled to  Antigua ~ Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Africa
  • Amsterdam

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Tauck
  • Cunard Line
  • Seabourn Cruise Line


  • CTA
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Viking River Cruises Master Agent
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Tauck Tours
  • Globus Journeys

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