(142 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Diane Michael

Winston Salem, NC
River Cruise Consultant

Would you like to discover such iconic wine regions as France’s Bordeaux; Austria’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley; Germany’s Riesling-rich Rheingau and Moselle valleys; Portugal’s Douro Valley; and more? 

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Custom-Crafted Luxury Private Tours

Pompeii ... A Long Awaited Bucket List Vacation!
Pompeii ... A Long Awaited Bucket List Vacation!

What is on your bucket list? 

Do you imagine yourself being personally escorted as you visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Peru and your excitement as the Lost Incan City, situated on the mountain ridge 2,400 meters above sea level, reveals itself to you for the first time? 

Do you dream of a custom-tailored African safari with your own personal guide who can reveal to you a pride of lions, a zeal of zebras, a bloat of hippos, a leap of leopards, a bask of crocodiles, a parade of elephants, or a tower of giraffes? 

Have you always dreamt of traveling to Italy and riding a gondola through the canals of Venice; or traversing the streets of Rome and discovering the classical opulence of its grandiose architectural achievements, which have stood the test of time, not to mention intricately designed Baroque fountains and churches, while not missing the Vatican where some of the greatest art in the world is housed; or is Florence which is situated on the banks of the Arno amid the Tuscan hills, with its celebrated art, history, and architecture more your style? 

Do you dream of living in a castle someday and if that is a bit impractical then at least spending a night in one? While that is not possible in most cases, the Ashford Castle in the North-West of Ireland is not only a castle, but it is also one of Ireland’s finest 5-star hotels; or perhaps your dream is to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle; or to explore one of the most beautiful castles in Ireland, a symbol of the Norman occupation, which began to be built at the very end of the 12th century, the Kilkenny Castle; but then Cahir Castle embodies everything you would expect from a medieval castle and fortress – massive walls, a moat and an overall monumental appearance. 

Private tours can be lavish including private jet service, private transportation, and private sightseeing tours.  They can be based around historic sites, culinary & wine groups, active adventure, or volunteerism … anything you desire.  Whether you are looking for immersion in a destination, personal enrichment or a destination overview, the choice is completely up to you.  Choose a customized itinerary where you set the pace so you can savor every moment with the most unique accommodations, such as a luxury 5-star hotel, a treehouse, a tented camp or a luxurious villa with private tours which can be arranged for a couple, a family or a group.

Bringing the grandchildren? Extended family? Having worked with reputable Destination Management Companies who are experts in the chosen destination and have offices in the locality to ensure every detail is addressed and nothing is overlooked, these companies have access to all the well-known locations and amazing sites, as well as sites only locals would know about and have personally experienced. Being established, stable companies who can be trusted to provide the ultimate in services, Diane feels confident in entrusting her most valued clients in their care.

Diane makes sure every detail is addressed so all you have to do is bask in the experience and create future memories. Her clients consider Diane a wealth of information and an indispensable asset to their vacation excursion. It would be Diane’s honor to be entrusted with creating your next lifelong memories. CONTACT DIANE FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.


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Rome & Pompeii
Trevi Fountain at night!

My Travel Stories

Bear-Viewing or Glacier-Landing?

How does one decide between Bear-Viewing or Glacier-Landing?

During my most recent trip to Alaska, I took the opportunity to do both! Which is better? They are quite different but equally exciting and rewarding.

Our bear-viewing trip on a bush plane which seated four people and the pilot,...Read more.

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My Reviews

46 of 66 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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38 of 57 people found this review helpful
Trip of a lifetime!
Diane and I sat down and reviewed all the possible ports of call and what we could do in each place. That was so helpful and proved to enrich our experiences. She also helped chose a room and shared some of her experiences. She answered all our questions from that day until the day we left. We are back just one week and would like to return.
By  Elaine  from  Winston Salem, NC
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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32 of 46 people found this review helpful
Exceptional from beginning to end!
Diane was exceptional to work with from beginning to end. She made our honeymoon experience one of the easiest things that we had to take care of during the wedding planning process. Even when our flights were delayed due to circumstances outside of our control, Diane was available and ready to assist us!
By  Melody  from  Winston-Salem, NC
Traveled to  Grenada ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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46 of 75 people found this review helpful
Best Family vacation we've ever had
Diane was so helpful , her experience and professionalism made us feel at ease with our travel experience. She gave gave us answers to questions that we didn't even know to ask.
By  Hep   from  Winston- Salem
Traveled to  Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 52 people found this review helpful
Several great trips!
Diane has helped us plan several trips. She does a great job finding exactly what we want. We have never been disappointed.
By  PJ GRAY  from  Advance N.C.
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Hungary
  • Mexico
  • Alaska

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Safari
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Luxury Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Monograms
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Globus


  • CTA
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Group Travel Specialist
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • AMAWaterways Specialist
  • Certified Travel Associate

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