Janet Clarke

Corona del Mar, California Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Historic River Cruise & European Travel Specialist

There's nothing quite like cruising down a serene river and into a historical European city. From the ship you can see the magnificent sites of the city as you glide across the water. When you actually step off your ship into port and soak up all the sights, sounds, and life surrounding you, that is priceless!

On a river cruise through Europe, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. These trips combine the convenience of unpacking only once with the luxury and professional services included with your river cruise.

Learn about the history of each city through included locally-guided tours in each port. Walk on and off the ship according to your own schedule. Want to have lunch at a sidewalk cafe? Interested in hiking to the top of a local castle? It's your choice.

I am a river cruise expert and a Free Independent Travel (FIT) European specialist. A passionate, lifelong traveler, I have explored over 22 countries and spent 6 years working as a Certified Travel Agent.

As a former elementary school teacher, I especially enjoy introducing my clients to historic locales. And yes, I know there are many ways to see Europe and other parts of the world.

I'm experienced in booking rail travel in Europe, as well as car rentals overseas. I can arrange land stays in either major chain hotels or locally run small inns.

I also book travels to Hawaii and Alaska, both land tours and cruises. I have organized multi-generational Caribbean cruises and Disney Cruises, as well. Disney's Aulani in Hawaii offers the perfect experience for a wide range of ages.

There is more to creating the perfect trip than finding the lowest price. Understanding the many components of your vacation and taking the time to learn the why behind your wants and your needs allows me to guide your choices. Putting all the pieces together to create your adventure is my passion.

When creating a custom vacation itinerary for you, one of my goals is to provide you with a personal connection and professional guidance that is lacking in the world of Internet booking. I look forward to creating the vacation of a lifetime for you.

Over the years, I have created wonderful vacation memories for honeymooners, families with children, multi-generational groups, empty-nesters, and retired couples.

Regardless of age or group size, the common threads my clients and I share are open minds and hearts to the spirit of surprise and adventure that makes a vacation truly a wonderful lasting memory.

Travel Makes the Best Memories

A Christmas Market booth featuring handcrafted woo
A Christmas Market booth featuring handcrafted woo

Looking back at my travels I remember so many fun, surprising, and horizon-expanding events. I remember cruising down the Danube, exploring local handcraft markets, discovering local cuisine, and crossing wide-open countryside that was once an armed border crossing.

Then there was the time our little Mini-Cooper almost ran out of gas in the Scottish Highlands. The one local store had to unchain the gas pump. Yes, travel makes wonderful memories.

Travel is also great fun to anticipate. I am so looking forward to sailing on the inaugural Viking Ocean ship, the Viking Star. Exploring the Baltic Sea for 15 days—priceless memories!

My Reviews

Go With Janet

Reviewed By Loves to see new places - Anaheim, CA | Traveled to Europe
Janet is personable and easy to talk to. She is very knowledgable about the tours she represents. She checks around to make sure you are getting the best value. She went over and beyond to help us with problems we had with our airline tickets. I would highly recommend her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
Thanks very much, it is a pleasure to work with you and Paul. So happy the trip was a wonderful experience and adventure! More to come I'm sure!
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First time client--She got it right!

Reviewed By Sharon - Irvine, CA | Traveled to
Janet helped us arrange a combination business/pleasure trip to the UK. This wasn't a simple task because she also helped 6 other people from various parts of the US meet us in Edinburgh. She designed an itinerary that enabled us to see so much in a short time. All air and ground transportation was arranged and "spot on". Hotels were lovely. We especially appreciated the location of our hotel in London's Westminster district. Usually I do my own flight and hotel booking when we travel abroad, but with our group so spread out I needed help. I never would have chosen the St. Ermins Hotel in London, but we found is great for walks in St. James Park, and to the Thames by way of Parliament. Janet is a delight to work with; she is prompt, attentive, and flexible.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
It was a pleasure to help you and family and friends come together in London and Scotland. I'm so glad you all enjoyed celebrating and sightseeing together. And I hear the whiskey tasting and fly fishing were great too! Cheers, Janet
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The Best!

Reviewed By Cathy d - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to
So much detailed work and care goes into each trip she plans, always with cost, comfort and our sightseeing interests in mind.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Janet made planning for France fun.

Reviewed By Becky WW - Irvine, California | Traveled to
As we planned our first trip to France, Janet Clarke took care of every detail, including things I would never have thought of. She made it a joy to travel, stay in Paris, visit museums, choose cruise line and know what to expect as we moved from our well located Paris hotel to the Viking River Cruise. Wherever we go, Janet will be our first call. Think you can plan a trip by computer? I thought so too, but Janet Clarke made me realize the benefits of having an excellent travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Janel is very thorough and helpful.

Reviewed By bobpat - Newport Beach, CA | Traveled to
Janel has helped us with several trips. They have all been wonderful with all aspects complete. We are given everything we need in order to have a fun relaxing vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
Delighted to be of help...heres to more travels soon!
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Janet is great

Reviewed By Marilyn - Garden grove | Traveled to
Janet did a fantastic job organizing our trip. She answered all of my questions quickly and completely. Thanks, Janet
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
How great that you got to enjoy that Columbia river Cruise with your family. I know it was a special time and I'm so happy I was a part of the planning.
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She helped on a very timely basis.

Reviewed By Keith and Janis - Lake Oswego, OR | Traveled to
Janet had to coordinate between our son and daughter-in-law our selves and another couple. Janet did a remarkable job of keeping us all up to date and arranging our many needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
Thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm so thankful that not only your portion of the trip was wonderful, but that the rest of the whole year of travel for your extended family was amazingly smooth. With gratitude, Janet
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great trip

Reviewed By dennis - denver | Traveled to
she did an excellent job and laid out a great trip. There were many moving parts and everything was coordinated and smooth. Thanks so much!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Janet is great!

Reviewed By Woman with the pearl earring - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to
Janet is very knowledgeable about travel in Europe. She has been there several times herself, so she was able to select hotels for us that were perfect. She also is admirable in dealing with troubles that arise, She really cares about her clients and goes the extra mile to take care of them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
Thanks so much for your kind words...looking forward to more traveling soon. :) Janet
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Disney Expert!

Reviewed By JK - Irvine, CA | Traveled to
We planned a Disney Aulani Resort family vacation with Janet, and she made it as easy as 1-2-3! There are a lot of inside tips to know about the Disney Aulani Resort in Oahu, HI, & we had them all thanks to Janet! She took care of everything in a wonderful and timely manner, from the reservations to the hotel airport shuttle!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Janet Clarke responded:
Thanks so very much for your wonderful comments. It was a true pleasure creating this special family vacation for you all. Aloha, until the next time! Janet
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Planned a Perfect trip experience

Reviewed By Askhollywood - Southern California | Traveled to
Janet did an outstanding job in putting together our perfect vacation package.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Professional, thorough, and caring

Reviewed By Phil & Sally - United States | Traveled to
Janet handles all the travel details with accuracy and speed yet always applies the personal touch. She treats each traveler as if they were one of the family. With Janet you know everything will be handled correctly which reduces the stress and makes the planning as well as the trip itself much more enjoyable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Hardest working woman in the travel business

Reviewed By Prime Number - Orange, CA | Traveled to
Janet is tireless in her efforts to find the best travel opportunities available. She is extremely easy to work with. We recommend her without hesitation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Janet is fantastic!

Reviewed By P and J - Anaheim, CA | Traveled to
We were so blessed to have Janet make our travel arrangements for us. She was on top of everything. When we had a few problems arise with our airline tickets she fought for us and we ended up with better flights and seats than before! She is very passionate about her business and it translates into top drawer service for her clients. Her wealth of knowledge is very helpful as well. She comes with our highest recommendation!
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Very helpful

Reviewed By Louann - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to
Janet helped us cancel a trip when we found out that we would miss the birth of our first grandchild. Without her help, we would have lost a ton of money. Then, a year later, we rebooked and got the rest of our money back. The trip was wonderful. Her recommendations of cruise line, hotels before and after, even cabin selection were superb. We have used her since with the same great results and will continue to ask for her assistance in the future. Thanks, Janet!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She does a great job of finding the right trip at the right price

Reviewed By Carolyn - Irvine, CA | Traveled to
Janet is a great listener who has helped us plan trips that are a perfect fit for us. Her extensive knowledge of European river cruises led us to book on a new ship and we are sure this will be our dream vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Everything was perfect

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Mission Viejo, Ca 92692 | Traveled to
Janet was awesome in coordinating all of the details for our recent trip to the Eastern Mediterranean from booking airfare, transportation and hotels! Janet also booked our trip to Sandals in the Bahamas in 2013. Everything for that trip was also extraordinary!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wonderful experience

Reviewed By John - Irvine, California | Traveled to
Janet is an outstanding travel agent who is very attentive to needs and finds the best deal to meet those need s. Sh is also delightful to work with
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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