Natalie Rael 

Santa Ana, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Independent Tours
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Hotels


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1982
Languages
  • English

My Background

I was born in South Africa and have been in the U.S. for 40 years, and have been in the travel industry just as long. I have traveled extensively to every continent. My specialties include Europe, Israel, and Africa. My expertise also includes cruises and independent travel.

Places I Have Traveled


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By: JEANNE


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2015

TRIP WENT PERFECTLY-

Service oriented and excellent follow up!!

By: Jim 76


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2015

Use Natalie for both domestic and international travel. Service and follow up are excellent. Have recommended her to friends as well.

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Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

Natalie is great. she knows everything and everyone and I wouldn't use anyone else. I've recommended her to several people and they are as happy with her work as I am.

A perfectionist in all that she does

By: Bernice


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Natalie Rael is very kind, friendly and extremely courteous, and gives unbelievable attention to each and every detail of a person's trip. I know that when I travel and Natalie has done all the bookings, I will have absolutely nothing to worry about. She is a perfectionist in all that she does, and the most important thing for her is that I am satisfied and have all my comforts met. I would not go to anyone else for my travels.

terrific

By: caro


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2015

Excellent travel agent

Professional, Knowledgeable and Expert Service

By: ORDTravelers


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

Ms. Rael is the consummate travel professional. She promptly responds quickly to all emails and inquiries posed and returns with numerous travels options, exciting opportunities and new adventures. She's always looking forward to see what new promotions cruise lines, hotels and other travel companies are offering and providing to clients. Recently, we traveled on Cunard's Queen Victoria in an unbelievable promotion that involved a Queens Grill Suite. While we rarely cruise on large vessels, due to the numerous volumes of guests, the highlight was the dining experience in the exclusive Queens Grills on Deck 11. Service was exemplary and Ms. Rael ensured we received our requested table for two, each evening. Our return private transport from the pier to the local airport was also expertly arranged by Ms. Rael, amoung other previous travels. At no point throughout our travels did we encounter any issues or problems with arrangements made by Ms. Rael! We are pleased and delighted!

Superb service

By: las580


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2015

Natalie was a superb travel agent, helping us select the best routes, connections, dates and times and securing the best prices and seats - for a pretty complicated travel itinerary. Natalie is the best - and the sweetest. Lloyd

The best!

By: Happy Campers


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Natalie is absolutely the best travel agent! She is most accommodating and helpful We really appreciate all she does for us!!

Timely Knowledgeable Service!

By: Service123


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2016

Natalie is always delightful to work with to obtain all elements of the travel experience. We have nothing but excellent things to comment.

Trip Not Taken

By: traveler2


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

We had to cancel our trip, but Natalie was great and found us another trip. We love working with Natalie.

Far East

By: Barbie


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip but Natalie handled it beautifully.

Fabulous!

By: Service123


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Natalie is always prompt, professional and delightful to work with. Always responsive. Always looking out for her guests. Highly recommend her services.

The Greatest Travel Agent in the World

By: The Commodore


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

As always, great. Great TA and even better person.

Careful Advisor

By: person


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

Natalie is a thorough trip advisor. She is willing to do whatever research is required to find the best hotels. She is a delight to work with

Travel made easy

By: Dana


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Natalie did a great job! She was very attentive to our needs. She helped us find good flights at good prices. Our daughter's flights were more challenging but Natalie took the time to find the best travel routes for her too. Everything was perfect!

Reviewing Travel Agent

By: Loisg


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

Amazing as always. Have worked with her for over 20 years and have recommended her to family and friends.

London/Cornwall

By: Micki


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

Awesome. Everything was perfect.

Professional All The Way

By: Service123


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Working with Natalie is always a delight! She is promotbwith communications and always finds us the bes deals anywhere in the world. Highly recommended.

Overall Travel Review

By: Bernice


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

I have been working with Natalie for years. She is the very best in every respect. I have told her that if she ever stops working I will have to give up traveling. She watches my back on every detail no matter how minor. She is one amazing travel agent!!!

excellent

By: oh my


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Excellent she was very good and helpful

The best and nicest person in the world

By: Shelley


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Natalie is so knowledgeable and so attentive to her clients but also so nice. She made the trip so easy and care free for us. The amenities she organized were so special. She truly puts her heart into her work. Having her made our trip perfect.

Review

By: Niktaw


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

I have used the advice and services provided by Natalie over the past 20 years and she has over these many years guided my wife and myself in our travel ventures to those destinations, hotels and air travel that offer the most exciting and valued experiences. I would have no hesitation in recommending Natalie to any traveler who is seeking a travel advisor who offers unselfish and specialized advice

Excellent Service

By: Cmarr


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Natalie is terrific to work with- so helpful!

regent

By: caro


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2018

Great travel adviser. Would highly recommend her.

New York Visit

By: Charles


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

So easy and so pleasant. Natalie is the consummate professional who goes above and beyond to make the trip easy and special. Each hotel and venue were expecting us and gave us VIP Treatment. The Virtuoso benefits were amazing and truly appreciated.

Experienced, Detailed-Oriented Advisor

By: Graeme


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Natalie has advised me on all of my work and leisure travels for years. I cannot speak highly enough of her professionalism, vast knowledge and consistent follow through. She is beyond patient and, most importantly, extremely detail-oriented. Even the smallest issues are considered so that my travel experience is smooth and easy every time. I wouldn't make a travel decision without her!

We Love Natalie

By: Mr. Commodore


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

My wife and I have been clients of Natalie for years and she is a gem. She knows everything and everybody and is a tireless worker. And she is an even better person.

thank you!

By: audrey


Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Natalie is terrific!

Portugal

By: Micki


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018

about 10 years, working with Natalie is great

The BEST

By: Pat S/


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Natalie as I titled is the best. She has planned 3-4 trips for us. The Hotels are always located in the most convenient areas for walking to everything. Hotels are sensibly priced. Our two to three rooms are always near each other. Very clean. Restaurants she recommends are good. She has great ideas of what to visit and do in every city.. She is very easy to work with. Transportation is well done and economical. Can't say enough good things about her. So glad we found her. Wouldn't want to plan a trip without her!

Great TRAVEL AGENT

By: Happy


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Excellent as always

Natalie

By: Marci


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Natalie could not have been more wonderful! She helped plan our trip every step of the way with great suggestions and input. She has so much knowledge about the cruise lines, she had great suggestions on where to go & what to see. She arranged drivers and great tours. She is always available to answer any questions. Natalie has been our travel agent for 8 years. Have recommended her to our friends. We wouldn’t think of having anyone else help us with our travel plans! Natalie is truly the very best in the business and we are grateful for all she had done for us!

Hotel stay.

By: Charlie


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2018

Good experience.

Regent Trip

By: pam


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

Exceptional in every way. She is smart, kind, helpful and our trip was wonderful!!

Panama Canal Cruise

By: Barbara


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Wonderful! Natalie is lovely and so accomodating! We loved cruising with Crystal as always. It was wonderful!

Greek Honeymoon

By: Corey


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Natalie was great to work with when planning our honeymoon. We were busy planning a wedding and the last thing we wanted to do was also try to plan a long international trip. Natalie picked hotels in Athens and Santorini (locations we asked for specifically), picked a resort in Crete (we let her pick that location completely) and handled all the travel in between. The resort on Crete ended up being by far the best part of the trip. We loved every min of it. The transportation was done efficiently and she did a great job re-ordering the trip to make sure the travel made sense. While we asked Natalie specifically for Santorini, in hindsight I would not recommend Santorini if you don't like places that are super heavy on tourists. It was kind of a mad house. I think a different island would have been better in general. We did manage to make it work and had a great time there in the end because of an awesome hike and a yacht trip. I will for sure use Natalie again!

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