Wayne Muhlstein 

Mc Lean, VA United States
Waynetraveler, an independent affiliate of McCabe World Travel, Inc.
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1988
Languages
  • English

My Background

As my client, your travels will be customized to your specific desires. When you arrive at your destination you will no longer be recognized by the metallic status of your credit card. This time it will be by your name, as one of their most prestigious guests with all the privileged access, perks and services.

Like a valued investment manager, I am privileged to be entrusted with managing your most valuable of assets – your leisure time. I will learn your travel preferences and eliminate the risks to ensure satisfying experiences.

Having access to tour partners and on-site destination experts around the world, my affiliated Virtuoso friends help me make your travel dreams a reality. And speaking of friends in high places, I enjoy relationships with more than 30 of the world’s top airline carriers. I can secure advantageous fares for you, and handle all of your travel arrangements.

Let's talk, 703-307-1463

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  • Priority Travel Specialist

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Top Notch Service!

By: MaryAnne


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2014

Wayne worked his wizardry to create a vacation where our dreams came true. His experience provided us with a travel plan personally suited to our tastes, and tailored to our time needs and price range. He delivered everything from accommodations to transport reservations with a prompt professionalism that more than met our expectations. We would plan future travels with Wayne and recommend him highly.

Excellently planned

By: M&M


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

From the airline tickets to the hotels and to arranged tours, everything was planned to our tastes and interests. It gave us a perfect introduction to Europe and we would recommend Wayne to our friends and family to assist them in making travel plans.

Wayne is Dream to work with!

By: olsontrip


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Wayne is a great travel agent! This is the second trip he has helped us out on and we are planning on using him for 2 more coming up! He is very knowledgeable and detailed and helps every step of the way! We love working with him!

Great Service!

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Wayne provided excellent advice and service. I'm going to recommend him to all of my friends.

Solicitous expert!

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2015

Wayne provided me with several options for my 40th wedding anniversary weekend. We chose New York based on travel time and proximity to family. Wayne put us in a fabulous hotel with many extras. He contacted me at several points to check on travel arrangements and other plans. He arranged a special "treat" in our room for our anniversary and it seemed like everyone at the hotel knew it was our anniversary. I don't know if that was Wayne or the gracious surroundings- I suspect both. Wayne called after the weekend and was interested in what glitches occurred presumably to keep on top of the hotel's performance. He is a gem!

Always great to work with

By: meri123


Reviewed on: 14 May 2015

Wayne makes planning a trip a pleasure. He is a great communicator and listener. Answers any questions, reviews itineraries, makes you feel very comfortable about overseas travel.

wonderful caring service

By: alial


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Wayne was a wonderful travel adviser who helped make our trip a great experience

Best support ever!

By: Annette13


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2015

My experience with Wayne was out of this world! It was my first trip ever overseas and I was very nervous and excited, all at once. Wayne was very patient, informative, and caring. He guided me step by step through all the nuances of planning the trip and worked with me to find an experience within my budget and desired goals. Wayne was always available to answer my questions. He was easy to reach and very responsive. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the trip due to a family member's illness. Wayne worked with me side by side to address the changes, insurance claim, and rescheduling. He stayed in touch to check on the health status and continued to provide support until we completed the trip. I'm thankful to have him by my side for this first adventure and recommend him whole heartedly for a fantastic travel experience. Thank you Wayne!

"Class Act" Service

By: Italian Tourists


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015

Wayne Muhlstein is a “Class Act!” Fulfilled my promise to take Mom to Rome-trip of a lifetime! Wayne hit a “home run!” He personally visited our home to discuss the trip. Wayne took notes and had an itinerary within weeks. We were very pleased-3 days in Venice, 3 days in Florence, and 4 days in Rome! Choices for airlines, high-speed train, personal taxis were super. We had 2 or 3 options for outstanding boutique hotels in each city. We could not go wrong with any hotel! For excursions, he made opportunities for us each day to ensure ALL could enjoy--private Vatican tour, attending Gladiator School, and personal gondola training sessions. He provided recommendations for gratuities, insurance needs, and places to shop. What an AWESOME trip! When you’re met at the airport, guided to a personal water taxi, dropped off at your Venetian Hotel’s waterside entrance, AND met with a bottle of Prosecco in your room-that IS “Class Act” service. Definitely using Wayne for future adventures.

Amazing Experience

By: JJR


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

Our trip to California was a birthday surprise for my husband. Everything was perfect. Wayne arranged for the hotel to add Angels baseball touches to the decor. He arranged for a wonderful room with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The service and amenities were equally wonderful. He also arranged for great tickets to an Angels game. This was the best vacation my husband and I have taken. My husband is already talking to Wayne about a spectacular trip for my birthday.

Excellent! (Ausgezeichnet)

By: Prosit!


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2015

As a typical dual income working couple that wanted to spend some time in Europe prior to attending an extended family reunion in Germany, coupled with my previous experience of living in Germany, my spouse and I thought it was an easy task to simply plan a week of travel throughout countries in Europe in the close proximity to our final destination of the family reunion. We also had one four daughter and one six year old daughter in tow. After considering multiple destinations from Bordeaux to Paris, BENELUX, etc., we realized turning to a professional such as Wayne was worth it, as our wheels were spinning. Wayne took the upfront time to understand our situation and work with his contacts to plan an itinerary that balanced what we wanted to see, what interested our children, allowed enough flexible time for us as a family to explore on our own and aligned with our budget. Our thanks go out to his team and we look forward to working with him in the future. Well done!

Wonderful Hotel

By: Sherry


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

The Doubletree Inn exceeded my expectations. The rooms were comfortable and had everything we needed. The breakfasts were delicious and everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful.

Trusted Advisor

By: Tim


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Our recent Globus Tour of Italy and Sicily was excellent. With Wayne's assistance we booked the tour and made all of the arrangements. He was helpful and knowledgeable. We appreciate his kindness, courtesy, and competence.

Short trip to Miami

By: JANK


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015

Wayne was extremely helpful in helping us plan for a short trip to Miami Beach. He considered and helped plan every facet of the trip -- including finding a very nice luxury hotel, top-notch restaurants, and entertainment options. His thorough and thoughtful approach allowed us to line up all the details well in advance so we could relax during our our quick get-away. I would highly recommend Wayne to family/friends for any travel needs.

Highly recommended!

By: Pbatts11


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

If you are looking to plan a Hawaii trip, I highly recommend using Wayne Traveler for your planning needs. Wayne is very knowledgeable in all things Hawaii...from food, the beaches, and the activities to check out on each island. We just returned from our honeymoon to Maui and Kauai, and without Wayne, the experience would not have been graded as high as it was. Upon our arrival to the Sheraton Kauai, we quickly realized this wasn't the place we wanted to be staying for our honeymoon. It just didn't have that "resort" feel, and we didn't feel as pampered as we were in Maui. A quick call to Wayne, and he immediately realized the Sheraton did not place us in the best of the best rooms as he had originally worked out with them. At that point we told him we'd rather switch hotels entirely, and he was on top of it. He got us our money back and was able to help us book a room at a beautiful resort for the same price, all on such short notice. It was a huge, happy relief!

Fantastic Valentines Day getaway

By: DD88


Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016

Just an amazing time!! Me and my wife had an amazing time in Georgetown. By far, the most memorable Valentines Days we've had since we've been married (10 years). The Ritz Carlton is Georgetown is an absolute treasure, and must be experienced to fully understand. Wayne is AMAZING at his planning, and his detailed acumen in giving his clients an experience that they will talk about for ages. I received a lot of "brownie points" from the wife for this trip. Thanks Wayne!!

Europe trip

By: Swid


Reviewed on: 22 May 2016

This trip was perfect. Wayne's suggestions and arrangements were fabulous. I would recommend Wayne as well as use him for my future travels. My tours of Florence and the Amalfi Coast were flawless. We had wonderful guides and the arrangements went off on time. Thanks to Wayne for helping me plan a trip that me entire family enjoyed and will always remember.

Very professional service

By: judyandhowardRus


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Wayne Muhlstein organized our Viking Cruise from Nuremburg to Budapest. He also added three additional days for us in Prague before the cruise started, then one additional day after the cruise in Budapest. Both additions included tours of the Jewish quarters with individual tour guides. Our guide in Prague was outstanding. Liat knew everything about the Jewish area of Prague, having been born there and currently lives there with her family. Her children attend religious Chabad schools. In comparison, our visit to Budapest brought us with a tour guide who was very rote in his explanations and we got more from the guides in the Old Jewish Synagogue and Jewish Museum than our own tour guide. In going to the Jewish cemetery, our guide led us to the Holocaust area but couldn't really explain anything to us. We walked around the cemetery and learned ourselves. Wayne's attention to the small details made our trip very memorable. Any questions we had were answered promptly.

Great trip!

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

We really enjoyed our cruise in Canada! Thanks for your help Wayne!

Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic

By: LouLou


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

Wayne was a pleasure to work with in planning our trip. He had excellent recommendations and listened closely to our goals and interests. We highly recommend him as a travel planner.

Excellent & trustworthy guidance!

By: Bethany


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2016

We loved working with Wayne - he had been to our destination (Paris) many times and we were grateful for his advice. He listened to us talk about the things we wanted to see most, and was able to help us strike the right balance between organized activities (like tours) and free time to see the city. We had a last minute mishap with our trip (caused by us) and had to delay our departure by a day or two, and he quickly helped us reschedule as much of our itinerary as possible. We were very happy with the vendors he connected us to - our tour of Normandy was wonderful and our drivers were very professional. He made our trip much richer and easier than if we had done everything ourselves; we highly recommend him!

Trip of a Lifetime

By: JJR


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

What an amazing trip! Wayne and my husband planned a fantastic adventure. What a thrill to be met at the plane and get VIP treatment to a waiting car. First stop was Normandy on Remembrance Day (our Veterans Day). Then on to Paris and London. Accommodations were exquisite and the private tours made everything special. Every detail was meticulously planned and this trip is two weeks we will never forget.

Amazing Trip in Spain

By: Javier G


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2016

Our trip was off to a perfect start when Wayne called us on the way to the airport to confirm an upgrade to a suite for our stay at the Hotel Ritz Madrid and to expect a chauffeur service upon arrival at the airport for a ride to the hotel. After an 8 hour overnight and time-zone change flight, this benefit was truly appreciated. We had a personalized and unforgettable experience staying in a beautiful suite at the top of the hotel with marvelous views of the Prado Museum (which was the primary reason we went on the trip!) Our trip continued into Barcelona where we enjoyed our stay on one of the the Club floors of the Arts Hotel Barcelona with wonderful views from the 30th floor! Can't wait to have Wayne plan our next vacation!

Outstanding once-in-a-lifetime trip!

By: GeoStone1


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

All of the planning we coordinated with Wayne for our trip really paid off! We were met at every airport, hotel and train station with dedicated drivers and their cars to get us where we needed to go or take us around. We went to South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe over 3.5 weeks! Wayne was able to save us over $5k in "business class" airfare to/from the US. The accommodations were top-of-the line throughout. Everyone was expecting us upon arrival and we didn't have to lug around tons of paperwork. In short, Wayne did a great job in pulling together a complex, once-in-a-lifetime trip for just the two of us! I highly recommend Wayne!

The learned listener

By: Not My Real Name


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Trip after trip, itinerary after itinerary, Wayne gets it right. He has combined his passion for travel with an ear for our focus. However, he is far from just an order-taker. One of his strengths is gaining an understanding of what we want to do, then pushing our comfort zones a bit. We have always had at least one "not sure we should try that" reservation on each of the trips he's planned that has left us delighted that we took a leap of faith. So glad that we hooked up with him and can't wait for the next adventure he'll plan.

A fantastic travel advisor

By: alial


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Wayne has great expertise in arranging the perfect trip for his clients. The trips he has planned and arranged for us have been nothing short of spectacular. What sets Wayne apart from most travel advisors is his desire to understand his client's likes and dislikes and then turn their preferences into unforgettable experiences. We are so fortunate to have found him to help make our trips so memorable.

Aria Vegas

By: bak5e


Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2017

Wayne did a great job planning the hotels (which was all we asked). He double checked the day before the trip and again after arrival to ensure all was good. Would highly recommend his services.

One for the books with a Seasoned Pro!

By: Jamie and Josh


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

Wayne created a truly unforgettable experience for our honeymoon in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Not only did he plan every detail with such care and compassion but ensured that each destination and adventure was truly better than the next. We ALWAYS knew we were in such great hands with Wayne on every step of the journey. Wayne not only provided a sense of calm and security prior to our trip but genuinely cared about our experience from start to finish!

Always a Fabulous Travel Advisor

By: JJR


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2017

Once again, Wayne goes above and beyond. Wayne arranged for early check in, several resort amenities and late check out. Wayne's attention to details and extensive contacts made for a wonderful getaway.

Annual Family Trip

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

Wayne was truly a joy to work with! He is a true travel professional and made sure that all of the details pertaining to our family trip were addressed promptly and accurately. He communicates well and responds very rapidly to both e-mail and phone inquiries. His suggestions related to a travel destination and accommodations were right on target. I would be happy to have him plan another trip for our family and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding travel adviser!

Review of Wayne

By: Lou


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Knowledgeable and easy to work with. Took time to understand what we wanted to do and then made excellent suggestions on how we could best accomplish it.

Wayne is amazing

By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Wayne ... no words can express how impressed our family was with his work for us. Lets start with the fact that we gave him 3 weeks to plan a 3.5 week trip to Australia. (in our defense, a prior trip fell through and our daughter was going to study abroad in Melbourne.) He picked brilliant choices for us - all matched to our stated goal of having a trip that was wildlife and adventure oriented yet also allowed us to see urban areas - and discreet and classy places.. The trip was perfect, no glitches - seamless travel. I have already recommended him to a friend - just a few weeks home. The special thing Wayne brings to the table is a calm sense that he can handle the wrinkles, and indeed he did. We literally don't understand how he pulled off this amazing trip to 7 sites in such a seamless manner. I am speechless when I think about Wayne's help. I am already thinking about the next trip I want him to plan for us.

Wayne does it again

By: Rachel


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

My husband and I spent two weeks in South Africa and during our time in Cape Town asked Wayne to arrange a relaxing hotel for us in the wine lands. Rather than venture to the more popular and therefore more crowded (yet strikingly beautiful) Stellenbosch, Wayne suggested we check out and stay in Franschhoek and we are so glad we did. Wayne arranged our stay at the Leeu House. It was a small yet stunning property with the most incredible art collection. There's even a museum next store! The staff could not do enough for us and arranged for transport to all of the various wineries for free. In true Wayne style breakfast was included, which made my husband jump for joy. Thanks to you, Wayne, for a great reservation!

Always Exceeds Expectations

By: Julie R


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Wayne always goes above and beyond. My husband and I have worked with Wayne on several trips and every trip has been fantastic.

Cruising

By: Cyndi


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2017

Wayne was great! He dealt with my crazy family from request to making payments. He was always available by email and/or phone whenever we needed him. We even added him to our Facebook page so he could see our post during vacation.

Weekend getaway!

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017

I contacted Wayne to make travel arrangements on very short notice. He responded promptly and, with his extensive contact network, he was able to make our trip an extremely memorable experience that exceeded our expectations!!

Great help planning our trip to Italy!

By: Eric


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017

I can't say enough good things about Wayne in regard to helping plan our vacation to Italy. Having never been to the country, we were unsure of where to stay at three different cities beyond looking at hotel websites. Wayne provided us options that we reviewed, over the phone and via email/online. When we asked questions about the hotels, such as are they centrally located to restaurants and famous sites/attractions and even how we would get to airports/train stations, he provided detailed information. The same was true for tours we were interested in doing - everything was clear and informative. Plus, we didn't feel pressure to book anything. It was great to work with him.

The trip of a lifetime!

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

We just got back from a vacation of a lifetime. France, Italy & Greece. Wayne made this trip unforgettable with his recommendations for all the accommodations and side trips. Wayne's attention to detail and his easy going manner made planning this trip a pleasure. Wayne was in touch with us during our trip which was very comforting knowing we had a friend and agent looking out for our every need. We are looking forward to planning our next trip with Wayne. We give Wayne a five-star rating!

Wonderful Travel Agent!

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Wayne was great!!! He ensured all of our accommodation needs were met (a group of 13), and also made special arrangements for us to have a truly, enjoyable cruise!

Our hero Wayne

By: Lucky


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

Wayne was a fabulous travel advisor. His attention to detail was very much appreciated. He thought of things that we hadn't considered and took care of everything. Arranged wonderful private tours for us with very experienced guides. Made visiting foreign cities a much better experience. We were traveling as a group and we so much appreciated his patience with all of us. Would recommend Wayne to everyone.

Great Cruise!

By: R.A.


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Wayne was great to work with. He did a wonderful job helping us with planning our trip including everything from airfare, hotel, cruise and tours - both private and those offered by Viking. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. I would highly recommend Wayne to anyone wishing to experience a stress free vacation.

Professional, knowledgeable - particularly great with groups

By: maria


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2017

I have now worked with Wayne on three amazing trips of 14+ to Paris and to Greece, and a trip to Mexico for four people. All were amazing and Wayne made our trips easy every step of the way. Wayne was able to provide insight on the best ways to manage our budgets, high and low. Even when we travelled with another family with a more cost-sensitive budget, Wayne was able to adjust the travel recommendations, sensitive to cost, while still ensuring very high quality. I never feared the types of accommodations or arrangements for my groups because Wayne always put together an amazing itinerary, transportation and excursions, to ensure that our groups had the best time. Wayne encouraged us to do separate research, if we so desired, to ensure that his information was accurate -- it always was! I will always use Wayne for our large groups because, as a group leader, it is too hard to do all these finite details on my own. I also loved his Virtuoso recommendations for our smaller MX trip.

HA Cruise Boston to Quebec

By: Trish


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

We have a lot going on and Wayne was there to keep us on track with our cruise. He offered priceless advice about our transportation back home. We nearly missed out on a beautiful trek through the Adirondacks had he not warned us that the train offers few views of a beautiful part of NY. We will be calling on him again for all our future trips.

Great Travel Agent

By: Teecha


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Wayne was incredible helpful, generous, and willing to listen to complaints when the cruise was over. I will work with him on future trips!

Always the best experience

By: Julie R


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

My husband and I wanted to see the eclipse and once again Wayne delivered.

Excellent experience

By: Parvez


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

I called Wayne to set up a last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway for me, my wife, and our young daughter. He came through with an excellent, contemporary hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, right next to the water and the shops. We had a relaxing couple of days away and got some shopping in, too. Thanks, Wayne!

Everything Taken Care Of

By: Kip


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Wayne was able to personalize our trip better than we could. From air fare, hotels, cruise and tours. This made it one of the most enjoyable trips we have had. Thanks

Always helpful

By: Tiffani


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2017

We’ve used Wayne for several trips and always find him helpful and spot on!

London

By: Swid


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

It was a pleasure. Everything was perfect.

Our Honeymoon

By: GN


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

Wayne was exceptional! He helped to understand what we were looking for and then used his experiences to craft a wonderful honeymoon for us. His authenticity allowed us to better understand a new place, and ultimately, led us to want to both work with him again and plan more excursions. We HIGHLY recommend Wayne to everyone who asks!

Always Above and Beyond

By: JulieR


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2017

My husband and I always enjoy working with Wayne. He provides the absolute best ideas and service. I can’t recommend him enough.

Our Only Travel Advisor Now

By: Adam


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

After travelling with Wayne, we could not imagine traveling any other way. We knew that we wanted to go somewhere completely different that we had never been before. Wayne helped us to pick the location that would give us the best value for our dollar, as well as to plan the whole trip.

Seabourn Quest Holiday Cruise

By: Napa Valley


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2018

Wayne, as usual, was very organized and I left all the details to him. Everything went well and I enjoyed myself with no worries about the transfers, hotel arrangements or the cruise.

Great Advisor

By: RA


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Wayne is great to work with - detail oriented and extremely responsive. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone.

Great Experience

By: Julie R


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

We always have a great time when we leave the planning to Wayne.

Wayne the wizzard

By: poppy


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Initially, I had to make changes to our plans for reasons unrelated to Wayne. He hung in there with me and planned a great trip. He brought his experience to our needs and resourses. Our first time working with Wayne but not the last.

Great Travel Advisor

By: JJR


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Wayne always helps us plan an outstanding trip. He has great suggestions and we have a wonderful time. We have worked with Wayne for several years and we highly recommend him.

Look forward to next trip

By: Art zimmerman


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Easy, timely, and plenty of detailed information provided re places, dates and cost

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