Charles Wolfe DS

Naples, FL United States
An independent affiliate of Direct Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Spa Vacations
  • Hotels
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French

My Background

With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, I've been around the world (literally) and heading back again and again in search of the Best-of-the-Best!

Although I have spent a a very good deal of my career traveling to Europe and around North America, these days I'm concentrating on destinations much further afield. Southeast Asia is a true favorite of mine, but my heart is currently in South America - Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and most recently Brazil.

Luxury hotels offering a high level of service are a passion of mine, and I pride myself on being able to match just the right experience with my client's needs. Nothing but the Best-of-the-Best will do for my clients!

Are you looking to follow a well trodden route or go off the beaten path? Either way I'm here to offer my expertise to ensure you have an amazing travel experience to last in your memories for a lifetime!

2017 took me to London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Mexico, Baltics cruise, Puerto Rico, St. Barth, Vail ski area, Ariuba, Myanmar, Thailand and San Diego. 2018 is already off to a great start - Palm Springs, Brazil, Argentina, Slovenia, Croatia, Northern Italy and back to Mexico.

Where will I be next? Be sure to follow me on social media as Atelier Escapes on Facebook, and Instagram.

Places I Have Traveled

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Fantastic Agent

By: JJ

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2014

Charles arranged our trip to Amsterdam and totally nailed it.  Based on our communications, Charles was able to intuit exactly what we wanted in our transportation, hotel and tour guide - all exceeded expectations.   We will would absolutely recommend Charles - he is delightful and professional.  Charles took the worry out of planning.

Highly Recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Charles always finds me the best flights and a great place to stay. He makes complex work travel run very smoothly.

Biking with Hurley Travel a Virtuoso Experience

By: Garden Girl

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2014

Charles has been working hard to make every detail of our cycling trip an unforgettable experience. He suggested to arrive in San Francisco a few days before the start of our cycling trip and booked us into Cavallo Point, a luxury resort 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, for spa and rest before our 25 -50 mile /day cycling trip with Backroads Tour.  He also suggested to stay a few extra days after cycling ends and booked  the Ritz. Because after all "it is your Birthday Garden Girl!" Charles has always maintained and planned our trips down to the minor details, which make such a big difference. His emailed itinerary's keep us on track from air, car rental, to hotel. My last birthday adventure was booked entirely by Charles at Hurley and that included our 4 young adults, a sunny place called South Beach with the pleasure of the Ritz Carlton. The daily Breakfast with our family was always the highlight of my day!

Trip to France

By: BalsamPeople

Reviewed on: 09 May 2014

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Paris, Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley that Charles Wolfe planned. Fabulous, easy, fun trip...four of us took the trip of a life time and it was everything we hoped for: saw a ton of wonderful things, the accommodations, the moving around the country and the itinery were perfect....there is no way we could have done what we did with out someone who knew the sights and the country the way Charles does. C'est bon voyage!

Great Service

By: Jana R

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2014

I recently flew to Czech Republic. My flights with Lufthansa were wonderful, great service and no issues. Charles Wolfe has been assisting me with my flights for years and I really appreciate his assistance and great service!

Iceland Encounter

By: TimboSlice

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2015

Fantastic itinerary, lodging choices, and choice of guide, Other than horseback riding, enjoyed every single minute of trip!

Expert and friendly service

By: Arlene Geoghegan

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2015

Expert travel advisor, professional, efficient and friendly. Well informed and organised. First class attention to detail. Trip was first class. Much appreciated.

The Peninsula Chicago and Charles Wolfe

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015

Both are excellent Great recommendation Great time Thanks Charles Mike and Heidi

Individualized and well organized

By: Riviera9070/307

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2015

Trip was well organized and wonderful experience. The cruise accommodations and staff were excellent and the food was very good. Some of the port calls could have been better organized; however, on the whole it was a very positive experience. The AK experience was very good. Exposure with Guardian Angel was very minimal, but the sub contracted guides and drivers hired by AK were exceptional in both Barcelona and in Rome. An A+ experience that far exceeded expectations. Overall, a great trip.

The best 7 days spent in the Med!

By: Anne 23369

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

Silver Sea always delivers a quality product, this time they surpassed their own record! In traveling from Rome I had the benefit of touring the City from through the eyes of a local resident who happened to be the father of a Foreign Exchange student who lived in my home while attending High School in Boca Raton. He mixed national pride with the need to express appreciation to me for the beneficial life experience. I was delighted with my stay at the Rose Garden Palace in Rome who arranged my transfer to the ship, all while bestowing an appreciation of my kindness to their local resident. I enjoyed 2 days to explore Italy, leaving reluctantly to spent a day exploring France (the quant villages were off season, uncrowded, temps in the high 50's to 60's, I was over the moon with a visit to "the Golden Goat" Restaurant & Spa (WOW!). The next day was Monte Carlo which was deserted (no tourists). Two days to visit in Spain round out the trip, and I was wishing I had chosen to sail home!

Smart, resourceful, and attentive

By: Assistant in VT

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016

Charles was a great partner in planning our complicated, four city, US and Europe business and pleasure trip for exacting and indecisive travelers. Many thanks!

Another Great Anniversary Trip

By: Ted

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2016

This is the second anniversary trip that Charles has scheduled for us, and we could not be happier with his services. From tour companies, to hotels to air travel selections Charles has always provided us with top notch service. In particular on this trip there was an unforeseen problem that occurred at the very end of our trip that required an additional nights stay and rebooking of the airlines at the last minute. Charles made it all happen so our vacation felt as smooth as if we had planned it that way. Thanks again Charles!

Always Excellent Recommendations

By: TravelingTed

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2016

My wife and I recently took a trip through London, Dusseldorf, and Cologne. Charles provided us with excellent hotel recommendations in every city, and made sure that we got the most out of every stay. Would recommend his services for any of your luxury travels!

Great Personal Service

By: Susan256

Reviewed on: 03 May 2016

We had a combination pleasure (Argentina) & business (Uruguay) trip with little time to plan the former. We had 6 days to ‘see & experience’ Mendoza & Buenos Aires. Charles did this for us via email & phone calls ‘tweaking the itinerary’ to our wishes & needs. No matter where he was or what questions or concerns we had, he responded in a timely manner. He listened, had a sense of humor and was always cheerful & courteous when we asked for changes. Only one incident occurred with the reservations at the Park Hyatt Mendoza (hotel said breakfast was not included). I contacted Charles and within an hour the hotel’s ‘error’ had been corrected. Appreciated all the upgrades provided to us at the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires & Charles’ checking in with us via email to see if everything was OK. Plan to return to Argentina because of the quality of A&K itinerary & accommodations that Charles facilitated and coordinated for us. We enjoyed working with him.

Always available to book ASAP

By: Lor1955

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2016

Recently booked with Charles from Direct Travel to Cuba as a Cycling Backroads Trip. Attention to detail on this was a must. So I knew Charles and Direct Travel was the way to go!

Personal Service

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

I've worked with Charles Wolfe for several years and have been very pleased with the personal but professional service he has provided. I am a single woman who travels alone with some anxiety. Charles has listened kindly to my worries, made good suggestions and has handled all trip details promptly and efficiently. Ticketing, reservations, accommodations, supplements have all been without any problems and of the quality I requested.

Extremely helpful!

By: Penlady

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2016

Charles was extremely helpful with last minute delays and changes. He's the best to work with!

Always on Top of It!

By: Ted

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Charles is an excellent advisor to work with. We had numerous changes that came up through our planning process that he handled with ease. During our trip he scheduled in a few surprised for us, which was quite fun. Would definitely recommend Charles for anyone that needs a travel guide!

canyon ranch

By: lor

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Always a pleasure.. Great tips!

Eau Palm

By: lor

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017

Always a pleasure; with a special treat waiting upon your arrival; arranged by Charles.

Thank You Charles!

By: Lisa W

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

Charles is the best! I love working with Charles. I always have a lot of questions and he is always so kind to answer them, no matter what the question is. We have a son with special needs, so flying with him is stressful, but Charles helps us get the seats we need to make it less stressful. And if we have a problem, I like knowing I can contact him for help. I love working with Charles for all our travel needs and will continue to do so!


By: AM

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

I cannot say enough about his patience, professionalism, and travel knowledge. This is the third Europe trip Charles has planned with us and we would highly recommend him to others.

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