2014 Testimonials

Liisa_300x0Hi Ann! I have so much to say, but there just isn’t the time. This will have to suffice: Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. This was one of best trips ever!  We appreciate everything that you arranged and suggested. The week was splendid, and went tragically fast. We had a brilliant time and cannot wait to return (possibly in April?).

Thank you! Go raibh míle maith agat!

Until the next time,

Cheers and Sláinte!

– L&W,  Chandler, Arizona (November 2014)


Thanks!! The entire trip was amazing. We had such a good time. The race was so much fun and we both finished well before we thought we would! There were so many supporters that cheered us on it was a really great marathon.

The trip itself was great! Everything went smoothly. All of the hotels were fantastic and the staff was great! The O’Callaghan was in the perfect location for the race and for us to get around town. The Royal Court might have been my favorite, probably because of the location, we had such a great time on the coast. Belfast was fantastic also! The Park Inn was nice and tucked away from a busy street so it was quite quiet but also easy to get around. Really it ended up being pretty close to perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our touring around. We are so glad we got a car, it wasn’t too bad driving and it was nice to have that freedom!

Thanks again for all your help! You really put a great trip together for us!

– Brenna Chaplain, Somerville, MA (October 2014)

Hi Ann,

We had a great  time. The hotels were spot for location, service and cleanliness. The itinerary was excellent. I think the only location we would change would be cork. Service and the hotel were very good. Lots of great restaurants. We think maybe Kinsale or the east coast next time.

You guys set us up perfectly. We will go through you guys on our next trip. We will be going back to Ireland but I think we will go to Scotland first.

– Brian and Lora Pixley, Beverly, MA (September 2014)

Thank you so much for planning and booking our family vacation in Ireland in June 2014.  The itinerary you suggested, including Dublin, Killarney and Galway, provided the perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxation. The lodging accommodations were impeccable.  The transportation limousine bus you arranged provided a comfortable, personalized experience for our first trip to the “Emerald Isle.”

Thank you for making this a wonderful, affordable and memorable vacation.

– Beth and Bill Flanagan (North Andover, MA, September 2014)

Hi Ann

Just got home last night. The tour was great and our tour guide, Jonathan Beaumont was fantastic! My only comment is that I wish we saw less and had more time at each place but on the other hand, we got to see some fantastic places. Now, I want to see Ireland again but on my own!


– May Wang (Los Angeles, CA, August 2014, RailTour)

Hi Vivienne,

My family and I would like to thank you for helping us plan our vacation to Ireland. The trip couldn’t of gone more smoothly from the fights to the accommodations and the private driver who really helped in making this trip so relaxing and informational. And as you stated there was no hidden fees.

The trip was spectacular. I would definitely recommend Crystal Travel to anyone planning a trip.


– The Daley Family (Westwood, MA, August 2014)

I have been meaning to call you! We had an absolutely great trip, Nothing could have been better! Everything and everybody was on time and very accommodating, Dan & Patrick were our drivers. Very different personalities but both were excellent! We were on the interstate on our way home from Chicago before we were supposed to have landed.

I really need to thank you, you did a marvelous job setting everything up for us. It was so much fun, so relaxing and a trip we will never forget. You helped us give our kids a truly memorable trip! Having our own driver made a world of difference. We had no problem getting around Dublin, even took the DART to Howth and spent the afternoon and evening there, hotels were great, absolutely nothing to complain about! Thanks so much! If you have a boss, let him know what a wonderful job you did. We would give you a 10 !

– Katie Borens, Marshfield, WI (August, 2014)

Hi Sean,
The vacation was just awesome!!! Loved the CIE tour guide Liam Murray – he was so knowledgeable & kind. We had the best week, the weather was wonderfully mild & sunny with a few showers, except for the one day we were in Dublin. The hotels were all top shelf, the beds so comfortable. Enjoyed the scenery – this was a very active trip, we saw so much. Buses were comfy also.

All in all we would definitely book another trip with Crystal Travel & CIE Tours. Seems we planned this ages ago & now in a blink of an eye its over. Ireland is a gorgeous country. We do plan to go back. I thank you for all you did for us to have an enjoyable trip.

– Susan Robertson, Revere, MA (April, 2014, Irish Heritage Tour)