Hello Ann,

We had an absolutely wonderful vacation!  Hotels and B&B’s were great.I loved Helen McGonigle (proprietor of Old Church House in Kenmare). The people all over Ireland were friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful and CLEAN country! I didn’t want to come home! Thank you so much for all you did to help us make this trip as perfect as it was!  We would all love to revisit one day! If so, we will definitely come talk to you again.


Robin Abel, Marblehead, MA, April 2015


Hi Ann,

We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed all of it. We saw so much! Weather was good too. The trip to the west coast was wonderful!

Marcia Walsh, Marshfield MA, June 2015


Hi Ann,

Overall, we had an excellent trip and it exceeded my expectations. Ireland is a beautiful country and we truly loved it. Most importantly, our CIE tour guide, Domenic Dixon, was fantastic and was a big part of our enjoyment on this tour. He was entertaining and informative and we hated to leave him on the last night. It was losing an old friend after just 8 days. Loved the fact that we had access to the hotel rooms early that first day. I was not expecting that. Hotel check-ins were a breeze at every stop. That was great.

– Mastabys & McCarthys, MA (Irish Legends, May 2015)



I just want to thank you so much for all the planning of our trip. We had a fabulous time and couldn’t have asked for more. If you ever need a recommendation, please let me know. We’re looking forward to booking our next trip. There’s a lot left to see, including Donegal!

Joan Mockler, Yonkers NY, July 2015 (Ireland & London Self-Drive)


Hi Paddy,

I just wanted to say thank you for helping us plan an amazing trip! We truly enjoyed our first overseas visit to Ireland.

The accommodations you picked were phenomenal. Everyone was truly friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Definitely not your typical cookie cutter places to stay. We really enjoyed that.

Thank you again for helping us to navigate through our flight delay and getting our rental car for the next day instead. We were very stressed and your guidance really did help. Please thank Kevin for us as well. We appreciate the assistance at 11 pm on a Thursday night. Also, thank you for the bottle of wine when we arrived. It helped us de-stress after a very long two days of traveling. We appreciated that personal touch.

I will be recommending Crystal Travel to everyone I can. You helped us create the perfect trip to Ireland. We’re already talking about our next trip there where we will be using your services again.

Thank you,
Ashley and Kevin


Everything was perfect!!! Seamless, smooth, and enjoyable are words that come into mind. We had an awesome trip!! Thanks again!! Loved the Park House – my favorite!!

– Kathleen Matthews, Quincy MA (August 2015)


Hello Amanda,

I had an absolutely amazing trip! Ireland is truly a magical beautiful place! My mom did not want to leave she loved it more than any another place she went. Everything was great.

Overall I give this trip an A plus, really enjoyed it! I also am so happy I booked through Crystal Travel – you made it such an easy trip, had no problems with check ins, airline tickets or the car rental. I will book a trip through this travel agency again, that’s for sure. I already recommended you to one of my friends who is thinking about booking a trip to Ireland! Thank you again Amanda for helping make this trip with my mom so perfect!

Erica Duke, Sherman Oaks CA (July 2015)


Hi Sean,

We returned from our wonderful trip to Ireland yesterday afternoon. I wanted to write to thank you for your care in planning such a great trip for us. I feel as if we made the most of our eight days there – seeing various key parts of the “Wild Atlantic Way” . The accommodations you arranged were also top notch and very comfortable. We loved the varied experience of the Delphi Lodge and communal dining. I sat with people from Germany, Zimbabwe and South Africa! We also met some very nice Americans.

The driving was another interesting experience – I felt as if I was riding down my driveway at 60 mph! Agh! I had the map covering my face the entire first day there . . . but we managed to end our vacation without a scratch.

Your Ireland is beautiful, Sean, and we so enjoyed our time there. We will be in touch to ask for your help again in planning our next great adventure.

My best,

Susan Belko, Wenonak NJ (September, 2015)


Kevin — Hi.

Am back safe and sound from the Vienna to Warsaw trip. MANY THANKS for your assistance in all the arrangements.

Although I still prefer the Croatia trip, this one had many highlights, and the tour guide was one of the most patient men I’ve ever met! Vienna was good — pricey but interesting. I LOVED Krakow. Medieval — reasonably untouched by the war — walkable — interesting shops — the best Holiday Inn I’ve ever seen, etc. etc. Auschwitz — Brutal and disturbing but something everyone should see in his/her lifetime. It was mind-numbing and horrible. Warsaw — The city park is spectacular, but the rest of the city is sort of blah.

Thanks again for all of your assistance with the tour, the airline reservation, and the insurance. As always, your expertise is much appreciated.

Ann Mitchell (Eastern Europe, October 2015)


Hi Ann,

Thank you for all your help in planning the trip. You were very thorough and had excellent follow-up.

I definitely would go back to Crystal or recommend to friends.

K.K., MA (September 2015)