Crystal Travel & Tours Blog

10 Things to Do in the Scottish Highlands

April 18, 2019

There really is no place on earth like the Scottish Highlands. This region of the UK is a natural playground of rugged mountains, intriguing legends, compelling music and entertainment and so much more. Set foot in this culture-lover's paradise, and you won't want to leave...

The Loch Ness Monster

April 17, 2019

She’s mysterious, elusive and very real to the countless people who claim to have seen her. The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as she’s been nicknamed, has captivated the minds of both visitors and Scottish natives for more than 1500 years.

The Great Scottish Clans

April 16, 2019

Pride, honor, tradition – the Scottish clan system has them all. The clans' colorful history, rich customs and vibrant heritage left a deep impact on the overall culture of Scotland. Things weren't always easy - in fact, challenges were more common than not. The Scottish...

Who Were the High Kings?

March 13, 2019

 The term 'High Kings' is often used in tales of Irish history and heritage. Their role and importance paved the way for legend and mythology. This posts describes two of the most famous High Kings and what makes them stand out in Celtic culture.

4 Celtic Myths & Legends

March 13, 2019


The act of storytelling is an iconic part of Celtic culture. The lands of the druids, Celts and high kings remain compelling for many reasons. One of those is these stories which have been passed down for generations. They give us a better understanding of the people, their...

8 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

March 06, 2019

St Patrick's Day is the Irish holiday celebrated around the world. His legacy is honored with shamrocks, music, parades, and of course, lots of Guinness.  Check out some of the best places to celebrate March 17th in Ireland. 

The Irish Claddagh Ring

February 06, 2019

People have worn the Irish Claddagh ring for centuries. Odds are you or someone you know wears one. The beautiful ring from the Emerald Isle has quite the symbolism and origin. 

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

February 05, 2019

Europe's biggest single's festival takes place each September on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in Lisdoonvarna. For more than 160 years, people have attended for music, fun and, of course, love.

Customer Success: Gerry & John

February 01, 2019
Ditch the bus. Take the helicopter. Stay in the 5-star castle. What may sound like fantasy was reality for Gerry and her husband John in September 2017.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Like many good stories, this one starts with two people wanting to set off...

Best Places to Propose in Ireland & the UK

January 31, 2019

You’re ready to take that next step. It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask. Why not set the scene in one of the world’s most beautiful places?

 It’s no secret that Ireland and the United Kingdom are full of stunning scenery and breathtaking views. For a fairytale...