Crystal Travel & Tours Blog

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 singles 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...

Customer Success: Paul & Nicole

January 30, 2019
Who doesn’t love a good wedding? The celebration, the great food, the friendly faces. However, a lot of detail goes into attending such an event. You have to RSVP, get a gift, find an outfit and – sometimes - travel.
It’s one thing if you’re taking the highway to the...

Tips From a Travel Agent - Jim & Teresa

December 19, 2018

Founders of Crystal Travel & Tours Jim and Teresa Kelly certainly know a thing or two about tourism. They both moved to Boston from Ireland and worked for airline companies before opening Crystal Travel in 1985. Through the years, Jim and Teresa have sent people all over the...

Customer Success: Memories to Last a Lifetime

December 04, 2018
Bucket list items are a big deal. Crossing them off with dear friends is even bigger. Donna and her husband Richard are no strangers to this idea. Together, they’ve had all sorts of adventures while traveling with their close friends Beth and Robert. In August 2018, it was...

Why Book with a Travel Agent

November 15, 2018

Booking with a travel agent is a unique experience that allows you to personalize your dream vacation. Gone are the days of sifting through hundreds of seemingly identical travel offers because an agent will do that for you. Here at Crystal Travel & Tours our employees have...

Dingle Peninsula Overview

November 01, 2018


5 Best Cities to Visit in England

September 14, 2018

England may be great for a relaxing countryside visit, but if you’re looking for something more upbeat, exploring and learning about what England’s cities have to offer is an adventure.  England has many major cities with history, nightlife, football and more to delve into...