Crystal Travel & Tours Blog

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...

8 Reasons to Love England's Great West Way

August 07, 2018

For many, the quest for the real England is also a quest for their real selves. It’s a search to break away from the overpopulated and the manufactured. It’s a chance to come face to face with the undiluted and the organic. They hope to catch a glimpse of something that,...

11 Hidden Gems of the Great Western Way

August 06, 2018

If you want a vacation full of the dull and expected, the Great Western Way isn’t for you. On the other hand, if you’re a curious to find the true essence of a place with adventure and intrigue at every corner, this route is certainly up your alley.

Harry Potter Filming Locations

May 29, 2018

Enormous billows of smoke float upward to join the clouds. You gaze skyward and take in the elegant glass windows that compose the ceiling. All around there are people shuffling from one place to the next. The conductor bellows the last call for your train so you hop on and...

7 Reasons Why People Should Take a Group Tour

April 04, 2018

People often wonder what the best type of vacation is for them. Here we make the case for traveling with a group. Groups can consist of 10 people that you do know or 100 that you don't - or vice versa or both. There can be a special reason for traveling such as a family...

Top 5 Haunted Castles in Ireland and Britain

October 09, 2017

In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve put together our picks of the most haunted castles in Ireland and Britain. Read on, if you dare!

Our 7 Favorite Castles in Britain

October 04, 2017

Ireland and Britain have a wealth of castles between them. While a great deal are in ruins, many more have been restored and renovated over hundreds of years to become major tourist attractions, historical landmarks and hotels. Here we have picked our 7 favorite castles in...