Globetrotting Groups is the group travel headquarters of Crystal Lake Travel Agency led by Julie Sherwood. Crystal Lake Travel has been serving world travelers since 1960 and is excited to bring you these new adventures!
You can feel confident knowing that Julie is executing every detail of the trip for you and your group. Noted for her love of history and geography, she is an excellent source of information and her passion for travel is compelling. Julie is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her clients to provide them with the best itinerary and create that memorable trip of a lifetime, whether it is a group of two or 100.
Take a look at some of the fabulous group trips we have going on and join us! If you don’t see one that suits you, contact Julie atand she will customize one for you or your group.
Reflections on the Seine – Southbound
8 Day River Cruise Le Havre to Paris
September 23 – Oct 1st, 2019
Escorted by Patty DeRoo & Julie Sherwood
River cruise prices starting from $3581.00 per person.
$250.00 deposit per person to hold your cabin.
Avalon River Cruise: Begin your Seine River cruise in the city of Le Havre, France. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® and cruise to Rouen for an excursion to Normandy. Tours of the WWII landing beaches, memorials, and monuments, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties are offered today. Next day, your visit to Rouen includes a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.
Your river cruise on the Seine sails on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Then, continue on to Vernon to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Cruise to Conflans and choose between an excursion to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.
You’ll disembark in Paris—the “City of Lights”—with reflections of a French river cruise full of history, art, and stunning scenery. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Ireland Escape with Globus Vacations
March 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020
Escorted by Patty DeRoo
Escape to the lush landscapes, charming cities, and friendly people of Ireland during the low season so you can experience it all without the crowds and, most importantly, without the high-season prices. This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll relish in some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also have overnights in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor breathtaking views of these sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and awe-inspiring landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of this natural beauty; it must be witnessed in person!
6 Day Tour Dublin to Dublin
Starting at $992.00 per person. Deposit of $250.00
April 24 - May 1, 2020 (depart US April 22nd)
Escorted by Kelly Brazis
$1449.00 per person plus airfare and mandatory travelinsurance
Optional Extension: Sailing Thailand: Phuket to Ko Phi Phi
May 2-5, 2020
$849.00 per person standard twin/$999.00 deluxe double
Thailand is a feast for the senses! No one can introduce itbetter than the partnership of National Geographic and G Adventures, which hascreated this wonderful small group opportunity for us! From the fresh ingredients you will select in the market forcooking class in Chiang Mai…to the sounds of monks chanting in the goldentemple as it gleams under the sun…to the feel of the stones of the old capitalunder your feet as you visit Ayutthaua Historical Park. Add in the opportunityto meet and dine with locals and experience the vibrant mix of old and new inBangkok: this is a wonderful introduction to Thailand! Have some extra time tospend? Join an optional extension to Southern Thailand. Sail the AndamanIslands in an 82 foot catamaran with us from Phuket to Ko Phi Phi! Secludedbeaches, stunning bays, and friendly Thai people.
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Link for extension (reverse sailing though)
Mexico Beach Party - NOW Natura Riviera Cancun
June 6 - 13, 2020
Join the staff of Crystal Lake Travel as well celebrate 60 years in business with a Beach Fiesta. We have package for 3, 5 or 7 nights at the brand new NOW Natura Riviera Cancun, all Inclusive resort. All meals, drinks, taxes, non motorized watersports and airport to hotel transfers included. Prices start as low as $488.00 per person.
$50.00 deposit per person to reserve your Garden or Oceanview room.
The Best of Iceland
June 14 - 20, 2020
Escorted by Patty DeRoo
$2699.00 per person plus airfare
If you’re looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It has tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet. Small Group of 16 travelers in total.
Vacation overview click here Best of Iceland
Crystal Lake Travel 60th Anniversary trip to Hawaii
7 Night Hawaiian Island Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of America
October 17, 2020
Escorted by Patty DeRoo & Denise Roper
Round Trip Honolulu 7 Day Hawaiian Islands cruise on Norwegian's Pride of America. $2785.58 per person in a balcony cabin. Beverage Package and $100.00 Onboard credit included. Only $50.00 per person deposit required to hold your cabin. Call today 815-459-2500 or email
New Zealand Adventures:
In country November 2-Nov 16, 2020
Escorted by Kelly Brazis
$6695.00 per person plus air
Kia Ora! New Zealand is nature’s haven – an unspoiledparadise, from the native forests full of unique species to the crystal clearlakes and up to the glaciers in the stunning mountains of the South Island.Known as Aotearoa by the Maori people, New Zealand also have a cultural historyspanning centuries. Today’s New Zealand is warm, friendly, safe, and excitingwith some of the most beautiful land to be found.
This custom tour offers everything that is wonderful aboutNew Zealand! Come with us to experience the North and South Islands – fromAuckland to Queenstown. Experience the culture of the islands from the Maori tomodern day wine making. We’ll spend lots of time exploring the natural beautyof New Zealand from cave systems with glow worms up North all the way to the mightySouthern Alps. Lastly we’ll have tours and free time to explore the welcomingmodern cities.