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Globetrotting Groups

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.


Globetrotting Groups


Portuguese Escape with Globus Vacations



February 22, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Escorted by Patty DeRoo & Julie Sherwood
Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace while taking in the important cities of Lisbon and Oporto—typical towns and villages and the stunning north-west coastline. Throughout this tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the 16th century Jeronimos Monastery. Often regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown. You’ll visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the 700-year-old university in Coimbra; the Arabian Hall and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, and the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its bone- and skull-covered walls. For this exceptional escorted tour of Portugal, Globus has arranged some special treats so that you can savor Portuguese cuisine and wine. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta de Aveleda winery. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape

Portuguese Escape
9 Day Tour Lisbon to Lisbon
Starting at $999.99 per person. Deposit of $250.00

7 Night Northbound Alaskan Cruise

Celebrity Cruise Line - Millennium

June 21, 2019

Escorted by Patty DeRoo – Owner

Explore Alaska
Journey through the wild terrain of Alaska with our Alaska cruises and discover the natural wonders that await as the rugged beauty of this pristine frontier unfolds. Set out on an unforgettable adventure where you’ll get up close and personal with 30-ton whales, zip-line through nature to the Mandenhall Glacier, or take flight high above the snow-capped lands and glaciers.

10 Night Authentic Tastes of Alaska Cruise/Tour

Celebrity Cruise Line – Millennium

June 21, 2019

Escorted by Patty DeRoo – Owner

And, with our Cruisetour we will combine your cruise with an exciting additional 3 nights on a  land tour where you’ll stay in authentic lodges and travel remote roads and railways in deluxe transportation. Experience our award-winning Alaska cruises and take your sense of wonder to new heights.

7-Day/6-Night Canadian Rockies Adventure

Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service

August 25-31, 2019

Escorted by Kelly Brazis and Sue Swett

Enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rockies as only Rocky Mountaineer can provide with their luxurious Gold Leaf Service! Explore Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise before 2 days of scenic rail travel in a glass domed car. Travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. End your Canadian experience with 2 nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver.

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.

Switzerland & Oberammergua

Top of Switzerland Tour July 4-14, 2020

Globus Vacations – tour Escorted by Patty DeRoo & Julie Sherwood

As you may be aware, the event that arises once every ten years in the quaint village of Oberammergau, Germany will be coming again soon and is not to be missed. A theatrical tradition since 1634, the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ – from His entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection – performed only once a decade.
 You will witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau. Reserved tickets to the Passion Play are included.

A deposit of $250 locks in your reservation and price with no further payment required until June 2019.
Land only price is $3669.  
More details on this vacation, as well as other Oberammergau tours offered by Globus, can be found at