Shelly Lynch CTA

Waterbury, CT United States
An independent affiliate of Largay Travel
 98%
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Independent Tours
  • Escorted Tours


Destinations
  • United States - Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
2007
Languages
  • English

My Background

I'm an island girl at heart, and Hawaii is absolutely a favorite destination of mine. It's so great for families, couples, anyone really. Each island has something unique to offer, and it's fun matching my clients' personalities with the islands that fits them best.

Ocean cruises are like that, too. Each port has something different to offer, and matching you with the right itinerary and cruise line takes your experience to the next level.

After several recent trips, I feel the same about European countries. There's one (or several) for each personality. Plus, with the rise of river cruising, which is a great way to visit several countries on one trip, there's a different ship for every personality. And even though I love tropical weather, I'm in heaven in a Christmas market.

Places I Have Traveled


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Highly Recommended

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2013

Shelley was an excellent travel agent for us. She was very knowledgeable, thorough, and helpful. She had great suggestions and took care of a million details to make our celebration vacation truly stress free. On top of all that, she a very pleasant and cheerful person - a joy to work with.

Fabulous Cruise!

By: Travelgal


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2013

Our Holland America cruise to Canada/New England was wonderful! It was definitely one of the nicest cruises we've been on...staff fabulous, food great, entertainment great and ports fascinating! I would highly recommend this trip!

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

By: Juanita


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2013

Everything went just as we had hoped it would! All of the 'all inclusive' arrangements were just that! The transfers to and from the airport were no hassles, the hotel rooms were great, the contact that was there for any questions and recommendations of excursions off the property, Tatiana, was very helpful. The entire trip went smooth without any hitches! We will definitely schedule our next trip with Shelly!

excellent choice

By: trb3


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2013

Shelly nailed exactly the type of vacation location we wanted. Thoughtful air line scheduling insured we arrived on time & fresh. Organized all documents & details plus followed up with Caneel Bay to insure our potential upgrades were realized.

Another excellent travel service

By: AlabamaTraveler


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2013

This is my third experience of using Great Getaways Virtuoso travel. From Hawaii to cruising the Caribbean, each experience has been a pleasant and efficient one. Every detail is handled well from start to finish.

Highly recommend. Shelly make things easy.

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2013

Shelly made our trip easy. Her selection of hotels were great. Her flights worked out easy. She gave us estimated prices of cabs from airport to hotel & they were right on the nose. I would highly recommend Shelly. She was always helpful & pleasant on the phone.

highly recommended

By: sandy


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2013

Shelly planned a great trip for us. She was very helpful. The hotels she got us were perfect. Information that she gave us was accurate and helpful. I would highly recommend Shelly to do your planning.

Highly Recommend

By: MDC


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

We highly recommend Shelly Lynch for your travel needs.Took a trip to Ireland which Shelly helped us plan. She also worked with us helping to plan our son's Hawaiian honeymoon for him. She was a willing listener to our/his wants & needs. She was very thorough in following up on our requests & anticipating issues.The hotels recommended were wonderful choices for us & our family of adults. She always responded in a timely manner to our many questions. Thanks again, Shelly!

By: Lost in Alabama


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2013

Shelly is always extremely pleasant to work with. More important to me is her follow-through on planned travel and attention to detail. I am always looking forward to planning my next trip with her.

highly recommended

By: trb3


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Consistently follows up on trip details & communicates status proactively. Understands our preferences & matches the options accordingly.

Shelly Rocks

By: Extenze


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Shelly took care of all of the details of our trip and we really enjoyed the resort she helped us pick out. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to book a trip. She is well worth it!

Excellent Customer Service

By: JAR


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Shelly asked great questions, listened to our requests, and provided us with plans for a wonderful trip. We were especially grateful to have her help resolving an issue with our hotel very quickly. We would definitely ask her to plan another trip for us.

Highly recommend!

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

Shelly was very informative about our cruise & keeped us up to date with everything going on.

highly recommended

By: Terry


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

Shelly is a very efficient travel agent; beyond that she is pleasant, a  pleasure to work with, and covers many of the small details with suggestions to make the trip work smoothly.

Highly recommended

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Shelly worked hard to make our trip to Viceroy Zihuatanejo a nice smooth vacation.  The people at the hotel paid attention to her requests. 

Highly recommended

By: Joel


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2014

We recently booked a trip to Hawaii through Shelly.  She was terrific.  Very knowledgeable.  Gave us great suggestions on things to do and places to go.  She got us some great perks at the hotel that we likely would not have gotten on our own.  Very easy to work.  Quickly responsive to questions during planning our trip.  It was a smooth and seamless trip, she thought of everything.  Would definitely work with her again and would highly recommend her to anyone needing help with vacation planning.

Last minute booking........great !

By: Patty


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2014

We booked a last minute cruise with Shelly and it turned out great.  TheSky Suite was comfortable and the stay at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscaynewas awesome.

Highly recommended

By: Jan T


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2014

Travel made easy,  Excellent customer service.  Shelly is responsive and attentive, 

Highly Recommend

By: Madello


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2014

Shelly helped us plan a trip to Spain & Switzerland which involved planes, trains & private shuttles for 6 people. She did a terrific job of accommodating everyone's budget & preferences, especially in finding hotels.  We were very happy with all of the hotels (5 different hotels in 5 different cities) and enjoyed our trip very much. We highly recommend Shelly Lynch for all her efforts in putting this travel package together for us.

Great Agent

By: Tori


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Shelly was very attentive to our needs, even though we changed our mind a few times as to what we were looking for and when we wanted to go!  She found us an amazing trip within our price range and we had a fantastic time!  She followed up with us before we left and after we came back!  You can't go wrong with this fantastic lady…she has lots of knowledge about great places to visit!

Highly recommend

By: Sanjay jacob


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2014

Shelly spent the time in researching on our trip. She answered all our questions and if she did not know the answer, she took the effort in finding out the relevant answers for us. The hotels she booked for us were excellent. We really enjoyed our trip because of the good relaxing stay.She gave us all kinds of options on activities and she even customized the activities based on our interests and our needs.She made sure all the paperwork was in order and arranged our itinerary and a trip summary sheet for us to follow. It really helped us during our travels.

Shelly is Awesome

By: Stacy243


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2014

Shelly did an awesome job organizing our European cruise and shore excursions. Even our two adult boys said the trip was "AWESOME!" Shelly handled everything from booking our flights, the cabins, and shore excursions, as well as our pre-cruise tour of Rome. We will use her again and highly recommend her.

Expert Friendly Service

By: PH


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2014

Shelly was wonderful to work with. We planned our cruise 14 months out and she kept us updated on a regular basis of discounts, air fares and securing an extra day in Fairbanks. Her advice on taking the land package first and the cruise second was right on the mark. She was also able to procure the Aqua Class stateroom for the Balcony price. Unfortunately that set the bar for future cruises!!! Questions were answered in more than a timely manner. It is very helpful when a travel agent has been to so many places and can advise. Our trip went off without a hitch and memories were made.

Awesome Trip

By: Tonythetaxman


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2014

I can honestly say that this is the best trip I have been on in my life and I have traveled a lot. Shelly worked with us on the ideas we wanted and things we wanted to do and see. She put it all together and made the trip run very smoothly. She definitely recommended some things that we would not have found. Also, we had some really nice upgrades. We will be using her again for our next adventure.

HAWAII TRIP

By: GEORGE


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

GREAT TRIP ! ALL FLIGHTS CONNECTED, NO PROBLEMS. A HOLIDAY TO WAIKIKI STAYING AT THE HALEKULANI (CHOSEN BY SHELLY) WAS EXCELLENT. RECEIVED A ROOM UPGRADE, THE SERVICE AND STAFF AT THIS RESORT WERE 1st CLASS, JUST LIKE THE TRAVEL ADVISOR SHELLY LYNCH. THANKS AGAIN.

Great Service

By: Tara


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2015

Shelly and Great Getwaways did a great job making sure we had what we needed for our trip. There was a time change we were not aware of and Shelly let us know right away and how it would affect our flights. Will definitely use this company in the future.

Thorough and Enthusiastic

By: Roo


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015

Shelly did a fantastic job planning our trip. She started out by making sure she understood what was important to us. Then she provided us with options for activities and places to stay. Once we made some decisions, she took the ball and made it all happen. She was very proactive in meeting and exceeding our expectations. Shelly was a pleasure to work with. We look forward to partnering with her again for our next trip.

Great help as always!

By: Stephanie7


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

Shelly was super-helpful as always in planning our Hawaii trip and finding dates for us where our preferred room was available. We received great service while we were there as well (which I am sure has something to do with Shelly!) and loved the trip!

Very thorough and good.

By: Jacob


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Shelly was very good and worked with all our needs. Thanks

Great service

By: Ppc


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2015

She's the best.

Another Good Cruise

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 06 May 2015

A pleasure to work with. All needed documents delivered in timely fashion.

Expert Knowledgable service

By: Sbay


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2015

Shelly Lynch is a wonderful travel agent. She has done two trips for us and both have been wonderful experiences with great hotels, transportation and private guided tours. The Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Belgium, was fabulous.

Very professional

By: Bia


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Shelly was very professional and always available anytime we had a question about our upcoming trip. She never made us feel uncomfortable even though I know some of my questions may have seemed a little silly. Our trip went according to plan and we had no problems at all. Shelly took care of all our flights to and from Europe as well as the train and flights within Europe, and everything went off without a hitch! I would definitely recommend Shelly to anyone wanting to plan the trip of their dreams!

Thanks as always!

By: steph1


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2015

Thanks again to Shelly for the help on planning our trip to LA! We had a great time!

Fantastic resort and a magnificent area.

By: Jay B


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

The Belmond La Residencia in Deia, Mallorca is just beautiful. The room was excellent and the service even better. Friendly and professional leaving nothing to be desired that they didn't accommodate. The Tramuntana Mountains are wonderful and vibrant with a little of everything that makes for an enjoyable vacation. The driving is not for the faint of heart but if you like to drive it is a great challenge and the views are worth every tense moment. Overall I can't imagine a better place to spend a week, or more.

FABULOUS!

By: Aloha Wendee & Craig


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

Shelly, can't thank you enough for everything you did to plan our trip. The Fairmont was fantastic and the 4 Seasons was OVER THE TOP. everything was just perfect - from the uneventful travel to the accommodations to the upgrades to the weather. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and loved the Big Island. We had just the right amount of down time AND adventure. thank you for all your attention and detail and the little added bonus of the very nice lunch at the Beach Tree : ) Wendee

# 1 TRAVEL ADVISOR

By: BY GEORGE, A FUN TRIP !!!


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2015

SHELLY IS A PERFECT HOLIDAY PLANNER, ALL i ARE DOTTED AND T CROSSED. BOTH HAWAII RESORTS WERE 1ST CLASS. YOU RECEIVE LOTS FROM SHELLY AND VIRTUOSO, MANY EXTRAS AND UPGRADES. MY # 1 ADVISOR !!!
Not Recommended

disappointed

By: AnnaB


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2016

I was looking for expert travel advise on a party of 10 traveling to Hawaii over Christmas vacation. I got Judi Chaitman's name from an article in Conde Nast, on top travel agents for various vacation destinations. Judi referred me to her associate, Shelly Lynch, who spent a lot of time with me, but was truly not an expert on Hawaii, for we made choices on hotels and activities without real guidance or knowledge from Shelly. For instance, we booked a snorkel trip off of Maui. Any expert should have known and warned us that the Pacific Ocean is not only very rough, but also, there is not very much to see in the way of colorful fish. We book the sunrise bike trip to Haleakala, when we should have been told not to go during the winter, as it was 30 degrees at the top, and raining and dangerous much of the ride down. The hotel she booked for us on Maui (the Westin Kanapaali) was uncomfortably overcrowded, and they charged for chaise lounge chairs on the beach.
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Cruise

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2016

Shelly is great! Everything she arranged went off without a hitch.

Perfect girls getaway!

By: Lori82


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2016

Shelly went above & beyond planning this getaway for us! She took care of every detail, so we didn't have to worry about anything! Thanks for everything Shelly!

Friendly, Helpful, and Accessible

By: Henry


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2016

My wife and I enjoyed working with Shelly. She has a warm personality, listens to your needs, and follows through with what she says she will do. Our trip to Hawaii went off without a hitch (2 islands, 4 hotels, 2 rental cars). I also love that there is someone on-call at the travel agency if you run into a problem. Although we didn't need to access that person, it was a comfort to know there was someone who could help if needed.

She Made Hawaii Even More Awesome

By: Lora7822


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

We found out that Shelly was an expert in Hawaii so we used her to help book and plan our trip to Maui. My husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and we took our two kids (11 and 14). She was awesome! She booked our trip, our car, our resort, etc. She booked our sailing and snorkeling trip, she booked our luau, our helicopter tour, told us which little towns to visit. You name it, she helped us every step of the way. I found great comfort in talking it over and turning it over to someone who really knows Hawaii and has connections to get the best of the best! I would highly recommend Shelly to anyone going to Hawaii. In fact, I've already told two friends who are wanting to go they need to call her.

Great job planning first-time family visit to Hawaii!

By: tjd11


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2016

Shelly did an excellent job explaining features of each island and helping us plan an itinerary with a great balance of activity and relaxation. She found resorts on each island that were a good fit for our family's needs. She talked through the various special features and activities possible on each island and helped us select the ones that best fit our interests, then seamlessly handled the reservations. She communicated clearly and promptly and also handled some last-minute and in-trip changes of plans. Would cheerfully recommend her for anyone planning a Hawaii vacation!

Perfectly planned vacation!

By: Tori


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2016

Shelly planned the perfect vacation for my family of 4! We wanted an all inclusive someplace warm and she presented us with a few options, and then a few more when we changed our destination on her! :) The resort where we vacationed was so perfect for us! She knew all the things we would like and want and totally delivered. My kids even commented on how they'd like to thank her for planning us such a great trip to a place where they were having so much fun! Shelly is very informed and experienced and is just a peach to work with! Thanks, Shelly!

Over the top service from a travel pro

By: DeepSouth


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

Besides putting together an awesome trip, this agent handled multiple travel reservation changes when a medical problem occurred. I am glad she was there. She will remain our travel agent of choice.

Buongiorno

By: Bruce


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

Our family had a wonderful trip-of-a-lifetime experience in Italy. The help and expertise we gained from Shelly Lynch made it all possible. Shelly handled all aspects of our trip so the four of us just had to show up and enjoy the country. She arranged all details, most especially the hotel and travel arrangements. She was very patient as our planning for this trip unfolded and we were able to commit to specific budgets and timelines. Most of all, Shelly was a pleasure to work with. She was fun! She always made us feel our interests were her only priority and she backed it up by doing everything possible for us.

Aloha

By: Sylybee


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2016

Great service from Shelly Lynch and Great Getaways. Very happy with the plans that were made and her attention to detail. Enjoyed date trip very much. Enjoyed one of the hotels very much. Did not enjoy the room in the other. Excursions and suggested landmarks were visited. Loved the islands of Oahu and Maui.

Saved by the Shelly

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Shelly made our vacation. You probably wonder why you should pay for a travel advisor in this internet-filled world. The reason is...its like having a vacation angel hovering above you ensuring everything goes smoothly. We received room upgrades, priority treatment at the hotels and planned activities, nice welcoming notes/treats at each hotel, and free breakfast (in Hawaii, this is worth it just by itself). The binder along with the app were our crutches throughout. All of her suggestions were top notch. She treats her clients as if they were the equivalent to first class plane patrons. Our hotel rooms could not have been any better, and when one wasn't, she immediately had it rectified, even without us having to ask. She is worth every penny; we'll be using her again.

Alaskan trek

By: DeepSouth


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

She is always a pleasure to work with in planning travel. She enthusiastically integrates multiple phases of our travel. In a travel emergency, she knows how to make quick changes. We are looking forward to our next planning session with her.

Germany

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Shelly was awesome to work with!

Hawaii honeymoon bliss

By: The Garippa’s


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2017

Shelly really listened and tailored a perfect honeymoon for us! She spent a lot of time starting from scratch reviewing each Hawaiian island for us (we really did little research without her!) and helped us pick where she thought we would best enjoy! She helped us plan and schedule bookings but also provide us with extra information for our down time! I would highly recommend Shelly to any friend planning on going to Hawaii

zoetry

By: tomb


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

seamless & proactive

Good service.

By: Hud


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

I have worked with Shelly for many years and her service has always been excellent

Cruise

By: Paula


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2018

Shelly is amazing. Our cruise was in January after the devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. She has an attention for detail and we experienced no problems.

First Cruise

By: Kristi


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2018

Shelly was very helpful and full of information, she made everything go very smoothly

5 stars

By: Reenie


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Because of Shelly, we had a wonderful, once in a lifetime trip. Every tiny detail was taken care of with expertise and professionalism. She will forever be our travel agent!

Celebrity Reflection Cruise

By: DeepSouth


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

A pleasant and capable advisor who is always willing to go the extra mile to make planning and execution of a vacation trip carefree.

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  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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