Welcome to Crusader Travel

We’re an independent agency based in the heart of Twickenham. We love making our customers’ holiday dreams come true.

Crusader Travel was founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Bruce and Hedda Lyons, who’ve both worked in the travel industry since the 1960s. Our knowledgeable and attentive team, which also includes Shona and Billur, can help you find your ideal holiday or enhance holiday plans you already have. Pop in for a chat and a coffee (or give us a call) and let us create your dream holiday for you – it’s what we do best.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our client testimonials below and on our blog and read why we have a strong and loyal customer base that have used us for many years.

We’re open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm but we’re happy to stay open into the evening, and on Sundays, to suit you

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  • Destination: Marettimo
    Into the Blue at Marettimo Fantastic Diving Offer at Marettimo between 16th of September to 01st of November 7 Nights from from £798.00 per person including flights from Gatwick Airport to Palermo, 23 kg baggage allowance per person, airport transfers(including Ferry), and 5 Days diving per person (including tanks & weights with 2 dives each day) and lunch aboard the boat as well as Dinner for 7 evenings. Accommodation in Marettimo basic but comfortable and the Dive boat is 12 meters long, with a readily available compressor aboard that allows divers to recharge their tanks without having to shuffle equipment and benches, a box for each person (max 24 pax), a platform on the poop deck for entry/exit from the water, and a wide sundeck for relaxing moments. It is possible to leave the equipment on the boat for the duration of your vacation. Marettimo is the westernmost and most remote of the three Egadi Islands, just over an hour’s hydrofoil ride from Trapani on Sicily’s western tip. Largely untouched by tourism, the island is a real hideaway, a quiet, sleepy place for most of the year. Then, in the summer months, expat islanders return to see their families, catch up with the news and renew their vows of love for their home. The story of Marettimo’s diaspora and how the islanders took up salmon-fishing in Alaska is the stuff of legend and an intrinsic part of the island’s identity. There are no hotel, camping or other large-scale tourism apart from some trattorie (restaurants), bars and local shops. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Into the Blue at Marettimo and for further information.
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    Into the Blue at Marrettimo
    Destination: Marettimo

    Into the Blue at Marettimo

    Fantastic Diving Offer at Marettimo between 16th of September to 01st of November 7 Nights from from £798.00 per person including flights from Gatwick Airport to Palermo, 23 kg baggage allowance per person, airport transfers(including Ferry), and 5 Days diving per person (including tanks & weights with 2 dives each day) and lunch aboard the boat as well as Dinner for 7 evenings.

    Accommodation in Marettimo basic but comfortable and the Dive boat is 12 meters long, with a readily available compressor aboard that allows divers to recharge their tanks without having to shuffle equipment and benches, a box for each person (max 24 pax), a platform on the poop deck for entry/exit from the water, and a wide sundeck for relaxing moments. It is possible to leave the equipment on the boat for the duration of your vacation.

    Marettimo is the westernmost and most remote of the three Egadi Islands, just over an hour’s hydrofoil ride from Trapani on Sicily’s western tip.
    Largely untouched by tourism, the island is a real hideaway, a quiet, sleepy place for most of the year. Then, in the summer months, expat islanders return to see their families, catch up with the news and renew their vows of love for their home. The story of Marettimo’s diaspora and how the islanders took up salmon-fishing in Alaska is the stuff of legend and an intrinsic part of the island’s identity. There are no hotel, camping or other large-scale tourism apart from some trattorie (restaurants), bars and local shops.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Into the Blue at Marettimo and for further information.

    Price From
    £798
    Price From
    £798
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  • Destination: Eilat, Petra and Wadi Rum
      Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat is a 4 Night trip with Direct flights from Luton Airport to Eilat (Ovda) from Wednesday to Sunday. We can offer this magical trip on 21 November from £684.00 per person, including flights, first and last night in 3* Hotel in Eilat and 3 Day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour. Other dates are available from end of October 2018 till the end of March 2019. 3 day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat allows an in-depth visit of the two most iconic wonders in Jordan. After pick up from your hotel in Eilat, you will cross the border into Jordan, and make your way to Petra along the desert highway. You will spend the first day of your tour with a guide, discovering the secrets of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Nabatean city of Petra. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Overnight in hotel in Petra including breakfast. The following day is dedicated to an independent exploration of the site: you can return to your favourite place, or hike along one of the trails, such as that to the impressive Monastery. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner at a Bedouin Campsite in Wadi Rum, out in the open beneath thousands of stars. After an experiential night in the desert, sleeping in tents, wake up to enjoy a Jeep tour in the Wadi Rum Nature Reserve, guided by local Bedouins. Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the white and pink coloured sands, and offers some of the most spectacular desert scenery you are ever likely to see. Home to the many exploits of the famous T.E. Lawrence during the 1917-1918 Arab Revolt, Wadi Rum was used for the desert shots of the film “Lawrence of Arabia”. After experiencing Wadi Rum, head to the port city of Aqaba for a walk through its traditional Arab markets before crossing back to Israel and ending your tour in Eilat. There is no need to pre-arrange a visa for this tour, as our team will take care of these arrangements as part of the service. Tour Highlights • First Night at 3* Hotel in Eilat, on a bed & breakfast basis. • Pickup from your hotel in Eilat, and cross border to Jordan with border assistance. • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’, one of the Seven Wonders of the World • Experience a local lunch at an authentic Jordanian restaurant • Overnight in hotel in Petra including breakfast • With a free day in Petra, go deeper into the site or experience it at sunrise or sunset when less visitors make it less crowded • For departures on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, optional visit to the Petra by Night candle-light show. • Stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum • Explore the stunning landscape of Wadi Rum with a Jeep tour • Tour the markets of Aqaba • Return to Eilat an overnight at 3* Hotel in Eilat, on a bed & breakfast basis. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat and for further information.
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    Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat
    Destination: Eilat, Petra and Wadi Rum

     

    Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat is a 4 Night trip with Direct flights from Luton Airport to Eilat (Ovda) from Wednesday to Sunday.

    We can offer this magical trip on 21 November from £684.00 per person, including flights, first and last night in 3* Hotel in Eilat and 3 Day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour. Other dates are available from end of October 2018 till the end of March 2019.

    3 day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat allows an in-depth visit of the two most iconic wonders in Jordan. After pick up from your hotel in Eilat, you will cross the border into Jordan, and make your way to Petra along the desert highway. You will spend the first day of your tour with a guide, discovering the secrets of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Nabatean city of Petra. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Overnight in hotel in Petra including breakfast.

    The following day is dedicated to an independent exploration of the site: you can return to your favourite place, or hike along one of the trails, such as that to the impressive Monastery. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner at a Bedouin Campsite in Wadi Rum, out in the open beneath thousands of stars. After an experiential night in the desert, sleeping in tents, wake up to enjoy a Jeep tour in the Wadi Rum Nature Reserve, guided by local Bedouins. Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the white and pink coloured sands, and offers some of the most spectacular desert scenery you are ever likely to see. Home to the many exploits of the famous T.E. Lawrence during the 1917-1918 Arab Revolt, Wadi Rum was used for the desert shots of the film “Lawrence of Arabia”.

    After experiencing Wadi Rum, head to the port city of Aqaba for a walk through its traditional Arab markets before crossing back to Israel and ending your tour in Eilat.

    There is no need to pre-arrange a visa for this tour, as our team will take care of these arrangements as part of the service.

    Tour Highlights
    • First Night at 3* Hotel in Eilat, on a bed & breakfast basis.
    • Pickup from your hotel in Eilat, and cross border to Jordan with border assistance.
    • Enjoy a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
    • Experience a local lunch at an authentic Jordanian restaurant
    • Overnight in hotel in Petra including breakfast
    • With a free day in Petra, go deeper into the site or experience it at sunrise or sunset when less visitors make it less crowded
    • For departures on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, optional visit to the Petra by Night candle-light show.
    • Stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum
    • Explore the stunning landscape of Wadi Rum with a Jeep tour
    • Tour the markets of Aqaba
    • Return to Eilat an overnight at 3* Hotel in Eilat, on a bed & breakfast basis.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat and for further information.

    Price From
    £684
    Price From
    £684
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  • Destination: Jerusalem & Eilat
    Family October Half Term – Jerusalem & The Red Sea 8 nights on the 20th of October for 2 adults & 2 children (under 12yrs) from £3754.00 including direct flights from Luton and 3 days car hire. 2 Nights in Jerusalem – 4* Rimonim Jerusalem – 1 x standard room on a bed & breakfast basis 6 Nights in Eilat – 4* Prima Music Hotel – 1 x standard room on a bed & breakfast basis Israel is a fascinating destination, rich with history. Walking through Jerusalem is equivalent to wandering through the pages of history, and with monuments sacred to all 3 major monotheistic religions. We tailor a trip for you from Jerusalem to Eliat. This Tour provides excellent opportunity to see part of the country in a short period. On your way to Eilat, on the lowest point on earth you will find The Dead Sea, the saltiest and most mineral rich body of water in the world, make sure to stop by and be soothed by the natural mineral & salt water. The cosmopolitan resort of Eilat nestles between the rugged desert mountains of the Negev Desert, and the clear waters of Red Sea. Eilat is a haven for sun seekers and water sport enthusiasts alike. Try diving or snorkelling with the dolphins, or experience life under the sea without getting your feet wet, at the famous Underwater Observatory. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Family October Half Term – Jerusalem & Red Sea and for further information.
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    Family October Half Term – Jerusalem & The Red Sea
    Destination: Jerusalem & Eilat

    Family October Half Term – Jerusalem & The Red Sea

    8 nights on the 20th of October for 2 adults & 2 children (under 12yrs) from £3754.00 including direct flights from Luton and 3 days car hire.

    2 Nights in Jerusalem – 4* Rimonim Jerusalem – 1 x standard room on a bed & breakfast basis

    6 Nights in Eilat – 4* Prima Music Hotel – 1 x standard room on a bed & breakfast basis

    Israel is a fascinating destination, rich with history. Walking through Jerusalem is equivalent to wandering through the pages of history, and with monuments sacred to all 3 major monotheistic religions.

    We tailor a trip for you from Jerusalem to Eliat. This Tour provides excellent opportunity to see part of the country in a short period. On your way to Eilat, on the lowest point on earth you will find The Dead Sea, the saltiest and most mineral rich body of water in the world, make sure to stop by and be soothed by the natural mineral & salt water.

    The cosmopolitan resort of Eilat nestles between the rugged desert mountains of the Negev Desert, and the clear waters of Red Sea. Eilat is a haven for sun seekers and water sport enthusiasts alike. Try diving or snorkelling with the dolphins, or experience life under the sea without getting your feet wet, at the famous Underwater Observatory.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Family October Half Term – Jerusalem & Red Sea and for further information.

    Price From
    £3,754
    Price From
    £3,754
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