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: Antigua, Barbados
    Amazing New Offer to Sandals Thinking about booking yourself a well-earned holiday break under the Caribbean sun? We’ve got you covered. With resorts throughout Jamaica, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Barbados, you’re bound to find your new perfect getaway destination. Plus, who can say no to the year-round sunshine? BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB WORLD OFFER FOR DEPARTURES TO BARBADOS & ANTIGUA – WEEKEND OFFER ONLY – VALID FOR SALE NOW UNTIL MONDAY 19 AUGUST ’19 ONLY…. Travel Dates: 26 August to 30 September 2019 ONLY SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGUA FROM £2,599 per person – UPGRADE TO CLUB ROOM FROM JUST £70 per person 7 Nights – Based on 11th Sept SANDALS BARBADOS FROM £2,775 per person – UPGRADE TO CLUB ROOM FROM JUST £204 per person 7 nights – Based on 11th Sept SANDALS ROYAL BARBADOS FROM £3,249 per person – UPGRADE TO BUTLER ROOM FROM JUST £500 per person 7 nights – Based on 11th Sept An amazing offer that will sell out quickly! Free Candlelit dinner available for bookings made in a Butler Suite at Royal Barbados too 😊 Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Amazing New Offer to Sandals and for further information.
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    Amazing New Offer to Sandals
    Destination: Antigua, Barbados

    Amazing New Offer to Sandals

    Thinking about booking yourself a well-earned holiday break under the Caribbean sun? We’ve got you covered. With resorts throughout Jamaica, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Barbados, you’re bound to find your new perfect getaway destination. Plus, who can say no to the year-round sunshine?

    BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB WORLD OFFER
    FOR DEPARTURES TO BARBADOS & ANTIGUA – WEEKEND OFFER ONLYVALID FOR SALE NOW UNTIL MONDAY 19 AUGUST ’19 ONLY….

    Travel Dates: 26 August to 30 September 2019 ONLY

    SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGUA FROM £2,599 per person – UPGRADE TO CLUB ROOM FROM JUST £70 per person
    7 Nights – Based on 11th Sept

    SANDALS BARBADOS FROM £2,775 per person – UPGRADE TO CLUB ROOM FROM JUST £204 per person
    7 nights – Based on 11th Sept

    SANDALS ROYAL BARBADOS FROM £3,249 per person – UPGRADE TO BUTLER ROOM FROM JUST £500 per person
    7 nights – Based on 11th Sept

    An amazing offer that will sell out quickly! Free Candlelit dinner available for bookings made in a Butler Suite at Royal Barbados too 😊

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Amazing New Offer to Sandals and for further information.

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  • Destination: Izmir Area
    End of August Izmir Delights Don’t miss out – our 5* hotel offers from Heathrow in this diverse summer destination to Izmir area are for a limited time only! 7 Night’s accommodation from Heathrow Direct Flights to Izmir and private transfers from; 31 August Euphoria Aegean Resort & Spa – Double room on an all-inclusive from £754.00 per person 31 August Radisson Blu Resort & SPA Cesme – Superior room on a bed & breakfast from £962.00 per person 31 August Korumar Hotel De Luxe Kusadasi – Sea View Room on an all-inclusive basis from £1029.00 per person 31 August Sheraton Cesme – standard room on a half board from £1322.00 per person Izmir Area holidays Sitting pretty above Bodrum on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is the exciting region of Izmir. These parts are big on beaches, so seaside fun is definitely on the cards. You can expect a taste of tradition too, with old town walls hiding Turkish tavernas and bustling bazaars, plus some epic ancient sites such as Ephesus on your doorstep. If you’re looking to mix beach days with culture, this is the perfect combination. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to End of August Izmir Delights and for further information.
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    End of August Izmir Delights
    Destination: Izmir Area

    End of August Izmir Delights

    Don’t miss out – our 5* hotel offers from Heathrow in this diverse summer destination to Izmir area are for a limited time only!

    7 Night’s accommodation from Heathrow Direct Flights to Izmir and private transfers from;

    31 August Euphoria Aegean Resort & Spa – Double room on an all-inclusive from £754.00 per person
    31 August Radisson Blu Resort & SPA Cesme – Superior room on a bed & breakfast from £962.00 per person
    31 August Korumar Hotel De Luxe Kusadasi – Sea View Room on an all-inclusive basis from £1029.00 per person
    31 August Sheraton Cesme – standard room on a half board from £1322.00 per person

    Izmir Area holidays
    Sitting pretty above Bodrum on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is the exciting region of Izmir. These parts are big on beaches, so seaside fun is definitely on the cards. You can expect a taste of tradition too, with old town walls hiding Turkish tavernas and bustling bazaars, plus some epic ancient sites such as Ephesus on your doorstep. If you’re looking to mix beach days with culture, this is the perfect combination.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to End of August Izmir Delights and for further information.

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  • Destination: Kenya
    Kenya Safari Offer Highlights include 2 days exploring Samburu National Park, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes and time to enjoy game drives in the heart of the action-packed Masai Mara. Airport: London Heathrow Airline: Kenya Airways Date: 10 November 2019 Was: from £2135 per person Now: from £1985 per person Save £150 per person   Includes: All flights and airport taxes All private airport transfers 7 nights Cheetah Safari Safari based on 4×4 Landcruiser All park fees Full board with game activities on safari Accompanied by professional English-speaking Safari driver-guide AMREF Flying Doctors Optional Mara Ballooning: from £275 pp Kenya is an exhilarating holiday destination and offers some of the best game viewing in the world, a range of stunning accommodation, plenty of cultural experiences, pristine tropical beaches and fantastic service. It also offers a vast and varied range of delicious cuisine, influenced by its cultural diversity. An added bonus is that Kenya is just an 8-hour flight from London, making it one of the most accessible safari destinations in Africa. A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes. The final destination is the Masai Mara where vast numbers of plains game and spectacular big cats abide. This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. Safari route takes you to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Around Lake Nakuru a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelope, giraffes, lions and hyenas. Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats. Here you stay in the luxury Ashnil Mara Camp, which offers an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. Day 1 Monday Aberdares On arrival at the Somak Safari Lounge, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting). Overnight : Aberdare Country Club Meals : Lunch and Dinner Day 2 Tuesday Samburu Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 3 Wednesday Samburu Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 4 Thursday Aberdares Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting). Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 5 Friday Lake Nakuru/Naivasha After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km – approximately 1 hour). Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 6 Saturday Masai Mara Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 8 Monday Depart After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request). Meals : Breakfast Alternatively, fly directly from the Masai Mara to Mombasa for beach extension, including lunch in the Masai Mara (price on request). Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Kenya Safari Offer and for further information.
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    Kenya Safari Offer
    Destination: Kenya

    Kenya Safari Offer

    Highlights include 2 days exploring Samburu National Park, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes and time to enjoy game drives in the heart of the action-packed Masai Mara.

    Airport: London Heathrow
    Airline: Kenya Airways
    Date: 10 November 2019
    Was: from £2135 per person
    Now: from £1985 per person
    Save £150 per person

     

    Includes:

    All flights and airport taxes
    All private airport transfers
    7 nights Cheetah Safari
    Safari based on 4×4 Landcruiser
    All park fees
    Full board with game activities on safari
    Accompanied by professional English-speaking Safari driver-guide
    AMREF Flying Doctors

    Optional Mara Ballooning: from £275 pp

    Kenya is an exhilarating holiday destination and offers some of the best game viewing in the world, a range of stunning accommodation, plenty of cultural experiences, pristine tropical beaches and fantastic service. It also offers a vast and varied range of delicious cuisine, influenced by its cultural diversity.

    An added bonus is that Kenya is just an 8-hour flight from London, making it one of the most accessible safari destinations in Africa.

    A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes.

    The final destination is the Masai Mara where vast numbers of plains game and spectacular big cats abide.

    This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area.

    Safari route takes you to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Around Lake Nakuru a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelope, giraffes, lions and hyenas.

    Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats. Here you stay in the luxury Ashnil Mara Camp, which offers an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.

    Day 1 Monday Aberdares

    On arrival at the Somak Safari Lounge, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting).
    Overnight : Aberdare Country Club
    Meals : Lunch and Dinner

    Day 2 Tuesday Samburu

    Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive.
    Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 3 Wednesday Samburu

    Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks.
    Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 4 Thursday Aberdares

    Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting).
    Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 5 Friday Lake Nakuru/Naivasha

    After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km – approximately 1 hour).
    Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 6 Saturday Masai Mara

    Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.
    Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara

    Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive.
    Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 8 Monday Depart

    After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request).
    Meals : Breakfast

    Alternatively, fly directly from the Masai Mara to Mombasa for beach extension, including lunch in the Masai Mara (price on request).
    Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Kenya Safari Offer and for further information.

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