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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  • Crusader Travel - Peru
    Destination: Peru
    Our Pick
    Family Adventures to Machu Pichu and Amazon 19 days from £3,911 per person for this Easter. The top sights of Peru will leave all the family thrilled by the amazing scenery, ruined temples, colonial cities and exotic wildlife. You travel from the dizzy heights at the rim of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, and the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, the Inca Lost City, once buried under the tropical forest which surrounds it. Fly from the capital, Lima to the colonial plazas of Arequipa, Peru’s White City, which sits in the desert in the shadow of Volcano Misti. Travel by road up through stark desert to remote Colca Canyon, where a traditional rural lifestyle has been kept. Continue to your family adventure, drive on to the icy, blue waters of Lake Titicaca: spend time with the farmers and fishermen who live there. Continue by road to historic Cusco, showcase of Inca and Spanish colonial treasures. It’s a short drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with ruined temples and beautiful country walks. Travel by rail through a narrow gorge to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley which leads down to the Amazon: you will travel by short flight and boat to a wildlife lodge for your family adventure and wildlife spotting. Transportation 4 flights (1hr); 3 road journeys; 2 rail journeys (longest 3.5hrs). Accommodation Here we use a mix of family-friendly hotels, choosing accommodation we think is very comfortable but also extremely well located and with some local character. Whether colonial in style or modern they have well-equipped rooms, private bathrooms and heating. Meals Breakfast daily, lunch days 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12; full board days 15-17. Guides We carefully select our local partners, some of whom we have worked with for over 25 years. Their English-speaking guides understand the expectations of our clients very well, and are consistently singled out for praise by the latter on their return. Included excursions • Lima: Tour of markets and street life • Arequipa: city tour with Santa Catalina Convent • Lake Titicaca: Taquile and Uros Islands, Luquina Chico • Cusco: city tour and surrounding ruins • Ollantaytambo: Walking around Huilloc and Pumamarca • Sacred Valley: excursion to Inca ruins and villages • Machu Picchu: guided tour • Puerto Maldonado: daily excursions in the Amazon jungle Summary of nights 19 days, 18 nights: Lima 1; Arequipa 2; Colca Canyon 2; Lake Titicaca 3; Cusco 2; Sacred Valley 2; Machu Picchu 1; Cusco 1; jungle lodge 3; Cusco 1. Included in your Family Adventure to Machu Pichu and Amazon price • Services of our team of experts in our London office. • Local representatives and guides. • All land and air transport within Latin America. • Accommodation as specified. • Meals as specified. • Excursions as specified, including entrance fees. Not included in the journey price • Tips and gratuities • Meals other than specified • International flights to Latin America • Airport taxes, when not included in the ticket • Optional excursions
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    Family Adventures to Machu Pichu and Amazon
    Destination: Peru
    Our Pick
    Crusader Travel - Peru

    Family Adventures to Machu Pichu and Amazon 19 days from £3,911 per person for this Easter.

    The top sights of Peru will leave all the family thrilled by the amazing scenery, ruined temples, colonial cities and exotic wildlife. You travel from the dizzy heights at the rim of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, and the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, the Inca Lost City, once buried under the tropical forest which surrounds it.

    Fly from the capital, Lima to the colonial plazas of Arequipa, Peru’s White City, which sits in the desert in the shadow of Volcano Misti. Travel by road up through stark desert to remote Colca Canyon, where a traditional rural lifestyle has been kept.

    Continue to your family adventure, drive on to the icy, blue waters of Lake Titicaca: spend time with the farmers and fishermen who live there.

    Continue by road to historic Cusco, showcase of Inca and Spanish colonial treasures. It’s a short drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with ruined temples and beautiful country walks. Travel by rail through a narrow gorge to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley which leads down to the Amazon: you will travel by short flight and boat to a wildlife lodge for your family adventure and wildlife spotting.

    Transportation
    4 flights (1hr); 3 road journeys; 2 rail journeys (longest 3.5hrs).

    Accommodation
    Here we use a mix of family-friendly hotels, choosing accommodation we think is very comfortable but also extremely well located and with some local character. Whether colonial in style or modern they have well-equipped rooms, private bathrooms and heating.

    Meals
    Breakfast daily, lunch days 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12; full board days 15-17.

    Guides
    We carefully select our local partners, some of whom we have worked with for over 25 years. Their English-speaking guides understand the expectations of our clients very well, and are consistently singled out for praise by the latter on their return.

    Included excursions
    • Lima: Tour of markets and street life
    • Arequipa: city tour with Santa Catalina Convent
    • Lake Titicaca: Taquile and Uros Islands, Luquina Chico
    • Cusco: city tour and surrounding ruins
    • Ollantaytambo: Walking around Huilloc and Pumamarca
    • Sacred Valley: excursion to Inca ruins and villages
    • Machu Picchu: guided tour
    • Puerto Maldonado: daily excursions in the Amazon jungle

    Summary of nights
    19 days, 18 nights: Lima 1; Arequipa 2; Colca Canyon 2; Lake Titicaca 3; Cusco 2; Sacred Valley 2; Machu Picchu 1; Cusco 1; jungle lodge 3; Cusco 1.

    Included in your Family Adventure to Machu Pichu and Amazon price
    • Services of our team of experts in our London office.
    • Local representatives and guides.
    • All land and air transport within Latin America.
    • Accommodation as specified.
    • Meals as specified.
    • Excursions as specified, including entrance fees.

    Not included in the journey price
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Meals other than specified
    • International flights to Latin America
    • Airport taxes, when not included in the ticket
    • Optional excursions

    Price From
    £3,911
    Price From
    £3,911
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  • Havana and Varadero
    Destination: Cuba
    Our Pick
    Experience Havana and Varadero in style… Combine the vibrancy of charming Havana at Iberostar Parque Central Hotel with a relaxing beach escape at an All Inclusive resort Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa Hotel in Varadero. Experience 7 Nights Twin Center offer in May for 7 nights duration from £1329.00 per person, including flights and transfers. 3 Nights at Iberostar Parque Central Hotel Havana on a bed & breakfast basis. Enjoy the enviable location of this Spanish colonial style architecture hotel overlooking central park in Old Havana with a roof top swimming pools and bars. Parque Central hotel Havana is the ideal base for discovering the many charms of this city. 4 Nights at Royalton Hicacos Resort And Spa Varadero – a luxury adults-only all inclusive resort offering award winning beach side. Royalton Hicacos Resort And Spa Varadero offers an array of activities and sophisticated amenities.If you want to indulge, enjoy a pampering treatment in the European Spa. Enjoy complimentary pool-based dive courses on offer for beginners and experience one free daily dive at the Royalton Hicacos.Fine dining and premium drinks included in the all inclusive offer. To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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    Experience Havana and Varadero with this amazing offer!
    Destination: Cuba
    Our Pick
    Havana and Varadero

    Experience Havana and Varadero in style… Combine the vibrancy of charming Havana at Iberostar Parque Central Hotel with a relaxing beach escape at an All Inclusive resort Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa Hotel in Varadero.

    Experience 7 Nights Twin Center offer in May for 7 nights duration from £1329.00 per person, including flights and transfers.

    3 Nights at Iberostar Parque Central Hotel Havana on a bed & breakfast basis. Enjoy the enviable location of this Spanish colonial style architecture hotel overlooking central park in Old Havana with a roof top swimming pools and bars. Parque Central hotel Havana is the ideal base for discovering the many charms of this city.

    4 Nights at Royalton Hicacos Resort And Spa Varadero – a luxury adults-only all inclusive resort offering award winning beach side. Royalton Hicacos Resort And Spa Varadero offers an array of activities and sophisticated amenities.If you want to indulge, enjoy a pampering treatment in the European Spa. Enjoy complimentary pool-based dive courses on offer for beginners and experience one free daily dive at the Royalton Hicacos.Fine dining and premium drinks included in the all inclusive offer.

    To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.

    Price From
    £1,329
    Price From
    £1,329
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  • stay-and-cruise
    Destination: Orlando Sun & Caribbean Cruise
    Stay & Cruise This amazing Stay & Cruise holiday begins in the sunshine state’s playground of Orlando, the home of some of the world’s most famous theme parks. Ride the roller coasters, meet iconic characters and shop until you drop in the famous malls before boarding Royal Caribbean®’s colossal Oasis of the Seas® for a seven-night voyage to Labadee, Jamaica and the Mexican isle of Cozumel. Orlando Sun and Caribbean Cruise including flights from Heathrow. 14 nights Stay & Cruise trip Spend a fun-filled week in Orlando on a room only basis, then sail away for an adventure on-board Royal Caribbean®’s colossal Oasis of the Seas®. With two surf simulators and a zip-line, this is a ship where anything is possible. 7 Nights at Loews Saphire Falls – Standard Room 7 Nights Royal Caribbean – Oasis of the Seas – full board cruise, gratuities included, Superior Ocean View Cabin with Balcony. For more information for this Stay & Cruise offer please contact 020 8744 0474
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    Stay & Cruise – Orlando Sun & Caribbean Cruise
    Destination: Orlando Sun & Caribbean Cruise
    stay-and-cruise

    Stay & Cruise

    This amazing Stay & Cruise holiday begins in the sunshine state’s playground of Orlando, the home of some of the world’s most famous theme parks. Ride the roller coasters, meet iconic characters and shop until you drop in the famous malls before boarding Royal Caribbean®’s colossal Oasis of the Seas® for a seven-night voyage to Labadee, Jamaica and the Mexican isle of Cozumel.

    Orlando Sun and Caribbean Cruise including flights from Heathrow.

    14 nights Stay & Cruise trip
    Spend a fun-filled week in Orlando on a room only basis, then sail away for an adventure on-board Royal Caribbean®’s colossal Oasis of the Seas®. With two surf simulators and a zip-line, this is a ship where anything is possible.

    7 Nights at Loews Saphire Falls – Standard Room
    7 Nights Royal Caribbean – Oasis of the Seas – full board cruise, gratuities included, Superior Ocean View Cabin with Balcony.

    For more information for this Stay & Cruise offer please contact 020 8744 0474

    Price From
    £1,825
    Price From
    £1,825
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  • Latest Amazing Cruise Deals
    Destination: Various
    Rock the Boat 2017
    Discover Asia
    Australia in Depth
    Authentic America
    Price From
    £1,149
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