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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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  • South Africa
    Destination: South Africa
    South Africa – Southern Expedition The wildlife filled Amakhala Private Game Reserve, the beautiful Garden Route and vibrant Cape Town. 9 Nights Includes: Flights on British Airways Transfers Game drives 3 nights Amakhala Reserve – Woodbury Lodge 2 nights Knysna – Knysna Hollow Country Estate 1 night Oudtshoorn – Queen’s Hotel 3 nights Cape Town – The Hyde Hotel  
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    South Africa – Southern Expedition
    Destination: South Africa
    South Africa

    South Africa – Southern Expedition

    The wildlife filled Amakhala Private Game Reserve, the beautiful Garden Route and vibrant Cape Town.

    9 Nights Includes:
    Flights on British Airways
    Transfers
    Game drives
    3 nights Amakhala Reserve – Woodbury Lodge
    2 nights Knysna – Knysna Hollow Country Estate
    1 night Oudtshoorn – Queen’s Hotel
    3 nights Cape Town – The Hyde Hotel

     

    Price From
    £2,199
    Price From
    £2,199
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  • Andriake Beachclub
    Destination: Demre
    Our Pick
    14 Nights at Andriake Beachclub with premium interconnecting rooms. Family of 4: 2 adults & 2 children with flights from Heathrow Airport. The Andriake Beachclub sits in a secluded seafront location on an untouched and expansive sandy beach. The facilities are outstanding and include an amazing Olympic-size infinity pool, a bespoke Health Club and our flagship tennis centre with six courts, a team of professional coaches and a ‘sports’ bar. Andriake Beachclub Beachclub in Demre, Turkey Andriake Beachclub highlights Our 2015 ‘Beachclub of the Year’ with outstanding TripAdvisor scores NEW for 2016 – flights from Exeter and Edinburgh NEW for 2016 – à la carte restaurant (included once per week) 3 bars – a lively pool bar, atmospheric beach bar and sports bar overlooking the tennis courts The wonderful Olympic-size pool with views across the long, sandy beach will take your breath away. Bespoke Health Club featuring air-conditioned spin studio, spa, sauna and traditional hamam. Fitness fans will love our choice of 50+ classes per week Flagship tennis centre with clay and AstroTurf courts, show court, sports bar and Premium Tennis Package. Great mountain biking – varied terrain and the perfect way to explore an area rich in heritage and culture Our premier location for scuba diving Fantastic facilities for families with a large shallow children’s pool, extensive grounds, sandy beach, large and airy kids’ club rooms Elegant, spacious rooms with stone-clad walk-in showers and large balconies Most rooms are inter-connecting via a shared lobby and available to everyone supplement free (other supplements such as a sea-view may still apply) If you like history, exploring and local culture – the famous tombs of Myra are located in the local village of Demre, while the villages of Kas, Kalkan and the famous underwater city of Simena in the area of Kekova are really easy to get to British Airways flights from London Heathrow on Saturday plus flights from Birmingham, Exeter and Edinburgh on a Monday  
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    Family Activity Summer Holiday – Andriake Beachclub
    Destination: Demre
    Our Pick
    Andriake Beachclub

    14 Nights at Andriake Beachclub with premium interconnecting rooms.
    Family of 4: 2 adults & 2 children with flights from Heathrow Airport.

    The Andriake Beachclub sits in a secluded seafront location on an untouched and expansive sandy beach. The facilities are outstanding and include an amazing Olympic-size infinity pool, a bespoke Health Club and our flagship tennis centre with six courts, a team of professional coaches and a ‘sports’ bar.
    Andriake Beachclub Beachclub in Demre, Turkey


    Andriake Beachclub highlights

    • Our 2015 ‘Beachclub of the Year’ with outstanding TripAdvisor scores
    • NEW for 2016 – flights from Exeter and Edinburgh
    • NEW for 2016 – à la carte restaurant (included once per week)
    • 3 bars – a lively pool bar, atmospheric beach bar and sports bar overlooking the tennis courts
    • The wonderful Olympic-size pool with views across the long, sandy beach will take your breath away.
    • Bespoke Health Club featuring air-conditioned spin studio, spa, sauna and traditional hamam. Fitness fans will love our choice of 50+ classes per week
    • Flagship tennis centre with clay and AstroTurf courts, show court, sports bar and Premium Tennis Package.
    • Great mountain biking – varied terrain and the perfect way to explore an area rich in heritage and culture
    • Our premier location for scuba diving
    • Fantastic facilities for families with a large shallow children’s pool, extensive grounds, sandy beach, large and airy kids’ club rooms
    • Elegant, spacious rooms with stone-clad walk-in showers and large balconies
    • Most rooms are inter-connecting via a shared lobby and available to everyone supplement free (other supplements such as a sea-view may still apply)
    • If you like history, exploring and local culture – the famous tombs of Myra are located in the local village of Demre, while the villages of Kas, Kalkan and the famous underwater city of Simena in the area of Kekova are really easy to get to
    • British Airways flights from London Heathrow on Saturday plus flights from Birmingham, Exeter and Edinburgh on a Monday

     

    Price From
    £6,299
    Price From
    £6,299
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  • Villa Monica Sardinia
    Destination: Alghero
    SAVE £50 per person Villa Monica 3-4 BEDROOM VILLA – SLEEPS 6-8 – ALGHERO Villa Monica, set in lush green lawns with views over fields and gently rolling hills, is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with friends or family. Built just seven years ago this villa is modern, spacious and light with air-conditioning throughout. The open-plan living area is furnished in a traditional manner with comfy leather sofas, dark wood features and patio doors opening on to a covered terrace. And while the kitchen is modern and very well equipped should you not wish to cook, the villa is adjacent to a small, quiet hotel with a very handy restaurant. The villa’s flood-lit swimming pool is by a large paved terrace with ample sunloungers and parasols and edged with potted palms. The gardens are laid to lawn with a few flowering shrubs and a pretty, shallow pond. Outside stairs lead to a second furnished terrace, the perfect spot from where to enjoy the sunset with a glass of local wine. The bedrooms, while simply furnished, have a country charm and iron bedsteads. The master bedroom has an en-suite Jacuzzi bath while a second double bedroom opens onto the first floor terrace. A spacious twin room has views out across the pool to the fields beyond. The road to the beautiful medieval city of Alghero is just 300 metres from the villa, perfect for a day out exploring the cobbled lanes and stunning piazzas. 7 nights £830 Offer Includes: – Return flights from Luton-Olbia – Car hire – Welcome pack – Self-catering Price is based on 6 sharing, departing 23rd July 2016 Layout Ground floor: Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, separate shower room, small double bedroom (available on request and at extra cost). First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom, separate shower room. Facilities Private pool (13m x 6m, depth 1.5m-2.2m), barbecue, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob, fridge freezer, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning in main living areas and bedrooms (€250 per week, payable locally). Location Beach: 6km Restaurants: 200m Shops: 3km Main Town: Alghero 6km Airport: Alghero 15km
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    Sardinia Villa for May Holiday
    Destination: Alghero
    Villa Monica Sardinia

    SAVE £50 per person

    Villa Monica

    3-4 BEDROOM VILLA – SLEEPS 6-8 – ALGHERO

    Villa Monica, set in lush green lawns with views over fields and gently rolling hills, is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with friends or family.

    Built just seven years ago this villa is modern, spacious and light with air-conditioning throughout. The open-plan living area is furnished in a traditional manner with comfy leather sofas, dark wood features and patio doors opening on to a covered terrace. And while the kitchen is modern and very well equipped should you not wish to cook, the villa is adjacent to a small, quiet hotel with a very handy restaurant.

    The villa’s flood-lit swimming pool is by a large paved terrace with ample sunloungers and parasols and edged with potted palms. The gardens are laid to lawn with a few flowering shrubs and a pretty, shallow pond. Outside stairs lead to a second furnished terrace, the perfect spot from where to enjoy the sunset with a glass of local wine.

    The bedrooms, while simply furnished, have a country charm and iron bedsteads. The master bedroom has an en-suite Jacuzzi bath while a second double bedroom opens onto the first floor terrace. A spacious twin room has views out across the pool to the fields beyond.

    The road to the beautiful medieval city of Alghero is just 300 metres from the villa, perfect for a day out exploring the cobbled lanes and stunning piazzas.

    7 nights £830

    Offer Includes:
    – Return flights from Luton-Olbia
    – Car hire
    – Welcome pack
    – Self-catering

    Price is based on 6 sharing, departing 23rd July 2016

    Layout
    Ground floor: Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, separate shower room, small double bedroom (available on request and at extra cost).

    First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom, separate shower room.

    Facilities
    Private pool (13m x 6m, depth 1.5m-2.2m), barbecue, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob, fridge freezer, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning in main living areas and bedrooms (€250 per week, payable locally).

    Location
    Beach: 6km
    Restaurants: 200m
    Shops: 3km
    Main Town: Alghero 6km
    Airport: Alghero 15km

    Price From
    £830
    Price From
    £830
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  • Cruise Paris Sienne
    Destination: Paris
    8 Days from £957 Half price cruises on selected dates Departures available from: 22nd Mar 2016 – 29th Oct 2016 Cruise holidays along the Seine River are an unforgettable experience, with river cruises taking in sights such as the picturesque ‘Thatched Cottage’ route, Normandy’s poignant WWII landing beaches, historic Rouen, the artist village of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Claude Monet’s tranquil gardens at Giverny as well as the marvels of the Paris, the country’s chic capital. ITINERARY Day 1 Paris. Day 2 Vernon – Les Andelys. Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Petit Andely. Day 3 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route. Day 4 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour. Day 5 Rouen. Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Astronomical Clock. Day 6 Conflans. Included today: Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Day 7 Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk. Day 8 Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS VERNON Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle LES ANDELYS Guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour ROUEN Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock CONFLANS Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison PARIS Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk CAPTAIN’S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS   WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THE PRICE? – A personal chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport) – Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available. – 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms- All meals on board including full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, buffet lunch with soft drinks, and waiter service dinner with beer, soft drinks and quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions; daily afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day; daily evening snack- Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions- Services of an experienced Cruise Director- Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew – Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music – Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner – All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes – A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions Call us 020 8744 0474or click to Enquire
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    Half Price! Cruise Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches
    Destination: Paris
    Cruise Paris Sienne

    8 Days from £957

    Half price cruises on selected dates

    Departures available from: 22nd Mar 2016 – 29th Oct 2016

    Cruise holidays along the Seine River are an unforgettable experience, with river cruises taking in sights such as the picturesque ‘Thatched Cottage’ route, Normandy’s poignant WWII landing beaches, historic Rouen, the artist village of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Claude Monet’s tranquil gardens at Giverny as well as the marvels of the Paris, the country’s chic capital.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 Paris.

    Day 2 Vernon – Les Andelys. Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Petit Andely.

    Day 3 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route.

    Day 4 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour.

    Day 5 Rouen. Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Astronomical Clock.

    Day 6 Conflans. Included today: Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.

    Day 7 Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk.

    Day 8 Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

    INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

    • VERNON Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle
    • LES ANDELYS Guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely
    • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route
    • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour
    • ROUEN Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock
    • CONFLANS Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
    • PARIS Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk
    • CAPTAIN’S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS

    Paris eiffel tower sunset

    Normandy Beach France

    Paris Normandy Cruise France

    Paris to Normandy Cruise Map

     

    WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THE PRICE?

    • – A personal chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)
    • – Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.
    • – 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms- All meals on board including full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, buffet lunch with soft drinks, and waiter service dinner with beer, soft drinks and quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions; daily afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day; daily evening snack- Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions- Services of an experienced Cruise Director- Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

      – Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

      – Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner

      – All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

      – A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

    Price From
    £957
    Price From
    £957
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