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: South Africa & Mozambique
    Fantastic Tailor-Made offer to South Africa & Mozambique for Families (12yrs +) 23 July 2019 London Heathrow/Johannesburg Depart London, Heathrow Airport 20:05 Arrive Johannesburg 08:05 – 24 July 24 July 2019 Johannesburg/Kruger Mpumalanga Depart Johannesburg 10:00 Arrive Kruger Mpumalanga 10:50 On arrival you will pick up your car hire from Kruger Mpulanga Airport for 5 Days, Toyota Avanza or similar. Drive to The Sabie Town House Panorama Route and 2 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double & 1 x Triple room on a bed & breakfast basis. Please see attached hotel information. Panorama Route: Connecting the Lowveld and the spectacular Drakensberg, sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Highlands Meander, the historical Panorama Route is a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province. The route features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a myriad of fauna and flora. The quaint little town of Graskop serves as the gateway to this wonderful route. Panorama’s undoubtable highlight is the verdant splendour of Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest green Canyons featuring lush subtropical vegetation. Some other popular natural attractions along the route include: the spectacular Lisbon, Berlin, and Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the astonishing God’s Window. Don’t miss the world-famous Kruger National Park and the picturesque gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic living museum. 26 July 2019 Sabie Sands Private Game Reserve After breakfast drive to Nkorho Bush Lodge Sabi, and 3 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double room & 1 x Triple room on a Full Board Plus basis (Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities) see attached Lodge information. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers a spectacular South African safari experience with luxury accommodation in the African bush. The expansive 65 000 hectare game reserve shares a border with the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s exclusive lodges offer a unique, diverse experience and a comfortable place to rest after a tiring day at the game reserve. The game reserve is renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings and the reserve boasts the magnificent Big 5, which can be spotted on game drives and game walks. The rangers are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring that guests can learn all that they can about the area and its fauna, flora and other wildlife. Nkorho Bush Lodge Included • Accommodation • All Meals • 2 Safaris Daily in 4×4 Vehicles • Guided walks 29 July 2019 Kruger Mpumalanga/Vilanculos Mozambique After breakfast Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and drop off your car hire. Depart Kruger Mpulanga 11:45 Arrive Vilanculos Mozambique 12:55 On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to Vilanculos Beach Lodge and 7 Nights’ accommodation – 1x Single Room, 2x Double Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Please see attached Lodge information. Vilanculos: Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing. 04 August 2019 Vilanculos Mozambique/Johannesburg/London Heathrow Transfer from Vilanculos Beach Lodge to Vilanculos Airport Depart Vilanculos 13:45 Arrive Johannesburg 15:30 Depart Johannesburg 20:20 Arrive London Heathrow 06:35 – 05 August Total Price as per itinerary for Family of 5 from £16,248.00 Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing family offer to South Africa & Mozambique and for further information.
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    Family Offer – South Africa & Mozambique
    Destination: South Africa & Mozambique

    Fantastic Tailor-Made offer to South Africa & Mozambique for Families (12yrs +)

    23 July 2019 London Heathrow/Johannesburg
    Depart London, Heathrow Airport 20:05
    Arrive Johannesburg 08:05 – 24 July

    24 July 2019 Johannesburg/Kruger Mpumalanga
    Depart Johannesburg 10:00
    Arrive Kruger Mpumalanga 10:50

    On arrival you will pick up your car hire from Kruger Mpulanga Airport for 5 Days, Toyota Avanza or similar.

    Drive to The Sabie Town House Panorama Route and 2 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double & 1 x Triple room on a bed & breakfast basis. Please see attached hotel information.

    Panorama Route: Connecting the Lowveld and the spectacular Drakensberg, sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Highlands Meander, the historical Panorama Route is a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province. The route features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a myriad of fauna and flora. The quaint little town of Graskop serves as the gateway to this wonderful route.
    Panorama’s undoubtable highlight is the verdant splendour of Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest green
    Canyons featuring lush subtropical vegetation. Some other popular natural attractions along the route include: the
    spectacular Lisbon, Berlin, and Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the astonishing God’s Window. Don’t miss the world-famous Kruger National Park and the picturesque gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic living museum.

    26 July 2019 Sabie Sands Private Game Reserve

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    After breakfast drive to Nkorho Bush Lodge Sabi, and 3 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double room & 1 x Triple room on a Full Board Plus basis (Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities) see attached Lodge information.

    The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers a spectacular South African safari experience with luxury accommodation in the African bush. The expansive 65 000 hectare game reserve shares a border with the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s exclusive lodges offer a unique, diverse experience and a comfortable place to rest after a tiring day at the game reserve. The game reserve is renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings and the reserve boasts the magnificent Big 5, which can be spotted on game drives and game walks. The rangers are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring that guests can learn all that they can about the area and its fauna, flora and other wildlife.

    Nkorho Bush Lodge

    Included
    • Accommodation
    • All Meals
    • 2 Safaris Daily in 4×4 Vehicles
    • Guided walks

    29 July 2019 Kruger Mpumalanga/Vilanculos Mozambique

    After breakfast Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and drop off your car hire.

    Depart Kruger Mpulanga 11:45
    Arrive Vilanculos Mozambique 12:55

    On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to Vilanculos Beach Lodge and 7 Nights’ accommodation – 1x Single Room, 2x Double Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Please see attached Lodge information.

    Vilanculos: Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

    04 August 2019 Vilanculos Mozambique/Johannesburg/London Heathrow

    Transfer from Vilanculos Beach Lodge to Vilanculos Airport

    Depart Vilanculos 13:45
    Arrive Johannesburg 15:30

    Depart Johannesburg 20:20
    Arrive London Heathrow 06:35 – 05 August

    Total Price as per itinerary for Family of 5 from £16,248.00

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing family offer to South Africa & Mozambique and for further information.

    Price From
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    Price From
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  • Destination: Eastern Mediterranean & Red Sea
    Our Pick
      Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun EILAT – Average Temperature 25°C Sunday 25th November from Luton 7 Nights 4* Vista B & B (hold luggage included) from £700.00 per person 7 Nights 4* Fattal Privelege All Inclusive (hold luggage included) from £775.00 per person AQABA – Average Temperature 24°C Saturday 24th November from Gatwick 7nts 3* Mina HB  from £300.00 per person EL QUESIR – Average Temperature 25°C Wednesday 29th November 7nts at Roots Dive Resort (hold baggage included) from £999.00 per person • Deluxe Chalet • Soft All Inclusive • Unlimited unguided house reef • 3 Days 6 Guided morning shore dives • 2 Days 4 Guided Morning Rib Dives • 1 Night Dive with Beach BBQ NILE CRUISE (Luxor) – Average Temperature 25°C Monday 24th November 7nts at 5* M.S. Emilio Full board & Excursions, (hold baggage included) from £995.00 per person (no single sup on request) ISRAEL DISCOVERY – Average Temperature 23°C Saturday 24th November 7 nights Kibbutz Fly Drive B&B from £855.00 per person Other Dates are available on request Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun and for further information.
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    Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun
    Destination: Eastern Mediterranean & Red Sea
    Our Pick

     

    Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun

    EILAT – Average Temperature 25°C
    Sunday 25th November from Luton
    7 Nights 4* Vista B & B (hold luggage included) from £700.00 per person
    7 Nights 4* Fattal Privelege All Inclusive (hold luggage included) from £775.00 per person

    AQABA – Average Temperature 24°C
    Saturday 24th November from Gatwick
    7nts 3* Mina HB  from £300.00 per person

    EL QUESIR – Average Temperature 25°C
    Wednesday 29th November 7nts at Roots Dive Resort (hold baggage included) from £999.00 per person
    • Deluxe Chalet
    • Soft All Inclusive
    • Unlimited unguided house reef
    • 3 Days 6 Guided morning shore dives
    • 2 Days 4 Guided Morning Rib Dives
    • 1 Night Dive with Beach BBQ

    NILE CRUISE (Luxor) – Average Temperature 25°C
    Monday 24th November 7nts at 5* M.S. Emilio Full board & Excursions, (hold baggage included) from £995.00 per person (no single sup on request)

    ISRAEL DISCOVERY – Average Temperature 23°C
    Saturday 24th November 7 nights Kibbutz Fly Drive B&B from £855.00 per person

    Other Dates are available on request

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun and for further information.

    Price From
    £300
    Price From
    £300
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  • Destination: Manado
    Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh, Dive Best of the Worlds! Bunaken and Lembeh combine to offer world-class diving, with a fantastic variety of dive sites and an incredible marine biodiversity. Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration. Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes. Dive Bunaken National Park and Manado with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center: offering more than 50 different dive sites, most of them within the park. The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity. World famous for its macro life, Lembeh is most probably simply the best place in the world for macro photography! Lembeh Strait plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found here and here alone and dive in Lembeh Strait is a unique experience with no equals in the world. Dive with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort: they moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the inimicus devilfish, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, flying gurnards, wonderpus, mimic, blue ring and coconut octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, Ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and many other species. Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive resort, is the only operator to offer you to dive Lembeh with all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a dive liveaboard. WHEN TO GO: Jan to Dec: Departures 6 times per week throughout the year. April to October high season. 30 May 2019 10 Nights Manado and Lembeh from £1899.00 per person including flights from Heathrow. Other dates are available. Price includes in Manado Transfers in Manado Eco Divers Manado @ Mercure 5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned Superior Room (double/twin sharing) 5 days of boat diving on Air (3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Eco Divers Resort Lembeh 5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing) 4 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Airport transfers Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this magical Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh and for further information.
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    Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh
    Destination: Manado

    Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh, Dive Best of the Worlds!

    Bunaken and Lembeh combine to offer world-class diving, with a fantastic variety of dive sites and an incredible marine biodiversity.

    Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration.

    Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes. Dive Bunaken National Park and Manado with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center: offering more than 50 different dive sites, most of them within the park. The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity.

    World famous for its macro life, Lembeh is most probably simply the best place in the world for macro photography! Lembeh Strait plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found here and here alone and dive in Lembeh Strait is a unique experience with no equals in the world.

    Dive with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort: they moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the inimicus devilfish, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, flying gurnards, wonderpus, mimic, blue ring and coconut octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, Ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and many other species.

    Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive resort, is the only operator to offer you to dive Lembeh with all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a dive liveaboard.

    WHEN TO GO:
    Jan to Dec: Departures 6 times per week throughout the year. April to October high season.

    30 May 2019 10 Nights Manado and Lembeh from £1899.00 per person including flights from Heathrow. Other dates are available.

    Price includes in Manado
    Transfers in Manado

    Eco Divers Manado @ Mercure
    5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned Superior Room (double/twin sharing)
    5 days of boat diving on Air (3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water

    Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
    5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)
    4 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Airport transfers

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this magical Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh and for further information.

    Price From
    £1,954
    Price From
    £1,954
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