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: Eastern Mediterranean & Red Sea
    Our Pick
      Bruce`s Lates – Fun in the Sun EILAT – Average Temperature 26°C Sunday 28th October 3 Nights 4* B & B (cabin baggage only) from £299.00 per person 7 Nights 4* B & B (hold luggage included) from £618.00 per person Wednesday 31st October 4 Nights 4* B & B (cabin baggage only) from £330.00 per person 7 Nights 4* B & B (hold luggage included) from £632.00 per person AQABA – Average Temperature 22°C Saturday 10th November 7nts 3* HB (hold luggage included) from £436.00 per person 17th November 7nts 3*HB (hold luggage included) from £436.00 per person MARSA ALAM – Average Temperature 26°C Thursday 1st November 7nts All Inclusive (hold baggage included) from £513.00 per person NILE CRUISE (Luxor) – Average Temperature 26°C Monday 29th October 7nts at 5* M.S. Tulip Full board & Excursions, (hold baggage included) from £997.00 per person (no single sup on request) ISRAEL WEEKEND – Average Temperature 23°C Thursday 8th November 3 nights 3* Hotel Tel Aviv B&B (cabin baggage only) and 2 full day (Massada and Dead Sea & Jerusalem) excursions from £599.00 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 26°C
    Sunday 28th October
    3 Nights 4* B & B (cabin baggage only) from £299.00 per person
    7 Nights 4* B & B (hold luggage included) from £618.00 per person

    Wednesday 31st October
    4 Nights 4* B & B (cabin baggage only) from £330.00 per person
    7 Nights 4* B & B (hold luggage included) from £632.00 per person

    AQABA – Average Temperature 22°C
    Saturday 10th November 7nts 3* HB (hold luggage included) from £436.00 per person

    17th November 7nts 3*HB (hold luggage included) from £436.00 per person

    MARSA ALAM – Average Temperature 26°C
    Thursday 1st November 7nts All Inclusive (hold baggage included) from £513.00 per person

    NILE CRUISE (Luxor) – Average Temperature 26°C
    Monday 29th October 7nts at 5* M.S. Tulip Full board & Excursions, (hold baggage included) from £997.00 per person (no single sup on request)

    ISRAEL WEEKEND – Average Temperature 23°C
    Thursday 8th November 3 nights 3* Hotel Tel Aviv B&B (cabin baggage only) and 2 full day (Massada and Dead Sea & Jerusalem) excursions from £599.00 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
    £299
    Price From
    £299
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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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  • Destination: Tubbataha Reef
    Atlantis Liveaboard Azores Philippines Don’t miss the last 2 space on this amazing Liveaboad trip to Tubbataha Reef on 16 – 23 March 2019! 7 Nights on-board at Atlantis Liveaboard Azores – Tubbataha Reef – Deluxe Cabin – from £2988.00 Inclusions: All meals and snacks on board Complimentary local soft drinks, beer and social servings of wine All diving (tanks, weights, boat and guide) Use of Lounge, Deck and TV areas Tubbataha is located in the Sulu Sea, at the centre of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rarely visited due to its location and status as a marine preserve, Tubbataha is made up of two reefs, simply referred to as the North and South Reefs. The North and South Reef both enclose a sandy lagoon. On the southern tip is an islet with a lighthouse. This is used as a rookery for birds and is frequented by turtles. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Parks is home to no less than 573 species of ¬fish, 373 species of corals, 11 species of sharks, 12 species of dolphins and whales, nestling hawksbill and green sea turtle. The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines. Atlantis Azores is a spacious 16 person liveaboard perfectly designed for the needs of divers. All the cabins are fully air-conditioned. The crew pride themselves on the highest standards of service and cuisine. An indoor saloon and dining area offers plenty of space to eat and relax. Meals are served family style and include fresh seafood, Filipino favourites as well as a selection of pastas, salads and homemade soups. The boat’s snack and drinks bar is also open throughout the day. All the drinks on board are complementary and in addition you may bring your own beverages. Atlantis Azores features a partially covered sun deck with sun loungers, complete wet bar, hot tub, an assortment of sitting areas with tables and large swim platform with warm freshwater showers. A small on board boutique offers dive accessories and souvenirs. The spacious dive deck has plenty of room to kit up in comfort and a large camera table with charging station. Most dives are conducted from two zodiac tender boats and itineraries can feature up to five dives a day. Nitrox and dive courses are available on all trips. Technical diving and Rebreather diving is possible if pre-arranged. Why not enjoy a week at Atlantis Dumaguete or Puerto Galera before or and after the trip – the perfect combo of resort and liveaboard. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Atlantis Liveaboard Azores and for further information
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    Atlantis Liveaboard Azores Philippines
    Destination: Tubbataha Reef

    Atlantis Liveaboard Azores Philippines

    Don’t miss the last 2 space on this amazing Liveaboad trip to Tubbataha Reef on 16 – 23 March 2019!

    7 Nights on-board at Atlantis Liveaboard Azores – Tubbataha Reef – Deluxe Cabin – from £2988.00

    Inclusions:
    All meals and snacks on board
    Complimentary local soft drinks, beer and social servings of wine
    All diving (tanks, weights, boat and guide)
    Use of Lounge, Deck and TV areas

    Tubbataha is located in the Sulu Sea, at the centre of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rarely visited due to its location and status as a marine preserve, Tubbataha is made up of two reefs, simply referred to as the North and South Reefs. The North and South Reef both enclose a sandy lagoon. On the southern tip is an islet with a lighthouse. This is used as a rookery for birds and is frequented by turtles. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Parks is home to no less than 573 species of ¬fish, 373 species of corals, 11 species of sharks, 12 species of dolphins and whales, nestling hawksbill and green sea turtle.

    The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines. Atlantis Azores is a spacious 16 person liveaboard perfectly designed for the needs of divers. All the cabins are fully air-conditioned. The crew pride themselves on the highest standards of service and cuisine.

    An indoor saloon and dining area offers plenty of space to eat and relax. Meals are served family style and include fresh seafood, Filipino favourites as well as a selection of pastas, salads and homemade soups. The boat’s snack and drinks bar is also open throughout the day. All the drinks on board are complementary and in addition you may bring your own beverages.

    Atlantis Azores features a partially covered sun deck with sun loungers, complete wet bar, hot tub, an assortment of sitting areas with tables and large swim platform with warm freshwater showers. A small on board boutique offers dive accessories and souvenirs.

    The spacious dive deck has plenty of room to kit up in comfort and a large camera table with charging station. Most dives are conducted from two zodiac tender boats and itineraries can feature up to five dives a day. Nitrox and dive courses are available on all trips. Technical diving and Rebreather diving is possible if pre-arranged.

    Why not enjoy a week at Atlantis Dumaguete or Puerto Galera before or and after the trip – the perfect combo of resort and liveaboard.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Atlantis Liveaboard Azores and for further information

    Price From
    £2,988
    Price From
    £2,988
    Enquire
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