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: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Mediterranean Cruise
    Our Pick
    Book your 3 centre Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise with us this summer. 14 Nights from £1829 per person This fantastic trip includes the following: • All flights with Turkish Airlines (including meals and drinks in-flight) • 3 nights at 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul – centrally located • 4 nights at 4* MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia • 3 regular Cappadocia day tours with professional guide and with transfers. (Hot air balloon rides are optional from £159 per person) • 7 night’s Deluxe Gulet Cruise on board Semercioglu IV on an all-inclusive basis • Private transfers at all 3 centres Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus is spectacular Istanbul, divided by the Golden Horn. A colourful and historic city that is great for city breaks and can easily entertain longer stays. Magical Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today. Gulet Cruises in Turkey are a fabulous experience in a beautiful region of the world. Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean. Taking an authentic Gulet Cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route. This is a great way to explore the region’s many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of carefully selected itineraries which visit the most unspoilt parts of the region, allowing you to experience the local culture and explore ancient ruins. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this fabulous trip to Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise and for further information.
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    Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise
    Destination: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Mediterranean Cruise
    Our Pick

    Book your 3 centre Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise with us this summer.

    14 Nights from £1829 per person

    This fantastic trip includes the following:
    • All flights with Turkish Airlines (including meals and drinks in-flight)
    • 3 nights at 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul – centrally located
    • 4 nights at 4* MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia
    • 3 regular Cappadocia day tours with professional guide and with transfers. (Hot air balloon rides are optional from £159 per person)
    • 7 night’s Deluxe Gulet Cruise on board Semercioglu IV on an all-inclusive basis
    • Private transfers at all 3 centres

    Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus is spectacular Istanbul, divided by the Golden Horn. A colourful and historic city that is great for city breaks and can easily entertain longer stays.

    Magical Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today.

    Gulet Cruises in Turkey are a fabulous experience in a beautiful region of the world. Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean. Taking an authentic Gulet Cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route. This is a great way to explore the region’s many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of carefully selected itineraries which visit the most unspoilt parts of the region, allowing you to experience the local culture and explore ancient ruins.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this fabulous trip to Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise and for further information.

    Price From
    £1,829
    Price From
    £1,829
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  • Destination: South Africa
    Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari 3 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Blue Train – 1 night Johannesburg – 2 nights Motswari Private Game Reserve From: £3225.00 per person Includes: • Buy one, get one half price on the Blue Train on selected dates • Breakfast in Cape Town • All-inclusive on the Blue Train • Full board on safari • International and internal flights • Transfers An exciting 8-night tour which includes 3 nights in fabulous Cape Town, a 2-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2 nights safari at a private game reserve. Itinerary Day 1  Departure International flight to Cape Town Airport from a choice of UK airports. Days 2-4 Cape Town Met on arrival and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights stay. Your stay is on bed and breakfast basis. Various excursions can be booked or enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town at your leisure. Days 5-6 Blue Train To the railway station to commence your journey on the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. The journey is for 2 nights and includes all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-train excursions. Perfect for those in search of a luxurious experience aboard one of South Africa’s most elegant and iconic trains. Day 7 Johannesburg Transfer from Pretoria Railway Station to Johannesburg with overnight stay at the Peermont Mondior Hotel. Days 8-9 Motswari Private Game Reserve Internal flight to Hoedspruit Airport and transfer to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. Your stay is for 2 nights and includes all meals and safari activities. Situated deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve & sharing an open 25-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Offers an open-air boma, lounge & two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool & art gallery.   Day 10 Return Flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and connect for your return flight to the UK. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer for Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari and for further information.
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    Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari
    Destination: South Africa

    Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari
    3 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Blue Train – 1 night Johannesburg – 2 nights Motswari Private Game Reserve

    From: £3225.00 per person

    Includes:

    Buy one, get one half price on the Blue Train on selected dates
    • Breakfast in Cape Town
    • All-inclusive on the Blue Train
    • Full board on safari
    • International and internal flights
    • Transfers

    An exciting 8-night tour which includes 3 nights in fabulous Cape Town, a 2-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2 nights safari at a private game reserve.

    Itinerary

    Day 1  Departure

    International flight to Cape Town Airport from a choice of UK airports.

    Days 2-4 Cape Town

    Met on arrival and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights stay. Your stay is on bed and breakfast basis. Various excursions can be booked or enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town at your leisure.

    Days 5-6 Blue Train

    To the railway station to commence your journey on the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. The journey is for 2 nights and includes all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-train excursions. Perfect for those in search of a luxurious experience aboard one of South Africa’s most elegant and iconic trains.

    Day 7 Johannesburg

    Transfer from Pretoria Railway Station to Johannesburg with overnight stay at the Peermont Mondior Hotel.

    Days 8-9 Motswari Private Game Reserve

    Internal flight to Hoedspruit Airport and transfer to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. Your stay is for 2 nights and includes all meals and safari activities. Situated deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve & sharing an open 25-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Offers an open-air boma, lounge & two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool & art gallery.

     

    Day 10 Return

    Flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and connect for your return flight to the UK.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer for Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari and for further information.

    Price From
    £3,225
    Price From
    £3,225
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  • Floating boat market of Thailand
    Destination: Bangkok & Phuket
    Bangkok & Phuket in April Enhance your Thailand holiday with a city break in thrilling Bangkok with its fabulous markets and shopping, vibrant nightlife, historic Grand Palace and temples before embarking on a beach stay in picturesque Phuket. 25 April 3 Nights at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok & 7 Nights at Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket including flights from £1439.00 per person. 4* Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok 3 nights on Room Only in a Superior Room Located at the heart Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt Hotel is just a short walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride to a major interchange on the Skytrain network that links all the main shopping and tourist areas. 4* Plus Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket 7 nights on Room & Breakfast in a Jungle Room At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing twin Center Holiday to Bangkok & Phuket and for further information.
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    Bangkok & Phuket
    Destination: Bangkok & Phuket
    Floating boat market of Thailand

    Bangkok & Phuket in April

    Enhance your Thailand holiday with a city break in thrilling Bangkok with its fabulous markets and shopping, vibrant nightlife, historic Grand Palace and temples before embarking on a beach stay in picturesque Phuket.

    25 April 3 Nights at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok & 7 Nights at Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket including flights from £1439.00 per person.

    4* Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok
    3 nights on Room Only in a Superior Room

    Located at the heart Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt Hotel is just a short walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride to a major interchange on the Skytrain network that links all the main shopping and tourist areas.

    4* Plus Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket
    7 nights on Room & Breakfast in a Jungle Room

    At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing twin Center Holiday to Bangkok & Phuket and for further information.

    Price From
    £1,439
    Price From
    £1,439
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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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