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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  • villa-islands-view-fiscardo-kefalonia
    Destination: Fiscardo
    Villa Holiday in Fiscardo, Kefalonia – Special Offer Villa Islands View, offers wonderful Villa holiday in Fiscardo, Kefalonia; special offer prices from £1165.00 per person in July for 7 Nights duration based on 4 people sharing including flights, car hire. Don’t miss the Special Offer book before 31 January 2017. A short track leads down to this delightful stone villa, set in extensive gardens and surrounded by pine trees. Enjoy spectacular views to the islands of Ithaca and Lefkas enhanced by stunning sunsets. Five minutes walk will take you to the village of Antipata and the sophisticated centre of Fiscardo is only five minute drive away. This is a light and modern villa with its extensive gardens and terraced areas will provide a truly luxurious getaway. This lovely Villa perfect for relaxing barbecue for al-fresco dining, enjoy spectacular views to the Ionian islands. Why not hire small motorboats in the Fiscardo’s harbour – perfect for exploring the coastline. This 3 bedroom Villa in Fiscardo Sleeps 2-6 people. Villa Islands View offers: Ground floor – mainly open plan with fully fitted kitchen (washing machine and dishwasher), dining/living area with feature fireplace, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Doors from both living room and bedroom lead onto the terrace. First floor – one double bedroom with en-suite shower room and large private balcony and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (half bath with shower) and small private balcony. To book or for more information on this Villa Holiday or any other Villa Holidays, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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    Villa Holiday in Fiscardo, Kefalonia – Special Offer
    Destination: Fiscardo
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    Villa Holiday in Fiscardo, Kefalonia – Special Offer

    Villa Islands View, offers wonderful Villa holiday in Fiscardo, Kefalonia; special offer prices from £1165.00 per person in July for 7 Nights duration based on 4 people sharing including flights, car hire. Don’t miss the Special Offer book before 31 January 2017.

    A short track leads down to this delightful stone villa, set in extensive gardens and surrounded by pine trees. Enjoy spectacular views to the islands of Ithaca and Lefkas enhanced by stunning sunsets.

    Five minutes walk will take you to the village of Antipata and the sophisticated centre of Fiscardo is only five minute drive away.

    This is a light and modern villa with its extensive gardens and terraced areas will provide a truly luxurious getaway. This lovely Villa perfect for relaxing barbecue for al-fresco dining, enjoy spectacular views to the Ionian islands.

    Why not hire small motorboats in the Fiscardo’s harbour – perfect for exploring the coastline.

    This 3 bedroom Villa in Fiscardo Sleeps 2-6 people.

    Villa Islands View offers:
    Ground floor – mainly open plan with fully fitted kitchen (washing machine and dishwasher), dining/living area with feature fireplace, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Doors from both living room and bedroom lead onto the terrace.
    First floor – one double bedroom with en-suite shower room and large private balcony and one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (half bath with shower) and small private balcony.

    To book or for more information on this Villa Holiday or any other Villa Holidays, call us on 020 8744 0474.

    Price From
    £1,165
    Price From
    £1,165
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  • twin-lotus-resort-spa-koh-lanta
    Destination: Koh Lanta
    Twin Lotus Resort & Spa; A peaceful adults-only escape on a beautiful long white beach in Koh Lanta. 10 Nights at Twin Lotus Resort & Spa Koh Lanta would cost £1349.00 per person in March on a room & breakfast basis including flights. This newly renovated resort is a true haven for peace and tranquillity. Choose to do as little or as much as you like here, as leisure facilities centre on both rejuvenation and exploration. It may take a little longer to get to this blissful resort, but it’s certainly worth the journey. While much of the resort focuses on rejuvenation, it also has plenty to keep you busy. Make your way to the beachfront and snorkel in the warm Andaman Sea where exotic coral reefs and an abundance of marine life awaits. If you want to explore further, book a diving excursion and dive into the blue. A sea kayaking expedition provides the opportunity to explore some of the 70 surrounding islands and discover hidden beaches. Away from the Sea, make use of the complimentary bicycle hire and explore the jungle beyond. Twin Lotus Resort & Spa offers; 2 restaurants, bar, pool with spa tub, spa*, steam room, beach, sauna, Wi-Fi. The Twin Lotus Resort’s rooms and villas are decorated with chic neutral tones to complement the natural surrounds. Your accommodation is either in the heart of the resort, the lush gardens or on the beachfront. Why not upgrade from a Superior or Deluxe Room to a Deluxe Sea view Villa or Deluxe Beachfront Villa for ultimate relaxation. The Best Times to visit Koh Lanta is from December to April. To book or for more information for this, please call us on 020 8744 0474
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    Adults only escape to Thailand – Twin Lotus Resort & Spa Koh Lanta
    Destination: Koh Lanta
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    Twin Lotus Resort & Spa; A peaceful adults-only escape on a beautiful long white beach in Koh Lanta.

    10 Nights at Twin Lotus Resort & Spa Koh Lanta would cost £1349.00 per person in March on a room & breakfast basis including flights.

    This newly renovated resort is a true haven for peace and tranquillity. Choose to do as little or as much as you like here, as leisure facilities centre on both rejuvenation and exploration. It may take a little longer to get to this blissful resort, but it’s certainly worth the journey. While much of the resort focuses on rejuvenation, it also has plenty to keep you busy.

    Make your way to the beachfront and snorkel in the warm Andaman Sea where exotic coral reefs and an abundance of marine life awaits. If you want to explore further, book a diving excursion and dive into the blue. A sea kayaking expedition provides the opportunity to explore some of the 70 surrounding islands and discover hidden beaches. Away from the Sea, make use of the complimentary bicycle hire and explore the jungle beyond.

    Twin Lotus Resort & Spa offers; 2 restaurants, bar, pool with spa tub, spa*, steam room, beach, sauna, Wi-Fi.

    The Twin Lotus Resort’s rooms and villas are decorated with chic neutral tones to complement the natural surrounds. Your accommodation is either in the heart of the resort, the lush gardens or on the beachfront. Why not upgrade from a Superior or Deluxe Room to a Deluxe Sea view Villa or Deluxe Beachfront Villa for ultimate relaxation.

    The Best Times to visit Koh Lanta is from December to April.

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

    Price From
    £1,349
    Price From
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    Destination: Eilat
    Eilat Bird Festival – 19th March to 26th March 2017 16th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Tel Aviv to Luton on 26th March Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel: from £2262.00 Prima Music on B&B and full programme: from £1470.00 Riviera Studios self catering and full programme: from £1490.00 The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea. The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration. The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more. Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days. To book or for more information for this, please call us on 020 8744 0474
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    Be Part of Eilat Bird Festival – March 2017
    Destination: Eilat
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    Eilat Bird Festival – 19th March to 26th March 2017

    16th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Tel Aviv to Luton on 26th March
    Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel: from £2262.00
    Prima Music on B&B and full programme: from £1470.00
    Riviera Studios self catering and full programme: from £1490.00

    The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea.

    The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration.

    The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more.

    Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days.

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

    Price From
    £1,470
    Price From
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  • taka
    Destination: Solomon Islands
    MV Taka pleased to announce the following specials for their 10 night itineraries. Book on any trip 2017 and Save: $1000 On All 10 Night Trips Price including flights from Heathrow, standard cabin with share bathroom at MV Taka would cost from £3916.00. Feb 28 to Mar 10 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri May 02 to May 12 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Jun 13 to Jun 23 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Jul 18 to Jul 28 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Aug 12 to Aug 22 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tue Sep 05 to Sep 15 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Oct 03 to Oct 13 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Oct 14 to Oct 24 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tues Dec 05 to Dec 15 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri Dec 23 to Jan 03 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tue Bookings must be made by 31 December 2016. MV Taka is the newest liveaboard in the Solomon Islands. She is 30m long with four spacious decks, a comfortable salon and dining area, and plenty of room inside and out to enjoy the island views. Their Deluxe and Master Suites on the upper deck all have en-suite washrooms. They have standard and budget rooms on their lower deck with access to shared washroom facilities. Divers can enjoy between 4-5 dives / day from their two tenders and our spacious dive deck. Nitrox is available on board. In addition to diving, MV Taka feature village visits and beach picnics on every 7 and 10 day tour. They are very much looking forward to hosting you on board MV Taka! MV Taka introduced 2 new itineraries to the schedule: • WWII Exploration: 2017 is the 75th anniversary of WWII. We will be offering four adventures through the year specifically focused on WWII historical diving. We’ll visit a number of locations including both American and Japanese WWII wrecks along with abandoned military installations and will even include several land tours to significant sites of strategic importance. • Solomon Islands Dive and Fly – We have taken the very best diving in the Solomon Islands and included it all in this one special itinerary. You will spend 7 nights travelling one direction from Honiara through the most amazing diving in Solomon Islands to the far Western Province. Once there, you will spend an additional 4 nights in beautiful Munda exploring this unique village with an additional 3 days of diving before returning to Honiara by air (itinerary is also run in reverse). Best of Solomon Islands – Central and Western Provinces 10 Nights / 36 Dives. WWII Wrecks, walls, cuts, caverns, coral, intense fish – this trip has it all. This amazing journey gives you the very best of the Solomon Islands diving. You will experience the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mary Island and the incredible Marovo Lagoon. We will begin our expedition with a westward cruise out of Honiara. One of our first stops in the Russells’ will be the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. Here you have the opportunity to dive among cuts and caverns and explore the beauty of these amazing volcanic islands. We continue west to Marovo Lagoon, the world’s finest double-barrier lagoon and a World Heritage Site. Known for the some of the world’s most biodiverse and healthy reefs, Marovo offers diving among coral gardens and along sheer walls. We loop back to Mary Island, properly known as Mborokua. which is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and jacks. Occasionally divers are lucky enough to hear the rumbling of a nearby underwater volcano, Kavachi. We may spend a bit more time at the Russell islands before we finish our adventure in the Florida Islands with an exploration of Mbike and Sandfly Passage. The currents here mean manta ray sightings are possible. Tulagi, the main port, is also historically significant as a WWII base offers diving among WWII wrecks and artifacts. Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands where you can enjoy some time on the beach or visit remote local villages. Come shop for produce for our meals or check out the local carvings. To book or for more information, call us on 020 8744 0474
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    Special – Dive Solomon Islands with MV Taka
    Destination: Solomon Islands
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    MV Taka pleased to announce the following specials for their 10 night itineraries.

    Book on any trip 2017 and Save: $1000 On All 10 Night Trips

    Price including flights from Heathrow, standard cabin with share bathroom at MV Taka would cost from £3916.00.

    Feb 28 to Mar 10 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    May 02 to May 12 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Jun 13 to Jun 23 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Jul 18 to Jul 28 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Aug 12 to Aug 22 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tue
    Sep 05 to Sep 15 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Oct 03 to Oct 13 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Oct 14 to Oct 24 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tues
    Dec 05 to Dec 15 Best of Solomon Islands Tue Fri
    Dec 23 to Jan 03 Best of Solomon Islands Sat Tue

    Bookings must be made by 31 December 2016.

    MV Taka is the newest liveaboard in the Solomon Islands. She is 30m long with four spacious decks, a comfortable salon and dining area, and plenty of room inside and out to enjoy the island views.

    Their Deluxe and Master Suites on the upper deck all have en-suite washrooms. They have standard and budget rooms on their lower deck with access to shared washroom facilities. Divers can enjoy between 4-5 dives / day from their two tenders and our spacious dive deck. Nitrox is available on board. In addition to diving, MV Taka feature village visits and beach picnics on every 7 and 10 day tour. They are very much looking forward to hosting you on board MV Taka!

    MV Taka introduced 2 new itineraries to the schedule:
    • WWII Exploration: 2017 is the 75th anniversary of WWII. We will be offering four adventures through the year specifically focused on WWII historical diving. We’ll visit a number of locations including both American and Japanese WWII wrecks along with abandoned military installations and will even include several land tours to significant sites of strategic importance.
    • Solomon Islands Dive and Fly – We have taken the very best diving in the Solomon Islands and included it all in this one special itinerary. You will spend 7 nights travelling one direction from Honiara through the most amazing diving in Solomon Islands to the far Western Province. Once there, you will spend an additional 4 nights in beautiful Munda exploring this unique village with an additional 3 days of diving before returning to Honiara by air (itinerary is also run in reverse).

    Best of Solomon Islands – Central and Western Provinces

    10 Nights / 36 Dives. WWII Wrecks, walls, cuts, caverns, coral, intense fish – this trip has it all.

    This amazing journey gives you the very best of the Solomon Islands diving. You will experience the Florida Islands, Russell Islands, Mary Island and the incredible Marovo Lagoon.

    We will begin our expedition with a westward cruise out of Honiara. One of our first stops in the Russells’ will be the iconic Leru Cut and Mirror Pond. Here you have the opportunity to dive among cuts and caverns and explore the beauty of these amazing volcanic islands. We continue west to Marovo Lagoon, the world’s finest double-barrier lagoon and a World Heritage Site. Known for the some of the world’s most biodiverse and healthy reefs, Marovo offers diving among coral gardens and along sheer walls. We loop back to Mary Island, properly known as Mborokua. which is notable for an underwater point that commonly hosts schools of barracuda and jacks. Occasionally divers are lucky enough to hear the rumbling of a nearby underwater volcano, Kavachi. We may spend a bit more time at the Russell islands before we finish our adventure in the Florida Islands with an exploration of Mbike and Sandfly Passage. The currents here mean manta ray sightings are possible. Tulagi, the main port, is also historically significant as a WWII base offers diving among WWII wrecks and artifacts.

    Along the way, we stop at some of the smaller islands where you can enjoy some time on the beach or visit remote local villages. Come shop for produce for our meals or check out the local carvings.

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

    Price From
    £3,916
    Price From
    £3,916
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