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: Dead Sea and Eilat
    Our Pick
      We have combined the magical Dead Sea – one of the world’s great natural phenomena, with the warm waters of Eilat for a perfect Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday in Israel. 4 Nights Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday from £725.00 per person. Depart Luton on the 19th of November – 2 Nights at Herods Dead Sea Hotel on a room and breakfast basis and 2 Nights at Agamim Hotel in Eilat on a room and breakfast basis. Return flights are from Eilat Central via Tel Aviv to Luton. Car Hire; collect your car from Tel Aviv Airport on the 23rd of November – Hyundai Automatic or similar (sat nav optional) Drop off your car down town Eilat on the 21st of November. Other Dates or Longer durations available. One of the fun parts about driving yourself is that you have the freedom to get off at various points along the journey. Once you leave Jerusalem about 25 minutes into your drive, you will get to sea-level, which is marked with a sign, and is a great photo opportunity. When you arrive to Ein Bokek, the award-winning Herods Dead Sea hotel invites you to a luxurious, rejuvenating and majestic experience on the shores of the Dead Sea. Located on its own private beach, feel at one with the sublime landscape while enjoying pure tranquillity and pampering in the exclusive Herods Dead Sea Hotel. The Herods Dead Sea Spa offers a variety of heated and health-promoting pools: a sweet water pool, sulphur pools, indoor heated pool with water from the Dead Sea and Jacuzzi pools as well as luxury spa facilities, therapeutic and leisure body treatments: Turkish bath-house, solarium facility, mud pack treatments – baths and facials, hydrotherapy and saunas (wet and dry). After your 2 night’s relaxation by the Dead Sea, continue to drive down south, straight down to Eilat, which is a few hours further away. Agamim Hotel is located in a quiet area of Eilat’s North Beach, a short distance from the resort’s promenades and beaches. The hotel features attractively furnished, air-conditioned rooms, all with private facilities including satellite TV, telephone, safe and private balconies overlooking the lagoon. All of the hotel’s wings are arranged in a U-shape around the main lagoon, and the public areas (the restaurant, reception desk, and so on) are concentrated in a separate area, so that guests enjoy complete privacy and a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. The Agamim’s hospitality style is attentive, pampering and stress-free. Agamim means ‘Lakes’, and, true to name, the Isrotel Agamim Eilat spreads out across spacious grounds; magnificent swimming pool and boasting a fresh, modern design in which natural materials reflect the colour and texture of the local landscape. The Isrotel Agamim’s main feature is the one-of-a-kind swimming pool (heated in winter), lying at the centre of the property and including waterfalls, fountains and bridges. Its three streams run along the hotel’s guest wings, allowing guests staying in Deck rooms to enter the water from their terrace and swim into the central pool. There is also a children’s pool, a well-equipped fitness room (pay locally, minimum age 16) and wet & dry sauna, plus a spa (minimum age 16), specialising in unique health treatments, children’s club (minimum age 4 with adult supervision) with a wide range of games and a video games arcade. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday to Israel and for further information.
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    Sun, Sea and Salt
    Destination: Dead Sea and Eilat
    Our Pick

     

    We have combined the magical Dead Sea – one of the world’s great natural phenomena, with the warm waters of Eilat for a perfect Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday in Israel.

    4 Nights Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday from £725.00 per person. Depart Luton on the 19th of November – 2 Nights at Herods Dead Sea Hotel on a room and breakfast basis and 2 Nights at Agamim Hotel in Eilat on a room and breakfast basis. Return flights are from Eilat Central via Tel Aviv to Luton. Car Hire; collect your car from Tel Aviv Airport on the 23rd of November – Hyundai Automatic or similar (sat nav optional) Drop off your car down town Eilat on the 21st of November. Other Dates or Longer durations available.

    One of the fun parts about driving yourself is that you have the freedom to get off at various points along the journey. Once you leave Jerusalem about 25 minutes into your drive, you will get to sea-level, which is marked with a sign, and is a great photo opportunity.

    When you arrive to Ein Bokek, the award-winning Herods Dead Sea hotel invites you to a luxurious, rejuvenating and majestic experience on the shores of the Dead Sea. Located on its own private beach, feel at one with the sublime landscape while enjoying pure tranquillity and pampering in the exclusive Herods Dead Sea Hotel.

    The Herods Dead Sea Spa offers a variety of heated and health-promoting pools: a sweet water pool, sulphur pools, indoor heated pool with water from the Dead Sea and Jacuzzi pools as well as luxury spa facilities, therapeutic and leisure body treatments: Turkish bath-house, solarium facility, mud pack treatments – baths and facials, hydrotherapy and saunas (wet and dry).

    After your 2 night’s relaxation by the Dead Sea, continue to drive down south, straight down to Eilat, which is a few hours further away.

    Agamim Hotel is located in a quiet area of Eilat’s North Beach, a short distance from the resort’s promenades and beaches. The hotel features attractively furnished, air-conditioned rooms, all with private facilities including satellite TV, telephone, safe and private balconies overlooking the lagoon. All of the hotel’s wings are arranged in a U-shape around the main lagoon, and the public areas (the restaurant, reception desk, and so on) are concentrated in a separate area, so that guests enjoy complete privacy and a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. The Agamim’s hospitality style is attentive, pampering and stress-free.

    Agamim means ‘Lakes’, and, true to name, the Isrotel Agamim Eilat spreads out across spacious grounds; magnificent swimming pool and boasting a fresh, modern design in which natural materials reflect the colour and texture of the local landscape.

    The Isrotel Agamim’s main feature is the one-of-a-kind swimming pool (heated in winter), lying at the centre of the property and including waterfalls, fountains and bridges. Its three streams run along the hotel’s guest wings, allowing guests staying in Deck rooms to enter the water from their terrace and swim into the central pool. There is also a children’s pool, a well-equipped fitness room (pay locally, minimum age 16) and wet & dry sauna, plus a spa (minimum age 16), specialising in unique health treatments, children’s club (minimum age 4 with adult supervision) with a wide range of games and a video games arcade.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday to Israel and for further information.

    Price From
    £725
    Price From
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  • Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia
          11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap. Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018. An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes: ◾Return airfare from London ◾7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities ◾Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon ◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary ◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes. Ship Amenities: ◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck ◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back ◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house ◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view. Cabins: ◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony) ◾12 Main Deck Staterooms ◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms ◾02 Suite (upper deck) ◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck) 13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP Day 1: London – Saigon Fly from London to Saigon. Day 2 : Saigon Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 3: Saigon After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant. Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be. Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner. Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh. Day 7: Phnom Penh Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh. Day 8: Chong Koh Village Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream. Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach* After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang. **As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap. Day 11:**High Water Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel. Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam. Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights. Day 12: Siem Reap After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples. Day 13: Siem Reap After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.
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    Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay
    Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia

     

     

     

    11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap.

    Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018.

    An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes:

    Return airfare from London

    7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities

    Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon

    ◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary

    ◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes.

    Ship Amenities:
    ◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck
    ◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back
    ◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house
    ◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view.

    Cabins:
    ◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony)
    ◾12 Main Deck Staterooms
    ◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms
    ◾02 Suite (upper deck)
    ◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck)

    13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP

    Day 1: London – Saigon

    Fly from London to Saigon.

    Day 2 : Saigon

    Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay.

    Day 3: Saigon
    After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant.

    Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be
    After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be.

    Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec
    After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner.

    Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing
    Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh.

    Day 7: Phnom Penh
    Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

    Day 8: Chong Koh Village
    Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream.

    Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach*
    After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

    **As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed

    Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang
    Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap.

    Day 11:**High Water
    Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel.

    Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang
    Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam.

    Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap
    Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights.

    Day 12: Siem Reap
    After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples.

    Day 13: Siem Reap
    After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.

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    £3,062
    Price From
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  • Destination: Eilat
    Our Pick
    Learn to Dive in Eilat with Aqua-Sport, Israel’s premier dive centre. 7 Nights in Aqua-Sport Dive Lodge and a PADI Open Water Course from £650.00 per person including flights and shuttle transfers and based on a bed and breakfast basis. PADI Open Water Course is the basic adult universal “learn to dive” course, it includes all equipment and instruction however students have to buy a students pack – manuals and certification (student pack paid locally US$125) In addition, we can upgrade you to alternative hotel accommodation; ask for prices. Also as the course is only 4 days, students can add 4 shore dives £60.00 per person (without equipment). Aqua-Sport in Eilat is one of the oldest dive outfits operating in the Red Sea, this British-owned company has more than 45 years of experience, offering diving courses for all levels using sophisticated equipment as well as professional training. Aqua-Sport located near one of the most beautiful beaches in Eilat: Coral Beach. Aqua Sport Diving Club in South Eilat offers a comfortable beach-going experience (handicapped accessible). Aqua-Sport’s Divers Lodge with it’s unique location on Coral beach, built recently next to the Aqua Sport complex. We provide our guests with quiet, clean inexpensive accommodation, great beach bar and cafe, Bedouin tent and a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with divers from all around the world. The lodge has 8 rooms, each room with 5 beds, fresh bed linen is provided and each room has its own en-suite bathroom and the most fantastic sea view from each room. With the most beautiful beach in Eilat offering the most relaxed atmosphere who needs a hotel when you have the Aqua Sport Lodge. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Learn to Dive with Aqua-Sport in Eilat and for further information.
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    Learn to Dive with Aqua-Sport in Eilat
    Destination: Eilat
    Our Pick

    Learn to Dive in Eilat with Aqua-Sport, Israel’s premier dive centre.

    7 Nights in Aqua-Sport Dive Lodge and a PADI Open Water Course from £650.00 per person including flights and shuttle transfers and based on a bed and breakfast basis. PADI Open Water Course is the basic adult universal “learn to dive” course, it includes all equipment and instruction however students have to buy a students pack – manuals and certification (student pack paid locally US$125)

    In addition, we can upgrade you to alternative hotel accommodation; ask for prices. Also as the course is only 4 days, students can add 4 shore dives £60.00 per person (without equipment).

    Aqua-Sport in Eilat is one of the oldest dive outfits operating in the Red Sea, this British-owned company has more than 45 years of experience, offering diving courses for all levels using sophisticated equipment as well as professional training. Aqua-Sport located near one of the most beautiful beaches in Eilat: Coral Beach. Aqua Sport Diving Club in South Eilat offers a comfortable beach-going experience (handicapped accessible).

    Aqua-Sport’s Divers Lodge with it’s unique location on Coral beach, built recently next to the Aqua Sport complex. We provide our guests with quiet, clean inexpensive accommodation, great beach bar and cafe, Bedouin tent and a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with divers from all around the world. The lodge has 8 rooms, each room with 5 beds, fresh bed linen is provided and each room has its own en-suite bathroom and the most fantastic sea view from each room. With the most beautiful beach in Eilat offering the most relaxed atmosphere who needs a hotel when you have the Aqua Sport Lodge.

    Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Learn to Dive with Aqua-Sport in Eilat and for further information.

    Price From
    £650
    Price From
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