Bruce’s trip to the LGBT Travel Trade Gazette Event

by Bruce Lyons - July 14, 2017
LGBT Travel

A sort of watershed day for me really as, after more than 60 years in the travel business I was to discover an entirely different perspective of travel – another community’s view on vacations. At 07.30 I set off from Twickenham by bus and tube to Kensington High Street, the venue; The Roof Garden, somewhere I’d heard about, …Read More

Black Friday Holiday Deals

by Bruce Lyons - November 24, 2016
Black Friday

Black Friday is here! But fear not, we are not encouraging you to go and squabble over a ginormous TV in your local Tesco…..we want you to make a great saving on your next holiday from the comfort of your home or office.

Below you will find some of the best holiday deals we are offering from Black Friday …Read More

Sicily in Spring with Skye Gyngell

by Bruce Lyons - November 3, 2016
Skye Gyngell

Many locals will be familar with the name Skye Gyngell. Skye became head chef at Petersham Nurseries, where she received critical acclaim and a Michelin Star.

Skye came to my attention again recently when I read with interest that she is the star attraction for two culinary week holidays in Sicily, in March and April next year. These breaks …Read More

Our Latest Cruise Offers

by Bruce Lyons - September 11, 2016

We continue to offer some incredibe deals on a selection of cruise charters and also our Asia river packages.

The images below show all such packages we are currently offering – many with a second passenger travels free offer. For more information on any of these cruise offers, call us on 020 8744 0474. Alternatively click on the links …Read More

Cruise to the Rhythms of the Deep South

by Bruce Lyons - June 23, 2016

We are delighted to offer travellers a once-in-a-lifetime voyage aboard Louisiane, the first premium, boutique riverboat to explore America’s heartland – Rhythms of the Deep South. Operated by French America Line, Rhythms of the Deep South will depart from New Orleans on 26 October 2016, and embark on a 14 night voyage through the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland …Read More

Introducing our exciting new cruise holiday website

by Bruce Lyons - May 18, 2016
Rhythms of the Deep South

We have an exciting announcement…. we have joined forces with Cruiseco, one of the world’s premier providers of cruise holidays, to offer our customers an unrivaled choice of cruising holidays and destinations.

On our new site – accessible here – you will find a vast array of unique and exclusive cruises to worldwide destinations with many of …Read More

Join us at TryCycle Twickenham 2016

by Bruce Lyons - April 7, 2016

We’re delighted to be part of TryCycle Twickenham at The Embankment, Twickenham Riverside this Sunday (April 10) where we have a stand.

It’s an action-packed afternoon, full of free activities, so bring along your bikes and scooters from Midday to 4 pm. You’ll find an exciting programme of entertainment for all the family including a variety of cycle-themed activities. …Read More

Messing about on the River Thames

by Bruce Lyons - July 18, 2015
Crusader Travel Rowing Boat holiday Thames UK

As Ratty says in The Wind In The Willows: “There is nothing – absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as – simply messing around in boats!”

At the slightest hint of a break in work Hedda, Shona and I have, our 103-year-old double scull – a leisure skiff – towed to a slipway on the Thames and once on …Read More

Exclusive Guest Article From Expert Diver John Bantin: Persia Learns To Dive

by Bruce Lyons - May 23, 2014

My youngest daughter, Persia, first expressed an interest in learning to dive while we were on holiday at Taba in Egypt. She was then only nine-years-old. Notwithstanding that, my I entrusted old friend Mohammed Ali, the manager of the AquaSport dive centre, with looking after the well being of our little girl. He is a highly intelligent and …Read More

Exclusive Guest Article From Expert Diver John Bantin: Palau

by Bruce Lyons - April 28, 2014

Palau, a land of reefs and relics from WW2.

With connections via the American island of Guam or Tapei in Taiwan, nowadays it’s not difficult to get to the islands of Palau even if they do seem very far from the UK. The biggest island, Babeldaob, sounds like it featured in Jonathon Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, but the main town …Read More

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