Low Cost flights to Israel for a Winter Break

by Crusader Travel - August 13, 2015
tel aviv

Good news for anyone who fancies a bit of winter sun without breaking the bank, because this winter sees the introduction of four weekly low cost flights from Luton to Israel – three times to Tel Aviv, and once to Eilat.

So if you want Red Sea diving and parasailing, you can hang out on swish Eilat’s …Read More

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – finding accommodation at the Fringe

by Crusader Travel - August 11, 2015
Edinburgh street

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the world’s biggest arts festival – is a mind-blowing explosion of comedy, theatre, music and all sorts of other stuff that pretty much defies definition. If you’re looking for Marxist jugglers – and who isn’t? – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the place to find them.

For three weeks in August, the …Read More

Yotam Ottolenghi tries foodie travel in Florence and Tuscany

by Crusader Travel - August 9, 2015
Florence food

Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli chef and food writer, has been waxing lyrical in the Guardian about childhood trips to Tuscany to sample the food with his father, who was born in Florence.

As a boy, Yotam didn’t care so much about the architecture and history of Florence, but about the Florentine food – ice creams …Read More

Cecil The Lion and how safaris have changed

by Crusader Travel - August 5, 2015

Who shoots lions? To most people in the 21st century, the idea of three men gunning down a big cat seems as mad as it is vile. But as Cecil the lion found out, there are people out there willing to spend $40,000 doing just that. American dentist Walter Palmer could have …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

Egypt holiday review 2015, by Ian Sinkinson

by Crusader Travel - June 29, 2015
Camel, piramid, egypt

I notice in the press today there are reports of a terrorist attack near the Karnak Temple at Luxor.

Having had a marvellous trip to Egypt in February this year with Viking Travel, booked through Crusader Travel Twickenham, I just want to encourage anyone considering going on holiday to Egypt not to be put off by the current political …Read More

The Most Beautiful and Best Italian Villas to Stay in this May

by Crusader Travel - April 2, 2015


Umbria the ‘Green Heart of Italy” is often called the poor mans Tuscany! Wonderfully acceptable from Rome & Pisa (midway 2 ½ hours!) It is a paradise for families looking for tranquility. Assisi, Perugia, many medieval historic villages and religious sites are here to be explored. Most of our houses are in the Niccone Valley renowned as the site for …Read More

Find Out How You Can Get Free Stays at Hall and Woodhouse Inns

by Crusader Travel - March 5, 2015

Exclusive to cardholders…

Buy a holiday from Crusader Travel and earn vouchers for Bed and Breakfast stays for two adults at selected Hall and Woodhouse inns!

1 voucher for £2,000 booking and then for every additional £3,000, e.g. 7 vouchers on a £20,000 booking.

Vouchers are valid up to one year from booking date and there is no limit to the …Read More

Walking Like an Egyptian

by Crusader Travel - October 10, 2014
Dendera Temple, Luxor

As a newbie to both Egypt and fam trips this was an experience in which I learnt a lot – (and made a few minor mistakes which I will mention later on..)

I feel that my first visit to Luxor has helped me to grow my knowledge of the industry and further my understanding of how it works from new …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

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