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Lying along the beautiful and unspoilt southern seaboard of Arabia with its ancient fortified villages and fertile palm groves, is the legendary home of Sinbad the Sailor and source of precious frankincense since biblical times.
Oman is a stunning country both on land and underwater. Beyond the colourful waters of Muscat lies a vast country to explore. From its beaches to its high plateaus, there are so many forts, isolated villages, pottery souks, wadis, sand dunes and hidden date plantations to discover that you probably won’t have time to see them all in one trip!
Oman is not only a place of outstanding beauty; it is also a safe and fairly free country. There are no major concerns walking around on your own, even when visiting the souks. There are no restrictions for female visitors regarding dress code, but it is definitely best to avoid very short skirts and overly generous décolleté!
The only restrictions apply when visiting mosques – in particular the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – where both men and women must wear a long-sleeved top and trousers (or skirt) to enter. Women will be asked to cover their head with a scarf.
There are a number of high-quality holiday resorts and dive centres – please read on for some information on them, and contact us for further information on rates and to book.
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Villa Anastasia – Kalives | Sleeps 2-7
Prices from £940.00 per person including flights & transfers. Price based on 4 people sharing on 19th of June. Other dates are available.
– 3 bedroom villa
– Swimming pool
– Close to Mistraili beach
Villa Anastasia is a village house in Kalives. The front entrance leads to the narrow village high street and the garden accesses the seafront. Kalives is an attractive seaside village with the dramatic White Mountains in the background.
Immerse yourself in authentic Greek life in this delightful villa tucked away in a traditional seaside village. Twenty kilometers from Chania and just a few minutes’ drive to Almirida, the village of Kalives offers bustling little tavernas, shallow sandy beaches and far-reaching sea views.
Villa Anastasia is the perfect escape for couples looking for a tranquil getaway or families with children. While the interior is cool, airy and spacious, with a traditional wood-beamed, terracotta-tiled kitchen, Villa Anastasia’s outdoor spaces are the highlight. In the pretty little garden, the lawn-fringed swimming pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days and there are plenty of sun loungers. The upstairs terrace makes a fine spot for an evening drink, a balmy family meal and watching the sun go down.
Everything you could need is within walking distance from the villa – lovely sandy beaches with gentle waves, friendly little tavernas serving up authentic Cretan dishes, and a great selection of shops.
•Open-plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area
•Swimming pool (8m x 4m and depth 1.40m-1.80m)
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this Dream Villa Holiday to Crete and for further information.
The Classic West Fly Drive
Begins in Los Angeles, California and ends San Diego, California
This 15 night all year round fly drive follows the beautiful roads, staying at upscale hotels in the very best locations.
Prices from £2485 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
Your fly drive includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated
• Personalised Road Book
Day 1 – Arrive Los Angeles
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: The Garland
Day 2 – Los Angeles
Take the day to explore the many sights and sounds of the Los Angeles area. Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey – the list of possibilities is almost endless!
Hotel: The Garland
Day 3 & 4 – Las Vegas
Today your journey will take you through the middle of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. En route, you may want to visit Calico Ghost Town.Viva Las Vegas! Try your luck in the casinos, relax by the pool, explore The ‘Strip’, shop or take in a breathtaking show. Whatever you desire, Las Vegas has it all – and more!
Hotel: Vdara Hotel & Spa
Day 5 – Bryce Canyon
An early departure from Las Vegas takes you via the shore of Lake Mead and through Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon. Explore some of the earth’s most colourful rocks, moulded into spires by years of erosion
Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
Day 6 – Lake Powell
Having marvelled at the splendour of Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a man-made lake created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort
Day 7 – Grand Canyon
Why not start the day with a boat trip on Lake Powell before taking your short drive to the awesome Grand Canyon? Hike to the canyon floor, take a birds’ eye view by helicopter or venture out onto Skywalk, a glass walkway with amazing views into the canyon.
Hotel: Yavapai Lodge
Day 8, 9 & 10 – Scottsdale
Head south through Oak Creek Canyon and the red rock area of Sedona to the Valley of the Sun – Scottsdale. Play golf, relax in the spa or by the pool, or perhaps go shopping. We suggest an early morning flight over the desert by hot air balloon, a memorable way to see the area’s beauty.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Day 11 & 12 – Palm Springs
Today’s journey will take you through the high desert areas to Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Desert Resort of Indian Wells, a sun-worshipper’s paradise as well as a golfers oasis! Relax and enjoy the laid-back desert lifestyle. A choice of magnificent dining awaits. Make sure you visit the Aerial Tramway, El Paseo for upscale boutique shopping, take a jeep ride to explore the area’s geological wonders and spend and evening in downtown Palm Springs.
Hotel: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
Day 13, 14 & 15 – San Diego
Today you leave the desert behind and head for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the southern California resort of San Diego. Relax and enjoy some California sunshine or visit San Diego Zoo, Sea World or the Old Town State Park. Play some golf or perhaps take to the water to see the city, be sure to spend some time on the beach. With golden sands and warm lapping waters, it’s the perfect way to end truly memorable holiday.
Hotel: Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Day 16 – Journey home
Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight to the UK.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to The Classic West Fly Drive and for further information.
Huge savings on the Red Sea Aggressor! Book a new reservation from now till 31st of December, 2017 for travel from 24th of February – 30th June, 2018 and SAVE ££
Two 7-Night Itineraries Offered from £1415.00 including flights to Hurghada and return transfers.
Two Itineraries to Choose From:
– Brothers/Daedalus/Elphinstone Itinerary (7 nights)
– Southern/St. John & Daedalus (7 nights)
If you prefer one itinerary over the other, please call us for the schedule.
With awesome visibility and breath-taking soft corals, the Red Sea is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world. There are over one thousand species of fish in the Red Sea, 20 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. It is hard to believe that where the Egyptian desert sands end, a marine paradise begins.
It is one of the sunniest places on the planet, therefore, corals and their tiny guests thrive on an overabundance of solar energy. The Red Sea is the resting place of many intriguing wrecks included several WWII ships that house countless artefacts.
Red Sea Aggressor Includes:
All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers, sinks and hair dryers. Breakfast, buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while on-board. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included.
The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib yacht marina and resort area. It is a beautiful gated upscale resort community that is home to the 120 ft., 20 passenger Red Sea Aggressor and includes lots of restaurants and shopping. If arriving early, we recommend staying at the Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib 10 minutes from the Marsa Alam Airport; located next to the Port Ghalib Marina where the yacht docks (Call us for Hotel extention). The resort can arrange transportation and will drive right up to the liveaboard boat where you may step on-board for your Red Sea scuba diving trip.
• Both island locations are in the middle of the Red Sea (9 Hours by motor yacht from the coast.)
• They are pinnacle islands, meaning that below the surface, their walls plummet hundreds of feet vertically down, without any sandy beaches or shallow reefs around.
• Surrounded by open ocean, chances of spotting big game, such as rays, sharks, and other pelagic predators, are very high around the islands. Grey Reef Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and Hammerhead schools are residents. Oceanic white tip at certain times of the year.
• 2 x Wrecks on Big Brother (Aida and Numidia)
• One night dive is offered on this itinerary as night diving is not offered at the Brothers, regulated by the Egyptian Government, however early dawn dives are offered each morning before breakfast.
Southern/St. John’s Reef & Daedalus Itinerary
• Dives along the South of Egypts Red Sea making Red Sea LiveAboard diving the only way to go.
• Sites like Sha’ab Claudia offer extensive reefs and coral gardens. Coral tunnels and caverns for divers to explore.
• Fury Shoal’s offer more exposed reefs and wall dives that attract the pelagics. Reefs such as Sha’ab Mansour and Sataya, divers go deep on the walls to see schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and sharks as well as further south to St. John’s Reef which is known as world class diving.
• Dolphin Reef at Sataya offers a coral lagoon where divers can spend one or two dives snorkeling with resident Spinner Dolphin pods.
• Great sheltered bays for night diving.
There is a USD $39 Port Fee per person and a USD $105 Marine Park fee per person to visit 2 Marine Parks for either the Northern or Southern routes. These fees are paid on-board the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or cash.
Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Red Sea Aggressor and for further information.