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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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Fully Escorted Holyland Tour
Oct 22-27, 2018
Sunday- 21 October 2018 London /Tel Aviv with British Airways
Depart London Heathrow Airport 22:30
Arrive Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 05:15 (22 Oct)
Monday-Oct 22 2018 Ben Gurion Airport / Tiberias/ Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre
Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and meet your guide and driver.
Leave the airport and drive via Tel-Aviv and along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Breakfast en route
Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor .
Overnight in Nazarethz.
Tuesday-Oct 23 2018 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.
Overnight in Nazareth.
Wednesday-Oct 24 2018 Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday-Oct 25 2018 Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Friday-Oct 26 2018 Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Saturday-Oct 27 2018 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport/ London
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure on board British Airways.
Depart Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 16:45
Arrive London Heathrow Airport 20:05
Per person in a twin/double from £1,259.00
Single supplement from £185.00
Quote includes the following services:
• Airport assistance on arrival AT BG airport by Diesenhaus representative
• Arrival & departure transfers with guide
• Touring in Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per itinerary
• All touring with an English speaking guide
• 5 nights’ accommodation in above hotels on HB.
• Entrance to sites as per itinerary
• Porterage at Apt & hotels
• Hat & map
– 5 breakfasts at hotels
– 5 dinners at hotels
– 1 breakfast en-rout 22 October
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Fully Escorted Holyland Tour and for further information.
Don’t miss Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special. You can travel anytime between now and June 2018 but hurry, this offer ends on the 16th December 2017!
With 2 nights in the city at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur followed by 7 nights on a privately owned island, Pangkor Island – this offer is too good to miss out on. The Majestic Hotel is offering a complimentary room upgrade and Pangkor Laut Resort is offering a fantastic complimentary room upgrade, one complimentary couples spa treatment per stay AND a saving of up to 30% off starting from just £1299.00 per person.
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a privately owned island off the west coast of Malaysia. This unique island resort is nestled amidst ancient rainforests and surrounded by sweeping sandy bays and emerald waters.
With only a fraction of the island developed to house this peaceful Resort, the 140 Villas are either set high amidst the hills, nestled within lush gardens or rest on stilts above the tropical waters. Each villa is traditionally designed and elegantly appointed, the Resort seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of its surrounding environment.
With a variety of bars and restaurants, dining options are extensive and ranges from fine dining, Chinese, Seafood, Malay and Western style options to a Private barbecue dinner at Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
This island is not only home to one of the world’s premier resorts but also to a variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above, while white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead. Nature is respected here, almost revered and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced.
The adult only, multi award-winning Spa Village is a four acre haven, offering spa treatments inspired by the many healing therapies of the Asian region.
Embark on a sunset cruise, learn about the island on a guided jungle walk, discover the art of Southeast Asian cuisine with The Chef’s Kitchen Experience or simply indulge in one of the exotic spa treatments at the Spa Village.
This idyllic island is the perfect setting for the ultimate tranquil getaway.
Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ and “Best Overseas Destination Spa” by Condé Nast Traveller; and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Access to Pangkor Laut Resort from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, by road (3.45hrs) and then a speedboat (15mins)
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
A city icon that beautifully balances the old and new, incorporating the 1930’s refurbished neo-classical suites of the Majestic Wing and a new contemporary art deco styled Tower Wing.
Located in the historic area of the city and just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station, Guests have complimentary hourly shuttle buses to the station and into the fashionable Bukit Bintang area of downtown KL.
Dining at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a confluence of past and present. Contango, with its modern art deco setting, features a varied selection of exquisite modern regional cuisine, many made to order. While the Colonial Café against a lustrous backdrop of turn-of-the-century architecture offers a re-interpretation of the colonial dishes of the Old World.
Showcasing a hanging garden and orchid-scape within a glass atrium, this botanical wonder is the only one of its kind in the country. The Orchid Conservatory features a seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids.
The Majestic Spa is distinctively appointed in the art nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Willow Tearooms in Scotland.
The Smoke House is a two-storey annexe that features a bar, bespoke tailor, old-fashioned barber, cigar room, private dining area with a Chef on call, a screening room and card room.
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Pangkor Laut Resort and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur twin-centre special and for further information.
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.