The capital cities of central Europe

There aren’t many places in the world where you can visit four national capitals in a day by road or rail. Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic are all huddled together for warmth at the heart of Europe, so why not do them all justice and put their greatest cities together for a two-week holiday?

You can start off in Budapest where an early dip in one of the city’s natural thermal spas will fortify you for the trip ahead. These are no quiet indoor affairs – they are huge, lively places constructed in majestic nineteenth century architecture. And the finest of all is Gellert Furdo where you can soak away in the open air while half of the city splashes about you.

Then, when you arrive in Vienna, you will hear the sound of cakes calling you. The city is splendid with wide boulevards and big-block imperial architecture, but turn your back on it all and ensconce yourself in a coffee house with big windows to see everyone strolling past. For the real Viennese experience, it has to be sachertorte, a local chocolate cake so special to the city it has its own official day: (5 December, if you want to stop by).

Form there, it’s just a few miles to Bratislava, a charming little place that always seems surprised when people visit. There’s something delightfully unassuming about the Slovak capital and that is probably one reason it has remained intact and unspoiled by hoards of tourists. You can walk little cobbled streets and drop into old bookshops and antiques stores for souvenirs.

And finally, it’s Prague with the jaw-dropping architecture of Wenceslas Square. But the city isn’t all about the past – Prague is the hottest spot east of Rome and if you have any energy left at the end of your trip, the little music bars and big nightclubs will wring the last drops from you.

Latest Offers Destination Hopping

Sort by
Price per person based on two sharing
Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia

Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia

Destination: South East Asia
THIS WEEKS FOCUS – Amazing Cruise and stay offer departing 06th February 2018 for 12 Nights duration from £1,790 per person with Royal Caribbean – Mariner of the Seas Price per person, twin share Inside from £1790.00 Outside from £1878.00 Balcony from £1998.00 Ports Of Call: Singapore, Ho Chi Minh(Phu My), Bangkok/Laemchabang, Singapore Return Economy Class airfare to Singapore available from London. Private car transfer from Singapore Airport to Hotel. 1 Night Pre-Cruise at 3 Star Singapore Hotel including breakfast. Private car transfer From Hotel to Port 7 night Cruise aboard Mariner of the Seas All meals (excludes speciality restaurants) and entertainment whilst on board. Private car transfer From Port to Airport Flight from Singapore to Hong Kong 3 Nights Stopover at 3 Star hotel in Hong Kong Private car transfer From Hotel-Airport Private car transfer From Port to Airport Port charges, government fees, gratuities & air taxes To book or for more information on Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia, call us on 020 8744 0474.
more
Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia
Destination: South East Asia
Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia

THIS WEEKS FOCUS – Amazing Cruise and stay offer departing 06th February 2018 for 12 Nights duration from £1,790 per person with Royal Caribbean – Mariner of the Seas

Price per person, twin share
Inside from £1790.00
Outside from £1878.00
Balcony from £1998.00

Ports Of Call: Singapore, Ho Chi Minh(Phu My), Bangkok/Laemchabang, Singapore

Return Economy Class airfare to Singapore available from London.
Private car transfer from Singapore Airport to Hotel.
1 Night Pre-Cruise at 3 Star Singapore Hotel including breakfast.
Private car transfer From Hotel to Port
7 night Cruise aboard Mariner of the Seas
All meals (excludes speciality restaurants) and entertainment whilst on board.
Private car transfer From Port to Airport
Flight from Singapore to Hong Kong
3 Nights Stopover at 3 Star hotel in Hong Kong
Private car transfer From Hotel-Airport
Private car transfer From Port to Airport
Port charges, government fees, gratuities & air taxes

To book or for more information on Amazing Cruise & Stay Offer at South East Asia, call us on 020 8744 0474.

Price From
£1,790
Mixed Meal Plan
Price From
£1,790
06 February 2018
Enquire
Follow the Great River Race 2017

Follow the Great River Race 2017

Destination: River Thames
Follow the Great River Race 2017 A weekend on the glorious Thames, from Millwall Slipway, the Isle of Dogs to Ham, Richmond. The Great River Race, a marathon of traditional rowing boats rowing or paddling for 21.6 miles. Little ship, big trip Not competing? Follow the Race from the deck of the MV Viscount our spectator boat. Built in 1908 and recently restored, she is the oldest Dunkirk Little Ship still in passenger service. The MV Viscount is ideally suited to follow the Race, with its good visibility, low freeboard, 2 fully stocked and licensed bars and friendly cooperative crew, the Viscount makes the ideal viewing platform for The Great River Race. A BBQ will be available on board. It‛s the ideal way to see the sights both on and alongside the Thames and cheer your teams, friends and loved ones…make a weekend of this, we have put together various exciting options. The’ weekend’ includes: 2 night’s bed and breakfast at the Lensbury, a Friday evening guided walk, the shuttle to the start of the race and the spectator boat. The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington www.lensbury.com The Lensbury on the banks of the Thames by Teddington Lock is set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, the four star Lensbury Hotel has indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, award-winning spa and more. Itinerary Friday 08/09/17 Check in at the Lensbury Hotel on the bank of the Thames. 17:45 assemble at the lobby for 18:00 departure on a walking tour led by Paul Jackson http://www.discoveryrichmond.com/ Highlights – Stretch your legs in historic Teddington town and Bushy Park – See where the tidal and non-tidal Thames meet – Visit the spot where General Dwight D Eisenhower planned the invasion of Europe – Watch herds of wild-roaming deer in a Royal Park – Discover the former home of a king dubbed ‘Silly Billy’ – See where radar was invented and modern computer science was born End at the Kings Head on Teddinton the High Street http://kingsheadteddington.com/ a very good place to eat (booking essential). Return at your leisure the Lensbury for overnight Saturday 09/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel 08:00 shuttle departs for the Isle of Dogs outside the hotel. Watch the boats and teams assemble. Before 12:00 you will need to walk to the Masthouse Terrace Pier, a 10 minutes short walk away to board the Viscount. To maximise the viewing opportunities for passenger boat spectators the Viscount will follow the course as far as Hammersmith Bridge before mooring up and waiting until most of the Race has passed. Then it will steam through the fleet to Richmond, where it will tie up at Richmond Landing Stage to watch the Race pass by as crews summon up the energy for the final push to the finish. You then can disembark and enjoy a short stroll upriver along the towpath to join the crowds around the Great River Race bar. From there it is a short stroll to Teddington Lock and the hotel for overnight. Sunday 10/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Cost per person in a double/twin £195.00 Single Supplement £40.00; children under the age of 16 sharing with 2 adults £130.000 Cost includes 2 night’s accommodation with full breakfast, free car parking, shuttle transfer to the Isle of Dogs, a place on the MV Viscount and a walking tour guided by Paul Jackson as described above. You may decide to take the following optional activities on Sunday. Take a river boat from Teddington Lock to Hampton Court: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/ • Turk’s Rivers Boat departing 11:30 return to the Lensbury to collect your luggage 14:35 or 16:35 1 hour and 15 each way. Need to register with us (this is an unscheduled stop)in advance cost £9.00 one way return £10.80 paid on boat OR With Merry Pedaller bike tours • Richmond Royal Deer Park Bike Tour inc bike hire • 10:00 Start The Lensbury Club • Enjoy Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park of London • See deer and the old royal hunting lodge • Refreshments Pembroke Lodge or Pen Ponds (not inc) • See Turner’s view of the Thames • Cycle along the River Thames riverside • Return to The Lensbury 2pm approx £35 including bike hire, guided tour + bottle of water – book and pay us in advance Enhanced package: add a night on Thursday the 7th of September, or Sunday the 10th – or indeed both. Accommodation at the Lensbury £40.00 per person per night in a twin/double and in a single room £65.00 per night. Have time to visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Kew Gardens or just relax and enjoy the great facilities of the Lensbury. Reservation: Contact Crusader Travel Non-refundable deposit £25.00 per person Balance: by the 4th of August Additional information of excursions in the area will be supplied after reservation.
more
Follow the Great River Race 2017
Destination: River Thames
Follow the Great River Race 2017

Follow the Great River Race 2017
A weekend on the glorious Thames, from Millwall Slipway, the Isle of Dogs to Ham, Richmond.
The Great River Race, a marathon of traditional rowing boats rowing or paddling for 21.6 miles.

Little ship, big trip

Not competing? Follow the Race from the deck of the MV Viscount our spectator boat. Built in 1908 and recently restored, she is the oldest Dunkirk Little Ship still in passenger service. The MV Viscount is ideally suited to follow the Race, with its good visibility, low freeboard, 2 fully stocked and licensed bars and friendly cooperative crew, the Viscount makes the ideal viewing platform for The Great River Race. A BBQ will be available on board. It‛s the ideal way to see the sights both on and alongside the Thames and cheer your teams, friends and loved ones…make a weekend of this, we have put together various exciting options.

The’ weekend’ includes: 2 night’s bed and breakfast at the Lensbury, a Friday evening guided walk, the shuttle to the start of the race and the spectator boat.
The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington www.lensbury.com
The Lensbury on the banks of the Thames by Teddington Lock is set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, the four star Lensbury Hotel has indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, award-winning spa and more.

Itinerary

Friday 08/09/17 Check in at the Lensbury Hotel on the bank of the Thames.
17:45 assemble at the lobby for 18:00 departure on a walking tour led by Paul Jackson http://www.discoveryrichmond.com/

Highlights
– Stretch your legs in historic Teddington town and Bushy Park
– See where the tidal and non-tidal Thames meet
– Visit the spot where General Dwight D Eisenhower planned the invasion of Europe
– Watch herds of wild-roaming deer in a Royal Park
– Discover the former home of a king dubbed ‘Silly Billy’
– See where radar was invented and modern computer science was born

End at the Kings Head on Teddinton the High Street http://kingsheadteddington.com/ a very good place to eat (booking essential). Return at your leisure the Lensbury for overnight

Saturday 09/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 shuttle departs for the Isle of Dogs outside the hotel. Watch the boats and teams assemble. Before 12:00 you will need to walk to the Masthouse Terrace Pier, a 10 minutes short walk away to board the Viscount.
To maximise the viewing opportunities for passenger boat spectators the Viscount will follow the course as far as Hammersmith Bridge before mooring up and waiting until most of the Race has passed. Then it will steam through the fleet to Richmond, where it will tie up at Richmond Landing Stage to watch the Race pass by as crews summon up the energy for the final push to the finish. You then can disembark and enjoy a short stroll upriver along the towpath to join the crowds around the Great River Race bar. From there it is a short stroll to Teddington Lock and the hotel for overnight.

Sunday 10/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

Cost per person in a double/twin £195.00 Single Supplement £40.00; children under the age of 16 sharing with 2 adults £130.000

Cost includes 2 night’s accommodation with full breakfast, free car parking, shuttle transfer to the Isle of Dogs, a place on the MV Viscount and a walking tour guided by Paul Jackson as described above.

You may decide to take the following optional activities on Sunday.

Take a river boat from Teddington Lock to Hampton Court: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/

• Turk’s Rivers Boat departing 11:30 return to the Lensbury to collect your luggage 14:35 or 16:35 1 hour and 15 each way. Need to register with us (this is an unscheduled stop)in advance cost £9.00 one way return £10.80 paid on boat
OR With Merry Pedaller bike tours

• Richmond Royal Deer Park Bike Tour inc bike hire
• 10:00 Start The Lensbury Club
• Enjoy Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park of London
• See deer and the old royal hunting lodge
• Refreshments Pembroke Lodge or Pen Ponds (not inc)
• See Turner’s view of the Thames
• Cycle along the River Thames riverside
• Return to The Lensbury 2pm approx
£35 including bike hire, guided tour + bottle of water – book and pay us in advance

Enhanced package: add a night on Thursday the 7th of September, or Sunday the 10th – or indeed both. Accommodation at the Lensbury £40.00 per person per night in a twin/double and in a single room £65.00 per night.

Have time to visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Kew Gardens or just relax and enjoy the great facilities of the Lensbury.
Reservation: Contact Crusader Travel
Non-refundable deposit £25.00 per person
Balance: by the 4th of August
Additional information of excursions in the area will be supplied after reservation.

Price From
£195
Bed & Breakfast
Price From
£195
08 September 2017
Enquire
Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise

Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise

Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia
Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise. An adventure on the Mekong, Book now and save £300.00 person Prices from £3062.00 per person on 27 January 18, 10 February 18 and 24 February 18 13days/11 nights tour 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. Ports: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sa Dec, Cai Be, My Tho, Saigon Itinerary 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 Vietnamese 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 enjoying 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 world’s 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 wetlands. Return 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 To book or for more information on Saigon to Siem Reap – Luxury River Cruise, call us on 020 8744 0474.
more
Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise
Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia
Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise

Saigon to Siem Reap, Luxury River Cruise. An adventure on the Mekong, Book now and save £300.00 person

Prices from £3062.00 per person on 27 January 18, 10 February 18 and 24 February 18

13days/11 nights tour 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.

Ports: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sa Dec, Cai Be, My Tho, Saigon

Itinerary
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 Vietnamese 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 enjoying 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 world’s 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 wetlands. Return 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

To book or for more information on Saigon to Siem Reap – Luxury River Cruise, call us on 020 8744 0474.

Price From
£3,062
Mixed Meal Plan
Price From
£3,062
Enquire
 
At Crusader Travel, we use basic website cookies to improve your online user-experience. Click on the ACCEPT button to continue to use the site, or find out more
Accept Cookies
x