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We’re an independent agency based in the heart of Twickenham. We love making our customers’ holiday dreams come true.

Crusader Travel was founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Bruce and Hedda Lyons, who’ve both worked in the travel industry since the 1960s. Our knowledgeable and attentive team, which also includes Shona and Billur, can help you find your ideal holiday or enhance holiday plans you already have. Pop in for a chat and a coffee (or give us a call) and let us create your dream holiday for you – it’s what we do best.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our client testimonials below and on our blog and read why we have a strong and loyal customer base that have used us for many years.

We’re open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm but we’re happy to stay open into the evening, and on Sundays by arrangement. 

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Crusader Travel is an independent, specialist travel agency, founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Bruce and Hedda Lyons, who’ve been active in travel since the 60’s. They are both qualified divers and their travel expertise is vast.

Hedda and Bruce have created an environment that encourages its people to cultivate their own travel interests and specialities, whether it is diving, cruises, family resorts, luxury spas or particular destinations around the world.

The result is a small and highly experienced team of people who can recommend options for you, from the diving spots and learn-to-dive centres, to relaxing hiking in Europe, adventures in Africa, family-friendly holidays, tours to Guatemala and Mexico and even dog sledding in Greenland.

Crusader Travel Offers

Delivering magical holidays since the 1960’s

COVID – 19

Crusader Travel  – Your local Travel Agent

This week we have put in place service arrangements for our travel community. During this unprecedented time Hedda and Bruce (our octogenarians) will be self-isolating on Eel Pie Island,

working remotely from home. The office, as long as permitted will be staffed by Shona and Gaynor and Billur will be working on remote.

You can email best to; as this will be checked constantly and we will relay to any member quickly.

Here is a list of contact numbers;

02087440474 (there is a messaging service) but might only be checked

Hedda and Bruce 02087443003

Mobile numbers

Hedda 07776202046

Bruce 07824999213

Shona 07776202047

Billur 07771863794

Stay safe keep well and see you soon

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