Sailing and hiking along the Douro with CroisiEurope

A river cruise doesn’t have to be all about coach excursions to towns and cities along the way. CroisiEurope have hit on the option of offering a great alternative – the chance to discover the beautiful surrounding countryside on foot. As keen walkers this appealed to my husband and I and so we packed up our walking gear and took an early flight from Gatwick to Porto to join the MS Infante don Henrique river boat….

Holland and its tulips with CroisiEurope

Many Silver Travellers have already discovered the delights of river cruising, a holiday that offers changing scenery on both sides of the ship at every hour of the day. But a holiday on inland waterways is a very different experience from ocean cruising. So if you’re wondering if this is the holiday for you, a short taster trip is the way to test the proverbial water….

Douro river cruise from Porto with CroisiEuope

I was spending a week on board the Infante don Henrique, one of a fleet of gleaming green-and-white river cruisers operated by CroisiEurope. France’s largest cruise ship company is used by a number of high profile UK tour operators including Archers, Cosmos and Shearings, or you can do as I did and book direct….