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Tulip Time River Cruise

April 11-18, 2020

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River Cruise

Join a fabulous group of ladies as we set sail for destinations in Holland and Belgium. On this garden-and nature-themed Tulip Time cruise, visit spectacular Keukenhof near Lisse, Antwerp’s Botanical Gardens, and small, hidden-away private gardens in Amsterdam.

 

Signature Moments

  • Relax in luxury on this scenic river cruise
  • Stroll through beautiful, world famous gardens
  • Explore a medieval port town
  • Visit the world's largest flower auction
  • Taste the amazing flavours of Holland
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights Elegant River Cruise Accommodations
  • Included excursions with Certified Local Guides.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station.
  • Premium coffees, cappuccinos & lattes.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • All meals
  • Complimentary bottled water daily.
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Leader
Itinerary
Sri Lanka Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 2 - Rotterdam

This morning cruise through Rotterdam harbour. Then you will have a choice of two different excursions. Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe”—for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year, OR: Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Gouda. You’ll join a Guided Tour of the town famous for the Dutch yellow cheese that bears its name—as well as stroopwafels (syrup waffles), Gouda candles, and beautiful city center. Take some free time to relax on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 3 - Antwerp, Belgium

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels—considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 4 - Ghent

You’ll have time for an early-morning walk to explore the architecture and canals of Ghent—“Belgium’s best-kept secret.” Today you will have another choice of excursions, explore Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders”—with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this showcase of medieval Flemish wealth. You’ll visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral—with its remarkable Flemish artwork, or visit the Zwin Nature reserve with its unique landscapes and birds.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 5 - Middleburg, Holland

Join a Guided Walking Tour of the historic merchant city of Middelburg—with its 15th-century gothic Town Hall. You’ll learn about the spice trade of this Dutch harbour capital of Zeeland, its prosperity in the Dutch East India Company trading, and origins as a stronghold city. Enjoy its winding cobbled streets and canals that circle Old Town.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 6 - Willemsted

Enjoy a free morning on your own to explore the well-preserved fortifications of this historic town. Later, enjoy a Cheese Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 7 - Amsterdam

You will get a choice of excursions again today. Get up early today, not to miss the opportunity to visit the world’s largest flower auction. Then explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops, OR Access Amsterdam’s secret gardens hidden behind the brick façades – a unique opportunity as they are normally closed to public.
Accommodations - Avalon Tranquility II

 

Day 8 - Amsterdam

Time to say good-bye to Amsterdam and wonderful new friends. You will be transferred to the airport after breakfast.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Category E – Fixed Window

Double - $3010 CAD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $4986 CAD per person (your own cabin)

Category D – Fixed Window

Double - $3261 CAD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $5372 CAD per person (your own cabin)

Category B – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $4321 CAD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $7000 CAD per person (your own cabin)

Category A – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $4374 CAD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $7077 CAD per person (your own cabin)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

Deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - January 5, 2020

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Guaranteed Departure

Book Now! Tour may fill up at any time.
This is a guaranteed departure and you may book your flights at any time. Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to the Women's Travel Club at info@womens-travel-club.com

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Irene Murray
Irene has recently retired and really enjoys to travel to fill her time. She loves to stay active and is looking forward to trying some competitive running.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Amsterdam - must arrive by 3:30 PM
Depart from Amsterdam

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
Avalon Panorama

A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama features unmatched cabin views as the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. Your European river cruise suite is transformed into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. As you cruise on Europe's most picturesque rivers, enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite, with view-facing beds for the ultimate in relaxed luxury. With 200 square feet, the Panorama SuiteSM is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There's no better way to take in the view than cruising in Europe in the spacious comfort of the Avalon Panorama.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request