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Tulip Time River Cruise

April 9 - 16, 2021

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
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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 Impression

 

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 Impression

 

Day 3 - Antwerp, Belgium

Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful Antwerp. Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.
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 Impression

 

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 Impression

 

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 Impression

 

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 Impression

 

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 Impression

 

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. In the event of water level problems or maintenance on the locks on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motor coach. Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Early Booking Bonus (EBB) until February 28, 2020
Rates

Category E – Fixed Window

Double - $3791 CAD per person EBB until Feb 28, 2020 - $3191 CAD per person(sharing a cabin)
Single - $5746 CAD per person EBB and Single promo until Feb 28, 2020 - $5146 CAD per person(your own cabin)

Category D – Fixed Window

Double - $4040 CAD per personEBB until Feb 28, 2020 - $3440 CAD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $6132 CAD per personEBB and Single promo until Feb 28, 2020 - $5532 CAD per person(your own cabin)

Category B – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $5090 CAD per person EBB until Feb 28, 2020 - $4490 CAD per person(sharing a cabin)
Single - $7759 CAD per person EBB and Single promo until Feb 28, 2020 - $7159 CAD per person(your own cabin)

Category A – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $5140 CAD per personEBB until Feb 28, 2020 - $4540 CAD per person(sharing a cabin)
Single - $7837 CAD per person EBB and Single promo until Feb 28, 2020 - $7237 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.
Second deposit of $750 per person due Oct 1, 2020.

Final Payment due - January 1, 2021

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

 

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 - 10 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
The recommended earliest arrival time is 8:30am. Must be on ship by 5:00pm for safety exercise Ship sails at 6:00pm Cabins will not be available until 4:00pm
Depart from Amsterdam - last operating departure transfer is by 3:30pm

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

 

Pre-Night & Post Night Hotel

Westcord Jakarta
Superior First-Class
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.

Rate:
Pre-Night Double Occupancy - $232 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $374 CAD per person

Post-Night Double Occupancy - $258 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $427 CAD per person

(Prices and hotel are subject to change. Arrival transfer not available for pre-night.)

 

Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise
Avalon Impression

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Impression came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

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.

Westcord Jakarta
Superior First-Class
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.

Rate:
Pre-Night Double Occupancy - $232 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $374 CAD per person

Post-Night Double Occupancy - $258 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $427 CAD per person

(Prices and hotel are subject to change. Arrival transfer not available for pre-night.)

 

Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request