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Tulip Time River Cruise

April 17-24, 2023

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
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host


Day 1
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise
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
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise

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: Experience Rotterdam by foot with your Adventure Host.
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
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise
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 visit a Botanical Garden, where you will admire an amazing variety of plants, tree and flowers.
Alternatively, 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.
You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes—or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district. This evening, join your garden expert for a botany lecture onboard.
Accommodations: Avalon Impression

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise

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
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise
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. Spend some free time biking or walking through Middelburg to sample Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer before cruising to Veere.
In Veere, join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology.
Accommodations: Avalon Impression

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Willemstad and discover its many beautifully restored buildings from the 17th and 18th Century. Later, enjoy a Cheese Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam.
Accommodations: Avalon Impression

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise

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
Women's Travel Club Tulip Time River Cruise

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

Category E – Fixed Window
Double Occupancy - $3270 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $2600 USD) Sold Out
Single Occupancy - $5451 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $4300 USD) Sold Out

Category D – Fixed Window
Double Occupancy - $3513 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $2800 USD)
Single Occupancy - $5830 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $4550 USD) - On Request

Category B – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony
Double Occupancy - $4663 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $3700 USD)
Single Occupancy - $7612 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $5900 USD)

Category A – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony
Double Occupancy - $4713 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $3750 USD)
Single Occupancy - $7690 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $6000 USD)


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 may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $250 CAD due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - January 9, 2023

*Any payments are non-refundable if you cancel after their date due, we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.


Extend your Stay

Join the Women's Travel Club on this adventure to exotic Morocco. Morocco is a country of amazing diversity. Here you will find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts, quaint seaside villages and bustling metropolitan cities. We will explore and shop in the endless labyrinth of medinas, taste the amazing flavours, immerse ourselves in the culture and ride camels in the red sand of the Sahara Desert.

Morocco Details


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 - 18 ladies


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity if minimum travelers not met
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Airport transfers


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Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

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

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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.

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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.

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.


4 Star Rating

"Would have loved more time in each place."



5 Star Rating

"With an avid interest in flower gardening, the Tulip Time river cruise is perfect. I had never been to Holland, and waiting for our Canadian yards to green up is a bit easier when we can see now what our future weeks might bring!"