Signature Tulip Time River Cruise 2024

Experience the beauty of springtime as you embark on a captivating river cruise starting in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. This ancient city, with a rich history spanning 700 years, invites you to immerse yourself in its timeless charm, characterized by iconic architecture, charming cafes, and a plethora of restaurants. Your journey takes you through the picturesque landscapes of Holland and Belgium, making it an ideal adventure for those with a passion for gardens and nature.

Enthusiasts of flora will be treated to an enriching experience with onboard lectures led by a seasoned expert who will delve into the captivating realm of botany and the fascinating world of plants.

As you sail through Rotterdam’s bustling harbor, renowned as the busiest port globally, you’ll be captivated by its maritime energy. For those enamoured by gardens, a visit to Keukenhof, known as the “Garden of Europe,” will be an absolute delight. Spanning 70 acres of lush parklands and serene lakes, this garden boasts a spectacular display of colors, hosting nearly 7 million blooming bulbs that paint the landscape in vibrant hues.

Your journey continues to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, where centuries-old history in diamond trading harmoniously coexists with a blend of ancient structures, monuments, and modern architecture. In the charming city of Ghent, Belgium, a local expert will guide you through its storied past, including an exploration of the magnificent St. Baaf’s Cathedral.

The voyage then leads you back to the Netherlands, where the town of Middelburg, once a pivotal trading hub, invites you to relive its historical grandeur. The Gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square are enduring testaments to its opulent past. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the captivating Flood Museum, which offers poignant stories and visuals from the historic flood of 1953.

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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

ITINERARY

**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.

DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Category E – Fixed Window (Sold Out)

Double Occupancy – $3513 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $2650 USD)
Single Occupancy – $5818 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $4400 USD)

Category D – Fixed Window

Double Occupancy – $3762 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $2850 USD)
Single Occupancy – $6204 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $4700 USD) – Sold Out

Category B – Panorama Suite – Open Air Balcony (On Request)

Double Occupancy – $5012 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $3800 USD)
Single Occupancy – $8141 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $6100 USD)

Category A – Panorama Suite – Open Air Balcony (On Request)

Double Occupancy – $5062 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $3850 USD)
Single Occupancy – $8219 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $6200 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.

Payment of $250 due at time of booking.
Final payment due January 8, 2024.

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Guaranteed Departure

You can book confidently knowing that this tour will definitely depart.  If you are booked, please arrange your flights.  We always recommend flexible, refundable tickets not booked with a third-party supplier.

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 members
Maximum – 18 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Shipboard gratuities if minimum passengers not met

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Donna Hearn.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol – AMS 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 International Airport Schiphol – AMS – last operating departure transfer is by 3:30pm.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk 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.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

Avalon Passion

Our deep devotion to our Suite Ships has led us to christen one of these exceptional vessels as the Avalon Passion. Embellishing Europe’s waterways with elegance and a serene sense of luxury that only Avalon can deliver, the Avalon Passion truly lives up to its remarkable name. Guests of Avalon are embraced by the same fervor for exploration while aboard this floating haven, where the Avalon Passion invites you to embark on an expedition of comfort and discovery.

Immerse yourself in this enthusiasm for new horizons as you explore the two complete decks of Panorama Suites, each showcasing wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that unveil river cruising’s exclusive Open-Air Balcony. The Passion’s Panorama Suites, encompassing an impressive 200 square feet, surpass the industry standard by 30%, granting you ample space to relax. Here, your Comfort Collection bed faces the window, allowing you to stretch out and take in the world that lies before you.

Entertain your companions with flair in the expansive sitting area, thoughtfully designed to comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Our vessel offers complimentary Wi-Fi access, free computer use in public spaces, a well-equipped Fitness Center, an elevator for your convenience, and an expansive Sky Deck complete with a shade system, premium reclining chairs, a whirlpool, deck games, and the charming Sky Bistro that invites you to indulge in al fresco lunches featuring light grill fare.

Step aboard with your own passions in tow and let the Avalon Passion guide you along your chosen course.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend. If a roommate is not initially available you may have to book in as a single and then change to double occupancy when a roommate is available.

No, at this time a travel visa is not required for Canadian or US Citizens to travel to Amsterdam. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

April is a nice spring month in Amsterdam. Days are starting to get warmer with an average of 13°C (56°F).

Apr 07 - Apr 14 2024

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Cruises,
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