The History of the Tulip Tour Tradition!
Tulip Tours was founded by Ben and Grace Mulder and Don and Bernice Kooy over 15 years ago. The two couples have traveled around the world and wanted to share their experience with others. They formed Tulip Tours and worked together until recently when they retired. Thankfully the next generation of the Mulder family will carry on the tradition.
Over the 15 years they led Tulip Tour trips, several trips have even been repeated multiple times due to popularity. The trips have varied with some as small as a few days away at local destinations to their biggest trip, which was an Alaska cruise with 447 travelers. Besides traveling within the United States, they have also been on nine cruises and have traveled to at least 15 foreign countries. Each tour has been a success – check out the great reviews. Some customers have even gone on more than 30 trips!
Tulip Tours offers the same great personal service that Tulip Tours started with, and still offer them at an affordable price! The company logo and website were updated. A blog was recently added so both the travelers and family and friends back home can enjoy the photos and updates on the tours. They are also offering custom photo albums, which has been a big hit. Photo Album.
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Steve was born and raised in Kalamazoo while Flori grew up in Southern California and is the oldest daughter of Ben and Grace Mulder, the previous owners of Tulip Tours. They met at Calvin College and married, 35 years ago.
They currently live in Southwest Michigan. Steve recently retired from being an engineer for Whirlpool for 26 years. During this time, he had opportunity to travel all over Europe, South America, and Asia for work (and for pleasure!). Now he can travel with Tulip Tours and use his past travel experiences in planning trips. Steve and Flori always enjoy traveling, love to be with people and look for ways to have a good time!
Bernie, like Flori, grew up in Southern California and is the son of Ben and Grace Mulder. Bernie & Starla reside in Sumas, WA.
Together Bernie & Starla own a small business “Drench-Mate” which they run out of their home. When she is not working in the family business, or running after her grandchildren, Starla helps Tulip Tours with the bookkeeping.
Carol and Michael Ensminger
Michael and Carol they live in Chandler, Arizona. Michael owns his own handyman business and Carol is very active in the women’s ministry of their church. Carol is also a daughter of Ben and Grace.
Carol adds a great deal to Tulip Tours as a graphic designer and created this website and helps manage the blog! We are thankful to have her talents to add a personal touch to Tulip Tours!
We all look forward to helping you with your upcoming travel plans. Please contact us and experience our commitment to excellence and service!