The History of the Tulip Tour Tradition!
Tulip Tours was founded by Ben and Grace Mulder and Don and Bernice Kooy over 25 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 they retired. Thankfully the next generation of the Mulder family has carried on the tradition.
Over the time that they led Tulip Tour trips, several trips were 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 many cruises and have traveled to over 20 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 continues to offer the same great personal service that Tulip Tours started with, and still 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, 40 years ago.
They currently live in Southwest Michigan. Steve 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 his sister Flori, grew up in Southern California and is the oldest son of Ben and Grace Mulder. Bernie & Starla live 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 is an amazing handyman and Carol is very active in women’s ministry. 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!