Summer Bridge Holidays - All Ready To Go!

We are delighted to advise that all our bridge holidays detailed below in our summer programme have already reached minimum numbers with at least 7 or 8 tables already booked on each one at this early stage.

This means there is no danger of any of the holidays below being cancelled! We are able to confirm your travel arrangements at time of booking or shortly after, and you can then plan your calendar for the months ahead.

Over the last few years First for Bridge have introduced a number of new and interesting destinations to our summer bridge holiday programme. Many of these are from your suggestions. We have included some places that are a bit different and less commercialised. This has really appealed to many of our regular clients looking for somewhere different to go. It has also brought in many new guests to First for Bridge Holidays. Thank you all we really appreciate your custom.

We have included many extras such as excursions to Chambery and Grenoble on our French holiday, two river cruises on the Rhine Valley, and a full day tour of Venice on our Italian holiday

And of course not forgetting the most important part - the bridge! As usual all the holidays offer interesting seminars, varied bridge sessions with duplimated boards and hand records plus Master Points and prizes are awarded.

If you haven’t yet booked a place we do hope you are able to join us!


The Slovenian Riviera - 14 April 2016, 10 nights **NEW**
The five star Grand Hotel Portoroz The Slovenian Riviera Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ The position on the sea front promenade in Portoroz.
✓ The lovely coastal walk to the old walled Venetian City of Piran.
✓ The opportunity to visit different places such as Ljubljana; Trieste and the Lipica Stud Farm, where the black foals turn into fine white horses.

We already have 13 tables for bridge on this holiday.

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The Rhine Valley - 19 May 2016, 7 nights **NEW**
The four star superior Rheinhotel Bellevue Rhine Valley Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ The position of the hotel - directly on the Rhine Promenade in the very centre of Boppard.
✓ There is so much to do here: Old half-timbered houses; shops and many eateries; cable car rides above the Rhine Valley: lovely walks along the promenade; great rail service to nearby towns.


2 included river cruises on the Rhine and Moselle passing legendary castles and stopping in Ruedisheim and Winningen.

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Lake Bled - 22 June 2016, 10 nights **NEW**
The four star Park Hotel Lake Bled Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ The fact the hotel is situated directly on the lakeside and in the centre of Bled.
✓ The simply stunning scenery - views across the castle, island and lake. It is well worth upgrading to a Lake View Room.
✓ Walking around the lake and in the mountains - it is a walker’s paradise here.

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The French Alps, Savoy - 30 June 2016, 9 nights
The Chateau des Comtes de Challes French Chateau Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ Sitting on the hotel terraces and looking down on the valley and up at the mountain peaks whilst eating fine cuisine from the Michelin Star restaurant and drinking fine French wines from its cellars which is included in the price!
✓ This unique renovated chateau that has been beautifully renovated yet retains so many of its original features.

Included tours to Chambery & Grenoble, and the wine tasting in the Chateau cellars.

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Montenegro - 17 September 2016, 10 nights
The four star Tara Hotel montenegro bridge holiday

What we like...

✓ The varied and stunning scenery in this small unspoilt country - and the friendly people & hotel staff.
✓ The lovely coastal walk into the old walled city of Budva.
✓ The interesting tours available to Kotor and Albania.

The full board and drinks package represents great value.

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Jersey - 19 September, 7 nights **NEW**
The four star St Brelade’s Bay Hotel St Brelade's Bay Jersey Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ The wonderful position of the hotel - overlooking the most beautiful bay on the island with local buses making the capital St Helier easily accessible.
✓ Jersey - there is so much to do here and easy to get around.
✓ The quality of the hotel and its good facilities.

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The Venetian Riviera - 23 Sept 2016, 10 nights
The four star Principe Palace Hotel Venetian Riviera Bridge Holiday

What we like...

✓ This friendly family run hotel. Great food and service.
✓ The roof top terraces and swimming pool.

The included full day tour to Venice is a great base to explore the Islands of the Lagoon and visit the Lakes.

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Please note: all the above holidays include flights with the exception of Jersey which is easily reached by air or sea.

Jersey is booking up very quickly. We already have 9 tables. We do need to release any unsold rooms well in advance as this hotel is also very popular with other non-bridge guests waiting to book. Please book as soon as possible to secure your place as we are not likely to be able to accommodate late bookings.

Single rooms are also very limited now for the Venetian Riviera and Montenegro. We are limited to 15 tables on the Venetian Riviera and this holiday sold out early last year.

With warm wishes Sales Director
Arena Travel