Bridge Holiday in Northern Cyprus

Price from £749.00


6 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar 2018
Duration: 7 OR 14 nights incl. flights
Ref: 18003
With: Andrew Kambites


Price from £749.00
Single Supplement: £15 per night
Deposit: £250

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Book our two centre holiday and receive a free excursion of the Famagusta area including lunch - visiting the monastery of St Barnabas, the famous walled city of Famagusta and a look at the so called “Ghost City” of Varosha.

You have the option to stay one week in the fabulous deluxe Lord's Palace Hotel, Kyrenia or one week at the Salamis Bay Conti, in the Famagusta region, OR combine both weeks and enjoy our fantastic FREE day tour when we change hotels. The twin centre offers a diverse mix of town and beach and allows you to get a true feel of this beautiful country.

Northern Cyprus is unquestionably a most beautiful place to visit. Its natural beauties include long coastlines of clean, sandy beaches bordering turquoise blue waters: green mountains covered in pine trees; historical sites dating back thousands of years; picturesque villages full of local colour and cultures; plus churches; castles; monasteries and vibrant cities.

To give you the opportunity to really experience this side of the island we are offering a two centre holiday - each hotel and centre having something very different to offer!


The first week we stay in the principal town, Kyrenia in the brand new, luxurious 5 star Lord's Palace Hotel which only opened its doors in May 2016. This hotel is situated in an enviable beach front location and commands stunning views across the harbour from its wonderful roof-top pool. It is close to a good selection of bars and restaurants, and is approximately 20 minutes’ walk to the town centre. This hotel boasts a fantastic wellness centre where guests have complimentary use of the indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and can spoil themselves to one of the many exotic treatments available. The brand new classical style rooms offer premium luxury and a range of modern facilities. During the week we enjoy an INCLUDED FREE EXCURSION to the walled city of Nicosia, the only remaining divided capital left in the world, and where we view the biggest cathedral ever built on Cypriot soil, and ladies can shop until they drop on the famous “Shopping Galore” strip. Keen walkers can take to the mountains around Kyrenia and discover the wild flowers, or visit the Karpaz Peninsula, locally known as the Pan Handle, with its tiny villages, donkeys, herds of goats and natural plantation. Close to Kyrenia you can visit the 7th century St. Hillarion Castle that inspired Walt Disney when he created Snow White, and not to be missed is the beautifully preserved old Bellapais village and Abbey.


The second week we drive across to the other side of Northern Cyprus, and we have INCLUDED a fabulous FREE FULL DAY EXCURSION including lunch. We visit the monastery of St. Barnabas with its tomb and archaeology museum and then continue to the ancient Roma city of Salamis, with its famous Roman baths and theatre, before stopping for lunch by the sea. Then we visit Famagusta, once the most important port city on the island, and simply brimming with history. Lose yourself in the alleyways abundant with colourful bazaars, shops and cafes inside its massive city walls. Then it is time for a peak at the “Ghost town” Varosha, where ghosts would haunt us if we had a chance to go in! This suburb of Famagusta was considered the “Riviera of the Mediterranean” before the diversion of 1974. We arrive at the Salamis Bay Conti Hotel at approximately 17.00 hours in time for dinner and bridge.

The Salamis Bay Conti Hotel offers a completely different experience to the first week stay in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus.

This larger, functional hotel was renovated in 2014, and offers a huge range of complimentary leisure facilities that include an outdoor pool and an excellent indoor pool, steam room, sauna & Turkish bath, and spa where you can purchase many different treatments. The all-inclusive package is great value and the quality of food is good and varied, and bedrooms are all spacious.

This hotel also enjoys an enviable position because it is set in 65 acres of land directly on a long, sandy beach where you can enjoy some excellent walks down the beach. There is also a regular shuttle service into Famagusta, which is well worth the small charge as Famagusta is certainly worth a few visits to fully explore the city and surrounding area.


During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All First for Bridge holidays include bridge tuition and seminars with a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. Duplimated boards will be used every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records will be provided.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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Twin/double share:
06 March 2018, 7 nights Lord's Palace Hotel Half Board - £749
06 March 2018, Twin centre: 7 nights Lord's Palace Hotel Half Board + 7 nights Salamis Bay Conti All Inclusive- £1149
13 March 2018, 7 nights Salamis Bay Conti All Inclusive - £799

Single supplement: £15 per night
Flight supplement Manchester to Paphos: £35
Sea view supplement at the Lord's Palace: £14 per person per night

Please note we have secured 40 single occupancy rooms. Our bridge room has the capacity for 20 tables maximum.


  • Return flights from London Gatwick and Liverpool into Larnaca. Manchester flights to Paphos available at a supplement.
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 7 nights half board in a superior room at the 5* Lord's Palace Hotel, Kyrenia / and or 7 nights all-inclusive at the Salamis Bay Conti, near Famagusta
  • FREE excursion to Nicosia with orientation tour (This tour is offered during stay in Kyrenia only)
  • FREE excursion to the Famagusta region incl. St Barnabas monastery & viewing the “Ghost City” Varosha & lunch - TWIN CENTRE ONLY
  • Participation in the full bridge programme including seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Events as specified


Drinks & meals other than those specified, optional excursions, travel insurance and items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, laundry etc.


Gatwick, 12:55 - Larnaca, 19:35
Larnaca, 20:15 - Gatwick, 23:20

Liverpool, 12:45 - Larnaca, 19:35
Larnaca, 20:15 - Liverpool, 23:35

Transfer times from Larnaca airport - approximately 1 hour 40 mins to Kyrenia and 1 hour to Famagusta.

Manchester, 12:30 - Paphos, 19:15
Paphos, 19:55 - Manchester, 23:05

Transfer time from Paphos airport - approximately 2 hours 45 mins to Kyrenia and 2 hours 50 minutes to Famagusta.

Lord's Palace Hotel*****

This brand new five star deluxe hotel only opened its doors in May 2016. With its striking exterior and cool-elegant interiors, the 5 star Lord's Palace Hotel commands stunning views over the new harbour at Kyrenia, especially from its wonderful rooftop swimming pool.

Hotel rooms offer premium luxury and a classical style. Elegantly decorated with blue and beige airy tones, combined with rich fabrics, inviting guests to relax and relish their facilities.


  • 42 inch Smart Hotel TV
  • Internet / WIFI
  • Mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath with tub and selection of toiletries
  • Welcome set ( tea & coffee)
  • Central heating / air conditioning


It provides outstanding service and a wealth of facilities including a fabulous wellness centre where guests have complimentary use of the indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Spoil yourself and be pampered in the extravagant spa with its many treatments.

We dine in the Spice Restaurant which is artistically designed with its focal wall of 'spices from around the world’. It provides a buffet style breakfast and dinner with a fully visible kitchen to add to its quality dining experience.

The Salamis Bay Conti Hotel, Salamis, near Famagusta*****

The Salamis Bay Conti Hotel is well-rated on TripAdvisor, is voted 1/15 hotels in Famagusta and has received a 2016 Certificate of Excellence.

This large, beachfront hotel commands a wonderful position directly on the long sandy bay at Magusa, near Salamis in the Famagusta region. The hotel offers a regular shuttle bus into Famagusta, which is 8kms form the hotel, at a small charge.


Rooms are “run of house” with the majority having sea views, although lower floor rooms can be obscured by greenery.

  • Rooms are spacious and well equipped
  • Phone
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge
  • Safe deposit box (charge)
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Air-conditioning / heating


The hotel boasts a range of facilities including: a large indoor pool; Turkish bath, steam room, sauna, small gym, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, table tennis, billiards, outdoor pool and spa with a range of treatments for a charge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served buffet style in the Selcuk Restaurant and offers international and Cypriot cuisine.

The all-inclusive package represents excellent value for money and includes breakfast; lunch; dinner; snacks and midnight soup. Locally produced soft, hot and alcoholic drinks are included in the package and served until midnight.