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Arena Travel’s First for Bridge collection offers an extensive selection of quality holidays expertly created for Bridge players who love to travel. With over 20 years’ experience of organising bridge holidays and cruises in the UK and abroad, First for Bridge is proud to continue offering the professional service and high standard of holiday we’re renowned for.
All First for Bridge holidays combine a varied programme of seminars and bridge sessions with good quality hotels and fascinating destinations. Experienced directors and friendly hosts accompany every holiday. We are pleased to welcome solo travellers on all our holidays and will always find partners in the bridge room for those travelling alone.
We have found 20 Holidays available from £389pp
Join us in the heart of Torquay and enjoy a fantastic location just 5 minutes away from the stunning seafront.
Formerly the Hotel S’Algar, the adult-only AluaSoul Menorca has for many, many years been a firm favourite of First for Bridge.
Embark on a journey to the stunning Greek island of Corfu and indulge in a luxurious stay at the 5-star Rodostamo Hotel.
Join us at the ever-popular Château des Comtes de Challes in the Rhone Alps for a varied bridge programme of sessions and seminars.
Visit the 4-star Telford Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Ludlow for a fantastic 5 days of bridge and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge which the resort looks over.
Set in a Victorian townhouse, enjoy stunning views across the Great Orme from your hotel and fabulous walks along this iconic limestone headland.
Join us on this EBU bridge holiday and enjoy a stay at the beautiful Villa Pace Park Hotel, with an included excursion to Bassano del Grappa.
Take on an unforgettable, festive bridge holiday to the very special Makeney Hall, with its Victorian feel and warm & welcoming staff.
Enjoy a Twixmas bridge break to Oxford, staying at the fantastic and perfectly located Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel.
Stay in the lovely Acacia Palace resort where guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens, and a short flat walk along the sea front promenade leads into the centre of Marina di Ragusa. This small seaside resort offers a selection of cafes, bars and shops and its beautiful golden beach has been awarded a Blue Flag.
Join us for an idyllic bridge retreat in gorgeous South Devon, The Dartmouth Golf & Spa Hotel nestles in 225 acres of glorious South Devon countryside, and offers a tranquil setting and perfect location to explore.
Join us for a festive, relaxed New Year bridge break in gorgeous South Devon, staying at the firm favourite Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa
Join us for a twin centre stay on the magical island of Tenerife where you have an opportunity to experience both sides of this fascinating island. Staying in the excellent H10 hotels you can choose to spend one or two weeks in Playa de la Cruz, followed by an extra week on the Costa Adeje.
Visit Westport House, Achill Island and Connemara’s Kylemore Abbey, and take a cruise on Killary Fjord, as you discover Ireland’s west coast.
We return to the superb 5-star adult only ultra all-inclusive Hotel Raga Side for our third bridge holiday. Our bridge guests cannot fail to be impressed with the excellent dining and facilities included in this holiday.
Join us at the popular Athena Beach Hotel for a Christmas and New Year overseas bridge and bowls break.
Join us for our third bridge holiday in beautiful Kaprun in the Austrian Alps. Our guests love the fantastic value of the included summer card, giving free access to amazing local attractions.
Enjoying probably the best location in Puerto de la Cruz and serving excellent cuisine, the H10 Tenerife Playa was an instant hit with First for Bridge guests looking to combine their favourite pastime with winter sunshine in the Canaries.
Come and play Bridge with us at a charming hotel, enjoy countryside walks in your free time, and visit the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Take a bridge break to the magical island of Tenerife. Experience both sides of this fascinating island, staying in the excellent H10 hotels.
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
If you want to play Bridge in some of Europe’s most fascinating and beautiful places, our First for Bridge collection of European holidays has just the holiday to suit you!
Spain’s ever-popular Balearic Islands, along with the islands of Sicily, Cyprus and Malta are the perfect choice if you are looking for some Mediterranean sunshine. For a winter escape the warmer climes of Madeira or the Canary Islands may appeal. You’ll be staying in first-class, resort-style hotels and when you’re not playing Bridge there’s a whole range of facilities for you to enjoy. If you still want to follow the sun but prefer smaller, more intimate hotels, you’ll love our holidays to the Italian Riviera.
Our collection of Bridge holidays abroad also includes lakes and mountains. Whether it’s the Italian Dolomites, the Austrian, Swiss or French Alps, you’ll be holidaying in idyllic surroundings – perfect if you want to relax and immerse yourself in Bridge. At First for Bridge we believe Bridge and cruising go hand in hand, and on our ocean and river cruises you can play Bridge between stepping ashore to explore a host of intriguing destinations.
First for Bridge European escapes cater for everyone looking for a short break to a fortnight’s holiday. On some holidays you can choose between a 7 or 14-night stay and it may be possible to fly from your local airport. Our Club Standard Bridge Holidays and Refresher’s Bridge always include the services of a qualified Bridge director and a friendly Bridge host to take care of all your travel arrangements. So, whether you’re travelling alone or as a couple, with First for Bridge you can relax safe in the knowledge you’ll be holidaying with people who share your mutual interest, enjoying amazing destinations and of course stimulating sessions of Bridge.
If you love to play Bridge and are looking to get away for the festive season, why not join us on one of our First for Bridge Christmas and New Year holidays? Whether you’re looking for some winter sun, or want a cosy hotel break closer to home, let us take care of all the trimmings so you can relax and enjoy the festivities with plenty of time for Bridge.
You’ll be staying in first-class, comfortable hotels celebrating Christmas Day with a traditional feast and seeing in the New Year in sparkling style. Whether holidaying with a partner or alone you’ll be warmly welcomed by our friendly Bridge hosts, who’ll be on hand throughout your stay and sharing the festivities. As with every First for Bridge holiday our Christmas and New Year festive breaks include a full programme of Bridge and the services of one of our qualified Bridge directors.
Whatever your level of play, First for Bridge has a wonderful selection of winter Bridge holidays.
Our winter sun Bridge holidays head south to the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands where you can enjoy all the facilities of first-class, resort-style hotels. They’ve been carefully chosen to appeal to the age of our Bridge guests and their popularity means we return to many of them year-on-year. Situated in prime positions, often right on the seafront, your First for Bridge sessions may well be in a room with a view! If you want to get out and about, you’ll find local shops, bars and restaurants either within walking distance or on a good public transport route close to our hotel.
With the services of a qualified Bridge director, a full programme of Bridge and a friendly First for Bridge host on hand throughout your stay, these fantastic holidays are the perfect winter escape.
First for Bridge are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with the English Bridge Union for both their UK and overseas congresses from 2021. Our carefully chosen accommodation packages will cover the EBU events, meaning you can relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings, in between an exclusive EBU managed Bridge programme. We will also organise and sponsor the two annual Overseas Congresses for the English Bridge Union for the next 5 years.