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Bridge and the Italian and French Rivieras

15th - 25th October 2020

11 days from £1,349pp

A warm welcome awaits at the boutique-style Hotel Palace in charming Diano Marino. A full programme of bridge is complimented by two fantastic excursions exploring the highlights of the French and Italian Rivieras.
  • Bridge directed by Mark Hooper and hosted by David & Gill Gold
  • Included flights from London Gatwick to Nice (Manchester and Bristol available at a supplement)
  • 10 nights at the 4* Hotel Palace, half board 
  • Idyllic location - on sea front with old town on doorstep 
  • 2 fabulous tours included of the French and Italian Rivieras
  • Low single supplement

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

The boutique style Hotel Palace really is something special, and you can expect a very warm welcome from its owners Elisabeth and Loris and their attentive staff. The location is idyllic - on the beachfront, yet with the old town with its selection of shops, cafes and restaurants and weekly market and sea front promenade on its doorstep. We will take over the hotel for our bridge holiday and accommodate up to 15 tables in the bridge room.

Diano Marina is a great base from which to explore this fascinating area full of quaint coastal towns. Walkers are spoilt for choice with coastal walks to Imperia with its Olive Museum and medieval Cervo with its winding cobbled streets, colourful houses and famous music school. Walk inland and you’ll discover the hilltop village of Diano Castello.  If you wish to explore further there is an excellent rail service along the Italian and French Coast giving you unlimited access to villages and towns.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Palace, Diano Marina

This lovely 4 star family run hotel is perfectly located overlooking the sandy beach in Diano Marina, and close to the old town and seaside promenade. This small and friendly hotel has just 48 bedrooms and is lovingly looked after by its owners and friendly and welcoming staff. Enjoy stunning sea views form its restaurant and terraces accompanied by good food and wine.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Buffet breakfast and evening meal is served in the elegant restaurant with views over the coast. Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cold dishes including delicious rolls and pastries, cereal, meats, cheeses, juices and meats of good quality.

Dinner is 4 courses and served to the table. On arrival night the meal is fixed and after the first evening there is a choice of menu. The hotel prides itself on its quality of food and service, and the meals offered to groups is the same as the food served to individual guests.

The hotel has a very pleasant, cosy bar with outside terraces overlooking the sea. It also offers a sauna, Jacuzzi and rooftop terrace, and there is free use of the hotel bicycles.

Room Facilities & Amenities

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Balcony
  • 32 in satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar (payable)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full bathroom with toiletries & hairdryer (mix of walk in showers and bath tubs with shower attachments)
  • Air conditioning / central heating
Please note
Whilst all the bedrooms are accessed by lift there are some steps at the hotel entrance and a few steps from the reception to the lift itself. The roof top sun terrace is also accessed by outside stairs from the top floor. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for wheelchair users who cannot manage some steps.