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Play Bridge and Explore the Italian and French Rivieras

10 March 2022

8 days from £1,099pp

The Hotel Palace, ideally located in Diano Marina, is the perfect base for this Play Bridge & Explore holiday. Our relaxed bridge sessions and included excursions will ensure a memorable holiday inside and outside of the Bridge room!
  • Relaxed bridge directed by Barry Watts and hosted by Maggie Watts
  • 4* accommodation on a half board basis
  • Perfectly located on the beachfront
  • Flights included from Gatwick
  • Organised group walks and activities outside the bridge room
  • Included excursion to Monte Carlo, Monaco and Eze, French Riviera

Play Bridge & Explore

If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday with duplicate bridge, our Play & Explore holidays are ideal. Less competitive than our club standard holidays and suitable for players of all levels, these tours combine a relaxed bridge programme with smaller group sizes and beautiful destinations. Our Play & Explore collection of holidays will include at least two excursions or an activity pass in the package, making them ideal for the explorer at heart.

Play Bridge and Explore the Italian Riviera

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.

With included excursions

To enable you to see the very best of this beautiful region we have INCLUDED two full day tours in our package.

We spend a full day on the French Riviera.  Our guided tour takes us to the Principality of Monaco & Monte Carlo, and starts at the Princes Palace and fortress, and cathedral hosting the graves of the Princes family.  Leaving the Casino and Café de Paris behind we take the famous panoramic coastal road, the Grand Corniche, to the hilltop medieval village of Exe where we visit its perfume factory.

Our must-see full day tour of Liguria takes us to Dolceacqua, one of the prettiest villages of Liguria.  Spend time in this historic centre and be enchanted by the Doria Castle and Roman Bridge.  We visit a famous wine producer to taste the excellent wines from Liguria before returning to the hotel after a stop at picturesque San Remo.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Palace, Diano Marina


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

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • 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
Room Types
Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

 Town view room
These comfortable rooms offer city views from the balcony and are available as a single room with a single bed only.

 Side sea view room
Enjoy lateral sea views from the balcony in these rooms which are available as a twin/double to share or for sole use.

 Front sea view room
Enjoy front sea views from the balcony in these rooms which are available as a twin/double to share or for sole use.