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Bridge on the Algarve

Join us at the ever-popular Holiday Inn, Algarve, in a simply stunning location – directly overlooking the wide sandy beach of Armacao de Pera. We dine in the Palm Beach Restaurant with its panoramic views and listen to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing beneath us. You can relax by the heated outdoor pool overlooking the beach or enjoy a pleasant walk along the promenade and watch the fishermen unload their daily catch. Shops, bars, and restaurants are within a strolling distance of the hotel, and regular buses run to nearby towns and villages, making it an excellent central point to explore the Algarve. Golfers will appreciate the choice of golf courses nearby and the hotel has a dedicated golf desk with preferential golf rates for hotel clients.

11 days from £975pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 10 nights half-board accommodation
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of our EBU qualified bridge director and friendly hosts
  • Wine & water included with dinner
  • 2 morning seminars
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Flights are included from London Gatwick airport to Faro and regional departure airports are available at a supplement. Transfers between Faro airport and hotel included.
Sarah Amos

Sarah Amos

Sarah is the third generation of her family to be hooked on bridge, following after her mother and grandparents. She started playing over 35 years ago and began teaching and directing not long after. She is probably best known as a top-level Tournament Director in both Wales and England. Sarah has been trying to play more bridge since moving to South Wales five years ago and is delighted to have made it to the Welsh Lady Milne twice.

She spent a large portion of her working life helping to run a family restaurant with her brother, sister-in-law and mother and really enjoyed managing the front of house and assisting with wedding and events planning.

All of her work now involves various aspects of bridge, directing all sort of events from club games through congresses to internationals; teaching beginners and improvers; and latterly helping players and clubs get online and keep playing through the pandemic.


Fly from your UK airport to Faro airport and transfer to Holiday Inn Algarve.

Includes Dinner

Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break, and, in addition to playing bridge, we try to include interesting bridge seminars, hosted by your EBU-qualified director.

Your duplicate bridge will be available every evening between 7:45pm and 11:15pm. We endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs and featuring at least one Swiss event during a two-week break.

Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams. On UK holidays, bridge sessions may take place in the mornings instead of the afternoons, complimenting any included excursion programme.

Masterpoints are awarded on evening bridge sessions, and on day sessions with over 5 tables.

During your bridge holiday, nothing is obligatory, and you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. We don’t forget you are on holiday and our bridge programmes also allow time to relax, giving the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

During your free time why not visit the historic town of Silves with its Moorish Castle? See the biggest natural coral reef of Portugal at Armacao de Peras Bay or at the underwater navy ships museum in Portimao. Take a walk to the Salgados and other Nature Reserves. Try the original and famous Chicken Piri Piri at nearby Gula, or enjoy some shopping therapy in Faro – the capital of the Algarve

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


Depart hotel for transfer to Faro Airport, and return flight to UK.

Includes Breakfast


You will stay for ten nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Algarve.

Holiday Inn Algarve

Directly overlooking the wide sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean – a truly stunning location. This warm and friendly four-star hotel has been welcoming First for Bridge guests for many years. The bar, Bar Boa Vista provides refreshing drinks and entertainment. The Palm beach offers an amazing variety of local cuisine. Double bed guestrooms and some may have furnished balconies.

Hotel Facilities

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  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Room Service Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available