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Bridge on the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

What a location! The Carine Hotel Park sits directly on the sea front promenade in Bijela with incredible views across the famous Boka Kotorska Bay. Cruise ships sail past the hotel terraces as they enter the deep blue fjord flanked by high topped mountains on route to Kotor. Just sit on the terraces, relax on the hotels private beach or on your spacious balcony and absorb the stunning scenery - it really is breath taking. Included to enhance your holiday: We have included in our package three superb half day excursions; of which two are by boat across the Bay of Kotor and one is by coach. Visit the fortified city of Kotor - the most visited historic city in Montenegro with its medieval buildings, cobbled squares, cathedral, Romanesque churches, and clock tower all within its city walls. We also stop to see the legendary “Lady on the Rocks”. Discover the beautiful old town of Herceg Novi, full of winding streets and flower courtyards, and boasting an old fortress and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions. This excursion by coach takes us to the picturesque, medieval town of Budva. Amble down its quaint narrow streets, or walk around the city walls for fabulous views across the Adriatic Sea. If you want to explore independently getting around on the local buses and ferries is cheap and easy. Bijela itself offers a small selection of shops and restaurants that can easily be reached on foot from the hotel along its seafront promenade.

8 days from £1,050pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 or 14 nights accommodation on an all-inclusive basis
  • Airport transfers from Tivat or Dubrovnik airport on our arrival and departure dates
  • Full bridge programme directed and hosted by our First for Bridge team, with seminars and varied bridge sessions with Colin Simcox
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of EBU qualified director
  • All inclusive drinks package
  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tivat or Dubrovnik (Regional airports available at a supplement)
  • Three half day excursions
Experts
Colin Simcox

Colin Simcox

Colin Simcox is an EBU Panel Director who can be seen at many events, especially across the West Country and Wales.

Colin was fortunate to learn bridge whilst at school, now some 40 years ago. He has been playing regularly ever since and has represented Somerset in the Tollemache Cup on many occasions, as well as the Corwen Trophy and Pachabo. A former Space Planning manager, Colin is now retired and enjoys travelling to warmer climates with his wife Marilyn in their trusty motorhome.


John Barker and Sarah Marriott

John Barker and Sarah Marriott

Passionate about Bridge, John is a fully qualified professional bridge teacher and runs his own bridge club where he also teaches. He has worked within the travel industry all his life - Area Manager for Crystal Ski Holidays in the Alps, photographer on cruise ships and running his own very successful photography business. He plays regularly for Norfolk and is either playing or teaching bridge nearly every day of the week. Before bridge John also represented his county at both chess and field hockey.  

When Sarah is not playing bridge she is an independent funeral and wedding celebrant. Prior to this she has been responsible for all the weddings in Norfolk and was also a school nurse. She brings her people skills and organisation to help make sure everyone has a fabulous holiday.

Itinerary

Please choose your prefered 8 or 15 day itinerary

Overview

Fly from London Gatwick airport with our flight inclusive package, or choose one of the many flights available from regional airports if you prefer (additional supplements may apply). Your transfer will also be included from either Tivat (45 minutes including ferry) or Dubrovnik airport (1 hour, 15 minutes).

Overview

At the start of your Bridge holiday you’ll be invited to join our Bridge director and host for a welcome meeting in the hotel. Any single travellers will have the opportunity to find a partner for the Bridge room. 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 Bridge Director. Your duplicate Bridge will be available every evening between 7.45pm and 11.15pm and we endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs. Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams. 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 and the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

We have included in our package three superb half day excursions; of which two are by boat across the Bay of Kotor and one is by coach. Visit the fortified city of Kotor - the most visited historic city in Montenegro with its medieval buildings, cobbled squares, cathedral, Romanesque churches, and clock tower all within its city walls. We also stop to see the legendary “Lady on the Rocks”

Our second excursion takes us into the beautiful old town of Herceg Novi, full of winding streets and flower courtyards, and boasting an old fortress and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions.

Our third excursion by coach takes us to the picturesque. Medieval town of Budva. Amble down its quaint narrow streets, or walk around the city walls for fabulous views across the Adriatic Sea. If you want to explore independently getting around on the local buses and ferries is cheap and easy. Bijela itself offers a small selection of shops and restaurants that can easily be reached on foot from the hotel along its seafront promenade.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Return home.

Overview

Fly from London Gatwick airport with our flight inclusive package, or choose one of the many flights available from regional airports if you prefer (additional supplements may apply). Your transfer will also be included from either Tivat (45 minutes including ferry) or Dubrovnik airport (1 hour, 15 minutes).

Overview

At the start of your Bridge holiday you’ll be invited to join our Bridge director and host for a welcome meeting in the hotel. Any single travellers will have the opportunity to find a partner for the Bridge room. 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 Bridge Director. Your duplicate Bridge will be available every evening between 7.45pm and 11.15pm and we endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week Bridge break. Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams. 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 and the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

We have included in our package three superb half day excursions; of which two are by boat across the Bay of Kotor and one is by coach. Visit the fortified city of Kotor - the most visited historic city in Montenegro with its medieval buildings, cobbled squares, cathedral, Romanesque churches, and clock tower all within its city walls. We also stop to see the legendary “Lady on the Rocks”

Our second excursion takes us into the beautiful old town of Herceg Novi, full of winding streets and flower courtyards, and boasting an old fortress and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions.

Our third excursion by coach takes us to the picturesque. Medieval town of Budva. Amble down its quaint narrow streets, or walk around the city walls for fabulous views across the Adriatic Sea. If you want to explore independently getting around on the local buses and ferries is cheap and easy. Bijela itself offers a small selection of shops and restaurants that can easily be reached on foot from the hotel along its seafront promenade.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Return home.

Accommodation

You will stay for seven or fourteen nights at the 4-star Carine Park Hotel.

Carine Hotel Park Bijela

The Carine Hotel Park Bijela boasts excellent recreational facilities including a private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (additional charges apply), an outdoor pool and an exceptionally good indoor pool. There is also a lovely spa (with charge) on the rooftop with amazing views from the saunas, steam room and hot tubs and sunbathing terraces. Dining is located in the main restaurant or on its open terraces overlooking the bay. The hotel group owns a BIO farm in Pisce and produce much of the food that is sold exclusively to their hotels including five types of cheese, pork, lamb and veal. The hotel has plenty of open lounges where you can relax, read some of the available books or play board games. There is a well-equipped gym in the hotel and table tennis and darts. There are four types of rooms you can choose, all room types are the same standard but the differences are the views - mountains, side sea view or front sea view. It is highly recommended upgrading to a front sea view which commands an amazing view across the bay.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
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