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Autumn EBU Congress, Turkey

5 October 2022

8 days from £779pp

Join the English Bridge Union for a fantastic week in the lovely Turkish town of Side and enjoy the superb facilities, excellent service and amazing value of our all-inclusive package at the 5-star The Sense De Luxe Hotel & Spa.

  • 7 nights at the 5-star The Sense De Luxe Hotel & Spa
  • Excellent facilities and beautiful Bridge room
  • Incredible all-inclusive value with fantastic themed restaurants
  • Private beach with complimentary sunbeds, umbrellas, towels and café
  • Fantastic location on the beachfront, close to the lovely harbour
  • Wide range of flights available from many UK regional airports
  • Two fantastic excursions included
  • Low single supplement on spacious rooms for sole use – limited availability

EBU Overseas Congress

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the EBU to provide carefully selected accommodation for their UK and overseas congresses. All overseas congresses have an exclusive Green and Blue pointed bridge programme, which can be booked directly with the EBU, once your accommodation is booked with First for Bridge. Please book via your EBU account, or call 01296 317203 to pay your Bridge fee and add participation in this Bridge programme to your package. For 2023 departures the EBU fee is NOW INCLUDED in the holiday cost. You no longer need to make a separate payment to the EBU for the Bridge services. The EBU will contact you to collect your entry details.

EBU Autumn Congress, Turkey

Join First for Bridge and the English Bridge Union for a fantastic week in the Turkish town of Side on this EBU Overseas Congress. With its cobbled winding streets and pretty harbour, the Old Town of Side is delightful. The ancient site is perfect for leisurely exploration with its Temples of Apollo and Athena, and the remains of the Roman Baths that house an impressive collection of artefacts.

We’ll be staying at The Sense De Luxe Hotel which opened its doors in 2014 and has a lovely fresh and modern feel throughout. In addition to the excellent location (just 4km from the harbour and close to nearby shops), facilities are truly fantastic at this venue. You can relax on the private beach, enjoying the complimentary sunbeds, umbrellas and towels, and a few steps away from the all-inclusive beach bar & café. Or for those who prefer the pool, the hotel boasts several options including a large outdoor pool, relaxing adult-only pool, and even an indoor pool with Turkish bath, sauna and fitness centre – all included in your package.

After working up an appetite from these excellent facilities, the all-inclusive board will offer you endless choice; from breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to Sunday brunch, afternoon patisseries, ice-creams and midnight soup! You can also enjoy local hot, soft and alcoholic drinks until midnight, and in addition to the main restaurant, beach café and bars, the hotel offers 3 a la carte restaurants - Italian, Fish and Turkish (bookable once weekly).

We have also included two fantastic excursions in our package:

We visit Antalya, the eastern gateway to the Turquoise Coast and enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautiful old town, as well as visiting the Duden Waterfall and enjoying a boat trip around the harbour and visit to the leather centre.

Our second excursion takes us to Alanya where we go up to the castle for a panoramic view across the red tiled ottoman villas and wide beaches.  We enjoy a boat trip around the bay and 2 hours free time in this popular resort.

Your Accommodation

The Sense De Luxe Hotel & Spa, Side


The 5-star The Sense de Luxe Hotel only opened in 2014 and offers 374 modern spacious rooms and excellent facilities. It is very well located in Side, just 4km from the picturesque harbour which is easily reached by very regular local buses, or maybe the more energetic would enjoy a coastal walk stopping at a beachfront café en route to enjoy the beautiful sea views. You will find a good selection of shops in the vicinity of the hotel.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

In the spacious grounds you will find a large outdoor pool and a relaxing adult pool. Sun worshippers will also enjoy the private beach with its fine sand and shallow waters, and its own pier and complimentary sun loungers, umbrellas and beach towels and all-inclusive beach café/ restaurant.

The hotel also boasts an indoor pool and an excellent spa where you pay for treatments, but have complimentary use of the Turkish Bath, sauna and fitness centre.

Other amenities include a boutique, minimarket, hairdressers, and beauty parlour. Activities include beach volley, aerobics, table tennis, water polo and billiards.

In addition to the main restaurant, beach café and bars the hotel offers 3 a la carte restaurants - Italian, Fish and Turkish (bookable once weekly).

Room Facilities & Amenities
The spacious, modern rooms are 26metres square and are equipped with the following:
  • Sofa
  • Full bathroom* with walk-in shower and toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary safe
  • Minibar topped up daily with bottled water and soft drinks on arrival day
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Flat screen LCD TV
  • Air conditioning

*Please note: All rooms have walk-in showers, not bathtubs, and very modern open bathrooms where the sink/dressing unit is visible from bedroom. Shower and toilet are situated in separate cubicles.