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Expert: Chris and Linda Benneworth Chris and Linda Benneworth

EBU Congress on the Bay of Kotor

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”. If weather permits this tour will operate by boat. The 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor boasts the most stunning location, at the entrance of Boka Bay where the Turquoise Adriatic Sea meets the mighty mountains of Montenegro. This well-appointed and modern hotel only opened its doors in 2019. Ideally located in Herceg-Novi, just a few miles from the historic centre with its Clock Tower. This beautiful old town, which is easily reached on the local bus, is full of winding streets and flower courtyards, and boasts an old fortress and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions. A short stroll from the hotel will take you to the exclusive Poronovi marina for serious shopping or just to sip a cocktail and try to spot an A-lister descending from his luxury yacht. Or simply relax on the hotel terraces and enjoy the most stunning views imaginable across the bay or the terracotta rooftops of the villages dotting the hillsides, as you enjoy the all-inclusive facilities the hotel has to offer.

8 days from £850pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Participation of a full bridge programme of the EBU with Green and Blue points awarded
  • EBU bridge fee
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights all-inclusive at the 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor
  • Porterage at your hotel
  • Included excursions to Budva and Kotor
Experts
Chris and Linda Benneworth

Chris and Linda Benneworth

Linda and Chris have been married since 1971, having met while they were teaching at the same high school.

Following successful careers in education they retired in the late nineties, when they started directing together, working at first in local and more recently in overseas congresses. They ran the North Eastern Bridge Association Congress for a number of years in Otterburn, Consett and Gateshead, an event with a deserved reputation for friendliness. Since 2019, they have worked as hosts and director at EBU overseas congresses in Athens, Sicily and Rome. They even play together occasionally to ensure there are full tables. Chris is an EBU national director who also teaches others the art of directing and Linda is a qualified County director.

They both believe that bridge is a great game which is meant to be enjoyed; a holiday is the perfect way of doing that.

Itinerary

Overview

On arrival into Dubrovnik or Tivat from your chosen UK departure airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Settle in, relax, and enjoy the stunning sights across the bay from the hotel terraces, before joining us for the Pre-Congress Pairs this evening, which will be a Blue Pointed event.

If you wish you can choose to travel out the day before and add an extra night to your stay, giving you more time to explore your surrounding area.

Bridge Sessions
xx.xxxpm – xx:xxpm
– Pre-Congress Pairs

Blue Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Spend the morning at leisure. Admire the surrounding scenery, enjoy a spot of shopping and celebrity watching at Portonovi Marina, or utilise the excellent local buses to visit the towns nestled along the bay.

Bridge Sessions

10:45am – Welcome meeting
1:00pm - 4:00pm
– Swiss Pairs Session 1
4:30pm - 6:30pm – Swiss Pairs Session 2

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Enjoy a morning relaxing at the hotel. Take in the beautiful scenery from the terraces, enjoy a stroll around the bay, or perhaps take a dip in the pool before lunch. The Swiss Pairs 3 event takes place this afternoon, followed by the IMP Pairs Green Pointed event in the evening.

Bridge Sessions

2:30pm – 5:45pm – Swiss Pairs 3
8:00pm – 11:15pm
– IMP Pairs

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Today, we offer an included excursion to the fortified city of Kotor. Famous for its rich history, fascinating landscapes and UNESCO-listed Old Town, you’ll find plenty of sights such as Romanesque churches, medieval buildings and a clock tower.

Later, we will enjoy a visit to the remarkable 'Our Lady on the Rocks’. According to legend, this islet was made by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child, and laid a rock in the bay after every successful voyage until this islet was formed.

If weather permits this tour will operate by boat and you will enjoy a beautiful trip across the Bay of Kotor.

We will return to the hotel in time for lunch and afternoon Pivot Teams. After dinner, Open Pairs Handicap, which will be Blue Pointed, will take place.

Bridge Sessions
xx:xx – xx:xx – Pivot Teams
x:xx – xx:xx - Open Pairs

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Kotor

Overview

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Why not take this opportunity to visit historic Herceg-Novi, with its incredible Clock Tower? This beautiful town, which is easily reached by the local bus, boasts winding streets, flower courtyards, an old fortress, and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions.

After lunch, there is a Round Robin Multiple Teams session, which will be continued after dinner this evening – this event is Green Pointed.

Bridge Sessions
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Round Robin Multiple Teams session 1
8:00pm – 11:15pm - Round Robin Multiple Teams session 2

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

Today, we visit the picturesque, medieval town of Budva. Known as the miniature Dubrovnik, enjoy exploring the quaint narrow streets, and be sure to walk around the city walls – the views across the Adriatic Sea will leave you speechless.

This afternoon, there will be free time to relax and make use of the hotel’s facilities. Enjoy a swim in the pool, or simply soak up the sun and admire the most incredible views across the bay and Adriatic Sea. This evening, the challenging Swiss Teams Session 1 takes place, which will be Green Pointed.

Bridge Session
8:00pm – 11:15pm – Swiss Teams Session 1

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Budva

Overview

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure.

This afternoon, we complete our Swiss Teams Sessions 2 & 3, followed by the First for Bridge drinks reception and prize giving.

Spend the final evening relaxing with your fellow bridge players, enjoying the all-inclusive drinks in the lobby bar.

Bridge Sessions

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Swiss Teams Session 2
4:30pm – 6:30pm – Swiss Teams Session 3

Green Pointed

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Overview

After breakfast, we transfer you to your chosen airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £150.00 (8 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for 7 nights at the 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor in Montenegro.

Carine Hotel Kumbor

The 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor boasts the most stunning location, at the entrance of Boka Bay where the Turquoise Adriatic Sea meets the mighty mountains of Montenegro. This well-appointed and modern hotel only opened its doors in 2019.