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First for Bridge on the Algarve

We are thrilled to be returning to the welcoming Holiday Inn on the Algarve.  First for Bridge Guests can enjoy the excellent dining in the Por do Sol Restaurant with its panoramic ocean views and commend its friendly and efficient service.  It really is a stunning beach-front location, directly overlooking the magnificent sandy beach of Armacao de Pera. Shops, cafes, 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 from which to explore the Algarve. Relax in the outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach which is heated during the winter months, when the weather is usually a pleasant average 20 degrees. Walk along the beach and watch the fishermen unload their daily catch. Golfers will appreciate the choice of golf courses nearby and the hotel has a dedicated golf desk with preferential golf rates for all hotel clients.

15 days from £899pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Private return airport transfer
  • 14 nights' half board accommodation
  • Wine & water included with dinner
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of our EBU qualified bridge director
  • Full day tour of Liguria and a full day tour to the French Riveria
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

Meet us at the airport and we will fly from London to Algarve.

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Algarve

Overview

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.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bridge

Overview

After breakfast we will depart for our return flight to London.

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Algarve, directly overlooking a white sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean.


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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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Telephone

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

Departure Dates