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First for Bridge has over 20 years’ experience of organising bridge holidays and cruises in the UK and abroad. Our professional service and attention to even the smallest detail sets us apart from other operators and creates the high standard our guests are used to. Our First for Bridge holidays are licensed by the English Bridge Union (EBU) with Masterpoints awarded, duplimated boards used and hand records provided.

REFRESHERS & HOLIDAYS WITH BRIDGE

Refreshers Bridge is aimed at the social player or those new to the game (1 to 2 years) who are looking to improve their bidding and play. We do not award EBU master points with these holidays so the more hardened duplicate bridge players do not attend, therefore leading to a more relaxed and social atmosphere.

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On a one week holiday we include three seminars in the mornings lasting 2 hours, leaving you plenty of free time to explore your holiday destination. Topics covered in our interactive teaching seminars might include bidding and card play, such as Stayman and Transfers, Michael's cue bids, Ogust, finessing and unblocking.

In the evening we run a relaxed duplicate session of approximately 16 to 18 hands. The play is not too quick, with the emphasis very much on enjoyment. The evening session usually finishes around 10.30, with a friendly “debrief” over drinks in the bar afterwards.

The social and relaxed side is very much at the forefront of these holidays so come and join us and make new friends.

BRIDGE HOLIDAYS FOR ALL LEVELS

Whichever type of bridge holiday you select with us our professional service and attention to even the smallest details sets us apart from many other operators. We are also pleased to welcome solo travellers on all our holidays and have many rooms for sole occupancy available on most holidays.

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  1. Refreshers Bridge Holiday in Rethymnon, Crete

    Refreshers Bridge Holiday in Rethymnon, Crete

    30 Apr 2019 - 7 May 2019
    With: James & Jane Tullett

    The superb Sentido Hotels, Aegean Pearl & Pearl Beach sit elegantly side by side overlooking the blue Aegean Sea in Rethymnon.

    7 nights half board and drinks with dinner excl. flights from £569
    Ref: 19021
  2. Bridge Holiday in Rethymnon, Crete

    Bridge Holiday in Rethymnon, Crete

    7 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
    With: Mark Hooper

    The superb Sentido Hotels, Aegean Pearl & Pearl Beach sit elegantly side by side overlooking the blue Aegean Sea in Rethymnon.

    7 OR 14 nights half board and drinks with dinner from £649
    Ref: 19028
  3. Bridge at the Valamar Sanfior Hotel & Casa, Rabac

    Bridge at the Valamar Sanfior Hotel & Casa, Rabac

    11 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
    With: Nigel Durie
    Rabac, an upmarket resort, on the eastern side of the Istrian Riviera is a simply idyllic Croatian resort that began its development from a quiet picturesque fisherman village in the late nineteenth century.
    7 OR 14 nights half board excl. flights from £649
    Ref: 19022
  4. Bridge in Kaprun, Austria

    Bridge in Kaprun, Austria

    1 Jun 2019 - 11 Jun 2019
    With: Andrew Kambites

    We stay at the lovely 4 star family Hotel Toni, which is centrally positioned in Kaprun, and offering friendly Austrian service, great food, large spotless rooms, and excellent wellness facilities.

    10 nights half board incl. flights from £1,379
    Ref: 19039
  5. Bridge at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes, Savoy, France

    Bridge at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes, Savoy, France

    27 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
    With: Nigel Durie
    After six very successful bridge holidays at the lovely Chateau des Comtes de Challes, we are pleased to return for our seventh visit to this beautiful and relaxing region.
    9 nights half board incl. flights from £1,449
    Ref: 19040
  6. Bridge and the Italian & Swiss Lakes

    Bridge and the Italian & Swiss Lakes

    7 Sep 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
    With: Andrew Kambites
    The views from the hotel gardens and terraces across the Swiss and Italian mountains ranges, city, and lakes are simply breath-taking.
    9 nights half board & wine with dinner incl. flights from £1,449
    Ref: 19054
  7. Bridge, the Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    Bridge, the Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    15 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
    With: David & Gill Gold
    Join us for our very first “Bridge & Rail” UK holiday based at the gateway to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
    5 nights half board from £599
    Ref: 19063
  8. Bridge at the Luxurious Castle Château Belá, Slovakia

    Bridge at the Luxurious Castle Château Belá, Slovakia

    29 Sep 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
    With: Mark Hooper
    The sophisticated Castle Château Belá in Slovakia really needs to be experienced to appreciate its high quality and standard throughout.
    7 nights half board & wine with dinner incl. flights from £1,299
    Ref: 19049
  9. Bridge at the 5*Amathus Beach Hotel, Rhodes

    Bridge at the 5*Amathus Beach Hotel, Rhodes

    2 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
    With: Eddie & Kathy Williams
    Join us for a wonderful ten nights playing bridge at the luxurious Amathus Beach Hotel in Rhodes.
    10 nights half board excl. flights from £999
    Ref: 19056
  10. Bridge in Menorca - Portblue S'Algar Hotel

    Bridge in Menorca - Portblue S'Algar Hotel

    4 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
    With: Nigel Durie
    The 4 star Portblue S’Algar Hotel has for many, many years been a firm favourite with First for Bridge guests.
    7 OR 14 nights all inclusive excl. flights from £729
    Ref: 19055
  11. Refreshers Bridge on Lake Bled, Slovenia - The Park Hotel

    Refreshers Bridge on Lake Bled, Slovenia - The Park Hotel

    7 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
    With: James & Jane Tullett

    James & Jane invite you to join them on their fourth Refreshers bridge holiday, where you can enjoy relaxed duplicate bridge sessions in the evenings; sharpen your bridge skills in the daily classes, or participate in beautiful walks around Lake Bled and in the Julian Alps, and join in other group activities outside the bridge room with your new found bridge friends and bridge hosts.

    7 nights half board excl. flights from £799
    Ref: 19061
  12. Bridge in Makarska, Croatia - Valamar Meteor Hotel

    Bridge in Makarska, Croatia - Valamar Meteor Hotel

    12 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
    With: Mark Hooper
    The Valamar Meteor Hotel is beautifully situated right on the palm fringed, sea front promenade in pretty Makarska.
    7 OR 14 nights half board incl. flights from £920
    Ref: 19057
  13. Bridge at the Raga Side Hotel, Turkey

    Bridge at the Raga Side Hotel, Turkey

    8 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
    With: Colin Simcox
    The 5 star fine dining, adult only Raga Side Hotel is exactly that its name suggests! Only open to persons over the age of 16, and offering exceptional cuisine - all part of your 24 hour ultra- all-inclusive package.
    7 OR 14 nights ultra all inclusive, excl. flights from £575
    Ref: 19067
  14. Bridge in Bournemouth, the Hotel Collingwood

    Bridge in Bournemouth, the Hotel Collingwood

    18 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
    With: Andrew Kambites
    Join our First for Bridge team, and reunite with fellow First for Bridge travellers for an end of Season bridge get together in Bournemouth.
    4 nights half board from £349
    Ref: 19074
  15. Festive Bridge in Benalmadena, Sunset Beach Club

    Festive Bridge in Benalmadena, Sunset Beach Club

    23 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
    With: Colin Simcox
    The 4 star Sunset Beach Club is very well positioned on the sea front promenade leading into Benalmadena.
    7 OR 14 nights half board & wine excl. flights from £779
    Ref: 19070
  16. Refreshers Festive New Year Bridge at Sedgebrook Hall, Northamptonshire

    Refreshers Festive New Year Bridge at Sedgebrook Hall, Northamptonshire

    27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
    With: James & Jane Tullett
    Join us for a Festive New Year Refreshers bridge holiday at the charming Sedgebrook Haill in the village of Chapel Brampton.
    6 nights from £699
    Ref: 19081B
  17. Festive New Year Bridge at Sedgebrook Hall, Northamptonshire

    Festive New Year Bridge at Sedgebrook Hall, Northamptonshire

    27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    Located in the charming village of Chapel Brampton in the heart of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, Sedgebrook Hall is set in 13 acres of picturesque gardens.
    6 nights from £699
    Ref: 19081A
  18. Bridge at the 5* H10 Rubicon Palace, Lanzarote

    Bridge at the 5* H10 Rubicon Palace, Lanzarote

    7 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020
    With: Eddie & Kathy Williams
    We return - by demand - to the lovely 5 star H10 Rubicon Palace Hotel for our forth visit. This holiday usually attracts a high number of tables in our spacious bridge room.
    7 OR 14 nights half board excl. flights from £769
    Ref: 20011
  19. Bridge at the H10 Tenerife Playa, Puerto de la Cruz

    Bridge at the H10 Tenerife Playa, Puerto de la Cruz

    13 Jan 2020 - 27 Jan 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    The four star H10 Tenerife Playa hotel really does hold the prime position in Puerto de la Cruz - right on the sea front promenade surrounded by sea and facing the Lago Martianez.
    7 OR 14 nights half board & drinks with dinner excl. flights from £699
    Ref: 20012
  20. Bridge at the 5* Melas Lara Hotel, Turkey

    Bridge at the 5* Melas Lara Hotel, Turkey

    1 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
    With: Mark Hooper
    The elegant Melas Lara Hotel sits directly on the Blue Flag beach at Lara, 15 kilometres from the old historic city of Antalya.
    7 OR 14 nights 24hr all inclusive excl. flights from £499
    Ref: 20014
  21. Bridge at the Hotel Baia Azul, Madeira

    Bridge at the Hotel Baia Azul, Madeira

    21 Feb 2020 - 2 Mar 2020
    With: Nigel Durie
    The Island of Madeira has for many years been a firm favourite with First for Bridge guests for an autumn visit, however this year we are pleased to return in February when the annual Mardi Gras Festival takes place.
    10 nights nights half board & drinks excl. flights from £1,129
    Ref: 20015
  22. Bridge & Bowls at the Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

    Bridge & Bowls at the Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

    4 Mar 2020 - 18 Mar 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    This wonderful hotel is widely commended by First for Bridge guests for its excellent cuisine and service. The position is ideal – directly overlooking its own sandy beach and a lovely flat coastal walk takes you directly into Paphos harbour.
    7 or 14 nights half board excl. flights from £649
    Ref: 20017
  23. Bridge at the Hotel Bella Playa & Spa, Cala Ratjada, Majorca

    Bridge at the Hotel Bella Playa & Spa, Cala Ratjada, Majorca

    15 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
    With: Nigel Durie

    This will be our eight visit to the charming Hotel Bella Playa & Spa. We have had very good feedback regarding the hotel from our first visit - particularly regarding the excellent dining and good service throughout the hotel.

    11 nights half board incl. flights from £1,099
    Ref: 20019

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