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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 social bridge players, those who wish to improve their bidding and play, or those who simply want a friendly, relaxed holiday with a smaller size group. 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.

Please Note: On Refreshers and Play & Explore holidays, we cannot guarantee there will be no half tables.

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 and 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
  6. Bridge at the 5* H10 Rubicon Palace, Lanzarote

    Bridge at the 5* H10 Rubicon Palace, Lanzarote

    7 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020
    With: Eddie and 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
  7. 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
  8. Refreshers Bridge in Malta, the db Seabank Resort + Spa

    Refreshers Bridge in Malta, the db Seabank Resort + Spa

    20 Jan 2020 - 27 Jan 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett

    Join us for a refreshers holiday to Malta in January 2020. This will be our fifth visit to the db Seabank Resort + Spa.

    7 nights all inclusive excl. flights from £599
    Ref: 20020
  9. Bridge at the 5* Melas Lara Hotel, Turkey

    Bridge at the 5* Melas Lara Hotel, Turkey

    1 Feb 2020 - 16 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Refreshers Bridge on the Italian Riviera

    Refreshers Bridge on the Italian Riviera

    8 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett
    Join Jane & James on their 6th Refreshers holiday on the beautiful Italian Riviera.
    Prices from £979
    Ref: 20021
  13. 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
  14. Play Bridge & Explore the Italian Riviera

    Play Bridge & Explore the Italian Riviera

    15 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett
    Join James and Jane on our first Play Bridge & Explore holiday on the Italian Riviera.
    Prices from £999
    Ref: 20026
  15. Play Bridge & Explore Behind the Green Line, Famagusta

    Play Bridge & Explore Behind the Green Line, Famagusta

    18 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
    With: Rob Richardson
    Join us for a Play Bridge & Explore holiday to the excellent Arkin Palm Beach Hotel in Famagusta.
    7 nights half board incl. flights from £899
    Ref: 20027
  16. Bridge Holiday in Guernsey, the Peninsula Hotel

    Bridge Holiday in Guernsey, the Peninsula Hotel

    23 Mar 2020 - 30 Mar 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    Join us on our very first bridge holiday on the idyllic Channel Island of Guernsey.
    7 nights half board from £729
    Ref: 20028
  17. Bridge River Cruise – Springtime in the Gardens of Holland & Belgium

    Bridge River Cruise – Springtime in the Gardens of Holland & Belgium

    9 Apr 2020 - 15 Apr 2020
    With: Rob & Rosa Richardson
    Say goodbye to winter and hello to Spring with this delightful river cruise bursting with vibrant colours and incredible sights when you visit the famous Keukenhof, the Garden of Europe, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful spring gardens.
    6 nights from £895
    Ref: 20052
  18. Easter Bridge in Gdansk

    Easter Bridge in Gdansk

    13 Apr 2020 - 20 Apr 2020
    With: Eddie and Kathy Williams
    Gdansk is a simply wonderful old, historic town. It is literally crammed full with so many incredibly beautiful buildings within its city walls, so it is so easy to walk around at leisure, and see everything without having to hop on and off public transport!
    7 nights from £849
    Ref: 20042
  19. Bridge in Sicily, the 4 star Sentido Acacia Marina, Marina di Ragusa

    Bridge in Sicily, the 4 star Sentido Acacia Marina, Marina di Ragusa

    20 Apr 2020 - 1 May 2020
    With: Colin Simcox
    The Sentido Acacia Marina is a very highly recommended hotel for its dining, service, location and facilities.
    11 nights half board plus drinks incl. flights from £1,499
    Ref: 20029A
  20. Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, the 4 star Sentido Acacia Marina, Marina di Ragusa

    Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, the 4 star Sentido Acacia Marina, Marina di Ragusa

    20 Apr 2020 - 1 May 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett
    The Sentido Acacia Marina is a very highly recommended hotel for its dining, service, location and facilities.
    11 nights half board plus drinks incl. flights from £1,499
    Ref: 20029B
  21. Bridge in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

    Bridge in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

    10 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
    With: Nigel Durie
    What a location! The Hotel Park sits directly on the sea front promenade in Bijela with incredible views across the famous Boka Kotorska Bay.
    7 or 14 nights all inclusive incl. flights from £899
    Ref: 20037
  22. Bridge, the Butterley Midland Railway & the Scenic Peak District

    Bridge, the Butterley Midland Railway & the Scenic Peak District

    25 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
    With: David and Gill Gold
    Join us on our second Bridge and Rail Holiday - this time we include a scenic drive in the Peak District and an included visit to historic Chatsworth House and Gardens, as well as a ride on the heritage Butterley Midland Railway.
    5 nights half board from £499
    Ref: 20051
  23. Bridge in the Swiss Alps, Wengen

    Bridge in the Swiss Alps, Wengen

    2 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    Wengen is a picture postcard Swiss mountain village, situated high on a sunny plateau overlooking the mighty Jungfrau and Eiger Mountains, and down into the valley onto Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls.
    9 nights from £1,399
    Ref: 20043
  24. Bridge Cruise on the Boudicca, Fred Olsen - Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

    Bridge Cruise on the Boudicca, Fred Olsen - Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

    20 Jun 2020 - 3 Jul 2020
    With: David and Gill Gold
    From whales to waterfalls, geysers to geothermal waters, the thrilling diversity of Iceland awaits your discovery!
    13 nights full board

    INCLUDES UPGRADE TO ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE & GRATUITIES

    from £2,395
    Ref: 20045
  25. Bridge at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes in the French Alps

    Bridge at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes in the French Alps

    25 Jun 2020 - 4 Jul 2020
    With: Mark Hooper
    This holiday is a little special and unique. Our annual bridge holiday to the lovely Chateau des Comtes de Challes is always popular and we fill our 15 tables in the bridge room.
    9 nights half board incl. flights from £1,499
    Ref: 20040
  26. Bridge, Shakespeare and the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

    Bridge, Shakespeare and the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

    15 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
    With: Andrew Kambites
    Join us on our third Bridge and Rail Holiday - this time we add a touch of Shakespeare! We stay at Ettington Chase Hotel which is just 6 miles from historic Stratford upon Avon and set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens.
    5 nights half board from £599
    Ref: 20046
  27. Refreshers Bridge & Walking in Kaprun, Austria

    Refreshers Bridge & Walking in Kaprun, Austria

    7 Sep 2020 - 14 Sep 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett
    Join us for a very special Refreshers Bridge holiday in beautiful Kaprun in the Austrian Alps.
    7 nights half board incl.flights from £1,099
    Ref: 20041
  28. Play Bridge & Explore Lake Levico

    Play Bridge & Explore Lake Levico

    30 Sep 2020 - 7 Oct 2020
    With: James and Jane Tullett
    It is easy to see why the 4 star Hotel Bellavista Relax is called “beautiful view” in Italian. Situated overlooking the waters of Lake Levico - one of the cleanest lakes in Italy - and surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites, the setting really is idyllic.
    7 nights half board incl.flights from £999
    Ref: 20044

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