New for 2020

French Riviera Bridge Players

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Bridge Holidays
from £1,519pp with flights

This holiday is designed for regular players of Duplicate Bridge at club level. There will be seminars throughout this holiday covering a range of topics including Jacoby 2NT, Splinter Bids and Cue Bids. Your knowledgeable Tour Manager will focus on one topic each day and you’ll get plenty of ‘hands-on’ practice to put what you’ve learned into play. But it’s not all brain work – there’ll be plenty of free time to relax as well. This Bridge holiday has been created for anyone who is a regular player of duplicate bridge at club level. Your knowledgeable Bridge leader will focus on a different topic each day, and you’ll get plenty of instructive practice hands to help you put into play any new concepts or strategies you've learned.

Holiday Highlights

  • Morning Bridge seminars covering topics in depth to help fine tune your skills.
  • Serious (but still fun) bridge competition each evening
  • Free afternoons to relax and explore the local area
  • Gain EBU Master Points.

What’s included

  • Half-Board en-suite accommodation.
  • The services of a EBU qualified Bridge Director and experienced HF Holidays leader.
  • Bridge fees, stationery and prizes.
  • EBU Master Points.
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers.

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Mornings 

We start each morning with tuition from our expert leader, covering topics such as Jacoby 2NT, Splinter Bids, Cue bids, Directional Asking Bids, Defence and Two Suited Overcalls. Please note, your Bridge holiday leader may need to be selective about what seminars topics are covered in order to match the experience, skills and interests of individual guests.  We’ll also enjoy some valuable practice hands to help us apply any new concepts.

Afternoons

Your afternoons are free to explore the local area at your pleasure or relax at the hotel.

Evenings 

Each evening at 5pm your Bridge holiday continues with a fun tournament that continues after a fabulous 3-course dinner.  


Hôtel Le Royal Westminster

The lovingly restored 4-star Hotel Royal Westminster enjoys a lovely position right on the seaside promenade of Menton near to the town centre. This magnificent building sits back from the seafront behind a neatly kept Mediterranean garden.  

Rooms

There are 92 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, furnished in a simple style. Facilities in each room include air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite television, telephone, free WiFi and a safety deposit box. In common with most European hotels, tea and coffee making facilities are not provided in bedrooms; however hot drinks can be purchased from the hotel bars.

Facilities

Public rooms include a light and airy restaurant opening onto a terrace. The hotel has a palm tree fringed garden fronting the Promenade du Soleil. Also on the ground floor is a lounge piano bar where music is often played in the evenings. The hotel offers a laundry service and has an ironing room available. There is also a gymnasium, and internet access is available in the billiard room.

Food & Drink

Our hotel has an elegant dining room overlooking the garden.


Breakfast is available from 7.30 till 9.30 and there is a wide choice from a self-select
buffet including fruit juice, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, cold meats and cheese,
bread, croissants, pain aux raisins and jam.


Lunch – you can buy ingredients for your picnic lunch from a number of local shops in
Menton. On some days it may be possible to visit shops on our walks, or eat in a local
café. Our leaders will advise you of the options.


Evening meal – the Hotel Royal Westminster offers a 4-course evening meal. The main
course is ordered at breakfast from the menu which offers a mixture of French and
international dishes. Water and a good house wine are included with the meal. Tea and
coffee can be purchased separately after the meal. It is important that guests with
special dietary requirements, including vegetarians, let our reservations team know
before you travel.

Your Evenings

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before a leisurely meal, either independently or with your fellow guests.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events.

Getting to Hôtel Le Royal Westminster

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What to Bring

All your Bridge stationery and equipment will be supplied. You may, however, like to bring a notebook and pen to make your own notes. EBU Members - don’t forget to bring your EBU membership number to earn Master Points on this holiday.

Titch Glenday

Titch is a professional Bridge teacher. She ran her own Bridge School in Devon for many years before selling it to move to Surrey. Bridge has been an important part of her life, opening doors when she moved to new countries in her youth, including Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa, Canada, India, etc. Titch works for the English Bridge Union, training Bridge teachers all over England. Her love of the game is infectious and she believes every player is an ambassador to Bridge. Learning and playing Bridge is equivalent to taking your brain to a mind gym and giving it a good work-out, thereby keeping it fit and active while also improving the memory. Titch’s classes are relaxed and full of good humour.

Titch is an excellent and very interesting and lively communicator and excellent organiser.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
10 Oct - 17 Oct
7 Bridge £1,519 Available Trip Notes Book Now
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2020
10 Oct - 17 Oct
7 Bridge £1,259 Available Trip Notes Book Now

Important Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £26 per night
  • Entrance fees not included
  • With flight holidays include flights from London Heathrow.
  • UK connecting flights to meet our Heathrow British Airways flight available from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh.   £139
Duration:
7 nights
Interests:
Bridge Holidays

7 nights from £1,519pp with flights

New for 2020

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