New for 2020

Malta Bridge and Culture Walking Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Bridge Holidays
from £1,539pp with flights

Let your love for the game of Bridge take you to Malta where you can combine your passion with the local culture. This holiday is suitable for regular players of Duplicate Bridge at club level.

Holiday Highlights

  • Friendly Bridge competition each evening; gain EBU Master Points
  • Guided walking and sightseeing tours
  • Explore Valletta, Malta's Capital city
  • Tour of local lemon groves; meet local farmers and taste homemade produce including jams, pickles and bakes

What’s included

  • Half-Board en-suite accommodation.
  • The services of an EBU qualified Bridge Director and experienced HF Holidays leader.
  • Bridge fees, stationery and prizes.
  • Master Points.
  • Essential transport and entrances fees.
  • Local English-speaking guide and lemon grove tour. 
  • With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers.

Trip Notes

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On our first day out, our local guide will take us from the Buskett Gardens, one of Malta’s few woodlands, past prehistoric cart ruts and Ghar il-Kbar, a former cave settlement said to be Malta’s very first habitation. We will also pass the Girgenti Palace, the private residence of the Prime Minister of Malta. In the evening, we’ll play a friendly game of Bridge from 5pm, breaking for dinner.


Our adventure today starts in Valletta, Malta’s capital city, where we’ll visit St John’s Co-Cathedral, the Grandmaster’s Palace, and St Paul’s Catacombs. In the evening we’ll play a friendly game of Bridge from 6pm, breaking for dinner.


On our 7-night holidays, we allow one free day where there is no organised excursion. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the area independently. In the evening we’ll play Bridge from 5pm, breaking for dinner.


Today our local guide will take us to the south of the island to walk along the coastline passing by St Thomas Bay, Xrobb l-Ghagin, and Delimara before ending at the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. In the evening we’ll play a game of Bridge from 5pm, breaking for dinner.


Today we’ll meet some local farmers in the picturesque valley on the outskirts of Dingli, who’ll take us through the process of fruit-bearing, explain the importance of the climate and share a couple of homegrown produce tips. The tour ends with a tasting of homemade lemon jams, pickles and bakes at a local restaurant. The afternoon is free for you to relax and in the evening, we’ll play Bridge from 5pm, breaking for dinner.


The Victoria Line - or as it was originally known the North West Wall - was built along the top of the escarpment known as the Great Fault line. This surprising geology feature divides the island of Malta in half and gives us a great scenic view. Our route takes one of the most spectacular and peaceful walking paths on the island and on a clear day, you can also view the cliffs of Gozo. In the evening, we’ll play Bridge from 5pm, breaking for dinner.



What to Bring

Bridge

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.

Walking

To enjoy your walking comfortably and safely, it is essential that your footwear, clothing and equipment are suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

Bring a rucksack, a thermos flask for a hot drink, a water bottle (at least 1 litre) and spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar, a small torch (in spring, autumn and winter) and first aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed). Many guests find walking poles useful, particularly for descents. Insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses and protection cream and a camera are all optional extras you may choose to bring.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate 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.

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2020
21 Mar - 28 Mar 2020 Itinerary £1,539 Available Book Now
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2020
21 Mar - 28 Mar 2020 Itinerary £1,369 Available Book Now
Duration:
7 nights
Interests:
Bridge Holidays

7 nights from £1,539pp with flights

New for 2020

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