This is always a popular page – especially for people looking for bridge holidays for beginners.
A bridge holiday is a great way of enjoying, improving or learning bridge whilst making new friends and seeing new places.
There are a range of holidays for bridge players – holidays aimed at beginners, holidays aimed at experienced players, holidays overseas and bridge cruises.
Here are some that I’ve found on the net to help you make your choice. (I DON’T get commission! Just the fun of looking and compiling the list.)
I’ve divided the page into two sections. First – holidays for beginners. Second – holidays for more experienced players.
Bridge Holidays For Beginners
A beginners bridge holiday is a great way of starting to learn to play bridge. You spend a few days learning the basics and make new friends in the process.
Go on a beginners holiday, join No Fear Bridge to continue learning at home and in no time you will be ready to join a regular bridge holiday.
UK & Europe
Acol Bridge Holidays For Beginners
Begin Bridge Run weekend and 5 day holidays. Look for “ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS” in the holiday description. http://www.begin-bridge.co.uk/events_list.html. For 2018 locations include Harrogate and Chester.
Stockenbridge Fancy a trip to the French Alps? Join a Stockenbridge holiday and enjoy the beautiful French scenery. Contact them for full details http://www.stockenbridgebreaks.com/beginners.php
Dordogne Bridge Holidays. If you’d like to learn bridge along with a group of fellow beginners, Dordogne Bridge Holidays will run a beginners course if you make a group booking. They ask for a minimum of 4 people. A great way to learn if a group of you have been wanting to learn but not yet taken the plunge. http://www.dordognebridgeholidays.com/bridge.php
Arbuthnot Holidays – Sun, sea, sand and bridge. Sounds good to me. Arbuthnot run holidays where beginners are provided with their own tables to ensure they are taught at their own pace. Located in Almuna near Malaga. Non playing partners are also welcome. http://arbuthnottholidays.com/specialist-holidays/bridge-school-spain/
HF Holidays – always run beginners bridge holidays. There are 4 night Introduction to Bridge holidays around the UK with locations including Malhamdale, Dovedale, Whitby, and Bourton on the Water. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/activities/leisure-activities/bridge/
When you return from your holiday, sign up to No Fear Bridge and continue learning. Click or tap on one of the icons in the sidebar to start your no obligation, two week free trial.
Most Cruises will offer American Standard Bridge. If it is important to you that you play Acol, please check with the holiday organiser before booking.
Bridge Holidays offer a range of cruises through out the year playing American Standard bridge. Cruises use the 6 star luxury Crystal cruise line. You can attend lectures on various aspects of bridge playing, join in directed sessions and also play social bridge.
Destinations include America, Europe, The Far East and Africa. Something for everyone.
Barbara Seagram also offers a selection of cruises – these are very popular and are usually sold out well in advance.
Alice Travel offer a full programme of bridge cruises and single travellers are welcome. Destinations include Alaska, The Caribbean and Hawaii.
Ron Klinger offer at least one bridge cruise a year along with an annual visit to a luxury resort on Norfolk Island.
Luxury Bridge Holidays offer the ultimate in bridge holidays in luxury accommodation around the world, including Australia, Japan, UK, India, South Africa, Vietnam. Truly the trip of a lifetime.
Arena Travel offer a varied program of bridge holidays to destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean. They offer a serious programme for EBU (English Bridge Union) players where master points are awarded, and also a selection of more relaxed holidays allowing time for sight seeing.
Diamond Travel run a programme of bridge holidays in European sunshine resorts, including Spain and Greece. These holidays are aimed at UK players, but players from around the world are very welcome.
Bridge Overseas runs bridge holidays in a wide range of destinations across Europe. They also have an extensive programme of holidays at hotels within the UK.
Finesse West offer a different way of playing bridge on holiday. Their escorted holidays offer sightseeing and the opportunity to play bridge with local players in local clubs. These are social bridge holidays and all abilities are welcome.