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Games holidays and vacations; including bridge holidays and tours, short breaks and weekends for bridge payers in the UK, abroad and overseas in Europe, in the USA and Worldwide.

What to look for when choosing a bridge holiday – this section lists operators and hotels offering complete packages for bridge players that include accommodation and bridge sessions. Many of these will simply be offering friendly games and are suitable for all levels of player, but a few also include competitions and tournaments. An interesting variation on this is where visitors play with local clubs rather than as an isolated group.
   Some bridge holiday packages will also include bridge instruction for people who want to learn the game or improve on their existing skills. Often this is an opportunity to learn from recognised bridge experts so it pays to take note of who is teaching.
   An increasingly popular option are holidays that combine bridge with other activities, such as walking, skiing, cooking or, in one case, a dude ranch experience.
   Another popular combination is a bridge cruise where you can travel worldwide as well as indulge your passion for bridge and play in organised sessions arranged in dedicated card rooms onboard as you sail between destinations. Bridge is often only played while at sea so choose an itinerary with a lot of sea days to get the best bridge playing experience!
   Some of the places listed focus on breaks for bridge clubs rather than on holidays for individuals or couples – here they will provide a suitable space to play, but it will usually be up to the club to provide any instruction, organise competitions and provide the players!

 


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Bridge holidays & bridge players breaks
(also including whist breaks)

uk flag Bridge Overseas Ltd
based: West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
website: bridgeoverseas.co.uk
Friendly themed leisure holidays for over 50s, including organised duplicate bridge/whist, bowls, walking and golf. ATOL protected and TTA bonded, so your holiday is in safe hands. Travel Agent/Tour Operator with over 23 years experience, who can assist with all aspects of holidays and travel. Freephone number for friendly, professional assistance. Single travellers and groups welcome.
| bridge/whist | bowling | walk/trek/hike | golf | seniors/silver surfers | groups | singles | Europe | Spain | Cyprus | Slovenia |

usa flag Finesse West
based: California, USA
website: finessewest.com
A unique programme of top-class, sightseeing bridge vacations that offer opportunities to meet and play with local bridge players while touring the world. Finesse West leads groups on tours where they are hosted by local bridge clubs in the places visited.
| bridge/whist | USA | Middle East | Canada | Italy | China | Europe| Africa | Australia | New Zealand | Ireland | Asia |

StockenBridge Breaks
based: London, UK
website: stockenbridgebreaks.com
Luxury bridge playing holidays combining bridge with wonderful locations, great food and stimulating company.
| bridge/whist | UK | France | Spain |

usa flag Alice Travel Bridge Cruises
based: New Jersey, USA
website: alicetravel.com/bridge-cruises...
Combine bridge with cruising, make new friends, improve your game with instruction from international bridge experts.
| bridge/whist | USA | Europe | Central America | Caribbean |

 Alpine Bridge
based: Somerset, UK
website: alpinebridge.co.uk
Ski holidays in the Alps with organised duplicate bridge sessions in afternoons or evenings.
| bridge/whist | ski/snowboard | France |

 Andrew Robson Bridge Club Holidays
based: West Sussex, UK
website: arobson.co.uk/holidays.php
Relaxed bridge holidays and bridge players weekends in the UK and Europe.
| bridge/whist | England | Europe |

 Ardington Hotel
based: West Sussex, UK
website: ardingtonhotel.co.uk
Weekend bridge holidays, including the popular John Taylor Masterpoint Weekend Breaks, offering 5 bridge sessions, teams, seminars, computer scoring etc.
| bridge/whist | England |

 Begin Bridge
based: Shropshire, UK
website: begin-bridge.co.uk
Bridge holidays offering bridge playing breaks and tuition for beginners, improvers and intermediate players; various destinations in England and on Guernsey.
| bridge/whist | England |

Bridge Away
based: New South Wales, Australia
website: bridgeaway.com
Holiday packages for bridge players (and non-bridge-playing partners) in Australia.
| bridge/whist | Australia |

usa flag Bridge Holidays
based: New York, USA
website: bridgeholidays.com
Bridge cruises and bridge holidays in locations such as the Baltic and Russia, Northern Europe, the Panama Canal and Southeast Asia.
| bridge/whist | Worldwide |

Bridge Holidays France
based: Soudan, France
website: bridgeholidaysfrance.com
Holidays for bridge players in France; where guests play at various local bridge clubs (no necessity to speak French), suitable for players of all abilities.
| bridge/whist | France |

 Bridge Tuition
based: Bristol, Somerset, UK
website: bridgetuition.co.uk
Weekend tuition courses in Bristol and Devizes, with courses for beginners and improvers.
| bridge/whist | England |

 Burlington and Palm Court Hotels
based: Norfolk, UK
website: burlington-hotel.co.uk
Card holidays including both bridge and whist in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
| bridge/whist | England |

Carmen de Santa Ana
based: Granada, Spain
website: granadavilla.com/bridge.php
Bridge vacations in a luxury villa, play in one of Granada's most beautiful locations.
| bridge/whist | Spain |

 Dordogne Bridge Holidays
based: Dordogne, France
website: dordognebridgeholidays.com
Bridge courses and holiday breaks in the heart of the Dordogne, for small groups wanting to learn to play or improve together.
| bridge/whist | France |

usa flag Dude Ranch Bridge
based: Arizona, USA
website: duderanchbridge.com
A unique bridge vacation package combining duplicate bridge with a dude ranch experience at The Dude Ranch of Arizona.
| bridge/whist | USA |

usa flag Edu-Touring
based: Vermont, USA
website: edutouring.com
Leisure travel packages for people over 50, including Scrabble tours, bridge breaks, bridge and cooking packages.
| bridge/whist | USA |

 Forestdale Hotels
based: UK
website: forestdale.com
A group of 19 hotels in England offering Special Interest breaks including whist and bridge sessions, horse racing, garden visits and tours, music weekends etc.
| bridge/whist | horse racing | garden tours | music appreciation | England |

 Fyne Bridge Holidays
based: Merseyside, UK
website: fynebridgeholidays.co.uk
Holidays with bridge for players of all abilities in various locations in England.
| bridge/whist | England |

uk flag Graythwaite Manor Hotel
based: Cumbria, UK
website: graythwaitemanor.co.uk/.../...Bridge_Holidays
Bridge holidays and breaks in the English Lake District, groups and clubs welcome. The hotel can also arrange for guests to play at local Bridge clubs.
| bridge/whist | England |

uk flag Green Park Hotel (The)
based: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
website: thegreenpark.co.uk
Popular luxury hotel on the outskirts of Pitlochry, offering bridge holidays and Scrabble breaks and weekends run by experienced players.
| bridge/whist | scrabble | Scotland |

La Maison du Chateau
based: Burgundy, France
website: lamaisonduchateau.co.uk
C18th French Manor House offering an excellent place for a bridge holiday suitable for a group of players.
| bridge/whist | France |

uk flag Rothay Manor
based: Cumbria, UK
website: rothaymanor.co.uk
Specialised holidays including chess and bridge breaks, scrabble and antiques holidays.
| bridge/whist | scrabble | chess | antiques | England |

uk flag Steve Matt's Bridge Page Holidays
based: Greater Manchester, UK
website: stevemattsbridgepage.com
Bridge holidays abroad and in various venues in the UK, from Yorkshire to the Midlands.
| bridge/whist | UK | Cyprus |

Other useful sites for anyone seeking Bridge holidays and breaks:
The World Bridge Federation is a global bridge organisation for people who take their game seriously, it's a great resource if you want to find out about bridge festivals and tournaments worldwide. It also lists bridge clubs worldwide and has some very useful links to all sorts of information about the game.

     
 

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