15th - 22nd April 2023, Montenegro


The EBU Montenegro Congress

- spend 8 days on the Bay of Kotor!

15th - 22nd April 2023

The Montenegro Congress will be held over 8 days. Stay in at the all-inclusive 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor, located at the stunning entrance of Boka Bay where the Turquoise Adriatic Sea meets the mighty mountains of Montenegro.

The Bridge Fee is now included in the package - You no longer need to pay for your bridge fees separately


Event Programme

Ideally located in Herceg-Novi, just a few miles from the historic centre with its Clock Tower. This beautiful old town, which is easily reached on the local bus, is full of winding streets and flower courtyards, and boasts an old fortress and an amphitheatre amongst its many attractions.

A short stroll from the hotel will take you to the exclusive Poronovi marina for serious shopping or just to sip a cocktail and try to spot an A-lister descending from his luxury yacht. Or simply relax on the hotel terraces and enjoy the most stunning views imaginable across the bay or the terracotta rooftops of the villages dotting the hillsides, as you enjoy the all-inclusive facilities the hotel has to offer.

Two Inclusive Excursions:

A visit to the fortified city of Kotor and Lady on the Rocks by boat at no extra cost.

Visit the fortified city of Kotor - the most visited historic city in Montenegro with its medieval buildings, cobbled squares, cathedral, Romanesque churches, and clock tower all within its city walls. We also stop to see the legendary “Lady on the Rocks”. If weather permits this tour will operate by boat. We are advised that this trip is suitable for most levels of mobility with the only potential difficulty getting on and off the boat

A coach excursion to the picturesque medieval town of Budva – the Dubrovnik of Montenegro – again at no extra cost.
An excursion by coach takes us to the picturesque, medieval town of Budva.  Amble down its quaint narrow streets or walk around the city walls for fabulous views across the Adriatic Sea. This involves a 1 hour 15 minute coach trip including a period on a car ferry. We have been assured this trip is suitable for those with mobility issues

To enter

Attendance at the congress is exclusive to delegates booking their accommodation with First for Bridge. Members of other national bridge organisations are welcome.

Please note: Due to limited accommodation availability, booking for this holiday can longer be made online. To book for this holiday you will now need to call First for Bridge direct on 01473 357031. 

if you require help looking for a partner, please let us know by emailing

Day Start time End time Description
13:00 16:00 SWISS PAIRS session 1
16:30 18:30 SWISS PAIRS session 2
MON 17 14:30 17:45 SWISS PAIRS session 3
20:00 23:15 IMPs PAIRS
TUE 18 HALF-DAY TOUR (Included)
14:30 17:45 PIVOT TEAMS (single pivot)
20:00 23:15 OPEN PAIRS
WED 19 14:00 17:00 ROUND ROBIN/MULTIPLE PAIRS session 1
20:00 23:15 ROUND ROBIN/MULTIPLE PAIRS session 2
THU 20 HALF-DAY TOUR (Included)
20:00 23:15 SWISS TEAMS session 1
FRI 21 12:30 15:30 SWISS TEAMS session 2
16:00 18:00 SWISS TEAMS session 3
followed by Sponsor’s drinks reception and prize-giving
Closing date for entries is TBC

Master Points

The two-session events are Green Pointed

The other (single-session) events are Blue Pointed

The Mixed/Open Pairs will be one or two events, with a prize for leading Mixed Pair

Venue and Tariff

7 nights all-inclusive at the 5-star Carine Hotel Kumbor

All-inclusive board – includes breakfast; lunch; dinner; and hot, soft and locally produced and some international alcoholic drinks.

To book

Accommodation bookings should be made with First for Bridge.

Please note: Due to limited accommodation availability, booking for this holiday can longer be made online. To book for this holiday you will now need to call First for Bridge direct on 01473 357031. 

Prices per person for 7 nights from:
£850 in Twin/ double deluxe room to share
£1000 Double sole Occupancy deluxe room
£890 in twin, double deluxe side sea view room
£1040 double deluxe sole occupancy side sea view
£925 in twin/ double deluxe full sea view
£1075 in double deluxe sole occupancy full sea view

The above prices are only guaranteed until 15th March.

The package prices below now INCLUDE the bridge fees - there is no extra cost for this. Non-bridge players will receive a £155 reduction off standard prices


The following flight options are available but prices are not included in the above packages:

Flights to Dubrovnik available for 7 night stay from 15 April, returning 22 April

Outbound: depart 07:35 arrive 11:35
Return:  depart 12:30 arrive 14:45

Outbound: depart 06:15 arrive 10:25
Return: depart 11:00 arrive 13:25

British Airways
Outbound: depart 06:50 arrive 10:40
Return: depart 11:35 arrive 13:25

Outbound: depart 06:20 arrive 10:05
Return: depart 10:45 arrive 12:35

Outbound: depart 17:05 arrive 21:05
Return: depart 21:45 arrive 23:05

Airport transfers from/to Dubrovnik and Tivat are included in the package for all arrivals and departure days.

Add on extra nights pre or post stay at the Carine Kumbor Hotel on all inclusive basis. Often it is less expensive to add on a pre night stay at the hotel than pay to stay in a UK departure airport hotel. This way you avoid an early flight on departure day and have time to settle in and relax and be ready for the pre-congress pairs on the 15th April.

Extra night prices per person per night pre/post stay – all inclusive basis
£72 in twin/double deluxe room
£92 in double deluxe  sole occupancy room
£78 in twin/ double deluxe side sea view room
£97 in double  deluxe sole occupancy side sea view room
£82  in twin/double deluxe  full sea view room
£100 in double deluxe  sole occupancy full sea view

Outbound flights on 14 April – arrive one day earlier and one night pre stay

EasyJet: Depart 17:00 arrive 20:50

British Airways: Depart 11:45 arrive 15:30 (Note: This flight is popular)

EasyJet: Depart: 07:45 arrive 11:30

It is possible to fly into Tivat from Gatwick for a 10 night duration, 3 extra nights. The flight is from only £82 + baggage return and included transfer is only 40 mins:
Depart: 13 APR 06:40 arrive Tivat 10.35
Return: 23 APR 13:25 arrive 15:25

Please note: A standby pair will be available, so all pairs can be matched up for teams competitions.