The Twelve Days of Christmas 2018 Silver Travel Advisor Giveaway!

December 2018 Prize Draw

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DAY 12

Star Prize! A fabulous Forest Holidays getaway for four

Golden Oak cabin - Forest Holidays
A fabulous three night stay in the heart of Britain’s woodland for up to four people in a two bedroom, well-appointed Golden Oak cabin, courtesy of Forest Holidays. With fluffy robes in the en-suite, an outdoor hot tub on the raised decking and a log burning stove in the spacious living area, you’ll have all the luxuries you need to ensure that your forest break is pleasurable and relaxing. Choose from ten beautiful UK locations, deep in the woods, on the edge of a loch or set in a bright forest meadow. Whichever area you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to make your stay your own, being at one with nature or visiting local towns and villages, eating in or eating out, taking things up a gear or taking it slow.  

Like the sound of a Forest Holidays break? Just in case you’re not the lucky winner, there’s 10% off breaks booked before 28 February 2019, and taken before the end of May 2019. Just be sure to quote the code STAWINTER at the time you make your booking.

Terms and Conditions: The prize must be taken by 30 June 2019 and excludes school holidays and bank holidays. The Forest Holidays prize is for 3 nights accommodation in a two bedroomed Golden Oak cabin for up to four people to be taken before 30 June 2019, at a date to be mutually agreed by the prize-winner and Forest Holidays. Meals are not included, nor is transport to and from the Forest Holidays location and must be provided by the prize-winner. The prize is non- transferable and cannot be re-sold or used in conjunction with any other offer. Entrants must be 18 or over. No cash alternatives will be offered.

DAY 11

Two prizes to light you up today a weekend's car hire with Avis and a luxury scented candle from Silversea

Avis car hire and Silversea gifts
One lucky winner will have a 3 day weekend’s car hire with Avis with unlimited mileage anywhere in the world to look forward to. A second winner will have a beautiful, deliciously perfumed triple-wick boxed Ortigia candle, courtesy of Silversea, to light up their Christmas!

Avis terms and conditions: Drivers must be 21 years of age and have a full driving licence. Vehicle is car group C. Prize must be taken by 31 January 2020.

DAY 10

Nothing says Christmas like a hamper and a Collette holiday voucher worth £500!

Collette gifts

A lavish mini-hamper of festive goodies courtesy of Collette including wine, chocolates mince pies and more. Plus, a voucher for £500 off any 2019 Collette holiday.

Terms and conditions: The Collette voucher to the value of £500 can be used as part of the final balance payment of one Collette holiday, to be taken before 31 December 2019. The booking must be made direct with Collette or via a travel agent – it cannot be booked online. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be re-sold or used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternatives will be offered.


Keep warm inside and out with wine from Tourism Tasmania and a cosy fleece from Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings gifts

A bumper selection of goodies courtesy of Cox & Kings and Tourism Tasmania, including six bottles of Tamar Ridge wine, Tasmanian tea, fudge, lip salve, tea towel and bag plus a cosy Cox & Kings fleece.


Meet Rudolph and his cuddly friends, thanks to Viking!

Viking gifts

We have all of Santa’s reindeer - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixem plus Rudolph and three more of his friends in adorable cuddly form, thanks to the cruise line Viking. Six winners will have a brace of reindeer each!


A backpack with everything you need for an overnight stay duck included! from Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways gifts

This stylish grey backpack comes with a matching bag, waffle dressing gown, slippers, water bottle mug – and rubber duck! – thanks to Emerald Waterways.


Delicious! Hotel Chocolat goodies from Tailor Made Rail and a bottle of Champagne from Star Clippers

Tailor Made Rail and Star Clippers gifts
A mini treasure-trove of Hotel Chocolat deliciousness from Tailor Made Rail and a lovely bottle of Champagne from Star Clippers.
One lucky winner will have their Christmas wrapped up!


A mini-hamper full of Christmas treats from Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line gifts

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with this mini-hamper that’s brim-full of tasty things from Norwegian Cruise Line.


A selection of weather-beating goodies and backpack from Scenic

Scenic gifts

This smart black rucksack, two warm fleeces and an umbrella – plus a handy bag anticipating the launch of discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse make this a great gift combo.


The film, the gin and the fudge that put Guernsey on the map!

VisitGuernsey gifts

This Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society hamper includes a DVD of the delightful film   perfect for watching over Christmas plus a bottle of locally-sourced Wheadon’s gin, chocolate and fudge, courtesy of Visit Guernsey.


Wrap up and travel well, courtesy of Azamara Club Cruises and Jules Verne

Azamara Club Cruises and Jules Verne gifts
Put on this lovely warm dressing gown from Azamara Club Cruises and it’ll feel like you’re getting a hug. The handy items from Jules Verne include a power pack to keep your phone charged, luggage labels, notebook and stylish water bottle – perfect for your next big trip.


Trains and boats and African plains, courtesy of Railbookers, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Trafalgar

Railbookers, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Trafalgar gifts
A selection of things to turn your thoughts to travel. The book and DVD of Michael Portillo’s Great American Railroad Journeys – plus matching railway stress toys from Railbookers. A lightweight backpack with waterbottle, handbag safety hanger and highlighter pens from Cruise & Maritime Voyages. And safari-themed notepads and bags from Trafalgar. 


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  • alirox2222
    about 2 years ago
    Wow what an awesome start to the new year, I would love to win one of your gorgeous prizes
  • Swinford
    about 2 years ago
    Lovely selection of prizes would be made up to win any of them
  • pineapple99
    about 2 years ago
    Fabulous prizes - would just be the icing on the cake to win something
  • TM1
    about 2 years ago
    Travel tips are definitely the best recommendation to help your adventure run smoothly.
  • SproutsMum
    about 2 years ago
    This is my first visit to STA for a very long time, and what fun it is! Of course the tempting festive prizes lured me here (although there is only one left)!, however I have found a plethora of interesting articles to read, member reviews, ideas for travel, really-I could stay here all day! All I can say is thank you and I'll be back-SOON!
  • dyana100
    about 2 years ago
    Fabulous prizes. Great travelling too.
  • Lesely
    about 2 years ago
    What lovely prizes. I hope everyone is having a very happy Christmas. Xx
  • MrsRobert
    about 2 years ago
    These are fabulous prizes! I would love to be lucky enough to bring my family on a Forest Holiday sometime.
  • DianeD
    about 2 years ago
    The Golden Oak cabin sounds like a very cozy way to spend a few days with the family to bring in the New Year!
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    Michael Portillo is one of my favourite presenters and he re-ignited my interest in train travel. On my bucket list is a journey on the Trans-Siberian Express through Russia which is available through the Railbookers. One of the stops is at Yekaterinburg: it takes its name from Catherine, the wife of Peter the Great, and is synonymous with the tragic last days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in July 1918. I would visit the Church on the Blood that honours the fallen royal family and light a candle in their memory. The notepads from Trafalgar would be useful for keeping a travel diary. Merry Christmas everybody!
  • BevT
    about 2 years ago
    Fantastic prizes
  • LynG
    about 2 years ago
    So many fab prizes!
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    What I like about Azamara Club Cruises is that they offer longer stays, late night and overnight stays in ports, also night touring. It is lovely to get a flavour of destinations at night, as well as during a day. The dressing gown will not be worn much, I suspect. The Jules Verne travel company introduced ‘Singular’, a collection of Solo Group with no single supplement arrangements. The groups are comprised only of single travellers, accompanied by a UK or local tour manager. There are three departure dates for "Secret Balkans": May, September and October, the best time to explore Montenegro by boat and train, with visits to Albania and Serbia. Three countries in 8 days: what a treat! I like listening to songs of Lepa Brena, a Yugoslavian folk singer from the 1980s: they are full of passion and longing.
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    I am interested in healing properties of the plants and grow medicinal herbs in the garden. The Guernsey hamper includes hand-crafted, locally produced Wheadon's Gin. It is made up of botanicals, which include Rock Samphire, sourced from Guernseys' south coast cliffs. This sea vegetable is a super food: it aids digestion, boosts immune system, reduces inflammation and improves bone health. I do not drink spirits and would rather go for chocolates and fudge. My other half prefers gin. Each to their own!
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    A rucksack and warm fleeces would come in handy when exploring Iceland and its glaciers and volcanoes. July boasts the warmest temperatures with average highs around 14 degrees Celsius (57 F). A newly built discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse offers an exiting cruise around Iceland in July and August 2020. I hope an umbrella will not be needed! I am interested in languages: it would be a privilege to listen to Icelandic which is the closest modern language to Old Norse. It would be like travelling back in time. Iceland has practiced a form of linguistic purism: rather than loan words from foreign languages, linguists at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invent new ones. When the University of Iceland got its first computer in 1964, Icelandic did not have a word for “computer", so the guardians of the language had to create one and came up with "tölva" - a fusion of tala (number) and völva (prophetess) that adds up to the poetic “prophetess of numbers.”
  • pipkin
    about 2 years ago
    What a fantastic prize to win. Such lovely Christmas presents to share with the family
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    What a nice selection of Christmas treats from Norwegian Cruise Line: shortbread and toffee to name a few! Norwegian Cruise Line have a cruise from Copenhagen to Berlin, then to Tallinn and St Petersburg where they stay overnight. I would love to visit friends there and walk down the Nevsky Prospekt again and take a boat trip along the river Neva under the numerous bridges. And then off to Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Six capital cities in nine days: what an opportunity to travel in comfort and see new sights nearly every day!
  • Pamjd
    about 2 years ago
    Day 6 goodies are made for my family. They can share the chocolates while I sip and savour the champagne.
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    What a lovely trio: a bottle of champagne from Star Clippers, Hotel Chocolate's chocolate hamper & the Tailor Made Rail who offers a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience from London on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. What is even better, the return is via a different route, through the Swiss Alps and Lausanne. I would visit the Bellevue Hotel in Pully, near Lausanne, where the family of Carl Faberge had taken refuge after fleeing revolutionary Russia, and raise a glass of champagne in his memory. Did you know that eight Imperial eggs are still missing?
  • mikeyp
    about 2 years ago
    Kool prizes
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    A backpack from Emerald Waterways will come in handy both on board & out on an excursion. I would take the blue duck on a cruise on the blue Danube.
  • barney
    about 2 years ago
    Would love the forest holiday prize, we could certainly enjoy the break for our Wedding Aniversary coming up shortly but any prize would be lovely.
  • HazelP
    about 2 years ago
    Something for everyone in this great selection of prizes - the reindeer would be perfect for my lovely granddaughter and great nephew.
  • charlotte57
    about 2 years ago
    All the prizes are great I would love today’s gift memories I know I would cherish.
  • elena_2
    about 2 years ago
    The toy reindeers are adorable! If I am lucky to win them, I will take them to the North Middlesex Hospital & give them to sick children to play with. I hope it will brighten their day.