The 16 Days of Christmas Competition



Amazing Prizes Every Day Until Xmas!

It's Christmas time again, and this year we've got over £6,000 worth of travel awesomeness to give away.

Over 16 days, we'll be giving away 16 amazing prizes to help kick start your gap year, including flights, tours and travel goodies!

Launch the Competition

Winners will be notified via email and announced on this page after Monday 29th December. 

Prize Details

Day 1 Tuesday 9th December

8 Day Marrakech & Sahara Tour

Soak up majestic Marrakech and camel trek into the Sahara Desert with this awesome adventure tour! Prize includes transport, accommodation, most meals and lots more. Valued at £595, courtesy of Nomadic Tours!

The prize is for one person, excludes flights and needs to be used by the end of 2015. For details on the tour itinerary please visit


Day 2 Wednesday 10th December

Free Project Placement

Whether you are looking for human rights work in Tanzania or to rescue Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, Global Nomadic has the project for you. Win a free placement worth £295 for any of their projects!

Winners will need to arrange and pay for their own flights and visas as well as any incurred project fees. Not all placements will be suitable for everyone, you will need to apply for the project in order to be accepted. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. 


Day 3 Thursday 11th December

3 Night 3 Festival Pass

Party 3 nights at 3 awesome festivals in Europe with this Nomad Festival Pass. You can choose from 23 festivals including food and booze with the Stoke Passport kindly provided by Stoke Travel and valued at €540.  


Day 4 Friday 12th December

7 Day Kiwi Experience Buss Pass

Travel from Auckland to Wellington through the core of New Zealand's North Island with this brilliant pass. You'll get to see and do some incredible stuff! Brought to you by Kiwi Experience, worth £300. 

Pass must be used within 12 months of winning the prize. 



Day 5 Saturday 13th December

£100 Amazon Gift Voucher

IST Plus are the experts when it comes to working in the USA. Summer Camp Jobs, Internship programmes and much more. Not just the USA though - they offer programmes across the world. They are giving away a £100 Amazon voucher to one lucky winner!


Day 6 Sunday 14th December

£385 Africa Tour Voucher

Diverse cultures, big game, thrilling activities and adventure touring at its wildest. Go see Africa with Acacia and win a £385 voucher to spend on any of their Camping or Accommodated Overland Tours.

Normal Local Payment and Gorilla Permit (if applicable) apply. Normal Acacia Africa booking terms and conditions apply. Seats are subject to availability. Voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Voucher is redeemable off the tour price only. Voucher cannot be redeemed on a discounted tour. Valid only on Camping and Accommodated Overland Tours. Valid for travel up to 31 December 2015. 


Day 7 Monday 15th December 

7 day Thailand Trip

Win an amazing week-long tour of Thailand starting in Bangkok and finishing on the island of Koh Phangan! Includes accommodation, all activities, transport and some meals. Provided by ThaIntro, worth £399!

This prize must be redeemed by Dec 31st 2015 and cannot be exchanged for cash or another tour. Flights are not included.


Day 8 Tuesday 16th December

£200 Travel Voucher

From quick breaks to epic journeys, Contiki's trips cover the world. It’s about making every moment count. One life. One shot. No regrets. Win a £200 voucher to use towards the trip of your choice.

The prize is £200 in Contiki Travel Vouchers which can be used towards any Contiki trips. Trips of higher value can be purchased however the winner will be required to pay the difference. The winners are responsible for paying all additional costs associated with the prize that are not specifically included, including (where applicable) flights, transport to and from the respective airports, and any other transport, spending money, insurance, visas and all other incidentals. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, has no cash alternative and has no cancelation value once booked. The prize must be redeemed by 31 December 2015.

Day 9 Wednesday 17th December 

120 Hour Online TEFL Course

Teaching English overseas is a very rewarding experience. PoD is offering a 120 hour online TEFL training course with international accreditation valued at £235. Win and start your teaching adventure abroad!

Day 10 Thursday 18th December 

8 Day Taj Traveller Tour

Discover India's Golden Triangle and visit places like Delhi, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal on this awesome tour worth £599! Includes accommodation, breakfasts, transport and transfers. Provided by On The Go Tours. 

The tour is for one person, and based on twin/double share. Upgrade to a single room available at additional charge. Flights, visas, entrance fees and tip kitty are not included. The tour needs to be booked within 3-months of winning the prize and is subject to availability. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Day 11 Friday 19th December

Gap Year Annual Travel Insurance

Win a Gap Year Annual Travel Policy providing 365 days coverage in Australia and New Zealand. Provided by Cover-More offering high-quality travel insurance and superior customer service. Prize valued at £325.

Cover-More Silver Cover policy. Prize winner must be under the age of 35 years. No cover for pre-existing medical condition. The policy must be activated within 12 months from 19th December 2014. 

Day 12 Saturday 20th December

Work, Stay and Travel Packages in Oz and NZ

Base Travel are offering two amazing 7 night Work and Travel Packages in both Australia and New Zealand plus a 10 night Base Hostel Pass. This is really what you need to kick off your gap year. Winning!

Valid for one person. Work and Travel Package can be used in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane as well as Auckland. Accommodation in multi-share dorm, subject to availability at the time of booking. Not valid over Xmas and NYE for the 4 locations. The Job Search offices will be closed from 25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015. The 10-night flexible accommodation package gives the opportunity to stay at any BASE Hostel in Australia. That would be in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island, and now also to be used with our affiliate properties, The Haven Alice Springs, Aquarius Backpackers Surfers Paradise, Frasers on Rainbow Rainbow Beach, Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay, Cool Bananas 1770, Scotty's Beach House Mission Beach, Emu Beach Resort Emu Park, Gilligans & Calypso Backpackers Cairns, Melaleuca Darwin and The Old Swan Barracks Perth. Subject to availability at the time of booking, option to select the first location doesn't guarantee a bed. Contact the hostel to confirm your booking. This pass is for dormitory accommodation - from 6 to 10 bed dorm depending on the room configuration of hostel you are staying at (biggest dorm available). Upgrade to smaller dorm, Sanctuary (Girls' Only dorm) or Private room is subject to availability at the time of booking and an upgrade fee will be charged on check-in. Please contact each hostel individually for more information. You will be issued a Base card on your first check-in, make sure you collect the card at the first hostel you are staying at. The pass allows you to stay for a maximum 3 nights in each hostel (consecutive or not). Stays of 4 or more nights are not permitted. BASE Jumping vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of first use and nights at any of the above properties are subject to availability at the booking time. Please book one person per package. The Base Jumping pass is not sharable or transferable once purchased. And it is not refundable once the first night has been redeemed. The Base Jumping pass is not valid over Xmas & NYE in Sydney & Melbourne. For any questions, please email

Day 13 Sunday 21st December

Travel Backpack and Gear

The Gap Year Travel Store are giving away this  fantastic travel gear bundle including a Highlander Explorer Travel Backpack, sleeping bag, money belt, first aid kit, water bottle and travel towel.#

This travel gear bundle from the Gap Year Travel Store can only be shipped within the UK and contains: Highlander Explorer Travel Backpack: A 60+20L travel backpack with a 60 litre main compartment and detachable 20 litre daypack. Vango Planet 50 Travel Sleeping Bag: A 1-2 season performance sleeping bag, perfect for use in hot climates. Includes a mosquito net in the hood, anti-bacterial & anti-mosquito protection and has a lightweight and compact design for travelling. RFID Money Belt: Stores your cash, passport and small valuables discreetly and features an RFID blocking layer to help prevent illegal scans of your personal data! Travellers First Aid Kit: A compact first aid kit containing essential first aid equipment for travelling. Water-to-Go Bottle: Treat water easily with this water purification bottle from Water-to-Go. This 75cl water bottle comes with an in-built filter that kills 99.9% of contaminants found in water, helping you to avoid illness and water-borne disease when travelling. Bamboo Travel Towel: 60 x 120cm sized towel with natural anti-bacterial protection! Comes with a compact storage pouch and weighs just 280g. 

Day 14 Monday 22nd December

£250 Travel Voucher 

This one is on us: a £250 voucher to use towards your next adventure. Wherever you may go just make sure you book your travels with one of our awesome travel experts at Journeys Are Made @

Voucher is not redeemable for cash. The discount can only be used towards a new booking made by Journeys Are Made @ Voucher reference number must be presented at time of booking. Open to residents of the UK or those paying in sterling. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.