Design your own unique travel experience.
Trip Design services
Design a unique journey further of your horizons
Travel is not about the perfect beach. It’s not about the glorious sunset. It’s about how that particular experience resonates into your very being.
Indie Horizons does not offer tourist services, but a full coaching experience. Together, we will define your travel goals, discover the ideal destination, and design the perfect journey to fulfil them. But at the same time, throw into the mix something that may challenge you. Experiences that will show you things from a different perspective. Break your stereotypes. Help you learn something new.
The work of a travel coach goes beyond of just organising the trip, it’s about enriching your journey. The aim is to design a transformative experience, which will help you immerse into local culture, discover different perspectives, broaden your horizons, and ultimately bring back a new self.
Because we believe travelling should be an intimate experience, we recommend travelling solo, with your partner, or close friends, with a maximum of 4 people in your travelling party.
Indicative fee: 20€/(itinerary day) +VAT
Trip design services include an initial complimentary 30’ travel coaching session. Minimum charge is 10 days for world trips, and 5 days for Greece trips. Different fees apply to groups larger than 4 people (+5€/day/person). Trip design fees are paid in advance.
Can you give me an example of trip design costs?
- For a 7-day trip for 4 people our fee will be 200€ (that’s 50€/person, minimum 20€/itinerary day, minimum of 10 days).
- For the same trip, for a larger group of 8 people, our fee will be 400€ (that’s still 50€/person, 5€/person/day for groups of 4+ persons).
- For a 15-day trip for 2 people our fee will be 300€ (that’s 150€/person, still 20€/itinerary day).
- Mind that the minimum charge for World trips is 10 days, and for Greece trips is 5 days. If your trip is shorter than that, you will still pay the minimum number of days. This is done to promote longer, exploration trips, which will enable you to go deeper into the destination and local culture.
- Mind also that this is the fee for our research and design, and do not include any trip costs (such as flights, accommodation, transportation, local activities, or insurance). You can book such services on your own (we will provide all the necessary links), through your preferred travel agency, or our own partners.
I am a travel professional and want to use your destination research.
We have a special offer for travel agencies and professionals who want to access our complete research for a particular destination. This includes:
- a detailed day-by-day itinerary programme, with a variety of options and activities to cover different travel interests
- suggested accommodation options, from hostel to 5* resorts
- suggested food & drink options, mainly for local cuisine
- a good to know section, with useful information
- contact links to local agencies and operators
- links to further resources, official tourist websites, online travel guides
- a map file with all relevant points of interest
Our destination research is usually offered in week-long packages (around 7-10 days). For example trip #58 (the Celtic Shores), is broken down into a week-long Scotland itinerary, and a week-long Ireland itinerary. The price for each package is 1500€ +VAT. This offer also includes a complimentary 2hr seminar for you and your employees, to get a better understanding of the reality of the destination, and clarify any questions. Of course, multiple packages (and seminars) can be purchased at the same time.
For destinations we have also concluded a field research, we can provide you with original articles and artful photography, for your company use, including advertisement purposes. The cost is 40€ +VAT for each article (per 200 words) or high resolution photo (1920 pixels). Mind that content licence remains with Andromachos Dimitrokallis and Indie Horizons, so you will need to attribute us as creators (“written by/photo by…”).
Trip Design Process
Personal Travel Coaching sessions
Let us explore together your travel goals and dreams
Travel coaching is not about where to go, but why go there.
A travel coach is not a travel consultant. They will not guide you towards specific destinations, or pre-determined packages. They will help you explore and define your personal travel goals and dreams, so together you can create the perfect trip.
Our travel coaching sessions are also about becoming a better traveller. Lead sustainable journeys. Respect and give back to the local communities. Minimize your impact to the environment. Shift your focus from bringing back souvenirs, to bringing back a new self.
Meaningful travelling is not about checking boxes. It is a transformative journey, that will test the limits of your comfort zone, help you rethink your stereotypes, and ultimately lead you to personal growth. And in the process, create lasting memories that can show you things from a different perspective.
Indicative fee: 40€/hour +VAT
The service is offered online, upon appointment, in English or in Greek, with a minimum total charge of 2 hours. In-person sessions are also possible at extra cost, within the greater metropolitan area of Athens. Our trip design services include an initial complimentary 30’ coaching session, but for further sessions normal charges apply.
Coaching activities for groups
Tailored activities for larger groups and organisations
Indie Horizons provides a variety of tailored interactive coaching activities for larger groups and organisations, such as immersive workshops or inspirational lectures, aiming to familiarise a wider audience with the concepts and benefits of Travel Coaching. These experiences can be destination specific or thematic, with a variable duration from a few hours to a week or more, whether in combination with a trip or not.
The process usually includes an exposure phase, where the participants focus on selected highlights (“coaching breadcrumbs”) along a carefully designed route, a discussion phase, where the topics are actively processed and openly debated, and a revelation phase, where the findings lead to further insights, perspective awareness, and personal development.
Indie Horizons also offers online seminars on Trip Design, Travel Coaching, Travel Ethics, and similar travel-related topics, with a certificate of participation provided upon request.
Indicative fee: 40€/hour +VAT
The fee is calculated for a maximum of 8 persons. Different rates may apply for larger teams (+5€/person/hour). The minimum charge is 4hr for a workshop and 2hr for a seminar. Additional expenses may incur depending on the nature of each activity.
Travel Facilitator Services
Feeling a little lost or overwhelmed by the destination?
We are here to help.
We know that travelling can be complicated, especially when travelling on your own in destinations further from your comfort zone. No worries, though! A travel coach can also help you as a facilitator along your journey, as a liaison between you and the local guides and conditions.
However, a travel coach is not a tour director. Their task is not to support or to lead, but to enhance your journey. Along the way, they can highlight elements that will broaden your horizons, help you become a more aware traveller, and ultimately grow as a person.
A dedicated travel facilitator is available upon demand for any destination in Greece and the rest of the world. Especially for the city of Athens, they can help you further with personalised assistance, similar to a travel concierge, so you can make the most out of your stay.
Indicative fee: 40€/hour +VAT +expenses
The fee is calculated for a party size of up to 8 persons. Different rates apply for larger groups (+5€/person/hour). There is a minimum charge of 4hr around the city of Athens. For trips around Greece or the world, the facilitator fee is based on 8hr/day. Expenses might include entrance fees, meals, and any trip costs (such as flights, accommodation, transportation, and local activities).
Business solutions & travel agencies
For members of the travel industry and any business.
- Design unique trips for your customers
Our experienced team can design itineraries to anywhere around the world. This is ideal for travellers that prefer a lower cost trip, or for destinations your agency is less familiar with. This allows you to focus on more profitable operations, and outsource the rest to us.
- Tailored activities and consulting
Indie Horizons offers a wide variety of travel-related experiences in Athens and beyond, which can be easily adapted to the needs of your own organisation. We can also provide private travel consulting and facilitator services to high profile clients and small groups.
- Business coaching services
With over 10 years of experience and travel focus, our Business Coaching services can help your company grow further, innovate, and cope through turbulent times. We specialise in change management, talent management, and business development.
It’s always a win-win deal!