Travel Coaching

I’ve worked in travel for twenty years and travelled around the world many times over.

I’ve been employed by the most recognisable tour operators and travel experts to drive new and existing products, plus develop brands. I’ve planned my own travel and tours around the world from the utter luxury to the more earth experiences. But what if you’ve only got two months to take the trip of a lifetime?

This is where my Travel Coaching sessions become so important. By booking a personalised Travel Coaching session with me, I use my years of real-world travel experience to plan your trip of a lifetime.

How would you like to see leopards and elephants in the wilds of Serengeti National Park? Hike in the backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska? Cruise along the Amazon River with the forest paving your way or sail down the River Nile in a felucca or luxury sailboat? From luxury to the budget conscious, no matter where in the world you plan to travel, let me curate experiences you’ll be talking about for years to come.

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What’s in it for you?
At the end of your Travel Coaching session, you’ll have all the information, inspiration and a detailed itinerary to create the perfect road map for your experience. Now all you need to do is make sure you have enough pages in your passport!

What Travel Coaching consultation suits you?
Depending on your preferences and budget, I can customise a Travel Coaching session for you.

One-on-One Consultation
Whether you prefer to video chat via Skype, email or to discuss on the phone, we’ll chat until I understand exactly what your expectations are.

Comprehensive Itinerary
Your custom itinerary includes suggested accommodation, transport, activities, dining and more.

Ongoing Support and Advice
It’ll only take me 1-2 weeks to get your itinerary put together, but I’m available to assist you right up until departure with questions and even minor last-minute changes.
 
Due to the amount of time, energy and love I devote to crafting your custom itinerary, Travel Coaching is subject to a fee. My 2017 Travel Coaching fee schedule is below:
 
0-2 weeks – GBP200
2-4 weeks – GBP400
4-8 weeks – GBP800
8+ weeks – On request

– All prices are in British pounds (GBP). I can provide sample itineraries available upon request. Payment is made via PayPal in advance of Skype/email/phone chat to secure session. Please email your Travel Coaching request to shielsiain@gmail.com to discuss options and what you are looking for.
– I am not a travel agent and unabl to reserve you flights
– Examples of “minor” changes include suggesting a different restaurant one night, or selecting a new hotel for one city on account of changed circumstances

 
Travel coaching is the best way to make your next trip the best you’ve ever had, but don’t take my word for it. Here are what my biggest fans are saying!
 
Testimonials
“Thank you for helping me organise my trip to safari in South Africa. Seeing big game animals for the first time is something I will never forget!”
-Timothy Kelso, England

“Thanks for saving my holiday after my travel agent nearly ruined my trip. Your advice and knowledge made the tour to Japan unforgettable – I’ll be back!”
-Laura, New Zealand

“The fact that you had lived in China put our minds at ease and having our questions answered, even if sometimes silly, help make the trip a success. We will absolutely be back for more of the food in thew muslim quarter and rice wine!”
-Laurie and Simon, Australia

“Thanks again for a wonderful trip and taking the pressure of putting everything together ourselves.”
-Tom, London

“It’s always good to get a recommendation from a friend and this was no exception. Firstly, Iran was an amazing country to explore but the detail and extras that you surprised us with when we were there helped make our visit so special. Thanks again.”
-Tracy and Mark, Canada
 
 What are you waiting for? Book your Travel Coaching Session today.

Iain Shiels