Tour Guide Training, Reinvented.

Whether you’d like to become a tour director or tour guide, start or improve your own tour business, or continue the lifelong learning, we’re here to help!

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We offer intensive training experiences both online and in-person, for new and experienced tour directors, guides and tour companies. What we can do for you depends on who you are!

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Become a Tour Guide or Tour Director

Our tour director and guide certification courses introduce you to the job, and help you get work.

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Start a tour business

Our business incubator program will help you grow a company from nothing, and be guided along the way.

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Learn a new destination or skill

For working guides and tour directors, our intensive destination trainings, technology workshops, and book series are the industry’s best.

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Get training for your tour company

Whether you’re a large tour operator needing consulting, speaking or staffing, or a small company looking to improve your tour experience, we’re here to help.

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Two ways to learn.


Our online tourism courses help guides, tour operators enter the business and learn their craft. Courses range from 2-3 hour quick sessions to multi-week certifications.

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In Person

Come join our next Tour Director & Guide BOOT CAMP class, or an intensive destination trainings, or technology workshop. We even publish actual paper books!

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Don’t know where to start?

If tour guide training is new to you, get to know us by reading our story below, or watch our 2-minute video!

The TripSchool Story

We support our graduates.

Once you join a class, you become part of the TripSchool family, and it’s truly a bond that’s hard to explain.

It’s our job to help you get work, develop your business, and give you the advice, counseling, and mentorship you need to succeed. We have a dozen ways that we make sure we’re not done with you when you finish a class!

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“I just wanted to stop and say a big THANK YOU to each of you. You have helped me get adjusted to this new world; one week after my graduation from TripSchool, I booked two NYC tours! And now, I’m doing performance and Broadway tours, and then three tours of southern England. Then in June, I’ll do a couple of DC-NYC tours. I’m doing tours for EF, Bob Rogers, Educational Tours Inc, Kaleidoscope Travel and Sterling Silver Tours, and I don’t have any more days left between now and the end of June! Thanks so much for helping me get prepared for this life. It’s just so exciting to see what is opening up before me.” -Greg

Tour companies like us, and hire our graduates!

We’re known in the industry for our creativity and innovation when it comes to reinventing tourism training for this quickly-changing world, and our graduates work around the world with leading tour operators.

In addition, TripSchool has been invited by some of the largest tour companies and organizations in the world to lead trainings for their guides.


We love our graduates, and they love us.

“You can’t get a better education anywhere on the planet than from TripSchool, hands down. There’s simply no comparison with TripSchool, none!”

“Thank you for your wisdom and support. TripSchool is the best decision I’ve ever made (and you can make if you are trying to get into the travel industry). The information received left me excited, some left me scared, some made me cry, but we always had laughs. You guys are beyond amazing!”

“TripSchool is unique, a life & career changer and I can’t thank Mitch and Alan enough for sharing their knowledge, providing amazing support and giving us tools, tips and confidence to dazzle our guests.”

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We’re connected to the industry.

We partner with great organizations that make a difference in the lives of tour directors, guides and companies around the world.

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We’re always happy to talk about any of our programs, or put you in touch with one of our graduates who will speak honestly about their experience.

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