Tour Guide Training Manuals

We publish the only training series of books written by tour guides, for tour guides.

Not your ordinary guidebook

Sick of buying a guidebook, only to discover that they skimp on information, while offering hundreds of pages of hotels and passport agency phone numbers? Our handbooks are 100% commentary & logistics material, crafted specially for travel professionals.

Tales Trivia, & Tidbits

Of course you get all the dates and architects you need to answer pesky questions, but the focus is on great stories, trivia, and fun facts. Telling you the sparkly details that make a place interesting, with tidbits from history, pop culture, movies, and more.

Designed to help you learn quickly.

A format fit for guides. No fluff. Quick, sharp sentences filled with only the most interesting information. Bold text and bullet points to help you get to what you need quickly, and craft your own commentary.

Just some of the unsolicited praise we’ve received…

“Your books are great!!!!! Love them!” -Jakki

“The books arrived yesterday. Wow! Opening the cover was like opening the lid to a treasure chest. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us. As a newbie I just gained a lot more confidence by having these resources. I can’t wait to get out on the road!” -Michelle

“I started looking over the DC book and I am so impressed! So much information-wow!” -Suzanne

“Got the book today, and, even after a very brief review, I know that your interesting morsels of information will help me craft a really good first student tour to Boston. So happy to have your books, and your wonderful information has already added pizzazz to my commentary.” -Debbie

“I just finished your Boston training book. Outstanding. Just what every TD needs.-Frank

“The books are fabulous! You have really filled a need with so many great facts, stories, and trivia.-Carol

“Thank you so much, they are amazinggggg! They were worth every penny.-Skye

“I was thinking I need to email you and let you know how much I enjoy learning new information from them. Thank YOU for doing this.” -Ann

“Thank you for taking the time and writing all of those and sharing all of your knowledge, I use them all time!-Jen

“Greetings again Mitch! I wanted to let you know how wonderfully helpful your books on DC, Boston, and New York have been! Thank you for putting them together.” -Joseph

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COVID19-UPDATE: Please note that books are currently shipping direct from the printer, which has dramatically reduced staff. You can expect your book within 2-3 weeks after ordering. Our apologies.

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New York City Guide Book for Tour Guides
Mitch Bach
275 Pages
$35
The basics of Manhattan: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Financial District, 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, Central Park, Fifth Avenue... everything you need to succeed on a standard NYC tour.
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New York City Guide Book for Tour Guides
Mitch Bach
245 Pages
$35
Beyond the usual NYC. More interesting Manhattan neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, Harlem, Morningside Heights, plus further afield in Brooklyn, plus a primer on Queens and the Bronx.
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Washington, D.C. City Guide Book for Tour Guides
Mitch Bach
220 Pages
$35
Everything regular DC tours cover: all the major memorials, monuments, museums, Mount Vernon, the White House and Capitol Hill, plus the Kennedy Center and other less-obvious sites.
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Boston City Guide Book for Tour Guides
Mitch Bach
220 Pages
$35
Covers Boston and the surrounding areas of Cambridge and Charlestown, including the Freedom Trail, North End, Back Bay, Fenway, the Blackstone Block, and more.
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Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon Guide Book for Tour Guides
Leigh Jameson
200 Pages
$35
The town of Alexandria, VA in depth, including the waterfront, walking tours around Market Square in all directions, plus driving tours of Washington Street out to Mt. Vernon, plus in-depth stories and history of Mt. Vernon itself.
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