Online Tour Guide Courses

We built our training business and reputation on the quality of our in-person experiences, where you can observe and learn from the best in the business. But that’s not always convenient or possible, so we’re proud of our innovative online training opportunities! Explore them below.

Start a Tour Business: 3-Week LIVE Online Workshop

This intensive course is meant to bring your idea for a tour business from idea to reality, covering everything involved, from business structure and licenses to sales, marketing, and most of all: creating the brand and product that tells the travel story that you want to share with the world.

June Sold Out July Dates Added • 15 Sessions •  30+ class hours • $599
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Training Day Series (Free)

Invited experts will review your resume, business card, cover letter, video introduction, and more in live 1-hour sessions for everyone to learn from!

Tuesdays and Saturdays • 1 Hour •  Free
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Online Training Webinars for Tour Guides and Tour Directors


Taught by TripSchool instructors and trusted experts in the field, these 2-hour learning sessions cover a wide range of tour topics, from destination logistics to specialized areas of professional development. Join in live, or purchase a recorded session later.

25+ webinars •  2+ hours each • $39
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Show & Tell

We started this initiative during the covid-19 crisis to give tour guides a platform to showcase their expertise. These completely free sessions are presented live, and we have an entire archive of past sessions for you to enjoy!

20+ recorded sessions •  1 hour each • FREE!
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Marketplace is designed to offer a library of resources for tour directors and guides around the world to sell their hard-earned research, helping the community learn while also offering a side-income for experienced travel professionals.

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Fundamentals of Tour Directing & Guiding

This is where you should begin in this industry. Once you’re serious about pursuing tour directing or guiding as a career, this online course will take you through all of the basics you need to understand what you’re doing.

Level 1 of our Training Program •  15 jam-packed modules • $299
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