Online & In-Person

Courses for Tour Guides & Tour Businesses

TripSchool is your one-stop shop for online & in-person classes for tour guides and operators looking to grow and improve. Whether you want to become a certified tour director or guide, or grow your tour business, we have a variety of classes for you! Browse the course catalog below.

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ONLINE FOUNDATIONAL CERTIFICATES

Earn a certificate with one of our flagship courses.

If you’re excited to work in travel, then start by choosing an online certificate that fits your career goals. These are all pre-recorded, modular courses, connected to an online discussion/community space where you interact with your fellow students. And of course you have access to TripSchool’s team of instructors.

Local Tour Guide Certificate

For people interested in being a tour guide where you live, working during the day and staying home at night.

ENROLLMENT OPEN

Tour Director Certificate

For people wanting to travel around the country & world, managing a group over several days.

ENROLLMENT OPEN

Start & Grow a Tour Business

For the entrepreneur: a step-by-step guide to creating and growing your travel business the right way.

ENROLLMENT OPEN

Travel Experience Design (TXD) Certificate

Future-proof your business by understanding how to design travel experiences that are truly human journeys.

OPENS JAN 1, 2022

ONLINE SHORT COURSES

Tour Guiding & Tour Directing

Recorded courses + online community; enroll when you’re ready. Practical and goal-oriented courses, mixing recorded content with small community groups and optional roundtable workshops on Zoom.

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Technology Courses

Whether you’re a guide or a business, learning to use technology better is crucial.

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Business & Marketing Courses

If you’re a tour business or entrepreneur, explore our lineup of practical courses designed to make you

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Virtual Destination Trainings

Take these affordable courses to master the logistics of tour destinations and routes.

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In-Person Trainings

We have classes for tour guiding, tour directing, technology, storytelling and other skills, plus a range of destination trainings.

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Boot Camp: In-Person Tour Director & Guide Certification

Note: Previous guide training, experience, or completion of one of our foundational online courses required.

Our Boot Camps are unlike any other tour guide training program out there. Through practical assignments out in the field, we’ll expand what you thought you were capable of. Perfect for anyone looking to take their skills to the next level.

5-Day Full Boot Camp

Our signature tour directing/guiding skills intensive program. Everything TripSchool teaches & preaches, packed into five full, intense days.
Course Info
Washington D.C. (Dec 6-10, 2021)
New York City (March 21-25, 2022)

MINI Boot Camp (Weekends)

TripSchool comes to you! A fast and furious version of our Boot Camp held over weekends in cities all around the world + online prep work.

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Skills Workshops

In-person workshops on specific skill development.

Tour Technology Workshop

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Intensive Destination Training Trips

In-Person. Much more than a FAM tour or logistics overview, these are full-blown tour experiences, plus the best of what TripSchool offers: our wow moments and great stories, interactive storytelling and technology practice, all to help you master a destination quickly and grow professionally. Learn about the TripSchool in-person experience.

East Coast Megatraining: DC, NYC & Boston

Feb 5 – 13, 2022

Canadian Maritimes

Jul 1 – 9, 2022

New England Fall Foliage

Jul 30 – Aug 3, 2022

Southwest National Parks

Aug 28 – Sep 2, 2022

America’s Music Cities

Dec 1 – 6, 2022

London & Paris

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Eastern Canada Megatraining: Ontario and Quebec

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U.S. Civil Rights Heritage Tour

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Charleston & Savannah

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San Francisco

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New Orleans

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Philadelphia

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Advanced NYC: Five Boroughs, Five Days

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Join on Online Membership Community

LAUNCHING SOON

In 2021 we’ve launched Campfire a learning, networking and resource platform for tour directors & guides, and operators!

Campfire is something brand new for the tour director & guide community: equal parts social network, video and course library, job hub and networking platform, all for tour directors, guides and operators! Campfire has been a labor of love to help support guides, and joining is free!

Benefits include:

  • An Exclusive Library of StoryWalks: Logistics, Stories, Wow Moments and Maps for quick destination training around the world.
  • Networking directory of fellow guides, TDs, and operators
  • Learning Library of hundreds of videos, articles, PDFs, and other learning resources
  • Dozens of online courses for tour operators and guides
  • A Facebook-like social network of specialized discussion groups
  • Job Listings
  • Regular Online & In-Person Events

Again, while some benefits are premium, joining the platform is completely free.

Learn about GuidePRO Membership