Online & In-Person

Course Catalog 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.


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 Professional Certificate

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


Tour Director Professional Certificate

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


Start a Tour Business

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


Travel Experience Design (TXD) Certificate

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



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.

In-Person Classes

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.

Tour Leader & Guide Boot Camp

Mulitple Dates

New England Fall Foliage

July 31-August 5

Southwest National Parks

August 26-Sep 1

East Coast Megatraining: DC, NYC & Boston

Feb 3-11 2024

Canadian Maritimes

Not Currently Scheduled

America’s Music Cities

Not Currently Scheduled

London & Paris

not scheduled

Eastern Canada Megatraining: Ontario and Quebec

not scheduled

U.S. Civil Rights Heritage Tour

Not Scheduled

Charleston & Savannah

not scheduled

San Francisco

not scheduled

New Orleans

not scheduled


not scheduled

Advanced NYC: Five Boroughs, Five Days

not scheduled

Join on Online Membership Community


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.