Online & In-Person

Tour Guide & Tour Director Training Courses

TripSchool is your one-stop shop for online tour guide courses. Whether you want to become a certified tour director, guide or experience host, or improve your tour guiding skills and knowledge, we have a variety of classes for you!

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ONLINE FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Get your start in the industry with a certificate.

If you’re excited to work in travel, the start by choosing the online course that fits your goals. These are all recorded, modular courses, connected to an online discussion/community space where you interact with your fellow students.

Local Tour Guide Certificate

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

Tour Director Certificate

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

Start & Grow a Tour Business

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

Whether you want to become a tour guide or tour director, our complete training takes place with a combination of a full-featured online course and an in-person Boot Camp.

ONLINE

Tour Director & Guide Skills

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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Guiding Boot Camps

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.

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

5-Day Full Boot Camp

Our signature tour directing/guiding skills intensive. Five full, intense days + online prep work.

September 13-17, 2021 – Albuquerque/Santa Fe

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

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

U.S. Civil Rights Heritage Tour WAITLIST OPEN

Nov 7 – 10, 2021

Southwest National Parks

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New England Fall Foliage

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Eastern Canada Megatraining: Ontario and Quebec

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Charleston & Savannah

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San Francisco

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New Orleans

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London & Paris

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Philadelphia

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Advanced NYC: Five Boroughts, Five Days

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Canadian Maritimes

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Memphis & Nashville

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TripSchool GuidePRO Learning Membership

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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.

Campfire is almost ready!

Check Out our Free Resource Library!

From lists and directories to free videos and blog posts, we have a whole library of free resources to start you off.

Explore our Resource Library