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Certification Class for Tour Directors

Tour Directing  & Tour Guide Classes

Start your Own Tour Business ONLINE Workshop

This online class guides you through all the stages of tour business creation in a small-group, workshop-based format. Learn more here.

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Online Tourism Classes for Travel Industry Professionals
Start a Tour Business – Online Class (July 6-24)
$599
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Online Course for New Tour Directors

This is a prerequisite for anyone new to the industry wishing to attend our Boot Camp. It’s also a great standalone course to introduce you in a comprehensive way to all the many facets of this job. Learn about it here.

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Online Tourism Classes for Travel Industry Professionals
Online Course Only: Fundamentals of Tour Directing
$399
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Tour Director Boot Camp (In-Person)

Total price of Boot Camp is $1099 (see what that includes on the Boot Camp Page). During this covid-19 crisis, all our in-person classes are backed by our 100% refund guarantee. If we have to cancel the class, we will offer you a full refund. We will transparently communicate with you throughout the payment process, as we all learn more about how the fall will look. We are only taking deposits right now.

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Tour Director & Guide BOOT CAMP [Santa Fe, Sep 14-19, 2020] – DEPOSIT
$200
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Online Tourism Classes for Travel Industry Professionals

On-Demand 2-Hour Webinars

Because of the online nature of our webinars, they are non-refundable.

  • All webinars take place at 7pm U.S. Eastern time. You will receive an email the morning of the webinar with joining instructions!
  • You can also pay and watch any previous webinar that has already taken place! Your purchase is immediately available in your account. 
  • All webinars will be saved to your account for viewing at any time.

Learn more by visiting our webinar page.

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Northern U.S. National Parks [UPCOMING]
Over two evenings we’ll be tackling the wow moments, stories, how to fill coach time, logistics and important updates for doing tours in the U.S. national parks this year!
06/11/2020
Ashley Levy
Southwest U.S. National Parks [UPCOMING]
Over two evenings we’ll be tackling the wow moments, stories, how to fill coach time, logistics and important updates for doing tours in the U.S. national parks this year!
06/10/2020
Ashley Levy
Brooklyn Heights, Bridge and DUMBO
Brooklyn has come of age, and it’s time to start incorporating it into your itineraries! Mitch will share with you the neighborhoods right around the Brooklyn Bridge, giving you walking tours and wow moments to stun your groups with an unknown experience!
03/11/2020
Mitch Bach
Getting Ready for Student Season
We're going to go over everything you need to know about changes and updates to the key U.S. East Coast cities where you'll be touring this spring and summer!
03/10/2020
Mitch & Alan
Taxes for Tour Directors & Guides
Tour Director and CPA George Schmidt will guide you through everything you need to know to be smart about your taxes as a tour director or guide.
02/21/2020
George Schmidt
Alexandria, Mount Vernon & DC
TripSchool author Leigh Jameson will host this session on the wow moments and hidden stories of some ubiquitous tour stops, including Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon. She’ll reveal them to be much more and different than you ever knew.
02/20/2020
Leigh Jameson
Historic Triangle – Williamsburg, Jamestown & Yorktown
TripSchool author Leigh Jameson will host this session on the wow moments and hidden stories of some ubiquitous tour stops, including Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon. She’ll reveal them to be much more and different than you ever knew.
02/20/2020
Leigh Jameson
Philadelphia & Area
Philadelphia is an incredible city, spanning rich American history to great food and street art. Expert of all experts Jen Hensell will guide you through this and the attractions in the region, including Amish Country.
02/18/2020
Jen Hensell
Boston – Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill couldn’t be a prettier neighborhood in the city of Boston, and yet it’s so hard to navigate and know the incredible stories behind the beautiful buildings. We’ll guide you through the paths, and share stories of Boston’s wealthiest citizens, as well as stories of striving and liberation on the North Slope, associated with the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movements.
02/17/2020
Alan Armijo
NYC – Broadway in-depth Q&A with a Casting Agent
Times Square is synonymous with theater, and seeing a Broadway show is a highlight for every tour group. But there are so many myths about Broadway. We’ve invited a real Broadway agent to talk about rehearsals, auditioning, money, production and all other behind-the-scenes aspects of the NYC theater industry, to help you develop accurate, interesting commentary!
01/29/2020
Greg Uliasz
TECH: Making DVDs of YouTube Vids
In this invaluable session we’ll reveal the process we use for making DVDs of YouTube videos that allow you to play anything you find on YouTube on the motor coach screens, without needing to connect your tablet to the motor coach. This technique will bring an incredible visual element to your commentary and group engagement.
01/16/2020
Mitch Bach
Boston – South End
Once of Alan's old haunts, the South End (different from "Southie"!) contains wonderful churches, architecture, plus great classic Boston stories and even an ocean view!
01/13/2020
Alan Armijo
DC – Georgetown
Georgetown is difficult to navigate, but incredible to experience once you get the lay of the land, and the stories behind the gorgeous buildings, and of course the university.
01/09/2020
Mitch Bach
Boston – Charlestown & “Southie”
The storis--from the Revolutionary War to the Boston Mafia are what make this area so interesting. Alan covers all the hidden gems that can spice up your Boston tours.
01/06/2020
Alan Armijo
The Civil Rights Trail
Leon Burnette is the Civil Rights Guru, and he guides you through the varieties of stops and stories in the South that you'll encounter on civil rights-themed tours, both for students and adults.
12/16/2019
Leon Burnette
NYC: Chinatown, Soho & Little Italy
These incredible neighborhoods are show-stoppers for groups, and a wonderful "wow moment" addition to the more cookie-cutter itinerary items.
12/06/2019
Mitch Bach
NYC – Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is a NYC gem, and a wow moment for groups, students or adults. Mitch guides you through the charming, historic West Village, as well as the Washington Square Park area.
12/05/2019
Mitch Bach
Finding your Mojo
Alan runs you through tips, tricks, wow moments and storytelling tips to get yourself ready to wow your groups!
11/26/2019
Alan Armijo
TECH: Note Organization and Destination Research
This essential webinar focuses on using tools like Evernote, Google Docs and OneNote to organize your research and get a good note organizational system in place for the season!
11/20/2019
Mitch Bach
Boston Webinar – Complete Overview
This webinar covers Boston, head to toe! It's a great introduction to the logistics, routing and wow moments in this difficult city.
05/13/2019
Alan Armijo
New York City – Complete Overview
This webinar covers everything about New York City, top to bottom, including logistics, routing and bathroom stops!
04/28/2019
Mitch Bach
DC Webinar – Complete Overview
We examine every aspect of Washington, D.C., from memorials, museums to the White House and Capitol! We cover routing, logistics and wow moments.
04/20/2019
Mitch Bach
Destination Trainings for Tour Directors and Tour Guides - TripSchool

2020 Destination Trainings

You can view itineraries and more information on the trips’ individual information pages.

Due to covid-19, our remaining 2020 destination trainings are currently being postponed & rescheduled. Please stay tuned for trip-specific announcements.
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2020 Fall Foliage (August 1-6) [$200 DEPOSIT NOW]
$1,049
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National Parks Tour Director Training Class
2020 Southwest National Parks (August 25-30) [$200 DEPOSIT NOW]
$1,099
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2020 Canadian Maritimes (June 23-29) [$200 Deposit]
$1,299
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For trips with lodging included, here is where you’ll be able purchase a single supplement for your training trip, should you wish.

If you don’t see your single supplement option here yet, don’t worry! You’ll have that opportunity when we have finalized the hotels for that training.

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Canadian Megatraining single supplement
$299
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For trips with no lodging included, here is where you’ll be able book a room from our group room block for your training trip, should you wish.

If you don’t see your trip here yet, don’t worry, be patient, it’ll appear when that trip is finalized.

Technology Classes for Tour Directors and Tour Guides

TripTECH Technology Workshops

2-days of intense tech learning!

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