Sometimes it happens that tour operators are ready to expand their business but don’t know how to.
Launching a new tour is a great way to do that, especially after your business is already established.
If that sounds like something you want to do, here are 101 Tour Ideas that can serve as inspiration.
Place tours is the group of tours that focus on the areas that are being visited.
1. Historical Area Tours
These tours focus on buildings of historic importance and usually include lots of information about them, such as what happened there, when it happened and why it’s important.
Here are some Tour Operators that offer this kind of tours:
- MCNY offers Bronx Historical Tours in New York.
- Patriot Tours offers a ‘Revolutionary War Walking Tour’ of Downtown Manhattan.
2. Cemetery Tours
Some might think that graveyards are downright spooky, but there are actually many people going for cemetery tourism.
You can find this in:
- New Orleans with both Save Our Cemeteries and The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours
- Paris with the ‘Famous Paris Graves: The Pére Lachaise Cemetery‘ tour by City Wonders
- Edinburgh with the City of The Dead Tours.
3. Underground Tours
Some cities have hidden secrets underneath them – and, of course, there are people who want to explore them.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out these tours:
- Bill Speidel offers underground tours of Seattle.
- ‘London Underground and Tube Tour‘ by Insider London takes you through the history of the city, from the oldest to the newest Tube station.
- American Legacy Tours offers underground tours of Cincinnati, Ohio.
4. Bunker Tours
Anyone who’s been in a war can tell it’s no joke. However, curious people from all around the world want to visit the bunkers to see how life during the war was.
Check out these tours for ideas:
- ‘The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker‘ tour, the biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in Southeast England
- ‘Look Behind the Iron Curtain‘ tour in Prague, Czech Republic
- The Berliner Unterwelten’s ‘Cold War Nuclear Bunkers‘ tour
5. War Site Tours
In the same vein of tours, there are the war site tours that can be visited with these companies:
- Leger Holidays offers different battlefield tours in Europe.
- 2Xplore offers tours of Flanders Fields, where some of the most important battles of WWI took place.
- The Western Front Revisited offers tours of all of these: Ypress & Passendale, Arras & Vimy Ridge, The Somme.
6. Religious Site Tours
For people of faith, it’s really common to want to visit places related to their religion. That’s why there are many travel agencies offering pilgrimage and peregrination tours.
But tour operators can take advantage of this as well. Take a look at these tours:
- Celina Tours in Portugal offers day tours of Fatima, a town famous for the Marian apparitions in 1917.
- Eyes on Nepal has the ‘Lumbini Day Tour’ that visits the birthplace of Gautama Buddha and other famous temples and monasteries in town.
- Go Jerusalem offers a ‘Jerusalem Jewish Heritage Tour’ of the city that is important to many Abrahamic religions.
7. Historical Site Tours
Historical or heritage sites are sought after because they offer cultural insight into the past.
These are some places they can be visited:
- In North Carolina, three tours are offered by Beaufort Historic Site in the state’s third oldest town.
- In Tahoe, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation offers tours around the Tallac Historic Site, which includes the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla.
- Missouri State Parks also offers tours of their historical sites.
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