Backroads is hiring Travel Guides!
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Backroads is hiring Travel Guides!


United States: Alaska, Asheville, Maine and 5 other cities


  • Tourism

Program Duration

7-12 Months, Summer

Year(s) Offered


Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

European, Canadian, British and Irish Participants.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Salary & Compensation

Compensation is a combination of competitive base pay and generous gratuities for all weeks worked (you will have some weeks off).

Language Skills Required

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Experience Required



- Compassionate and genuinely want to make others happy
- Enjoy talking with people and have good social skills
- Grateful person with a zest for life and see the glass as half-full
- Confident, mature and authentic
- Dynamic and genuinely enthusiastic in a way that motivates others and makes them smile
- Know how to read social situations and anticipate what people would like and need
- Love kids and welcome the opportunity to connect with families while outdoors
- Eager to grow
- Gracious in offering and receiving feedback
- Poised, articulate, and professional representative of Backroads
- Comfortable sleeping under the stars or dining in a 16th-century château
- In-depth knowledge of any of our regional destinations and cultural activities—art, natural and cultural history, food and wine, or other expertise
- Problem solver with a natural grasp of logistics, ability to think on your feet, sharp and resourceful
- Tough, hard working and have grit
- Ability to conduct homework to work prepared and organized
- Speak other languages, especially English (for non-native speakers)
- Valid driver's license and an excellent driving record
- Ability to confidently drive a vehicle with a manual transmission when leading trips in Europe
- 21 years old or older
- Ready for one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs ever

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview