Guided Tours

Are you excited about going to the airport for a flight? Would you like to take a look at what goes on behind the scenes at an international airport?

If so, take advantage of Tampa International Airport’s Guided Tour. You will follow the path of arriving and departing passengers in the Main Terminal as you learn about:

  • Aviation-related careers
  • History of TPA
  • Structure and design of TPA
  • Public Art Program
  • Airport security enhancements
  • Tampa Airport Marriott

During this walking tour, your experienced, professional guide will take you to visit all three levels of the Main Terminal. You will also learn about the Airside/Landside concept that makes Tampa International Airport one of “America’s Favorite Airports.”

Groups can request a behind-the-scenes tour and take a look inside the automated baggage sorting area. Restrictions on group size or minimum age may apply.

Request to include career information, and you’ll learn about the many different career possibilities in the aviation industry.

Tour Details

Airport tours are tailored to meet the special needs (guests with learning disabilities or those who require wheelchair assistance, for example), specific interests (such as aviation-related careers and women in aviation) or academic level of any group. All groups are welcome.

Tours are offered daily based on availability. The maximum number of participants we can accommodate in each group is 40 (with the exception of Airfield Tours). The minimum touring age is 6 years old and chaperones are required for all student groups.

Chaperone Requirements

  • 1st - 3rd grade - 1 per 5 students
  • 4th - 6th grade - 1 per 10 students
  • 7th - 12th grade - 1 per 15 students

The tour is free of charge, and there is free parking for commercial vehicles such as school buses.

Please feel free to contact Guest Services if you are interested in booking a guided tour or have questions at (813) 870-8759 or email


Groups with younger children or those who want to visit the airport and move at their own pace may choose to take a self-guided tour.