I received the following question from Julian: I have a question, what's the difference between trip and tour? An excellent question. A "trip" is a journey. "The trip from Chicago to New York City takes thirteen hours by car but less than two hours by plane." A "tour" is a visit, often guided, to a specific building, estate, country, etc. "I went on a trip to Argentina last summer and in the hotel in Buenos Aires booked a three day tour of the Cataratas de Iguazú waterfalls in Misiones Province.