Change your life by changing your scenery
A Classic Tours Collection, specializes in tours to India & sub continent, Orient, Africa, the South Pacific, South America, Greece, Turkey, Russia and many other exotic destinations worldwide. We plan unforgettable journeys to the most memorable places on the planet. Our customized group and independent tours feature experienced guides, meticulous planning and the old-fashioned personalized service. Our specialty is in listening carefully to our customers’ desires and creating “dream tours” that surpass their expectations. A Classic Tours Collection refers to these journeys as “life-changing experiences.” We celebrate the transformative power of travel with rich, unique trips that allow our travelers to learn about, understand and be humbled by the cultures and customs of exotic destinations worldwide. Some of our most popular destinations include:
THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - includes the core lands of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and the island country of Maldives. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world’s oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture.
INDIA- a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colorful people, and rich cultures and festivities The country’s staggering topographical variations is its cultural diversity, the result of the coexistence of a number of religions as well as local tradition. India’s history goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded. Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today. Its great natural wealth has lured a succession of traders and foreign influences to it, each having left their imprint in the country, however faint or localized. INDIA TOURS
NEPAL- experience a mix of Hindu and Buddhist cultures and be mesmerized by majestic Himalayan ranges. It’s a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, picturesque scenery and some of the best walking on earth. Popularly known for the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha who laid the foundation of Buddhism in the country. TOURS TO NEPAL
BHUTAN Tours – often revered as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” or ‘Druk Yul’, is still regarded as one of the last “Shangri-La’s” in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries.
SRI LANKA – poised just above the Equator amid the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, the coast is fringed with idyllic – and often refreshingly undeveloped – beaches, while the interior boasts a compelling variety of landscapes ranging from wildlife-rich lowland jungles, the hill country, swathed in immaculately manicured tea plantations and more than two thousand years of recorded history, and the glories of early Buddhist civilization. TOURS OF SRI LANKA
BANGLADESH- gorgeously green yet swamped with people, is a rural wonderland laden with waterways, peppered with villages and bursting with humanity. Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest, preserved as World Heritage, home of the Royal Bengal tiger and the remains of ancient Buddhist civilization along with vibrant tribal life. BANGLADESH TOUR
AFRICA- one of the world’s truly untamed frontiers, Africa is a rugged land teeming with natural history, phenomenal wildlife and esoteric tribal culture. Imagine endless savannas teeming with millions of wildebeest, towering boulders sprawling with tawny lions, and collapsed volcanoes brimming in mist. The thrill of discovery, amazement & connecting with nature- Africa stands alone in its capacity to deliver thrills that inspire sheer adulation towards thenatural world. Such experiences are not always common… but in Africa, they are as regular as the rising Serengeti sun.
SOUTH AFRICA-from the big game viewing in Kruger National Park, the pretty wine lands and cosmopolitan Cape Town to the dramatic Garden Route and the atmospheric battlefields, South Africa’s variety is thoroughly beguiling. Edged on three sides of coastline, with the Indian Ocean to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the country is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also encloses two independent countries, the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. Ideally suited for combining more countries in one tour of Southern Africa. SOUTH AFRICA TOURS / WILDLIFE SAFARI.
BOTSWANA- is simply a game-watching paradise, with the Okavango Delta’s rich array of wetlands and vast, varied ecosystems. Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and other-worldliness, a best kept African secret. BOTSWANA SAFARI
KENYA- Kenya is the quintessential Africa of wildlife documentaries, with vast plains speckled with wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and the big cats. Within the borders of a single country, find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, endless opportunities for adventure, discovery & relaxation. KENYA SAFARI TOURS
TANZANIA is perhaps the most beautiful country in Africa, Home to Serengeti, the site of spectacular animal migrations, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro crater, Africa’s three natural wonders.
UGANDA – is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. The Pearl of Africa, a country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Lions prowling the open plains, track chimpanzees through the rainforest, navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
ETHIOPIA – a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, the land of the fabled Queen of Sheba, home of the Ark of the Covenant, the birthplace of coffee. Ancient town of Axum, with its amazing carved obelisks; Gondar, castles and palaces; Lailibela, rock-hewn churches; Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile & a land called ‘the land of a thousand smiles’.
WEST AFRICA-is the most densely populated area of Africa, it is many ways both the continent’s somewhat difficult place for travel and potentially its most rewarding too. Best destinations include top attractions in Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon and Gabon. Famous for its cultural diversity and rich history, unique mud architecture and landscapes, Slave forts on Goree Island and along Ghana’s coast are most visited places.
NORTH AFRICA- visit the medieval cities of Marrakech and Fes in Morocco and Tunis in Tunisia. Trek in the Atlas Mountains to the highest peak, Jbel Toubkal, where the views are awe inspiring. Dive among schools of sharks in Ras Mohammed, a marine national park in Egypt’s Red Sea. North Africa’s biggest draw has to be Egypt’s ancient civilizations: Luxor, the Pyramids of Giza, and Abu Simbel.
THE ORIENT- offers a wide range of experiences; from ancient temples to sunny beaches. The variety of destinations in Southeast Asia is simply mind-blowing: natural attractions layered with unforgettable local cultures. Immerse yourself in the exotic highlights of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia, Burma, China, Japan, Taiwan & Korea.
TURKEY: the cradle of cultures and civilizations connecting Europe and Asia and capital of civilizations that have reined the lands of Anatolia for centuries. Located at the mid-point of the European, Asian and African continents, Turkey has a varied geography rich in mountains, plains, caves, seas and many other natural formations and beauties.
GREECE- trace history from the Paleolithic Era to the Roman Period in the hundreds of archaeological sites, as well as in the archaeological museums and collections that are scattered throughout the country. The islands are the main characteristic of Greece’s morphology and an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. Some of the oldest European civilizations developed on the Greek islands therefore the islands have unique archeological sites, a distinctive architectural heritage and the fascinating local traditions of a centuries-old and multifaceted civilization.
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & PAPUA NEW GUINEA- Australia’s must-see city destinations of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, to the idyllic beaches of the Great Barrier Reef to the desolate Outback, Australia’s diversity brings captivating experiences of all sorts. In Australia, remote beaches frame prehistoric rainforests, inviting daydreams and adventure.
New Zealand- The North Island serves as the gateway to this picturesque country. There is rich history and heritage to be discovered, as well as an abundance of wildlife, award-winning wineries and gourmet foods to be enjoyed. The South Island is home to some of the country’s most rugged scenery and active experiences. Scenic glacial fjords and dramatic alpine peaks provide a backdrop from which to enjoy a wide array of adventures.
Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. With a vibrant and colorful culture, more than 600 islands and 800 indigenous languages.