A Classic Tours Collection, specializes in travel 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 small group escorted tours (guaranteed departures) 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 trans-formative 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:
India & subcontinent (Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh), Orient, Africa, Turkey, Greece, Central & South America and South Pacific
“From our initial meetings in Los Angeles to the last dinner before our flight home, everything was arranged for us with efficiency and grace. Everything was taken care of with a touch of class” – – Kristin Arntz, Producer Travel Cafe, NBC
“Debika arranged an entire tour and produced the story on the ground for our director and assisted our director in all matters relating to our production” – M Scott Martin, Executive Producer, Travel Channel
“I want to thank you for efforts in organizing travel arrangements for the recent inaugural San Francisco- Bangalore Sister City initiative Mission” – Gavin Newsome, Lieutenant Governor of California
“We like to take trips in which we simply sit back and enjoy. The expertise of your organization allowed us to to this. Every detail was taken care of- from connecting flights and local drivers to our dining reservations. Thank you” – Laurie & Andy Wright
Hi Mark, A little review for u on the hotels: All great places to get a good sleep and all so far excellent breakfast and other food. The lovely hotel I’m in here in Siem Reap has a great location too. Can walk thru a lovely park complete with fruit bats high in the trees, to Nat’l Museum in a short amount of time. Visiting the town is also walking convenient. Really good. Even though I have enjoyed and appreciated all of the Angkor temples I’ve seen, especially at sunrise, it brought to mind how amazing the Ellora and Ajanta temples are.
I wanted was to THANK you again tremendously for what appears to have been an epic trip for Andy and Vera. Normally I wouldn’t just hand off clients to a supplier as I did with you but since I was traveling and their time was short, it was the best solution. Thanks for agreeing to it. I will continue to look for and bring you clients who want to visit India as I have no doubt you are now my #1 source for India.
Thanks again! All the best,
I still think the people’s personalities are different in different areas and for me, they have made lasting impressions. I met that wonderful woman in Chennai who was my tour guide. So knowledgable and had this regal air about her. Bottom line- I do know the power of your name in India. I remember being in many different places and if I mentioned you, things definitely took an upward swing and each person, would say…he/she knows Mark Sood!
Have just returned from my sixth fabulous tour organized by Classic Tours, this time to Ecuador. As is always the case the trip is easy, the accommodations fabulous and the guide highly informative. Mark Sood has a knack for scheduling tours that are beautiful and educational in depth.
I wanted to pass along the guides we had that made the trip so much better. Turkey, they were extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. They added so much to the whole experience. Also, our guide for the game drives in the Mara was a pleasure to be with and really knowledgeable on the area and the animals. He was so eager to please and never in a hurry to get back to the Hotel. Thanks again for putting this all together for us. Hope we get a chance to work together in the near future. Should you happen upon any deals “too good to pass up”, keep us in mind.
We loved our experiences in Thailand and now Cambodia. The people have been so kind. Our Thai Home Cooking experience was exceptional and we would highly recommend it for future travelers. Our drive into the hill country on the Burmese border was stunningly beautiful too. I absolutely love the Cambodian people. So sweet and gentle. Our guide through the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom was knowledgeable and patient in giving us time to explore. Thank you again for setting up such an exciting trip!
Dear Mark, Returned safely home from a magnificent vacation. Myanmar was truly unique and spectacular! We can’t thank you enough for arranging everything for us. Each and every hotel was wonderful and different- the Bagan location was amazing as was the villa at Inle lake. But above and beyond the hotels, the sights, the itinerary that went off without a hitch was the guide and driver in Yangon. Those two men, Mo and Yey, have to be two of the nicest people we have ever met. They absolutely stand out as making the travel experience what it was. We can not say enough about how great they were – there was nothing they wouldn’t do to make our stay enjoyable. (Example- we really wanted to visit the synagogue in Yangon and they arranged with the proprietor to have it open for us). Bagan itself was an amazing place to see and as noted above the hotel was in an outstanding location on the river. Inlen Lake was another treat – so interesting! The guide there was lovely and quite knowledgeable- great language skills. She was very amenable to adjusting when we indicated we were more interested in understanding about the people who lived on the lake and less interested in visiting the staged “craft/shopping” spots. So, in closing we thank you again for all your arrangements. We can hardly wait to book another trip with you! With warm regards,
Hi Mark, We were just reminded on the SEML that tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of our 1995 Total Solar Eclipse in India. It was such a wonderful tour and always gives us great memories when we think about the places that we visited and the interesting hotels in which we stayed. We were fortunate to meet you then and to travel with you since then. We are very much looking forward to March 2016 in Indonesia and to traveling with you again.
Over a year ago I met Mark Sood from A Classic Tours Collection at an event put on by the India Tourist Bureau. I specialize in group travel and mentioned to him that I will be going over to India to research for future groups. I was planning to go over on my own (March 2015) and when I told Mark about my itinerary he made some suggestions and I wound up planning my trip and using his company. I came back very pleased with his itinerary and the professionalism of his company. I therefore asked him to do the same thing and a little more for March of 2016. I took 35 people March 2 to March 16, 2016 using A Classic Tours Collection and all of my expectations were met and the group had nothing but praise for the organization and professionalism of the trip. Everything from bus pick ups at airports, hotels, and tours were right on time. The tour guides were not only very knowledgeable and interesting but spoke with nice clarity. I would highly recommend using A Classic Tours Collection whether you are doing a group or just one or two of you.