Someone asked Mark Twain why he was so successful. He answered, “Because I was born excited.” At A Classic Tours Collection, we understand that travel is a people business. The success of a tour depends on the people who planned your journey, the quality of the care you receive before you travel and, most of all, on the people who provide services at each of our destinations. Because of this understanding, we are consistently looking to improve our tours. We understand that knowledge, skill and commitment are necessary for success. But, like Mark Twain, we also understand that, above and beyond all that, enthusiasm and passion are critical to providing travel experiences that surprise and delight.
The best-laid plans lead to the best experiences, those magical moments that elevate a trip to a journey and elevate to a priceless memory. All of our destinations and services are thoroughly inspected, and tour programs meticulously planned—mostly by one of the owners of the company. We also listen to past travelers, many of them are regulars and following their suggestions, recommendations. Other times, it’s understanding and learning from leading tours and our own experiences. Our tour programs are designed to take you to the profound and famous places everyone must see-” the secret gems we know about and provide”.
Each traveler is assigned a single Passenger Service Representative who will coordinate all aspects of their travel arrangements and ensure that all is set for a successful travel experience.
– Mark Madhukar Sood & Debika Sen
a learning endeavor and much more. As much as I enjoyed my many travels, I found that I equally enjoyed relating those experiences to all of my clients and friends. As a result, I soon molded a most pleasurable avocation into a most productive and delightful vocation”. In an age, where trust has become the main ingredient in successful business relationships, I am very proud to have built a strong network of guests, who then refer me to their friends. With a strong knowledge of the travel business, Debika has helped many to a vacation that best suits their needs. Planning a trip is a rewarding experience, for Debika and you will enjoy her sense of humor and charm. She has unique insight into travel to Asia and often comes with tours that amaze even the industry experts.
Madhukar “Mark” Sood
when as a rising sportsman, I had the opportunity to travel while participating and competing in various school, college, regional and national tournaments and following my father when he traveled on work. These experiences really ignited my love for travel which I am happy to work in on a daily basis as a travel planner and advisor. Some of my favorite travel experiences have been exploring exotic countries in Asia, tracking leopards and lions on safari in Africa, meeting the aboriginals in Australia and listening to their stories, exploring the rural villages and markets of India, eating and sharing tales with locals over fairs and festivals. Having travelled to over 110 countries and some repeated many times, my desire to explore the rest of the world is unending”.To Me- Travel is the only thing you buy, that enriches your life.
Stemming from a lifelong passion for the world, Mark is eager to help others realize their dreams of travel through his work as a travel advisor for Asia, Africa, South America, South pacific & More. Mark is continuously inspired through his travels, with his ultimate goal being to have his clients return home with a greater cultural understanding, as well as memories that will last a lifetime. Mark is passionate about educating clients from his travel experiences. He organizes and leads Solar Eclipse tours to worldwide places, most recently to Salem, Oregon. He will be leading many of our ` Tours of distinction’ series while a select others are led by authors, photo journalists and Travel writers. Read more…
culture and customs, and has enabled me to best understand how to please them. Vidyanath’s purpose is to develop a lifelong relationship with clients visiting Indian sub-continent through his destination knowledge. His 25 years experience in the travel industry in India brings extraordinary value to the clients. His ultimate goal is to create unforgettable, life enhancing experiences, tailor made for each traveler. To this he and his team of `Travel dream weavers’ add attention to detail, ensuring VIP treatment, and personalized service that he & his team continually provides, before, during, and after their journey.
Manager – Tour Operations
as I would like to be treated, has helped me to build a solid base. With a strong knowledge of the travel business, Jinu can help guide you to a vacation that best suits your needs.. “The only thing better than planning a perfect trip for my clients is planning one for myself.” That’s exactly how Jinu approaches every vacation, tour and package she designs. Turn the dream of your vacation into the best vacation of your life with her expert planning.
We are based in Redondo Beach California, the choice coastal edge of Los Angeles County is just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. A coastline and beaches rivaling the most beautiful Mediterranean resorts, a pleasure Pier for strolling, shopping and dining, a sport fishing fleet, a harbor with many seaside restaurants and cafes – all contribute to a unique and relaxing seaside ambiance.
Our office is located in the Riviera Village section of Redondo–a charming collection of over 300 eclectic shops, restaurants and services. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM PST. Weekends is by appointment only. While visiting the area enjoy the exceptional fashion, food, and gift shops. Stroll the tree-lined streets or people-watch at one of the sidewalk cafes. Relax in a magical open environment where Redondo Beach sea breezes carry your cares away.