COVID-19: Important Update from A Classic Tours Collection
Solar Eclipse Tours to worldwide destinations since 1980.
Hi Mark, This is Rick of Pam & Rick that went with you to Chile for the July 2nd, 2019 eclipse. We would like to go with you for the 2024 eclipse and would like to know if you’re already making plans for that. We don’t want to be left out. We had a fabulous time on the Chile trip. Thanks.
Each eclipse presents a new venue, a new experience and an unforgettable journey for our travelers. A specialty of A Classic Tours Collection, our Solar Eclipse Tours amaze and delight travelers looking for an out-of-this-world experience. Our tours enjoy loyal following because of our success ratio for viewing Eclipses and careful planning and attention to detail in crafting and operating such unique tours. Each venue is hand selected keeping in mind the weather conditions/ predictions by experts (Jay Anderson), Eclipse routes/maps by (Xavier Jubier), NASA bulletins to ensure maximum success.
With A Classic Tours Collection, you enjoy a worry-free travel experience, because we look after all the options, spend time in research, planning and logistics. On each tour, we find the perfect balance of high-quality accommodations, great eclipse viewing venue, sampling local cuisines and comfortable transport to travel and sightsee. We select expert local guides, best in the industry, and our local representative’s open doors to venues, sights and events that in many cases would be inaccessible to independent travelers. You will be traveling with fellow travelers who share the same enthusiasm, deep passion and respect of local cultures and Mother Nature.
19 DAYS: Dec. 5 to 23, 2020 Visiting: Buenos Aires, Iguassu falls (Brazil & Argentina), Trelew, Puerto Madryn, Las Grutas, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego national park, 5 days Patagonia Cruise & Santiago (Chile)
OPTION 7- YOGA & MEDITATION + TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE WITH BARBARA HAYNES TOUR
Dec. 7 to 16, 2020. 10 daysvisiting: Buenos Aires, Iguazú Falls (Brazil and Argentina sides), Puerto Madryn & Las Grutas.
PRETOUR CHILE EXTENSION – Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2020: 7 days visiting Santiago, Casablanca wine & Valparaiso excursion, Easter Island- LAND TOUR – $2478.00 per person sharing. Call 888 605 8687 or email:info@AClassicTour.com for details.
“DON’T LIKE GROUP TOURS? ASK ACTC DESTINATION EXPERTS TO TAILOR MAKE A PRIVATE TOUR OF YOUR LIKING.”
TOUR EXTENSIONS TO CHILE, BRAZIL, PERU OR STOPOVERS IN CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA ALSO AVAILABLE.
Note: Each tour operates separately, different Hotels, tour schedules, flights & more. Tours are combined only for Eclipse viewing & special dinners in Las Grutas, A few minor exceptions apply due to terrain, flight schedules etc.
Limited availability on all tour options.
2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Option 1- FLIGHT PACKAGE
Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line. One of the last true wildernesses in the world where you can witness majestic mountain ranges, admire spectacular fjords and marvel at the sapphire-blue lakes. The vast and diverse landscapes across this stunning region will be certain to take your breath away. Patagonia’s southern stretch, the city of Punta Arenas is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, displaying its iconic granite towers and a stunning mix of glistening lakes, smoldering volcanoes, temperate rain forests and meandering rivers rich in fish and bird life. Combine it with incomparable spectacle of total solar eclipse 1 minute 45 second view of totality, magnificently framed in the Moon’s shadow as seen from 39,000 feet altitude.
PATAGONIA GATEWAY & 2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE – 5 Days: Dec. 1 to 5, 2021
MAGIC OF PATAGONIA & 2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE – 7 Days: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021
CHILE & EASTER ISLAND EXPLORER & 2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE– 10 Days: Nov. 26 to Dec. 5, 2021
MACHU PICCHU, EASTER ISLAND & 2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE– 15 Days: Nov. 21 to Dec. 5. 2021
DISCOVER CHILE & PERU incl.2021 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE– 14 Days: Dec. 1 to 14
Option 2- ANTARCTICA CRUISE – details coming soon
Watch videos of our Solar Eclipse tours
2019 – CHILE
2015- SVALBARD- NORWAY
2017 Eclipse over America- By NOVA
Featuring Professor Jay Pasachoff,our tour & eclipse viewing site – Salem, Oregon
View the eclipse with world-renowned Astronomy expert
Prof. Jay Pasachoff
Field Memorial Professor and Director of the
Hopkins Observatory at Williams College.
Prof. Pasachoff is also Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Solar Eclipses. He is the co-author of “The Sun (2017),” “The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium (2014),” “Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun (2014),” and of “The Solar Corona (2010).” His “Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets” is widely used by the general public as well as the amateur astronomy community. 2019 will be his 71st eclipse observation trip.
To learn more about Prof. Pasachoff and his study of eclipses, check-
Tours are led by Mark Sood of A Classic Tours Collection
Mark Madhukar Sood has been organizing and leading tours to worldwide destinations for many years. His first eclipse group tour was in 1980 and he is proud to be hosting his 18th Total Solar Eclipse group tour in 2020. Mark’s meticulous planning and expert handling of every detail have resulted in the highest level of success on all of the past 16 Solar Eclipse Tours. As a testament to the success, a large number of participants are repeat customers who anxiously await the next tour and even the next after that.
“TRAVEL TALES WITH DEBIKA”– Behind the scenes on a Solar Eclipse tour:
Mark Sood and Prof. Jay Pasachoff
Hi Mark,We were just reminded on the SEML that tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of our 1995 TSE 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. ggg 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.
“2019 ECLIPSE – I wanted to take a minute to compliment you on the outstanding work you did setting up the eclipse tour and viewing. I imagine the only sensation you were feeling was relief, but suffice to say, from our side, it could not have gone better. Well done.”
“I have been on 6 Total Solar Eclipse Tours with Mark Sood and his companies, beginning in 1999 in Romania. I have traveled with him to observe eclipses in Zambia, Australia (twice), Turkey, and Chile. I took my Mom on two of those trips before she died, and she loved it! If I were not satisfied with Mark’s professionalism and caring service, I would choose another company. Mark does eclipse planning with Prof. Jay Pasachoff, who has observed 70+ eclipses, many with Mark’s company since the 1990’s. Mark has always done the legwork (years in advance) to scope out and reserve the best locations for our group to observe the eclipse with minimal disruption. He always arranges very comfortable accommodations, transportation, and provisions, along with excellent tours and guides, and bends over backwards to address the needs of his clients. He makes sure you make your connections, and helps you if you don’t. When he found out my friend who can’t eat dairy would have a birthday during our Chile trip, he made sure she was presented with a delicious, beautiful vegan chocolate cake (better than Trump’s, I’m sure).