Solar Eclipse Tours to worldwide destinations since 1980.
Each eclipse presents a new challenge, 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 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 sight-see. 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.
“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).
Thanks Mark and Debika!”
– J. Rich
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:
Thank you so much! We had a great time on your tour! – Peggy
Dear Mark & Debika,
You make a great Team. Thank you so much for making this trip a success. Your years of hard work paid off. Aloha Pumehana – Joan
Thanks for arranging the amazing trips. Our family really enjoyed it. Thanks, Hugh and Jennifer
Thanks so much for responding to our concerns. The 2019 Chile eclipse was a memorable experience and I look forward to the summer version in 2020! We realize there were many challenging issues on this tour, some of which were beyond your control, yet it’s clear that you realize there is room for improvement for future tours. Best wishes, Mark & Betsy
The solar eclipse day was absolutely wonderful. That it took us almost 4 hours to drive back, didn’t matter. We saw exciting things from the bus, like always in ques on the highway. We got a wonderful nightclub dinner at the hotel when we got back. That the plane was 3 hours late from Madrid to Copenhagen is not your fault, I’m just glad it didn’t happen in the other direction. Tora.
Dear Mark & Debika
Thank you for writing and sending this out. The experience was incredible and look forward to future eclipse tours. Jay’s expertise in the eclipse field was well received and we look forward to future eclipses. We are looking at the Antarctic trip. Very Best Regards- Ron & Val
Ron and I enjoyed our adventure on the TSE trip to Chile, including Easter Island, which has long been on my “bucket list”. We LOVED the portion on Easter Island, the delicious food, the charming hotel and knowledgeable guide, the rainbows, the walks, the beaches, the everything. Very happy that we observed the spectacular total solar eclipse in a wonderfully dramatic location. – Betsy
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)
“DON’T LIKE GROUP TOURS? ASK ACTC DESTINATION EXPERTS TO TAILOR MAKE A 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 TO ANTARCTICA
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. 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.