A Classic Tours Collection, Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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 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.

Madhukar “Mark” Sood: CEO/COO

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, and 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 places worldwide, most recently to Ternate, Indonesia.

Mark leads many of our “Tours of Distinction” series while a select others are led by authors, photo journalists and travel writers.

My passion for travel began as a child and finally evidenced itself in high school & College 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 adviser. 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 traveled to over 85 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.”


by Madhukar Sood