History

L.A. Excursions Inc. was founded in 1994 in a small garage in Redondo Beach, California. Starting up with two used vans to operate city tours in Los Angeles (hence the name L.A. Excursions), the company has now grown into a full-service transportation company covering the entire southwestern United States. Its fleet has now expanded to 12 vehicles: Freightliner Comfortbuses, Krystal Minibuses and Mercedes Microbuses.
L.A. Excursions Inc. has firmly established itself as the leader in small-group transportation services in the southwestern United States, due to its versatile character.

It is the only company in the region which offers a wide range of language options in its driver-guide series. This makes L.A. Excursions ultimately suitable for all of your small group travel needs. Group bookings include multiple-day tour programs, city tours, airport transfers, wedding charters, ski trips, award ceremonies (Oscars, Grammy’s, MTV Awards), parties & events, and all other shuttle and charter services.

President and CEO, Marc Claessens, who is of Belgian descent with a strong background in tourism, saw this need for multi-lingual tour transportation and, thus, has adapted L.A. Excursions – from a local charter company to a specialized transportation company.


Humble Beginnings

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Marc Claessens at Convention
One of our first buses.
Marc with a Sprinter MicroBus and Krystal MiniBus.
Sprinter MicroBus at Monument Valley.
Circa 2004, our old fleet.
Old bus number 6.

 #kitfox in #deathvalleynationalpark  Our new 2017
 Ready for the Oscars  Marc (LA Excursions) and Kathryn (TCS) at a convention in Anchorage, Alaska
 Driving for #riotgames all week. Fun loving group.  FTI travel agents
 Shuttling for Chinese New Year  Afternoon just outside #monumentvalley. This is where they shot a scene for #forrestgump. We are on the road with a great group from #tourvital Germany.
 Getting #GrechGM33 a bath before every tour is key to making every group feel comfortable and special. #LasVegas  Still lots of snow in the #sierranevada. #yosemitenationalpark and #halfdome below. Flyover on the way back to Los Angeles.
 Mammoth Lakes, ca  Mixed weather today but we always got lucky. Especially the #sunset near # PageAZ was beautiful.
 Clouds can create the perfect light at #horseshoebend. This is a massive place to don't forget your wide angle lens. 10-14mm or wider will work best. Getting the right angle is key.  FTI in Sequioa N. P.
 Earth day in Yosemite NP  Our new 2017 mini-coach
 Our group loves the #grech bus. Here we are at #monumentvalley. Look at these beautiful clouds.
 On the way to Mammoth