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.

 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.  Shuttling for Chinese New Year
 Earth day in Yosemite NP  Mammoth Lakes, ca
 Ready for the Oscars  Mixed weather today but we always got lucky. Especially the #sunset near # PageAZ was beautiful.
 FTI travel agents  Getting #GrechGM33 a bath before every tour is key to making every group feel comfortable and special. #LasVegas
 #kitfox in #deathvalleynationalpark  FTI in Sequioa N. P.
 On the way to Mammoth  Our group loves the #grech bus. Here we are at #monumentvalley. Look at these beautiful clouds.
 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.  Our new 2017
 Driving for #riotgames all week. Fun loving group.  Still lots of snow in the #sierranevada. #yosemitenationalpark and #halfdome below. Flyover on the way back to Los Angeles.
 Our new 2017 mini-coach
 Marc (LA Excursions) and Kathryn (TCS) at a convention in Anchorage, Alaska