Larry’s Classic Tours, Inc. is a tour and travel operator. Mary Anne D. Tolentino established the company in honor of her father, Larry Tolentino, who loved organizing pilgrimages and tours, customized for his guests’ enjoyment. He brought them to beautiful and spiritually significant places. Mary Ann watched and learned his techniques for 20 years while working as a banking executive.

Though, the organization  started as a Single Proprietorship in 1962, was incorporated only last April 10, 2017.  Larry Tolentino started the pilgrimage business way back in 1962 and continued by only daughter Mary Anne Tolentino.  Three partners – Jocelyn Malongayon, Mercedes Limson and Rene Ocampo – incorporated the business when Mary Anne passed on.

LCTI continued the organized pilgrimages to Israel and Marian sites in Europe. Mainly European in orientation in the beginning, it is now exploring other unique destinations and activities.

Larry’s Classic Tours, Inc., a member of the Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP).
Retreats and Pilgrimages

The signature packages of Larry’s Classic Tours are retreats and pilgrimages to the Holy Land, as well as spiritually uplifting destinations in Europe. For instance, the company’s Gospel Pilgrimage takes tourists to Israel, where the group visits various places mentioned in the Bible. The Marian Pilgrimage travels from Lisbon, Portugal to Rome, Italy visiting various cultural and religious highlights.

Destinations and Tours

 

Larry’s Classic Tours brings visitors to a range of destinations all over Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. In Europe, tours usually have a theme or common objective. These special tours include Christmas packages in Scandinavia, England or France and pilgrimage packages to Europe’s basilicas and popular churches.
The company also organizes study tours to Israel’s agricultural centers. The tours are designed primarily for agriculturists from the Philippines who are looking for practices and technologies they can adopt at home. Israel’s research community is open to accepting guests and sharing their successes.

 

The Team

René S. Ocampo
Director for Business Development

René has been in the tourism industry for 36 years, mainly in all aspects of airline operations. It was under his sales leadership that Philippine Airlines breached its first One Billion Dollar Revenue mark. A brief stint as consultant of Kuwait Airways led to the quadrupling of its revenues in the Philippines. As an active director in the board of Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation for 14 years, René supported every Secretary of Tourism in promoting the Philippines as a tourist destination. For businessmen who dared getting into the airline business, René has put up for them one airline from scratch and revived another from its moribund state.