Images above taken during the current touring season by owner James Derheim.
European Focus designs, coordinates and leads private tours in Europe for singles, couples, families or groups of friends with similar interests.
Come on a European Focus Private Tour and enjoy:
A custom-designed trip led by a professional guide in any of the 18 countries in Europe where we have more than 40 years of combined experience. No ‘canned’ or mass-produced trips. Every tour we do is created specifically around our clients’ wishes.
Travel at your speed, in a roomy vehicle and a relaxed view of travel with your hand-picked travel companions far from the “if it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium” itineraries endured by those on bus tours
Adventures with all of the comforts you desire offered in, from places where the locals stay to five star luxury and pampering and plenty of in-between options
A real vacation, free from figuring out how to get there, what to see and where to stay and where to eat. We have all of that covered, leaving you to enjoy your vacation
Experienced, caring guides who know Europe, because we live there
We started the private tours in Europe concept in 1989. Our competitors are the followers, we are proud to be the leader in the niche market of upscale private travel.
248 unforgettable trips designed and led by the owners – so far! (As of September 4, 2014)
Our clients love the luxury of telling us what they want to see and do, not the other way around. So many people endure group tours because they don’t realize that there is an option in a completely different direction. We take you in a direction that allows you to have input on your itinerary and where we plan the entire trip around your pace, your interests and your comfort level.
Let us take care of the details. You focus on the fun.
Just a few highlights from our current and most recent seasons of custom-designed travel:
"Traveling with Jim is like traveling with your best friend plus with his knowledge, expertise, and language skills you see more and learn more. You can't find a better way to travel."
- Ralph & Marge Kroehler, Illinois
"I could never travel more than 100 miles away from home again without James and Jenean Derheim"
- Nancy Sauers, California
"We saw and did things we never imagined were possible, and we were truly spoiled the entire trip. The only problem with James is that he did such a great job, we would not want to travel again without him."
- Pete and Judy Hildebrandt, Oregon
"Jim & Jenean have created truly memorable journeys for our family. Where ever we wanted to go, they found us great places to stay and fascinating places to see. It makes me laugh when I receive mailings promising better — there is no better!"
- Lynn Patterson, Oregon
"My family has traveled with Jim the last two summers and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the future. I wouldn't want to travel to Europe without him. He is an extremely knowledgeable, gracious and overall outstanding tour guide."
- Tim Soliday, Arizona