Genealogy Tour Interest Form

Thanks for your interest in a private Family History Discovery Tour from European Focus.

You're about to start on your own personal journey to Europe. Please complete this interest form for your group. Before you submit this form, please review the Tour Regulations which explains our two-tiered pricing for all of our Genealogy Tours.

Using the drop-down menu at right, please select your level of interest (10 being Extremely Motivated/Interested) in booking a custom-designed, private tour in Europe.
This will help us give your application the attention it deserves.
Have you thought of a per person budget for your tour?   Yes   No
Please let us know your per person budget (not counting airfare), using the drop-down menu at right. The budget amount you select should be what you are prepared to spend for your entire trip. If you leave this area blank it means that cost is not an issue.

It's important to know that the U.S. Dollar has lost substantial buying power against the European currency since the Euro was introduced in 2002. Our prices reflect the loss of nearly half of the U.S. dollar's  buying power. Additionally, although possible, very few of our tours are offered for less than $5,500 per person unless the tour is of very short duration. We do offer some level of discount for small children under the age of 10. It is also important for the traveler to know that European Focus operates a custom-designed, private tour service which is by its very nature more expensive than bus tours or cruises. Please be realistic in your budget selection as this will determine how seriously we take your inquiry. Tours including major cities are also priced higher due to the higher costs of lodging and transportation in those places. Thank you.
When you travel in America, what hotels do you choose?  
When you travel abroad, what hotels do you choose?  
Please choose a length of tour as this will have a bearing on your final tour cost estimate, provided to you after you return this form. After we review your application, we may suggest lengthening or shortening your tour depending on your needs. If you have questions, e-mail [email protected]

(I've done everything from 1 day tours for busy executives who wish to extend a business trip, to three week research and enjoyment tours, and every manner of tour in between.)

What length of tour would you like?: days
Preferred months to travel: 1st choice:
2nd choice:

Preferred months and year to travel are important for pricing. Make sure you check our calendar page to see what slots are available.

May and September are our "High Seasons" and prices reflect the fact that most people want to travel at this time.

How did you learn about European Focus Private Tours?
(Check all that apply)
 Internet Search
 German Life Magazine Ad
 German Life Website Ad
 Friend or family member
 Genealogy society
 Newspaper or magazine article
 Travel Agent

Part 1: Your Group

Please elect a "Group Leader" that will serve as our primary contact for last-minute information about your tour.

Limit for private tours is 10 people. If there are between 6-10, then we would use two vehicles so that everyone has plenty of elbow room and places for bags. We would also use two drivers, myself and my wife, Jenean. There is no minimum number of people. we have done tours for solo travelers several times. You don't need to fill up your tour. If it's just you, then it's just you. If just you and your spouse or partner, then that's what we have.

We recommend that travelers be at least 25 years of age. In our experience, young people under the age of 25 do not enjoy genealogy tours. We will need complete information about each traveler. Leave blank all information that does not apply to your group.

A. Group Leader:
*Required to process your application.
Your contact information is never shared, sold or otherwise abused. We need your telephone number so that we can follow up with you after we reply by email. Too many times, a client has never received our email response due to spam filtering systems. Thanks for your understanding.

B. Second Group Member:

C. Third Group Member:

D. Fourth Group Member:

E. Fifth Group Member:

F. Sixth Group Member:

Part 2: Your Research Objectives

What country are you interested in researching?:
If you are interested in countries outside of those listed we can still assist you but please specify the country in the box provided.

This will be referred to as your "Primary Country" for the rest of the application.

I recommend a minimum of 48 hours spent in each town that you want to do research in keep this in mind when you are coming up with your list.

What are the names of the villages or towns that you want to do research in?

Tell us what you want to find out, see and do in these town(s).

Arrangements will be made with local officials to make sure that we have access to those areas that are important to your successful research there. These arrangements will be made well in advance of your tour.

This special service only applies to tours that are booked at least 9 months in advance.

What are the names of the places you are interested in seeing but no doing research. For example, perhaps one of your great-grandfathers lived a short time in another village and you would like to see it, but do not actually do research there.

Name of non-research town(s).

Part 3: Excursions and side trips to other countries

Are you interested in any cities, towns or villages in countries other than your Primary Country?

Comments about these optional countries and locations:

Part 4: Your comments, suggestions and ideas for your tour

It's important that you tell us what your wishes and desires are for your tour. I'll accommodate all of your wishes, but we have to know about them first. In your own words, describe your perfect tour. Then, it's up tousto make those dreams come true. Please enter your wish list below or you can send it in a handwritten letter, if it's convenient for you, or you can e-mailus and let us know.

This completes the general tour application. After clicking "Submit Interest Form" button below, your information will be sent to us. We usually reply within 24 hours. Please check your inbox and also your "spam" filter.