2014 calendar update

Updated January 15, 2014 Thinking of a dream trip to Europe? So are these people. And, they have made their reservations already for travel in 2014. Don’t wait to fulfill your dreams of easy and relaxed travel in Europe. April 11 to 25: Tour for two, renewal of vows in Italy, first time clients Steve […]

Through the Tyrol to Berchtesgaden

October 17 from a visit on October 12 The morning after the big snow which blanketed the region around Innsbruck, Austria with more than 10 inches of snow dawned bright and cold with just a little morning fog which had lifted by the time we were ready to begin our journey from Lans to Berchtesgaden. […]

A Snowy Surprise in Tyrol, Austria

October 11 We woke this morning at our lodge in the hamlet of Lans to about ten inches of new snow covering every surface and filling the surrounding pines with a heavy layer of white. It was the perfect morning for a drawn out, lazy breakfast followed by some organizing in the room before we […]

Finding the Beauty in a Rainy Day in Tyrol, Austria

September 27 Rain, rain, go away, but tomorrow they promise a sunny day. Something like that. We took a short excursion from our home base in Lans, Austria to the Ötztal Valley to the west of Innsbruck for photography and a short hike along the longest and highest waterfall in Tyrol. Even though it rained, […]

A Walk Around Salzburg Part One

September 25 Salzburg, Austria happens to be one of the prettiest small cities on our Southern Germany and Austria itinerary. Called the ‘Rome of the North,’ Salzburg, founded by the Romans, may have lost its Forum but in its place are magnificent statues, fountains, more than one horse bath and 37 churches and one synagogue. […]

From Aachen to Copenhagen to the Wachau Valley, New Favorites Explored in 2012

I cannot tell how many times in the past 23 years that I’ve driven past the exit for Aachen, Germany. This past October I finally took that exit and discovered along with my three guests from Manila one of the most charming of small German cities, and one which is packed with history and ancient […]

Melk Abbey, Austria

(September 22) Melk Abbey or Stift Melk is an Austrian Benedictine abbey, and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. It is located above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Danube in Lower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley. The abbey was founded in 1089 when Leopold II, Margrave of […]

Taking Photographs is Part of the Trip

People on a big bus tour rarely get to stop and smell the flowers, much less take the time for a well-composed photograph. With European Focus Private Tours philosophy of “your pace is our pace,” our guests have all the time they want to capture the moment. Our recent guest Art shoots his ancestral village […]