What You Don’t Get on a Mass Produced Bus Tour

Reason Number 187 to take a European Focus Private Tour Bus tours cram so much into a single day that there is no chance for being spontaneous or taking the road less traveled. If you like to get up at 5:30 and have your bags outside your door by 6:30 then bus tours are probably […]

New Way to Share Photos and Trip Memories

September 18 We just created some photo blogs for our recent guests so that they can easily, with the click of a mouse, share photos and memories of their trip with friends and relatives around the world. John and Janis in England Dolores Petit’s First Trip to Ancestral Germany Steve and Debbie’s First Trip to […]

Jet Lag Tips That Make Sense

September 16 By Amy Capeta Today Fatigue, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, change in mood, digestive issues … all symptoms of jet lag, all no fun. While it’s impossible to prevent jet lag, there are ways to minimize its effects. “The fundamental definition of jet lag is that there’s a misalignment between the internal clock […]

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Sept 3 A stroll down Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile from the castle perched atop a 350 million year old volcanic rock down to Holyrood Castle takes one through centuries of Scottish history. It also opens a window on the rich pageant of life along this famed avenue.

Castle Combe is England’s Frozen in Time Village

Sept 1 A stop in Castle Combe is a must while visiting England’s Cotswolds district. The hamlet is nearly perfect. All that would be needed to make it 100% so would be if the locals all dressed in period costume, say around 1801, and if they got around on horseback instead of in cars. Even […]

Salisbury’s Magnificent Cathedral

August 30 Many of the great churches took centuries to build. A master mason or a glass maker might never live to see the church completed and the first mass held. This would hold true for that craftsman’s children, grandchildren and on and on Salisbury’s cathedral was started in 1220 and finished in 1258. The […]

England Remembers those lost in the Great War with Poppies Around Tower of London

August 27 A brilliant installation containing 888,246 ceramic poppies surrounds the Tower of London through November 11, 1914 which is the 96th anniversary of the end of the ‘Great War,’ also the ‘War to End All Wars.’ Artist Paul Cummins did the work in remembrance of those soldiers listed officially as dead from the United […]

Planning now underway for private, custom-designed tours in 2015 and 2016

August 6 For tours in Germany or in Europe in 2015 – New and return clients are making their reservations now for tours in Europe in 2015 and yes, even as far ahead as 2016. Remember, all of the tours arranged and led by European Focus are custom-designed and built one at a time for […]