Tour Timeline

January 2, 2016 Our clients have our full attention during their tour, as well as before their tour. To keep everyone on the same track, we have developed over time the following timeline, which will help you understand how our process works. This timeline helps our customers know that we are working diligently to provide […]

Our Definition of a “Small Group Tour” is something entirely different

January 1, 2016 Happy New Year! About a third of all of the trips we led in 2014 and 2015 were booked in the month of January, as people’s minds and hearts start to turn to travel and adventure. With the busy holiday season behind us, we can now focus on “where are we going […]

Tours Booked So Far for 2016

Updated July 21 It looks like another busy year for us in Europe, with the following adventures set to take place (so far) on our calendar. April 23 – May 7 Steve and Debbie come back for their second trip with us, this time to Germany and Austria. Welcome back, Chicagoans! May 8 – 23 […]

Keep Traveling or the Terrorists Win

November 20, 2015 The recent events in Paris and also the bringing down of the Russian airplane full of tourists returning home from a holiday in Egypt has the world rattled, and rightly so. These events are horrible to contemplate. The wreckage left behind cannot be calculated. But the wreckage to come will only be […]

We Don’t Take You Shopping For Tips

October 2, 2015 One thing that European Focus Private Tour guides never do is waste your precious exploring time on what we call “Shopping for Tips” This is something that every single bus tour and cruise does. Their tour guides get paid peanuts, and so they supplement their income with a percentage (from 10% to […]

Where Do You Want To Go Next?

October 2, 2015 James just finished a very unique trip with a mother and her 29 year-old son from near Boise, Idaho. When asked where in the world he wanted to go, young Andrew said he wanted to experience the Alps and some of Southern Germany. We worked together on an itinerary which fit in […]

Our Extensive Travel Tips Help Prepare You for A Great Time in Europe

No other company does this, not Trafalgar, not Globus, not any cruise line. European Focus Private Tours works hard to smooth the road for our guests long before they get on the airplane to come to Europe. Our extensive, detail-packed “Travel Tips” helps the inexperienced European traveler avoid common mistakes and makes travel a more […]

Magdeburg’s Magnificent Cathedral

August 25, 2015 Magdeburg was one of the most important medieval cities in Europe starting from the 10th century and lasting all the way up to 1631 when it suffered terribly during the 30 years war of 1618-48. Presented to Edith as a wedding gift from her husband’s father, the market town on the Elbe […]