Is Europe Safe?

Surprisingly we get asked this question often by those contemplating traveling to Europe, even the ultra-safe countries of Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Many people have concerns that the immigrant population, swelled by refugees fleeing wars and other problems around the world, means that they will be less safe than previously. This could not be […]

Paris and France D-Day History Tour

March 23, 2016 Day 1: Arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Paris (3 nights) Highlights of this tour: Paris Latin Quarter Louvre Notre Dame Seine River Cruise Eiffel Tower at night Montmarte and Sacre Couer D-Day landing beaches and museums, American cemetery Stay in a chateau Normandy countryside Mont Saint-Michel Chartres, cathedral city […]

Along the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Along the Camino de Santiago Off the Beaten Track France & Spain A wonderful trip for the true history buff. We delve deeply into the history of the pilgrimage route from France to far western Spain and the burial place of Saint James. We last did this trip with a couple in May, 2014. Please […]

Where Do You Want to Go in 2016?

January 28, 2016 It’s that time of the year when more than 65% of the tours that we do all year are booked. February and March see the heaviest activity on our web site, as people plan for their next adventure. Where do you want to go in 2016? And what do you want to […]

We Do Anything and Everything (Almost)

January 12, 2016 One of the advantages of taking a private, custom-designed tour in Europe is that you can shape the trip to just about anything you desire. What are your unique interests? Your passions? Let us build those into the perfect trip, which has been designed just for you and your alone (or your […]

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 Ahead in 2015

Updated March 26, 2015 Another exciting year lies ahead for European Focus Private Tours, with (so far) twelve custom-designed tours booked for the season, which begins in April. Here’s an example of what we’re doing with our clients this year: April 19-26 Ireland A family of four from South Carolina and Louisiana arrive in Dublin […]

When is the best time to visit…?

November 8 Based on our experiences and the feedback from more than 250 tours conducted in our career. Austria: Anytime is a great time to visit this alpine country but the big cities should be avoided in July and August due to heat and crowding. Like to see fresh snow? Late October is pretty much […]