May 10 There was once a flourishing Jewish community in this fortified Tuscan village. Kicked out of the Papal States (those areas immediately surrounding Rome) by Popes in the 16th century, a large settlement developed in Pittigliano where they were given protection by the local ruling family. In ‘Little Jerusalem’ there can be seen many […]
March 11 Well, not that first family. This morning European Focus had the pleasure to welcome first time Germany travelers Amanda and Sara Howard and their mom, Kim Daugherty along with now three time Germany visitor Perry Daugherty to Frankfurt for the start of their 8-day jaunt around Bavaria and parts of Austria. This tour […]
March 5, 2012 European Focus founder and guide James Derheim is available during the beautiful month of October, a perfect time to explore most of central and southern Europe. October is prime season and is usually booked far in advance. The days are mild and the kids are all back in school with no major […]
European Focus Tours founder and co-owner James Derheim hates to twiddle his thumbs between tours. That’s why he’s offering amazing rates for the periods of March 19 to 29 and April 11 to 18. This is a great opportunity for a short tour in the heart of Europe. Jim recommends Italy (lovely at this time […]
January 23, 2012 Founder James Derheim was recently interviewed for an extensive piece on ancestral travel for Foxnews.com Check it out at http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/01/22/discounting-your-roots/
A shower approaches the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.
For the next week and a half, European Focus Private Tours founder James Derheim will be showing new arrivals Paula, Bob and Audrey the “Hits of Ireland” as he sees it, including Ireland’s highest pub, the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel and Tipperary, Cobh and Kinsale, plus Kenmare, the Ring […]
The ancient village was razed to the ground to make way for a large reservoir. All that remains of the 13th century church is the tower, poking up like a ghostly reminder from the waters.