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 […]

The Ancient Castle of Runkel, Germany

August 9, 2015 While on an ancestral discovery trip to nearby Oberursel, our guest Steffani from near Atlanta, Georgia had the opportunity to conquer her fear of heights AND explore an ancient medieval castle all at the same time. It was a bright and gorgeous July day when guide James Derheim offered a day trip […]

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 […]

Prague’s Secret Garden

October 18 We made a new discovery today together with a visit to Prague’s wonderful Secret Garden, located below Prague Castle. It truly is a secret, only a small door leading off a busy street with no English signage. One has to be a bit adventurous to find it. We spent a happy hour wandering […]

Wine Tasting on the Mosel River of Germany

October 3 The Day of German Unity is October 3rd and it seems as if on this gorgeous early autumn day everyone is touring around the Mosel River Valley. Including four Americans from Texas and one from Minnesota. We spent our final day of this tour visiting the medieval Burg Eltz, nestled in its protective […]

Linderhof Castle, King Ludwig’s So-Called Hunting Lodge

September 30 from a visit on September 28 Bavaria’s last real ruling monarch, King Ludwig II, left behind many IOUs and debts from his wild building program. He built three castles, two of which were never completed. He wrote out huge IOUs, was declared crazy, put into a hospital and was a short time later […]

Our Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Tour

July 2 A tour to many of our favorite places in the southwestern corner of Germany is on now with two first-time travelers to Germany. Our Canadian guests are staying two nights in a castle located high above the village of Hirschhorn, Germany on the peaceful Neckar River. The tour will include visits to Heidelberg, […]

Small Group Travel Offer for Germany in July, 2013

April 2 It’s rare that we offer a small, mixed group tour but here it is, and your chance to experience a semi-private tour with European Focus at a price that is quite a bit lower than our custom-designed, fully private tours. This tour has definite dates, July 1 arrival through departure on July 13. […]