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 […]

Christmas Markets in Germany Private Tour for 2016

YES you can enjoy the wonderful, warm and cozy Christmas Market atmosphere in Germany but you need to book now, because hotel space will not last long. ALL tours led by European Focus are private, custom-designed and tailor made to fit your available time, your interests and your pace. No “cookie cutter” tours or forced, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ancestral Visit to Oberursel, Germany

August 9, 2015 Steffani D. is back home now in Georgia after her week in Germany. This was a trip that was spurred by a death in the family, an event that made Steffani realize that she had to get to Germany to trace her mother’s roots before it was too late. The trip was […]

The Sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, Austria

June 23, 2015 With almost a divine intervention, the beautiful sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery was spared the destruction of Soviet bombing late in the Second World War. The ceiling frescoes were painted by artist J.C. Hackhofer during 1716. He and the other artists in his workshop did the Last Judgment and also the Last […]

The Library of the Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, Austria

June 23, 2015 We have been spending the last two weeks with three clients from Texas who have more than just a casual interest in history, philosophy, art and literature. So it was a natural to make a stop at the Vorau Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, about an hour and a half south of Vienna. […]

Giving Travelers Exactly What They Want

March 31, 2015 When Susan K. contacted us on March 24, she told us that she wanted to take her 29 year-old son on the trip of a lifetime. His goals were to see as much of the Alps in central Europe as possible. Top on his list were the Dolomites, the area around Berchtesgaden, […]