The Locals Help in Bacup, Lancashire

Ken and Michelle’s England adventure continued on August 9 with a long drive up from West Sussex up to Lancashire, in the north of England. We stayed at a small hotel buried in trees on a bluff overlooking the industrial town of Burnley. The next morning, bright and sunny, we drove a short distance out […]

From Dallas, Texas to Barcombe, East Sussex

Part of Michelle Frumin’s surprise trip to Europe included five nights in England. Her ancestry is split between a village in Alsace, France; a village in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and then villages in West Sussex and Lancashire, England. We flew to England from Frankfurt on Lufthansa and once there, picked up a car (now we’re driving […]

European Focus Private Tours Are THE Original

May 12, 2016 We’re flattered! Copycat companies are springing up to try and duplicate our concept of private, customized tours for as few as one person (seriously) up to family or friends’ groups of 10. James Derheim started this concept in 1989 and it grew and grew to the point where we have just completed […]

English Countryside Tour 2

March 23, 2016 This is an example of what we can do for you. This itinerary can be molded to fit your needs and your schedule. To book this tour, please go to this page and select “English Countryside 2.” The Cotswolds, Historic Towns/Sites & London Day 1 Cotswolds (3 nights) Arrival from United States […]

England Countryside Private Tour 1

March 23, 2016 An example of what we can do for you in England and Scotland. This tour itinerary will be conducted for a couple in June, 2017. All of our tours are custom designed and private. If you are interested in booking this trip, please go to this sign-up form on our web site […]

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 […]

Salisbury’s Magnificent Cathedral

August 30 Many of the great churches took centuries to build. A master mason or a glass maker might never live to see the church completed and the first mass held. This would hold true for that craftsman’s children, grandchildren and on and on Salisbury’s cathedral was started in 1220 and finished in 1258. The […]

Hello, London Calling

April 4 Scenes from our recent visit to London of March 29 to April 2. James Derheim is helping four guests from Canada get the most out of their time in London and Paris up through April 7. James posts more content on our European Focus Private Tours page on Facebook. If you are on […]