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 […]

Planning now underway for private, custom-designed tours in 2015 and 2016

August 6 For tours in Germany or in Europe in 2015 – New and return clients are making their reservations now for tours in Europe in 2015 and yes, even as far ahead as 2016. Remember, all of the tours arranged and led by European Focus are custom-designed and built one at a time for […]

How Much does a European Focus Private Tour Cost?

July 14 Since all of our tours are custom-designed around the wishes and needs of our clients, it is impossible to provide pricing in advance. No two tours are alike. We are happy to provide an estimate after you fill out and submit your Tour Interest Form. There is no obligation and we never add […]

But it never gets hot in Germany! (Or England, or Belgium, or Holland, or…)

June 11 Temperatures recently in Berlin have been approaching 100 degrees and that has the Berliners melting just like, well, jelly donuts in a hot Arizona sun. Germans are simply not equipped for the heat. They get all red in the face, start huffing and puffing and ultimately, they just collapse into a chair in […]

Welcome Seventh Time Travelers Art and Carol

May 23 Art and Carol from New Jersey have taken six trips with European Focus since 2006. On the 22nd of May they arrived in Lisbon for their seventh. This time around we will be exploring parts of central and southern Portugal, along with southern Spain including Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Caceres. Art and Carol […]

Germany Small Group Tours

We have a home and office in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany and it makes perfect sense to be headquartered there as this is one of the most famous of the medieval walled towns, and a place where we love to bring guests on our private, custom-designed micro group tours of Germany. To find out […]

Chartres, France is a medieval jewel

May 2 We just finished two days of exploring Chartres, a city about a hour to the south and west of Paris but many more miles away in terms of peace and a small-town feeling evoking a time more than 900 years ago. Chartres is not just amazing for its huge cathedral, although that is […]

First Trip to Europe

April 28 James was pleased recently to have two guests from Chicago fulfill their dream of visiting not only Italy for the first time, but Europe. The two arrived in Venice to start their two-week adventure which included Tuscany, Umbria, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. James has created a blog with many images from their […]