First Snow of the Season In The Alps

October 24 We were treated to these magnificent views as we made our way today from northern Bavaria to the Austrian Tyrol near Innsbruck.

What You Don’t Get on a Mass Produced Bus Tour

Reason Number 187 to take a European Focus Private Tour Bus tours cram so much into a single day that there is no chance for being spontaneous or taking the road less traveled. If you like to get up at 5:30 and have your bags outside your door by 6:30 then bus tours are probably […]

New Way to Share Photos and Trip Memories

September 18 We just created some photo blogs for our recent guests so that they can easily, with the click of a mouse, share photos and memories of their trip with friends and relatives around the world. John and Janis in England Dolores Petit’s First Trip to Ancestral Germany Steve and Debbie’s First Trip to […]

Jet Lag Tips That Make Sense

September 16 By Amy Capeta Today Fatigue, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, change in mood, digestive issues … all symptoms of jet lag, all no fun. While it’s impossible to prevent jet lag, there are ways to minimize its effects. “The fundamental definition of jet lag is that there’s a misalignment between the internal clock […]

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 […]