Lifelong dream comes true with trip to ancestral country of Germany

August 16 This morning a long-awaited journey finally started for Dolores (Braun) Petit, who has deep roots in Germany but who never had the chance to come due to hard feelings resulting from World War II. Her husband was a fighter in the French Resistance as a young teenager and his father was kept in […]

A nice review from a recent guest

Posted to our Facebook page today: Dasta Louise Anozira Today at 3:40am We just returned from our family trip to Germany with James at European Focus Private Tours, and we LOVED it! 😀 James is very knowledgeable and fun to be with! He knows about all these neat little places we never would’ve been able […]

Thanks for Third Time with European Focus Private Tours

August 1 Tim S. and his family just returned to Arizona after their third trip with European Focus since 2005. We appreciate our return guests! Here is a small selection of photos from their epic journey, which covered more than 3,000 kilometers in four countries over 12 days. (Not our normal pace, but necessary in […]

Just one spot remains on 2014 calendar

March 18 Just one space remains on the calendar if you want to travel with European Focus founder and chief guide James Derheim. He has from September 7 to 21 open for a tour that is at least 10 days in length. As this is in the middle of high season special pricing applies. Another […]

Our Schedule for 2014 is Nearly Full

January 15 Want to go to Europe on a private tour but depressed to see that your choice of dates are already booked? Our busy schedule does not mean you cannot have the pleasure of a private, custom-designed tour in Germany, Austria or Switzerland this year. Through our partnership with a reputable company we can […]

Plan Your Perfect Trip to Europe

With expert help from the seasoned guides of European Focus Private Tours. We work with singles, couples, families and groups of friends who have common interests. Best of all, your tour is led by the designer! No fumbling around, no getting lost, no wondering what hotel to use or where to eat or what to […]

The First Motorized Flight was Not By the Wright Brothers

October 27 No, it was not. This may come as a shock to those whose knowledge of history is restricted to what they learned in High School, but the first person to successfully fly a heavier than air craft was Gustav Weisskopf, a German-American from the hamlet of Leutershausen near Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. Weisskopf, who […]

Fall Colors on the Rhein and Mosel Rivers of Germany

October 25 We enjoyed spectacular weather and brilliant colors recently while touring the Rhein and Mosel River Valley areas of Germany. Here are some memories.