How to have the best experience from first contact

We’ve been doing this a very long time, over a period of more than a quarter century. With nearly 300 tours under our belts, we can tell in just a few seconds if a person is “right” for European Focus Private Tours. Here’s how you can tell if we are right for you. IF you […]

Last Remaining Spots for Travel with James Derheim in 2018

With 12 tours booked as of today to places as different as rural England, Paris (twice) and London (twice) as well as all over Italy (twice) and Germany multiple times, throw in some tours including Switzerland and Austria and it’s going to be an other fantastic year full of adventures. If you want to travel […]

Thanks for the Memories, Art and Carol

Nine time clients Art and Carol from New Jersey were going through some photos from their trips (and they take many, many photos!) and Art was thoughtful enough to send a few our way recently. These intrepid travelers live our philosophy of “Stop Dreaming and Start Doing,” and even though they’ve had to take a […]

We Hope that “Bucket Lists” Die

We take the slow road and oftentimes the undiscovered road, which admittedly is getting harder to find. But, we find them. Our tours are the antidote to the “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium” kind of travel promoted by the big bus companies and cruises. From a picnic by the side of a little […]

European Focus is Ready for You – Are You Ready for European Focus?

Hiring a private tour guide with more than four decades of combined experience (between owners James and Jenean Derheim) is the ultimate step towards turning your dreams into reality. Stop wishing and start doing, that’s sort of our tagline to European Focus Private Tours. When you contact us, you can be assured that you will […]

The 2018 Season (So Far)

This year’s tours are as varied and different as ever, with a mix of repeat and new guests filling our calendar. We have just a few spots left open, so if you are “on the fence” about traveling with European Focus in 2018, it might just be time to hop down and join our exclusive […]

Our Niche Are Custom-Designed Trips

We started this business in the 1990s based on an (at the time) completely new idea and approach to travel. Rather than just throw a bunch of trips out there and wait for people to “bite,” we take the complete opposite approach, and make ourselves available to our clients to go where they want to […]

William Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

The Wallace Monument, just outside Stirling, Scotland, was erected 500 years after the death of William Wallace (aka Braveheart). His memory looms large in the history of Scotland. He was cruelly and torturously killed at the Tower of London in 1305 at the age of 35, accused of treason by Edward I, King of England. […]