Memories from Recent Trip with Nine-Time Guests

June 9, 2016 The 270th trip of our career. No one has taken more private tours with us than Art and Carol from New Jersey. Their first trip was in 2007 in Germany. Since then, we have explored France, Spain (2), Portugal (2), Italy, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. Their most recent trip was to […]

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 […]

Spend a little more and see a lot more

It’s unanimous – our clients say just about the same thing each and every time they travel with European Focus Private Tours. They spent more than they would have on a bus tour, but they saw and did much, much more. Why? Because unlike the bus tours, we’re not being held up by long wait […]

Where Do You Want to Go in 2016?

January 28, 2016 It’s that time of the year when more than 65% of the tours that we do all year are booked. February and March see the heaviest activity on our web site, as people plan for their next adventure. Where do you want to go in 2016? And what do you want to […]

Magdeburg’s Magnificent Cathedral

August 25, 2015 Magdeburg was one of the most important medieval cities in Europe starting from the 10th century and lasting all the way up to 1631 when it suffered terribly during the 30 years war of 1618-48. Presented to Edith as a wedding gift from her husband’s father, the market town on the Elbe […]

The Ancient Castle of Runkel, Germany

August 9, 2015 While on an ancestral discovery trip to nearby Oberursel, our guest Steffani from near Atlanta, Georgia had the opportunity to conquer her fear of heights AND explore an ancient medieval castle all at the same time. It was a bright and gorgeous July day when guide James Derheim offered a day trip […]

Ancestral Visit to Oberursel, Germany

August 9, 2015 Steffani D. is back home now in Georgia after her week in Germany. This was a trip that was spurred by a death in the family, an event that made Steffani realize that she had to get to Germany to trace her mother’s roots before it was too late. The trip was […]

The Sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, Austria

June 23, 2015 With almost a divine intervention, the beautiful sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery was spared the destruction of Soviet bombing late in the Second World War. The ceiling frescoes were painted by artist J.C. Hackhofer during 1716. He and the other artists in his workshop did the Last Judgment and also the Last […]