Scenes around Burgundy, France

May 9 We are on an 18-day adventure with repeat clients Gayle and Peter from Amarillo, Texas. We started this trip in Chartres, France and will end in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Along the way we are exploring historic sites connected with the medieval pilgrimage route from France to Santiago. Millions of feet have passed […]

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 […]

Eating at Da Carlo in Orvieto a Must

April 22 Those looking for an authentic dining experience should stop their search at the tucked away ‘Da Carlo’ in the heart of ancient Orvieto’s medieval district. Young chef and entrepreneur Carlo and his ‘mama’ provide not just excellent food in a cozy atmosphere, but their back and forth banter is worth the price of […]

Memories of Paris in the Spring

April 8 Random shots from our tour in Paris with two couples from Calgary April 2 – 6. Are you on Facebook? If you are, please go to Facebook and find our page for European Focus Private Tours. We post many photos there along with short vignettes about our travels in Europe.

Hello, London Calling

April 4 Scenes from our recent visit to London of March 29 to April 2. James Derheim is helping four guests from Canada get the most out of their time in London and Paris up through April 7. James posts more content on our European Focus Private Tours page on Facebook. If you are on […]

Welcome New Arrivals from Canada to London

March 29 The 2014 tour season officially started today with guide James Derheim greeting return guests Rick and Linda Skauge and Elisabeth Anda along with first-time EF guest Dale Anda to the great city of London to start their eight day tour with James here as well as in Paris. A beautiful spring day greeted […]

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 […]