English Countryside Tour 2

March 23, 2016 This is an example of what we can do for you. This itinerary can be molded to fit your needs and your schedule. To book this tour, please go to this page and select “English Countryside 2.” The Cotswolds, Historic Towns/Sites & London Day 1 Cotswolds (3 nights) Arrival from United States […]

England Remembers those lost in the Great War with Poppies Around Tower of London

August 27 A brilliant installation containing 888,246 ceramic poppies surrounds the Tower of London through November 11, 1914 which is the 96th anniversary of the end of the ‘Great War,’ also the ‘War to End All Wars.’ Artist Paul Cummins did the work in remembrance of those soldiers listed officially as dead from the United […]

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 […]

Trip 15 of our busiest season ever booked today

March 4 Two couples from Canada will soon be enjoying the sights and flavors of Paris and London during their March 29 to April 7 getaway. Both couples are repeat clients of European Focus. James Derheim will lead the tour, helping the foursome get the most out of four nights in London and four nights […]

Tower of London Residents

Ravens have been welcome guests (and, indeed protected) at the Tower of London for centuries. Legend has it that if the ravens were to ever leave the Tower, the kingdom and the fortress would fall. Current-day resident ravens are cared for by their very own Ravenmaster. They’re fed a combination of raw meat and bird […]

Best Fish & Chips in London – Twice

We loved Masters Superfish so much that we ate lunch there twice. The fish is superior and fresh. While the place has zero curb appeal and is plain inside, the obvious investment is in the quality of the food. It was one of Margaret’s main goals – have fish and chips in London. The driver […]

Good Morning Mr. Beefeater

T Margaret Reisinger passes a Beefeater on the grounds of the Tower of London. There are 12 such guards within the Tower. Historically, they looked after prisoners. The name “Beefeater” comes from the fact that up until about 100 years ago, they were paid part of their salary in beef. With the economy of the […]

London

We started our London visit with an open-top bus ride around the city on one of those red hop on, hop off tours. The tour is narrated in English and it’s actually a pretty neat way to see the bustling city, riding high up above the traffic. The weather cooperated and we had gorgeous conditions […]