Pont Neuf in Paris and the End of the Knights Templar

June 15 s Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was executed at the stake at the place where Pont Neuf bridge stands today in Paris The story of the Knights Templar is one which has always fascinated us. Originally set up as a guard to protect pilgrims who were traveling to […]

Jewish History in Pittigliano, Tuscany

May 10 There was once a flourishing Jewish community in this fortified Tuscan village. Kicked out of the Papal States (those areas immediately surrounding Rome) by Popes in the 16th century, a large settlement developed in Pittigliano where they were given protection by the local ruling family. In ‘Little Jerusalem’ there can be seen many […]

Micro Group Tour Offer for Germany and Prague

Using inspiration from a recent tour plus some reliable favorites of our clients over the years, we are happy to present this amazing opportunity to experience some of Europe’s many delights in an intimate group of no more than six persons. Micro-Group Tour in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria 11-day trip Small Group Tour Offered […]

Northern Spain – Micro Group Tour

NORTHERN SPAIN & PORTUGAL Micro Group Tour for October (Max 5 adults) We start with three nights in Segovia where we are positioned conveniently for several trips including Salamanca. The tour then moves up into the Léon y Castilla region, known for being part of the Camino de Compostela, as well as beautiful, rugged scenery […]

Off Season Tours Now Available

For the first time, we are offering tours in Europe in the so-called “off season,” which for us, are the months of November through March. To find out more, contact us today. (And dress warmly!)

Grenzmuseum Schifflersgrund, Allendorf, Germany

Twenty one years after East and West Germany became one and the museum on the former border near Allendorf has never been busier, according to the man who took our money for the entry and who grew up here, on the Eastern side of the border. ‘People want to come and see what they could […]

If you don’t like the weather in Ireland, just wait 20 minutes

A shower approaches the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

Travel Ireland with European Focus

For the next week and a half, European Focus Private Tours founder James Derheim will be showing new arrivals Paula, Bob and Audrey the “Hits of Ireland” as he sees it, including Ireland’s highest pub, the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel and Tipperary, Cobh and Kinsale, plus Kenmare, the Ring […]