2017 Tour Bookings

December 30, 2016 Updated August 20, 2017 It’s shaping up to be another exciting year for European Focus Private Tours. This will be our 28th year of providing services to our clients in Europe and we are looking forward to the following booked adventures. Openings exist in October. Trip 281 of our career April 17 […]

European Focus Featured in the New York Times

Our client Carl Tiedt was interviewed for this story. Carl and his wife Barbara enjoyed a 10-day tour in Germany which also included ancestral villages in Northern Germany as well as the Mosel River Valley. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/your-money/a-personal-sort-of-time-travel-ancestry-tourism.html?_r=0

Highlights of Our Trip with Four Australians

We are always happy to greet guests from Australia. After all, coming to Europe for them is a major investment in time. I’m not certain we would be very happy flying for 24 hours to reach my destination. But once here, we totally spoil our guests from “Down Under.” We find that our Aussie guests […]

Building a Family History Tour

July 20, 2016 One of the best parts of my job is when I can hit the road in pursuit of new knowledge and about area or a village. When preparing for a family history tour, this is also an integral part of what makes our service so unique. I wrote a blog about my […]

Is Europe Safe?

June 19, 2016 Clients who have been traveling with us this season tell us “our friends thought we were crazy to travel to Europe.” What? Crazy smart for choosing a private tour over a cruise or bus tour? Crazy hungry for great food and wine? Crazy interested in culture and history?” If that’s what these […]

U-turn required!

It was one of those sights that makes you do a u-turn a mile down the road. Not only was this the cutest little ice cream truck we’be ever seen on our travels, the ice cream was delicious as well.

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 […]