Strong Dollar and High Demand Equal Incredible Year Ahead

March 17, 2015 A dollar that is reaching a strength not seen since 2002 has created a tidal wave of bookings lately, packing our calendar with exciting trips including one just booked, 33 days with a couple of first-time travelers from Texas who will explore many areas of Europe with Jenean this spring. Another tour […]

Spring Gets Us In An Italian Frame of Mind

February 28, 2015 Spring always makes us think of Italy. This is our favorite season in this beautiful land, with velvety green fields of wheat covering the landscapes of Tuscany, with brilliant sunshine on the Amalfi Coast and with temperatures comfortable and the Italians fresh and ready for the coming invasion of tourists. Restaurant owners […]

Tours Ahead in 2015

Updated March 26, 2015 Another exciting year lies ahead for European Focus Private Tours, with (so far) twelve custom-designed tours booked for the season, which begins in April. Here’s an example of what we’re doing with our clients this year: April 19-26 Ireland A family of four from South Carolina and Louisiana arrive in Dublin […]

Germany Named World’s Favorite Country

November 19 Germany has been declared the most favorite country in the world, more than 70 years after World War II when the fortunes of the country hung on the whims of a madman. Now Deutschland is admired for its economy, healthcare system and high standard of living. People oftentimes ask, ‘are we safe in […]

Are European Focus Private Tours a bargain? It depends on your perspective.

November 17 You’re searching for a small group tour in Europe and you’ve landed here. Thanks for stopping by! Now you may be thinking, ‘this kind of service sounds expensive.’ European Focus Private Tours are not cheap, nor are they created for someone on a shoestring budget. That’s what Globus, Trafalgar and Kontiki mass bus […]

Prices for Private Tours in Europe

November 14 A common search term here on our site, and a question that we cannot answer without your completed Tour Interest Form. Once we know what you want to see and do, and when, and with how many companions, we can then respond with an estimate. All of the trips we do are custom-designed, […]

Veterans Day 2014 flashback to 1992

November 11 A photograph taken in summer, 1992 during the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the newspaper I used to work for, the European ‘Stars and Stripes,’ published in Griesheim, Germany. I’m the one in the Navy uniform front left. Those were fantastic times and formed the launch pad for European Focus Private Tours.

What a Year! 2014 Our Biggest Season Ever

November 9 Click on any image to see it larger After 25 years of living and working in Europe, James Derheim and his wife Jenean have nearly concluded the biggest, most adventurous season ever, with 17 tours booked by our clients (five more than our previous record). Here’s what happened, where we went and with […]