We took our current guests to the hamlet of Gimmelwald, in the Lauterbrunnen Valley of Switzerland the other day for a picnic lunch prepared by the staff of our hotel. It was magnificent! The weather cooperated and we had the most beautiful of views looking at the back side of the Jungfrau mountain. Photos are […]
The Best of Ireland – now available on a private, relaxed tour Experience Ireland’s charms on this 11-day trip, now available for booking. Extremely limited, we’ll take only four people on this tour and prefer a family or two couples who already know one another for maximum cohesiveness and enjoyment. Day 1: Arrival at Shannon. […]
Explore Germany’s little-known areas, hamlets and country lanes on this exclusive, slow-paced tour for the Dog Days of Summer. Now available for last-minute booking for August only. Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Micro-Group Tour No more than five persons Day 1: Arrival at Frankfurt Intl. Airport. We drive an hour to the […]
Stopping for lunch is not just a quick “grab and go,” like on the big bus tours. We plan our lunch stops carefully to take advantage of beautiful scenery, great food and a memory to last a lifetime. James took his guests to one of his favorite cafes high above the village of Beilstein, on […]
Spontaneous sightseeing is what we’re all about. When we drive along Europe’s back roads with our guests, and when we see something interesting, we check it out. Big Bus Companies are all about staying on a schedule. They have to, with 40 people, even a potty stop has to be coordinated. The other day, Jim […]
We’re sightseeing – even in a constant rain with chilly temps – in the Land of Ludwig, that’s “Mad” King Ludwig of Bavaria, who built three fantasy castles in the late 19th century which now attract millions of tourists per year. The government ministers got rid of Ludwig because he was spending the treasury dry. […]
For those with maximum flexiblity and wanderlust, European Focus offers trips to either Germany or Ireland for the last part of July into August as well as the last part of August into early September. If you are interested in travel and adventure in these parts of Europe, contact us today. Deadline is June 30.
We visited medieval Nuernburg today on our way to our overnight stop in Lauf an der Pegnitz. Of course we had bratwurst for lunch! The town is famous for them, along with its long history of toy making plus being at one time the capital of the German Reich (long before Hitler appropriated the word) […]