Better festivals in Germany than the Munich Oktoberfest Mania

Yes, I have taken clients to Oktoberfest in the past and I expect to do the same in the future. But for those who really want a true locals’ experience there are far better ways to drink large amounts of German beer and eat typical food. That’s me in 2017 at the Oktoberfest when we […]

Switzerland opens to US Tourists

As of June 28, 2021 tourists from the US will be allowed to enjoy Switzerland’s amazing scenery, food and history as long as they can show proof of vaccination. With France already open as of middle June, this adds more options to the US traveler. Let us hope that Germany announces the same easing soon!

Inbound passengers now required to have negative Covid-19 test

As of January 26, 2021 the CDC guidelines and requirements of the US Government dictate a negative test for Covid-19 prior to boarding the airplane from Europe (for example) to the USA. European Focus Private Tours will make those testing arrangements for our clients. Also, a 10-day quarantine is strongly recommended for all those returning […]

Save by Booking a Private Tour in the Off Season

Those wishing to experience the luxury of a private guide and travel coordinator (all in one) while saving considerable money should choose dates between November 15 and March 30. My off season tours are priced lower because there are certain things a traveler must give up in order to travel in the winter. (Outdoor cafes, […]

Exploring Franconia – Burgbernheim

In this time of lockdown and travel restrictions, it’s been fun and interesting to explore what is just around the corner, less than half an hour away from my home base of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. There are so many historic, pretty hamlets and towns. On January 1, we visited Burgbernheim, Middle Franconia, Bavaria. The […]