I’ve been in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, my European home base, since March 15. Soon after arrival, I started making little movies lasting less than 4 minutes and posting them to my Facebook page (European Focus Private Tours) as well as YouTube. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/DowntownSRQ/videos?view_as=subscriberhttps://www.youtube.com/user/DowntownSRQ/videos?view_as=subscriber During this time of upheaval and no travel, I […]
I started European Focus three decades ago as a custom-designed, private tour service. When I proposed the concept to the owner of a travel agency (who happened to be a family member) he scoffed and said “no one will pay that much to travel.” Now, 321 tours later, travel in general is in a “pause” […]
Those we bring to Amsterdam and other large Dutch cities are always amazed that the Dutch don’t cover their windows with blinds or curtain, as is the case in Germany, for example. The Dutch have long had a philosophy of “Let the light shine in, and my lights inside shine out.” We love it. Now […]
European Focus was at the forefront of sustainable, sensible and sensitive travel before it got to be a trendy thing. From the very beginning, three decades ago, owner and founder James Derheim knew that there just had to be an alternative to the mass-production, mass-group tours which were concentrated on “more, more, more” rather than […]
Effective today, all NEW bookings moving forward will be made with the following payment terms: A. Deposit of 300 Euro per person at the time of contract signing and date assignment which you can do on your credit card. (New lower amount and the convenience of using your Visa or MasterCard) B. Trip insurance booked […]
A tour is considered booked on the day your signed contract and liability waiver arrives in our office or is completed via “DocuSign.”Trip cancellation and interruption insurance is mandatory, to protect you and your investment in case the worst happens. While a trip can be cancelled, it cannot be rescheduled. This is because once we […]
Take extra supplies of your medications with you. Take a supply of cold medicine and a thermometer. You might want to take work materials with you that you need after your return in case you end up stuck somewhere. Make sure you have health insurance documentation in case you end up sick.
For up to date information please visit the official website of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html The way I look at it, this will go global and it will be in every country. By spring, a person is just as likely to be exposed in their local supermarket in Tulsa, OK as they […]