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” […]
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 January 1, 2021 all tourists will need to register here in order to enter any of the countries of the European Union.
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Surprisingly we get asked this question often by those contemplating traveling to Europe, even the ultra-safe countries of Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Many people have concerns that the immigrant population, swelled by refugees fleeing wars and other problems around the world, means that they will be less safe than previously. This could not be […]
March 23, 2016 Day 1: Arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport Paris (3 nights) Highlights of this tour: Paris Latin Quarter Louvre Notre Dame Seine River Cruise Eiffel Tower at night Montmarte and Sacre Couer D-Day landing beaches and museums, American cemetery Stay in a chateau Normandy countryside Mont Saint-Michel Chartres, cathedral city […]
Along the Camino de Santiago Off the Beaten Track France & Spain A wonderful trip for the true history buff. We delve deeply into the history of the pilgrimage route from France to far western Spain and the burial place of Saint James. We last did this trip with a couple in May, 2014. Please […]