Travel Tips, Packing Recommendations, Rules of the Road

TRAVEL TIPS TOP SEVEN European Focus, Inc. European Focus Private Tours Established in 1989 Passport Control Please make a copy of your passport and keep it in a safe place. This is very important in case you should lose your passport or leave it behind in a hotel. It also works to take a close […]

Changes coming in 2025

This is a post aimed mainly at those who have never had the pleasure of taking a trip with European Focus. Starting on October 15, 2024 for the 2025 and beyond seasons I will be giving first booking and date selection preference to those who have traveled with me previously. This booking preference “window” will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rothenburg ob der Tauber under a blanket of fresh snow

A gorgeous place in any weather, medieval Rothenburg and the nearby hamlet of Detwang are splendid after a fresh snowfall. This is the European headquarters since 1999 for European Focus Private Tours. Owner James Derheim lives here full-time. Starting with the winter season of 2021-22 James will be offering winter tours in Bavaria as well […]