NBC Nightly News Story about European Focus Private Tours

NBC News sent a crew from the United States and from London to cover 36 hours of our visits to Heidelberg and Essweiler, Germany this June 23 and 24. It was a thrill to have the team from NBC capture the excitement and wonder of this long-awaited 50th anniversary trip for Dominick and Lorraine Petrulli […]

Is Europe Safe?

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 […]

Highlights of Our Trip with Four Australians

We are always happy to greet guests from Australia. After all, coming to Europe for them is a major investment in time. I’m not certain we would be very happy flying for 24 hours to reach my destination. But once here, we totally spoil our guests from “Down Under.” We find that our Aussie guests […]

Italy Highlights Tour

March 23, 2016 An example of what we can do for you. As all of the tours that European Focus leads are custom-designed, this trip plan is for those who want to just “Go to Italy!” and who want to go now, without a lot of time planning. To book this tour, please go to […]

Cinque Terre on Italian Coast to Start Limiting Tourist Numbers

February 17, 2016 In a move that we have long wished for, the authorities who govern the ultra-popular Cinque Terre national park on the gorgeous, formerly unspoiled Ligurian Coast have announced limits of 1.5 million visitors per year starting in 2016. Cruise ships and bus tours disgorge thousands and thousands of people per day onto […]

Where Do You Want to Go in 2016?

January 28, 2016 It’s that time of the year when more than 65% of the tours that we do all year are booked. February and March see the heaviest activity on our web site, as people plan for their next adventure. Where do you want to go in 2016? And what do you want to […]

We Do Anything and Everything (Almost)

January 12, 2016 One of the advantages of taking a private, custom-designed tour in Europe is that you can shape the trip to just about anything you desire. What are your unique interests? Your passions? Let us build those into the perfect trip, which has been designed just for you and your alone (or your […]

Our Definition of a “Small Group Tour” is something entirely different

January 1, 2016 Happy New Year! About a third of all of the trips we led in 2014 and 2015 were booked in the month of January, as people’s minds and hearts start to turn to travel and adventure. With the busy holiday season behind us, we can now focus on “where are we going […]