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 […]
In the wake of the coronovirus and the many upsets to the travel industry, all tours booked for 2021 and beyond will require that clients purchase the “Preferred” policy from Travel Guard (or a similar offer from a competitor) with – and this is the important part – “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. This protects […]
With the recent decision by the European Union to ban travelers from the United States from entering (As of July 1, 2020) my calendar has been cleared for July and August, with those tours not able to move forward due to this restriction. My calendar is now open for tours with clients who are coming […]
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 […]
Art sure has seen much of Europe with guide James Derheim of European Focus. Since 2006, Art and his late wife, Carol, enjoyed adventures in Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Croatia. In the fall of 2017 European Focus welcomed Art’s girlfriend Cindy for his 10th trip, this time in central and northern Italy. […]
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