Memories of the 11th trip with European Focus Private Tours

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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I post daily on Facebook. I post less here on this blog. Why? Because Facebook is instant. The blog takes a few extra steps. To follow along on the adventure and to be inspired, please search for “European Focus Private Tours” on Facebook – and be a part of the adventure from wherever you are.

Thanks for the Memories, Art and Carol

Nine time clients Art and Carol from New Jersey were going through some photos from their trips (and they take many, many photos!) and Art was thoughtful enough to send a few our way recently. These intrepid travelers live our philosophy of “Stop Dreaming and Start Doing,” and even though they’ve had to take a […]

We Hope that “Bucket Lists” Die

We take the slow road and oftentimes the undiscovered road, which admittedly is getting harder to find. But, we find them. Our tours are the antidote to the “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium” kind of travel promoted by the big bus companies and cruises. From a picnic by the side of a little […]

Tours Booked for 2018 (So Far)

An updated list of where we are going in 2018 April 5 to 22 European Grand Tour Family of five from Manila will tour with James in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany OPEN DATES April 23 to May 9 May 12 to 20 Italy Betsy and Jim return for their fourth tour with us, this […]

European Focus is Ready for You – Are You Ready for European Focus?

Hiring a private tour guide with more than four decades of combined experience (between owners James and Jenean Derheim) is the ultimate step towards turning your dreams into reality. Stop wishing and start doing, that’s sort of our tagline to European Focus Private Tours. When you contact us, you can be assured that you will […]

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 […]