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” […]
Those we bring to Amsterdam and other large Dutch cities are always amazed that the Dutch don’t cover their windows with blinds or curtain, as is the case in Germany, for example. The Dutch have long had a philosophy of “Let the light shine in, and my lights inside shine out.” We love it. Now […]
Art and Cindy will be coming over to tour small towns in Yorkshire where Art has ancestry. Plus some areas in Scotland that Cindy wants to show to Art. This will be the second tour for this couple but it will be Art’s 11th trip since he first started traveling with European Focus in 2006 […]
It has long been a dream of Cheryl to explore hamlets in England. I will be helping her and her husband John bring those dreams to life with a trip which will include Yorkshire, parts of Wales and Sussex and more.
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 […]
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 […]
Jenean had the pleasure of helping three close-knit sisters, all descended from the Guthrie Clan, appreciate and better understand their heritage during an eight-day trip around Scotland. They took an excursion from Edinburgh one day up into the Scottish Highlands. These are images from that trip.
December 30, 2016 Updated August 20, 2017 It’s shaping up to be another exciting year for European Focus Private Tours. This will be our 28th year of providing services to our clients in Europe and we are looking forward to the following booked adventures. Openings exist in October. Trip 281 of our career April 17 […]