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 […]

A tradition that is 1,000 years old witnessed in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

October 25 Our current guests Eric and Patricia from ‪‎Sarasota‬, Florida this morning with three wandering handworkers practicing a tradition that is more than 1,000 years old. The (left to right) fruit farmer, blacksmith and finish carpenter from various places in Germany are on a three year trek around the world to learn their trades […]

Thinking of a Trip with European Focus? Dates are going fast for 2015 and 2016

October 15 A build-up of repeat clients plus word of mouth means that our calendar fills earlier and earlier every year. With a quarter century of service behind us, we are looking forward to Year 26 with trips already booked for May and June, 2015. In fact, those two months are booked except for an […]

Just one spot remains on 2014 calendar

March 18 Just one space remains on the calendar if you want to travel with European Focus founder and chief guide James Derheim. He has from September 7 to 21 open for a tour that is at least 10 days in length. As this is in the middle of high season special pricing applies. Another […]

Just Two Spots Left Open on 2013 Calendar

March 25 A busier than average year has European Focus Private Tours founder and chief guide James Derheim busier than ever, with just two spots left open in a very active year. Those spots are: June 30 to July 12 September 1 to 19 It’s the perfect time to get together with a couple of […]

A Conversation with Rick Steves

James Derheim at left, Rick Steves at right. (Photo by Rick Steves) Rick Steves was in Rothenburg the last couple of nights, updating his popular guide book and basically causing a miniature earthquake everywhere he went among tourists who know his TV show and books. Rick is a Super Celebrity among the traveling masses. His […]