Most people take at least one vacation per year, sometimes more than one. Not hard working Bernie Friese from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. He waited 34 years to visit Ireland, land of his forefathers. His last real vacation was in 1986 to the Pacific Northwest and Utah. In between, he raised a family, ran […]
Caroline Gries from Denver, Colorado has long wanted to visit her ancestral villages in Germany, where her Jewish forefathers lived before emigrating to the United States in the 1840s. That trip was made possible in April, 2017 by European Focus. Caroline visited more than a dozen villages connected with her extensive family tree. The first […]
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 […]
Our client Carl Tiedt was interviewed for this story. Carl and his wife Barbara enjoyed a 10-day tour in Germany which also included ancestral villages in Northern Germany as well as the Mosel River Valley. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/your-money/a-personal-sort-of-time-travel-ancestry-tourism.html?_r=0
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 […]
July 20, 2016 One of the best parts of my job is when I can hit the road in pursuit of new knowledge and about area or a village. When preparing for a family history tour, this is also an integral part of what makes our service so unique. I wrote a blog about my […]
June 19, 2016 Clients who have been traveling with us this season tell us “our friends thought we were crazy to travel to Europe.” What? Crazy smart for choosing a private tour over a cruise or bus tour? Crazy hungry for great food and wine? Crazy interested in culture and history?” If that’s what these […]
It was one of those sights that makes you do a u-turn a mile down the road. Not only was this the cutest little ice cream truck we’be ever seen on our travels, the ice cream was delicious as well.