As of June 28, 2021 tourists from the US will be allowed to enjoy Switzerland’s amazing scenery, food and history as long as they can show proof of vaccination. With France already open as of middle June, this adds more options to the US traveler. Let us hope that Germany announces the same easing soon!
Remember to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. This is especially important during a pandemic. https://step.state.gov/step/
As of January 26, 2021 the CDC guidelines and requirements of the US Government dictate a negative test for Covid-19 prior to boarding the airplane from Europe (for example) to the USA. European Focus Private Tours will make those testing arrangements for our clients. Also, a 10-day quarantine is strongly recommended for all those returning […]
Those wishing to experience the luxury of a private guide and travel coordinator (all in one) while saving considerable money should choose dates between November 15 and March 30. My off season tours are priced lower because there are certain things a traveler must give up in order to travel in the winter. (Outdoor cafes, […]
In this time of lockdown and travel restrictions, it’s been fun and interesting to explore what is just around the corner, less than half an hour away from my home base of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. There are so many historic, pretty hamlets and towns. On January 1, we visited Burgbernheim, Middle Franconia, Bavaria. The […]
A gorgeous place in any weather, medieval Rothenburg and the nearby hamlet of Detwang are splendid after a fresh snowfall. This is the European headquarters since 1999 for European Focus Private Tours. Owner James Derheim lives here full-time. Starting with the winter season of 2021-22 James will be offering winter tours in Bavaria as well […]
A bit dated, from 2016, but worth a read anyway. “It was the woman on Question Time that really did it for me. She was so familiar. There is someone like her in every queue, every coffee shop, outside every school in every parish council in the country. Middle-aged, middle-class, middle-brow, over-made-up, with her National […]
What a treat for the eye, heart and stomach! I received mine in June, 2020 and have already made several of the recipes, some of them more than once. This is a treasure for anyone who has had the privilege of staying at Shelburne Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland or who loves Irish cooking. Shelburne Lodge Mon, […]