Cheese Fondue and Cows – a Dream Comes True in Appenzell

October 21 Tour guide and founder of European Focus James Derheim first met Mariana C. from Sarasota in about 2004 when he and his wife, Jenean, operated a small retail store selling European imports (a sideline of ours for ten years) in the historic Burns Court area of downtown Sarasota. Mariana was a steady customer […]

Germany Small Group Tours

October 20 You have come to the right place for Germany Small Group Tours. What do we do exactly and how does our philosophy benefit you? We create private and fully customized tours one at a time for each client or set of clients. We don’t just throw a bunch of tours out there and […]

What You Don’t Get on a Mass Produced Bus Tour

Reason Number 187 to take a European Focus Private Tour Bus tours cram so much into a single day that there is no chance for being spontaneous or taking the road less traveled. If you like to get up at 5:30 and have your bags outside your door by 6:30 then bus tours are probably […]

The War over Religion in Europe 1618-48

October 18 The disastrous 30-years war from 1618-48 in Europe devastated large areas of the landscape, emptied towns, killed millions and resulted in entire populations of people moving from one area to another to either escape the fighting or to fill in the gaps left behind by famine and disease which nearly always follows large-scale […]

Our Tour Contract

October 17, 2014 View it here and please, if you have any questions, we are just a mouse click away. Or call 800-401-7802

We Prepare You for foreign travel Like No Other Tour Company

October 15 Our recently updated Travel Tips and Lessons Learned helps our clients get comfortable with their trip long before they board the airplane. Check it out here.

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 […]

Visit to Ancestral Marklohe, Germany

October 11 Recent guests from Minnesota visited the village of Marklohe, Germany recently. The blog address below shows photos from this brief stop on the way to Amsterdam. Rosen Family in Marklohe