Inbound passengers now required to have negative Covid-19 test

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 […]

Save by Booking a Private Tour in the Off Season

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, […]

Exploring Franconia – Burgbernheim

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 […]

Rothenburg ob der Tauber under a blanket of fresh snow

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 […]

Brexit Explained by a Great Writer

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 […]

Ancestral Photography is Back

This is how European Focus began, all the way back in 1989. I had the revolutionary idea to photograph small towns in Germany for those tracing their ancestors. No one was doing this at that time – at least not professionally. This was waaay before the internet, before e-mail, before everything! It seems like the […]