Eating at Da Carlo in Orvieto a Must

April 22 Those looking for an authentic dining experience should stop their search at the tucked away ‘Da Carlo’ in the heart of ancient Orvieto’s medieval district. Young chef and entrepreneur Carlo and his ‘mama’ provide not just excellent food in a cozy atmosphere, but their back and forth banter is worth the price of […]

Just ‘Ri-Married’ in Tuscany

April 14 Our current guests Steve and Debbie had a dream to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special trip to Italy. Not just any trip, but a renewal of vows in Tuscany trip. With help from the staff of a beautiful and romantic country inn just outside of Montepulciano we made it happen, and […]

Memories of Paris in the Spring

April 8 Random shots from our tour in Paris with two couples from Calgary April 2 – 6. Are you on Facebook? If you are, please go to Facebook and find our page for European Focus Private Tours. We post many photos there along with short vignettes about our travels in Europe.

Hello, London Calling

April 4 Scenes from our recent visit to London of March 29 to April 2. James Derheim is helping four guests from Canada get the most out of their time in London and Paris up through April 7. James posts more content on our European Focus Private Tours page on Facebook. If you are on […]

Mark Twain Said

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” About 117 out of 313 million Americans have passports. However only about five […]

2015 booking faster than normal

March 30 Do you dream of a custom-designed, private tour in Europe in 2015? Don’t dream too long. Now is the time to make your reservation to get onto our calendar, and yes, we are already filling it with repeat clients who think and plan far in advance. May is already reserved for three different […]

Welcome New Arrivals from Canada to London

March 29 The 2014 tour season officially started today with guide James Derheim greeting return guests Rick and Linda Skauge and Elisabeth Anda along with first-time EF guest Dale Anda to the great city of London to start their eight day tour with James here as well as in Paris. A beautiful spring day greeted […]

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 […]