An Afternoon in the Alsace, France

October 9 We stayed two nights recently in a great little inn located in Gleiszellen, right on the border between the German wine country and the Alsace region of France. What better way to spend the afternoon than with a visit to a couple of colorful and charming villages along the Route du Vin? (French […]

Slow Travel in Alsace, France

October 8 Jim and Denise are enjoying their 19-day trip through southern Germany with an excursion one day to the colorful Alsace of France and a lunch stop in little Riquewihr. We like the old farm with the sundial and ‘Carpe Diem’ painting above.

We Love The Back Roads of Europe

October 9 Big Tour Buses don’t take them. Tourists on their own with just a map or GPS system don’t know where they are. But with a combined 40 years of European travel experience, the guides of European Focus Private Tours know where they are. We’re talking about those little back roads of Europe, where […]

The Little Chapel at Ersheim, Germany

October 8 We love taking our guests to out of the way places where they can experience something truly unique. The historic church at Ersheim on the banks of the Neckar River just outside of Hirschhorn is one of those places. It had been years since we last visited this very old church, first mentioned […]

Thinking of a dream trip to Europe?

Updated on October 12 So are these people. And, they have made their reservations already for travel in 2014. Our schedule at this point is at the 75 percent level. We can take just a few more tours before we are full. Don’t wait to fulfill your dreams of easy and relaxed travel in Europe. […]

Sauerkraut ‘Orgy’ in Heidelberg, Germany

October 7 Well, why not. We were in Heidelberg, we had just walked a long distance, it was raining, it was foggy, it’s vacation for Jim and Denise. And, it’s a 30th anniversary trip through Germany, home of sauerkraut and sausage. What better way to celebrate all of the above than by digging into the […]

Watching the Barges Pass Through the Locks in Hirschhorn

October 6 One of the 27 locks on the Neckar River, which flows into the Rhein near Mannheim, is located just below the castle hotel of Hirschhorn. We stayed two nights there and from our rooms could watch barges pass through the locks below. Before we left the area, we took time to watch a […]

Welcome New Arrivals

October 4 Jim and Denise started planning their 30th-anniversary celebration trip to Europe back in February. Jim found us by doing a search on Google and now, eight months later, they are in Germany enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Germany on Day 1 of their 19-day trip through the southern half of […]