We take the slow road and oftentimes the undiscovered road, which admittedly is getting harder to find. But, we find them. Our tours are the antidote to the “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium” kind of travel promoted by the big bus companies and cruises. From a picnic by the side of a little […]
Tours Booked for 2018 (So Far)
An updated list of where we are going in 2018 April 5 to 22 European Grand Tour Family of five from Manila will tour with James in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany OPEN DATES April 23 to May 9 May 12 to 20 Italy Betsy and Jim return for their fourth tour with us, this […]
European Focus is Ready for You – Are You Ready for European Focus?
Hiring a private tour guide with more than four decades of combined experience (between owners James and Jenean Derheim) is the ultimate step towards turning your dreams into reality. Stop wishing and start doing, that’s sort of our tagline to European Focus Private Tours. When you contact us, you can be assured that you will […]
The 2018 Season (So Far)
This year’s tours are as varied and different as ever, with a mix of repeat and new guests filling our calendar. We have just a few spots left open, so if you are “on the fence” about traveling with European Focus in 2018, it might just be time to hop down and join our exclusive […]
Getting into the Spirit of Oktoberfest in Bavaria
Our group of five couples from the Orlando and Charleston area, close friends since many years, all went out and bought apparel for their first in a lifetime (but we have a feeling not the last!) visit to the “Big Daddy” of beer festivals in Munich, Germany in September, 2017. Here we make a stop […]
Is Europe Safe?
Surprisingly we get asked this question often by those contemplating traveling to Europe, even the ultra-safe countries of Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Many people have concerns that the immigrant population, swelled by refugees fleeing wars and other problems around the world, means that they will be less safe than previously. This could not be […]
2018 Season Filling Faster than Normal
A mix of repeat and new clients are booking dates at a fast clip for 2018. Here’s what is on our calendar so far: May 12 to 20 Betsy and Jim come back for their third tour, this time to Italy. They will combine a week with their guide/driver James Derheim with a week spent […]
Our Niche Are Custom-Designed Trips
We started this business in the 1990s based on an (at the time) completely new idea and approach to travel. Rather than just throw a bunch of trips out there and wait for people to “bite,” we take the complete opposite approach, and make ourselves available to our clients to go where they want to […]