Alpine Swiss Villages & Rails

Wengen, Switzerland

58 reviews
Aug 20 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18
Alpine Swiss Villages & Rails
Wengen, Switzerland

58 reviews

Aug 20 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Flatlanders! Plan now to get out of sweltering Illinois next summer. Prepare for breathtaking mountain scenery when the weather is delightful—an average high of 74°. Enjoy various types of trains and other vehicles to attain awe-inspiring views. This appealing tour has already sold out for several dates next summer.*

*IMPORTANT: The departure date shown is subject to change but is projected to still be in August 2024 and confirmed by mid-November. If you want to book now without obligation, click the Green Select button, you are not required to pay a deposit. Then, when the date is announced,  pay the deposit. Or you may cancel without penalty.


• 6 Nights - Wengen • 1 Night - Zuric • Berner Oberland Rail Pass • Swiss Rail Excursions & Transportation - Trains, Cogs, Cable Cars, Boats & Buses • Bern • Interlaken • Grindelwald • Gimmelwald • Murren • Lake Brienz Cruise • Wood Carving School • Meiringen • Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway • Trummelbach Falls • Lucerne City Tour • Chapel Bridge of Lucerne • Aare River Gorge • Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge


*Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Premier World Discovery operates the tour as a disclosed principal. The deposit is $999 per person. The tour balance is due 5/1/24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or e-check via WeTravel.

• The document required is a valid passport valid through 12/15/24. • Insurance coverage included is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see covering cancellation charges; other terms at are incorporated by reference. • A local host is provided only from Champaign to Chicago O’Hare Airport to get you checked in for your flight, but not as a host on the tour. Price and details are subject to change. If you do not want to be covered by the included Travel Protection Plan (TPP), enter the discount code NO-INSUR for a $399 per person reduction when booking.  

Tour Activity Level: 4

EASY 1 2 3 (4) ACTIVE

PLEASE READ! Activity Level 4 & Altitude Note Please note this exciting program is active with daily walking, train rides, and other modes of transportation like cable cars, boats, motor coaches & buses. The program may not be appropriate for wheelchairs or other mobility aids. The village of Wengen sits at an altitude of 4,200 ft. The maximum elevation of included sightseeing is 7,600 ft. Optional excursions are weather permitting and feature high altitudes up to 11,300 ft. (Jungfraujoch). Please check with your doctor if altitude is a potential health concern if considering the optional sightseeing. The order of days is subject to change due to weather.


Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.

Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers or similar equipment.

Travel & Save with Compass Club

 The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The included Travel Protection Plan costs $399 per person and is not refundable.

The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage/Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7. 

*You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family. 

Click green Select button, to book

Book securely online 24/7* by clicking the green button, or call Bill Owen at 217 619-0202 or Mary Beth at 217 840-8724. Or mail a deposit check to Stevie Jay Travel, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign, IL 61820.  Until this Alpine tour's departure date is confirmed, you may book without paying a deposit. It will then be due when the date is advised and acceptable.

*Credit cards or "e-checks" from a checking account are welcomed and entered securely on WeTravel. If you pay a booking deposit, but the confirmed date advised is unacceptable, you may then cancel for a full refund.

Accommodations # nights (7)

Lauberhorn, Wengen (6) Arenas Resort Victoria-

Zurich (1) Dorint Hotel

On some dates, alternate hotels may be used

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Round trip flights
  • Round trip transfers
    from the airport to the hotel
  • Tour director,
    baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing, and admissions per itinerary
  • 12 Meals
    7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  • Current taxes and fees
    (tax/fuel surcharges are subject to change)
  • Hotel accommodations
    (7) nights
  • Features per itinerary
    Berner Oberland Rail Pass. Swiss Rail Excursions & Transportation - Trains, Cogs, Cable Cars, Boats & Buses
  • Travel insurance
    Premier World Discovery's TPP (Travel Protection Plan) is included
  • Airline checked bag fee
    Currently, there is no charge for checking a bag, but this is subject to change
  • Tips to
    Tour director, drivers, and local guides; allow $108-162 per traveler for the whole trip

Available Packages

Double Room Traveler

Room with two twin beds (or one double bed may be requested but cannot be guaranteed). The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $399 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

Single Room Traveler
only 2 left

Room for one person. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $399 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

Triple Room Traveler
only 3 left

Room with three twin beds, or, one double bed and one twin bed. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $399 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.



Day 1
Champaign-Chicago O'Hare-Overnight flight

Today, we welcome you aboard our private motor coach from Champaign and then a non-stop overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.

More Photos includes a larger map in the Photo Gallery at the bottom of the webpage.

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
58 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 50 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


We had a great time on this trip, from the experience to the quality of the accommodations and the overall experience was beyond our expectations! Mary Beth did a great job with planning each day as to not overwhelm us in experiences but also show use quality & historical sites. The bus was very comfortable and our driver was five stars. I would definitely do another trip with Stevie J Travel and would recommend everyone go to see the P. Allen Smith Gardens!
By Amanda S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 03, 2023
Great & varied locations. Excellent organizing & attention to needs of participants by Mary Beth. Good balance of travel time, relax/free time & site visits.
By Dawn S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 02, 2023
A delightful trip with our wonderful guide Mary Beth Kurasek. Beautiful scenery as well as beautiful artwork. Comfortable accommodations and delicious meals were provided. This was one of my favorite trips.
By Debra E for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
By Robert R for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
we enjoyed very much the day trip to yuletide celebration! mary beth did a wonderful job with everything! we are looking forward to trip to ARKANSAS also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Robert R for Yuletide Celebration 2022 on Dec 16, 2022
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