Alumni & Parent Programs

Butler Alumni Travel Program

Butler is pleased to provide great vacation opportunities through our Alumni Travel Program. Our partnerships with Go Next and Gohagen Travel for unforgettable cruise adventures and Orbridge for exciting land-based adventures allows Butler to offer vacation packages at special rates to alumni, parents, and friends of the University.  Our most recent trips have included Italian, Paris, Swiss Alps, Mediterranean and European adventures! 

 

2014 Alumni Travel Packages

 

Accent on the Adriatic - A 7 night Venice to Rome Cruise   
October 20-28, 2014

Discover captivating ports, ancient ruins and the wild beauty of nature as you cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking amenities and outstanding cuisine. Set out from Venice and sail to Split, Croatia's jewel along the Adriatic Sea, where a centuries-old Roman palace and Croatia's oldest museum filled with intriguing relics await. Stroll the pink-paved streets that wind through Montenegro's coastal port of Kotor, a medieval town enclosed by impressive walls. Spend time in Durres, where remnants of its ancient past surface in a 2nd-century amphitheater and the columns of an amazing Byzantine forum. Discover the verdant island of Corfu, where beauty abounds among the lush emerald hills and white sand beaches. Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, Sicily's timeless town of Taormina offers a blend of ancient Greek and Roman ruins and vibrant modern shops, which have enticed authors and artists for centuries. Explore the charming trove of cobblestone streets and stunning panoramas of Sorrento, or travel to Capri, a lovely island of stunning panoramas, quaint villages and ancient villas, before concluding your Adriatic adventure in Rome. From historic Adriatic ports to celebrated Italian panoramas, this extraordinary voyage truly enchants and delivers.

Accent on the Adriatic


2015 Alumni Travel Packages

 

Polynesian Paradise  - A 10-night Papeete to Papeete Cruise 
January 14-24, 2015

From luxurious white-sand beaches fringed by gently swaying palms and sweet-scented vanilla groves to velvety emerald mountains towering over translucent lagoons that dazzle in every hue of electric blue, indulge your senses with the wonders of French Polynesia. Cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate, mid-sized Marina, an award-winning masterpiece at sea that shines with outstanding personalized service, elegant designer details and world-class cuisine. Admire kaleidoscopic lagoons surrounding Moorea and discover a pleasing blend of black pearl farms and sugary white sand beaches on Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Explore Rangiroa, the second largest atoll in the world
boasting a crystalline underwater playground teeming with multi-hued fish. Be engulfed by endless tropical beauty on sun-kissed Bora Bora and discover local legends and ancient marae (temples) amid gorgeous scenery on Raiatea. Visit the "Garden Island," Huahine, a vision of paradise with secluded coves, unspoiled beaches, and lush tropical jungle,
before returning to Papeete on the lovely island of Tahiti. Set adrift, catch the breeze and watch scenes of incomparable beauty unfold one-by-one on this 10-night Polynesian odyssey.

 Polynesian Paradise

 

The Wolves of Yellowstone -   A 6-night Small Group Winter Wildlife Expedition   - Brochure
January 25-31, 2015

Join this small-group winter wildlife expedition that is limited to only 15 guests! Amidst crisp air, bare trees, frosted earth, and brilliant thermal features of Yellowstone National Park during the winter, the wildlife viewing is better than any other time of year. The elements of nature are in full sway and its wild inhabitants, close-knit family groups of wolves, are on the move: hunting, searching for warmth, and surviving.  Joined by an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and professional naturalist guides, learn informed perspectives, dramatic tales, and first person accounts of the wolves' setbacks, survival, and victories. Included are 6 nights accommodations, airport transfers for guests on suggested flights, all gratuities, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners including a welcome reception in Jackson and farewell dinner in Bozeman.

Wolves photo

Caribbean Paradise  - A 10-night Miami to Miami Cruise 
February 23-March 5, 2015

Cruise the radiant turquoise waters of the Caribbean aboard the exquisite Riviera, Oceania Cruises' newest vessel offering elegant accommodations, unparalleled service and the finest cuisine at sea. Set sail from Miami and cruise to the
spectacular islands of Puerto Rico, St. Barts, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and the Bahamas. Discover cosmopolitan Nassau, where lovely Victorian mansions, pastel parliament buildings, and weathered 18th-century forts mingle with posh hotels and casinos. In San Juan, meander cobblestone streets past centuries-old Spanish colonial buildings, imposing fortresses and glitzy resorts, before sailing to glamorous Gustavia, a haven of shimmering white-sand beaches and upscale resorts. Explore Antigua's bustling, historic port of St. John's, admire the charming gingerbread houses lining the harbor at Castries, and take in storybook Dutch architecture in Philipsburg. From sweeping, moon-white sands
lapped by sparkling, aqua seas to pastel colonial towns rich with glorious architecture and history, discover paradise on this 10-night Caribbean sojourn. 

Caribbean Paradise 2015

 

 

For additional information:
To request a detailed brochure and ensure you are on the mailing list to receive information, please contact the alumni office or call toll free at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.