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
This comprehensive, 15-day journey includes a six-night
exclusively chartered Grand Cruise along the fabled Yangtze River,
sailing all the way from Chongqing downstream to Shanghai. Dr. Jay
Wang, a scholar and consultant in the fields of strategic
communication is scheduled to speak to join the group. Dr.
Wang's research and writing address the role of communication in
the contemporary process of globalization, with an area focus on
China. He has written several books on the subject
including Shaping China's Global Imagination; Soft Power in
China; China's Window on the World: TV News, Social Knowledge and
International Spectacles. He appears regularly on China
Central Television and he has published articles in major
newspapers including The China Daily and The Global Times.
Amidst enchanting fields of lavender, vineyards, and orchards,
immerse yourself in the Provençal cuisine and luscious wines that
define the South of France. During this 9-day journey, venture into
the picturesque perched villages of Provence while devoting
yourself to enjoyment of its characteristic ingredients: artisan
cheeses, olive oils, local vegetables, baked goods, confections,
wine, and more. Return to the elegant Relais and Châteaux estate,
La Bastide de Capelongue, hosted by two Michelin-starred chef,
Edouard Loubet. Visit historic gems: an abbey where lavender
essence is made, Avignon's Palace of the Popes, the Pont du Gard,
ruins of Les Baux, and places from the lives and works of Van Gogh
and Cezanne. Santé!
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.
2015 Alumni Travel Packages
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.
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.
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.