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Alumni & Parent Programs

Alumni Travel Program

Alumni Travel

Butler is pleased to provide great vacation opportunities through our Alumni Travel Program. Our partnerships with Go Next 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!

2016 Alumni Travel Packages

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The Galapagos Islands

January 13–20, 2016

Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. From your accommodations on the Isabela II, you can explore these fascinating islands and observe the iconic species that have become exquisitely adapted to the surrounding environment. Because the human presence is still relatively minimal, much of the wildlife is remarkably unafraid of visitors. This will allow you to observe and photograph them at very close range, either sitting quietly in the midst of a colony of tropical penguins or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions.

Machu Picchu, Cusco & the Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

March 14–19, 2016

Travel to the mist-shrouded mountain citadel of the Incas on this deluxe program to Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. Ride the train through the Urubamba valley, visit a traditional Andean rural community and a modern artists’ colony, marvel at the massive stone stairs at Ollantaytambo, enjoy the congeniality of a Peruvian family meal in their home outside of Cusco.


Southern Culture and Civil War

St. Louis CathedralJune 4–13, 2016

Southern culture and the American Civil War spring to life on this unique Mississippi River cruise aboard the grand American Queen. Take in historic sites from Memphis to New Orleans, visiting Shiloh National Military Park, Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Plantation Road. View the tour brochure


Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures

July 12–23, 2016

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Discover Southeast Alaska

AlaskaAugust 19–26, 2016

Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures. Visit the tour information site.


Vienna, Munich & Oktoberfest by River Ship

OktoberfestSeptember 9–18, 2016

Join us for a festive river ship cruise on the Danube—a historical waterway distinguished with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other in Europe. Satisfy your palate during this grand journey from Vienna to Munich—stopping at charming cities and quaint villages to glimpse fairytale castles, panoramic landscapes, and visit landmark breweries. Special added inclusions for our guests, such as on-board beer tastings and a visit to Oktoberfest, uniquely define this remarkable adventure. Visit the tour information site.


Captivating Mediterranean

MediterraneanOctober 8–16, 2016

History springs to life as you sail the Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera. Captivating ports of call on the shores of Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain will provide a mosaic of unforgettable experiences. View the tour brochure.



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.