Alumni Travel Program
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!
2015 Alumni Travel Packages
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May 16–24, 2015
In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards, discover local varietals, and enjoy exclusive tastings and presentations. While chefs and producers divulge secrets of their crafts, sample the best of Northern Italy’s specialties like gnocchi di pane, savory spiedini and sweet sbrisolona. Take in the area's layered history, with visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena, contrasting with the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio along the River Adige; and the medieval walled city of Soave.
October 15–26, 2015
Explore some of the most important parks and reserves in East Africa, each at different times part of the Great Migration: the epic circular route of 1.6 million herbivores on their quest for survival. Participate in up to 12 game drives accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader and expert naturalist guides aboard safari-outfitted Land Cruisers. Visit Oldupai Gorge, the “Cradle of Humanity;” and spend a full day at Ngorongoro Crater—home to year-round populations of lion, leopard, black rhino, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and zebra. Retreat to deluxe lodges and tented camps, each uniquely beautiful and authentic in décor. Encounter local cultures on guided village, school, and plantation visits in Mto wa Mbu and a fishing village on the shore of Lake Victoria.
October 29–November 6, 2015
Cuba’s turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this enriching journey developed for Butler University. This exclusive travel opportunity is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., a qualified people-to-people sponsoring organization allowed to conduct educational exchanges in Cuba. Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history and architectural majesty of this long-forbidden island on the verge of great change. With an intimate group of up to 25 travelers, you’ll engage with the true heart and soul of this colorful country: the diverse, inspiring people who call it home. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara, you will connect with Cuban citizens from all walks of life, including artists, educators and entrepreneurs, to discover the realities of this incredibly fascinating nation.
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.
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.