Alumni Travel Program
Butler University is pleased to provide great vacation opportunities through our Alumni Travel Program. Our partnerships with Go Next and AHI allows Butler to offer vacation packages at special rates to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. Check back often for more opportunities!
2019-20 Travel Packages
July 11 – 19, 2019
Treat yourself to vistas of unspoiled lakes and mountains during this eight-night journey through the Canadian Rockies. Stay in Kananaskis, Jasper and Banff, and discover the awe-inspiring scenery and unique culture of this rugged area. Pet the pups at a sled dog training facility. Feast your eyes on the scenery along the Athabasca River during a guided rafting excursion. Gaze at the planets above Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve. Board a specially designed vehicle to explore a glacier, and take a delightful gondola ride on Lake Louise! This small-group journey features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner. Discover more about this trip.
Baltic & Scandinavian Bliss – OCEANIA CRUISES*
August 13 – 24, 2019
Embark the luxurious Marina in London, Britain’s timeless capital filled with history and pageantry. Sail to Oslo, the capital of Norway, and take in its stunning natural beauty and urban atmosphere. Visit Copenhagen, Denmark’s relaxed and unhurried capital, and explore the delightful former fishing village of Warnemünde, or travel inland to Berlin, Germany’s culture-rich capital. Visit Visby, former Viking site, a walled town known for its narrow cobblestone streets, and its beautiful dichotomy of roses and ruins. Sail to Tallinn where red-roofed homes line cobblestone streets and ancient churches are ornamented by powerful spires. Spend two days admiring the splendors of St. Petersburg, a glittering metropolis crisscrossed by canals and dotted with elaborate palaces. Before our final stop in Stockholm, head ashore in Helsinki, where imaginative architecture mingles with leafy parks and elegant gardens.. Learn more about this trip.
Artists & Aristocrats – OCEANIA CRUISES*
October 29 – November 6, 2019
Take in the legacy of the great patrons, popes, and painters of the Mediterranean on this weeklong voyage. Depart from Civitavecchia and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa and the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Monte Carlo, the next stop, is an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes—all connected by the famous Grand Corniche—while Antibes, the following port, boasts the best natural sand beaches on the French Riviera. Continue to Marseille, France’s oldest city and gateway to the picturesque landscapes and medieval towns of Provence, and Palma de Mallorca, a town with impressive architecture and historic monuments. Finally, before ending your cruise in Barcelona, stop in Valencia, famed for its unique mix of Baroque cathedrals, futuristic architecture, and lush parks. Learn more here.
Greece: Athens & Poros
November 7 – 15, 2019
Experience life on the Greek island of Poros, Stroll by the sparkling sea, where octopus hang to dry outside waterfront tavernas and locals pass the time at the kafenion, the neighborhood coffee shop. From Poros, ideally located for exploring ancient Greece sites, discover the 2,400-year-old theater in Epidaurus and the ruins of Mycenae. Visit the island of Hydra and Nafplio, Greece’s first capital. A visit to the Acropolis in Athens and an Athens city tour rounds out your journey. Enjoy first-class accommodations during two nights in Athens and five nights on Poros. The extensive meal plan features wine with dinner. Discover more about this trip.
Legends to Lagoon: Papeete to Papeete - OCEANIA CRUISES*
Experience life on the Greek island of Poros. Stroll by the sparkling sea, where octopus hang to dry outside waterfront tavernas and locals pass the time at the kafenion, the neighborhood coffee shop. From Poros, ideally located for exploring ancient Greece sites, discover the 2,400-year-old theater in Epidaurus and the ruins of Mycenae. Visit the island of Hydra and Nafplio, Greece’s first capital. A visit to the Acropolis in Athens and an Athens city tour rounds out your journey. Enjoy first-class accommodations during two nights in Athens and five nights on Poros. The extensive meal plan features wine with dinner. Discover more about this trip.
Aegean Medley: Athens to Athens – OCEANIA CRUISES*
Sail to incredible destinations in Greece and Turkey aboard Oceania Cruises' Sirena on this spectacular eleven-night cruise. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Volos and see the Kamares aqueduct in Kavala. Tour the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, discover the Temple of Artemis in Kuşadasi, and experience the rich heritage of Rhodes. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Mykonos and revel in the Grecian beauty of Santorini. Discover more about this trip.
Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes
Enjoy high alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries. Stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture, and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan on this exciting eight-night journey. Discover more about this trip.
Cruise the Rhine River
July 19 - 27, 2020
Cruise the storied Rhine River and explore the fascinating towns, cities and legends that have sprung from this scenic waterway. On this seven-night journey, see castles, vineyards and charming Old Towns, and choose from a selection of included excursions in Amsterdam, several ports in Germany and in Strasbourg, France. Discover more about this trip.
Science, Food, and Fun – A Trip for Butler Alumni, Employees, and Their Friends and Families
June 7 – 16, 2020
Alumni, employees, and their friends and family are invited to participate in a 10-day study tour involving travel to France and Germany. Because it is a study tour, all participants will be mailed assigned readings to complete prior to the trip. Chemistry faculty from Butler University will lead the group in a morning seminar in Paris where the process and science of making beer, wine, cheese, and chocolate will be reviewed and discussed (at a level appropriate for both scientists and non-scientists). Following the science primer, the group will visit breweries, wineries, cheese production sites, and chocolatiers to gain a better understanding and appreciation of these specialized food products. Significant events have been planned during these programmed visits such as workshops, tours, and tastings where our group will have significant interactions with experts who can comment on culture, history, and science. Food and culture will also be highlighted by our local guides. Learn more by downloding the PDF or visiting the College Study Tours website.
Spain: Andalucia in a Parador
Surrender to romantic southern Spain on a seven-night adventure. From your base in a first-class, modern parador in Andalucía’s heartland, discover the legacy of Moorish Spain. Explore Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla and Ronda, and along the way, gain insights from local experts. Embrace the passion of flamenco and sip wine in the Andalucía countryside. Discover more about this trip.
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