Friends of Elder Travel

Pack your bags and enjoy exciting travel adventures with friends and fellow Elder supporters!

Friends of Elder Travel was established in an attempt to raise money to support the Elder Scholarship Endowment and to promote camaraderie among the Elder family. Since 2008, Friends of Elder Travel has sponsored several successful trips including Hawaii, Alaska, Ireland, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Southern Italy/Sicily, and more. Many other great trips are planned for this year and beyond and they are listed below.

...or Travel On Your Own & Benefit Elder

Can't travel with us or you'd like to travel to other destinations? No worries! Travel whenever and wherever you choose and benefit Elder at the same time by using the Collette World Connect Program. Just call our travel partner, Collette, at 1-800-528-9917 and use this "Friends of Elder" travel code when booking to take advantage of our discount pricing: 24694-125. It's that easy! Thank you for your support of Elder High School!

Travel Information Night

November 3, 2021
7:00 P.M.

Rev. Jerome A. Schaeper Center on Elder's Campus
(click here for directions)

Representatives from our travel partners will be on hand to tell you more about our current and upcoming trips, answer any questions you may have, and more!  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Norb Guetle at 513-451-1227 or Thank you!

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For more information about Friends of Elder Travel or to reserve a spot on one of our amazing trips, contact Norb Guetle '59 at 513-451-1227 or email

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    Mr. Brian Bill 

    Alumni Director

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  • Current Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    • Islands of New England... Sep. 30-Oct. 7, 2021
  • Upcoming Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    • Canadian Rockies by Train (includes airfare)... June 9-17, 2022 view flyer
    • America’s Cowboy Country... July 23-31, 2022 view flyer
    • Colors of New England featuring Coastal Maine... Sep. 26-Oct. 3, 2022 view flyer
    Where would you like to go? Overseas? Alaska? The Red Hills? Take a U.S. river cruise?

    Drop us a line at with your preferred destination(s) so that our committee can find the perfect trip for you and other friends of Elder!
  • Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

    The townspeople of Oberammergau made a promise nearly 400 years ago to perform the Passion Play once every decade if God would save them from the devastating Bubonic plague. The 42nd performance of the Passion Play was to take place in 2020; however, the coronavirus pandemic caused it to be postponed to 2022.  

    Select from seven itineraries that feature the Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is located in the Bavarian Alps of Germany, including:
    • Exploring The Alpine Countries
    • Imperial Cities
    • Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
    • Germany’s Cultural Cities & the Romantic Road
    • Austrian Delight
    • Alpine Explorer & the Glacier Express Train
    • Classic Danube River Cruise
    To make reservations, please call Collette Travel at 1-800-528-9917 and use the Friends of Elder Travel code 24694-125 when booking. Click here to view details about the various itineraries.

  • Celebrating Elder's 100th Anniversary

    Celebrate 100 years of Elder High School during the 2022-2023 school year! The Friends of Elder Travel will offer a special centennial trip down the Mississippi River aboard The American Queen steamboat, including a stop in Natchez, Mississippi, where the school's namesake, Archbishop William Henry Elder, was stationed just prior to coming to Cincinnati. More details coming soon!

    We are also looking into offering a bike ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway scenic motor road. Interested bicycle enthusiasts may inquire with Paul Labbe '71 via email at
  • Past Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    Past Friends of Elder Travel tours have included: Islands of New England, Rhine & Moselle Rivers, Grand Canyon, San Antonio, Austria/Germany, Red Cliffs of Utah, Canadian Maritimes, Israel, Danube River, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, California by train, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Ireland, Alaska, Bermuda, Colorado, the Hawaiian Islands, West Virginia, the Biltmore Estate, Bourbon Trail, and more! The only thing that would make our upcoming trips more enjoyable is YOU!