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!

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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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  • Current Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    • Spotlight on New Orleans... Mar. 29-Apr. 2, 2020... view brochure
    • Eastern Caribbean Cruise... April 15-21, 2020... view brochure
    • Oberammergau Passion Play... May thru September, 2020... more info below!
    • Yellowstone Experience: A Wildlife Safari... June 15-21, 2020... view brochure
    • Islands of New England... Sep. 29-Oct. 6, 2020... view brochure
    • Spotlight on NYC Holiday... December 2-6, 2020... view brochure
  • Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

    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 will take place in 2020, and the Friends of Elder Travel program is now accepting reservations for this epic event and chance of a lifetime! 

    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
    For each reservation secured through our Catholic parishes, a $150.00 donation will be made to the parish, and by traveling with Friends of Elder Travel, money is raised for the Friends of Elder Travel Scholarship at Elder High School.

    To make reservations and take advantage of these incentives, 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.
  • Upcoming Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    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!
  • Past Friends of Elder Travel Destinations

    Past Friends of Elder Travel tours have included: 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!
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