Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour

with Bethel College

To learn more and register over the phone call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Monica Guthrie

When

13 days including travel
May. 20 - Jun. 1, 2018
View Itinerary

How Much

$4430
All-inclusive!

Led By

Bethel College and Dr. David McCabe, Ronen Ben Moshe

You’re invited you to join us on a 13 day, all-inclusive Israel Study Tour.

You will be immersed in the land and lessons of the Bible as you’re led on a journey through Scripture while your local guide and driver will bring the past and present culture of Israel alive to all your senses.

Unlike other Holy Land tours, this tour is solely focused on bringing Scripture to life through first-hand experiences in the places the stories actually happened. An all-inclusive trip you’ll be free to focus on each moment without worrying about lodging, tips, transportation, entrance fees, food or water.

What is a GTI Study Tour?

We’ve built into our study tours everything you need for an enjoyable and educational trip. We want you to be fully focused on the lessons and experiences you’ll encounter, and not be distracted by local tipping practices, transportation arrangements, or meal planning.

We believe that as a Study Tour participant you’re not a mere tourist—you’re an investment! This is evident from the moment you book your trip, through to the time you return home to share what you’ve learned with your friends and family.

Our seasoned guides and ministry partners do so much more than handle the details and keep things on schedule. Our local guides have personal experience and intimate knowledge of the places and events you’ll examine, and our ministry partner’s teachers have a shepherd’s heart and a passion for God’s word.


The guides have been so personable and so knowledgeable and so friendly. There’s just never a bad day for these guys. They make you very comfortable throughout the trip.

— STEVE


We got to walk the land and it made our bibles come alive, and my son being 17, he needed it to come alive. It solidified his foundation in his faith.

— Joey


GTI has done such a great job of taking care of everything… allowing us to feel at home and really focus on the things we needed to from the very beginning.

— Jordan

Your Study Tour Leaders

Dr. David McCabe

Dr. David McCabe

Associate Professor of New Testament & Greek , Bethel College

"David McCabe serves as Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Bethel College. David is in his tenth year of teaching at Bethel. Before that he taught at LCC international University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. He took both an M.A. in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. is from New College, University of Edinburgh in New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology. David has a passion for studying the Bible and teaching the text as it relates to its various contexts. This will be his third trip to Israel, where the Scripture comes alive and faith encounters the places where theology meets history."

Ronen Ben Moshe

Ronen Ben Moshe

Ronen Ben Moshe has been guiding in Israel since 1994 and has lead hundreds of tours throughout the land. He holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern history from the Hebrew University as well as vast knowledge of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Once in Israel, Ronen will be your encyclopedia, companion, servant, guide, and friend. Take advantage of his knowledge and generosity as your own curiosity and desire for information inevitably kicks in!

Ronen Ben Moshe is one of our guides in Israel. He was born in Jerusalem and earned his Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern History from the Hebrew University, also in Jerusalem. Ronen has been a tour guide since 1994 and has led GTI groups since 2005. His favorite part of being a guide is meeting new people and showing them how all the sites link together to tell a story. Ronen is married to Sharon who has her PHD in Hydrology and works for the Water Authority in Israel. They have a son, Ithamar, who is eleven years old and enjoys playing the piano and basketball.

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • Roundtrip air from Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI Blog
  • GTI backpacks with bottled water on tour
  • Study guides, journals, flashlights

Tour Pricing:

  • $4430.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $950.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to October 6, 2017

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1797.50 due October 31, 2017
  • Total balance due April 10, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $800 for cancellations after October 31, 2017
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after February 19, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after April 10, 2018

Insurance:
GTI recommends “Travel Guard” trip insurance. Please contact them for
rates and information at www.TravelGuard.com or by calling them toll free at 1-800-826-1300. Please note our agency identification number 23666252 which will link any policy to our agency.

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.

 

Sunday May 20, 2018

ORD to IST on TK6
Depart O'Hare on Turkish flight 6 at 9:40pm
TK6-ORD-IST

TK6-ORD-IST

Monday May 21, 2018

Arrive Istanbul at 4:15pm (Duration 10 hours 35 minutes)
IST to TLV on TK788
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 788 at 6:05pm
Arrive Tel Aviv at 8:05pm (Duration 2 hours 0 minutes)
Lodging: Yad Hashmona, Jerusalem
Yad Hashmona

Yad Hashmona

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Shephelah
Sites: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea
Yad Hashmonah

Yad Hashmonah

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Negev
Sites: Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Wadi Zohar, Dead Sea
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea
Masada

Masada

Thursday May 24, 2018

Negev - Galilee
Sites: Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi

Friday May 25, 2018

Galilee
Sites: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Shabbat Dinner
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Katzrin

Katzrin

Saturday May 26, 2018

Galilee
Sites: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel

Sunday May 27, 2018

Galilee
Sites: Galilee Boat Ride, Beth Shean, Gan HaShlosha, Susita
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Galilee Boat Ride

Galilee Boat Ride

Monday May 28, 2018

Galilee - Jerusalem
Sites: Nazareth, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima
Lodging: Ramat Rachel , Jerusalem
Nazareth

Nazareth

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Jerusalem
Sites: Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)
Lodging: Ramat Rachel , Jerusalem
Western Wall

Western Wall

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Jerusalem
Sites: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Southern Steps, Yad Vashem
Lodging: Ramat Rachel , Jerusalem
City of David

City of David

Thursday May 31, 2018

Jerusalem
Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Israeli Museum, Farewell Dinner
Lodging: Ramat Rachel , Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Friday June 1, 2018

TLV to IST on TK785
Depart Tel Aviv on Turkish flight 785 at 10:00am
Arrive Istanbul at 12:15pm (Duration 2 hours 15 minutes)
IST to ORD on TK5
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 5 at 2:10pm
Arrive O'Hare at 5:35pm (Duration 11 hours 25 minutes)