Israel Study Tour

with Pastor Calvin Rychener and musical guests Legacy Five

Feb. 27 – Mar. 8, 2018

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All Inclusive

With the exception of your daily lunch, everything is included in the price below—from international airfare to guide/driver tips!

Biblically Focused

This study tour will open your eyes to the color and depth of Scripture in a way that will change how you read your Bible and never ever fade!

Tried and True

The team leading and running this trip are seasoned pros and can’t wait to explore the Land and Scriptures with you!

Pricing & Departure Cities

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Pricing

Double Occupancy: $3,650
Single Supplement: $720
Special pricing available for pastors. Contact Janie Sportel at GTI Tours to learn more.
800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

Domestic city add-on fares available!

Outbound Flight

United Airlines EWR to TLV
Newark to Tel Aviv on UA90
Depart Tue. Feb. 27 on flight #90 at 11:00pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 4:20pm
Duration 10 hours 20 minutes

Return Flight

United Airlines TLV to EWR
Tel Aviv to Newark on UA85
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #85 at 11:25am
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 4:50pm
Duration 12 hours 25 minutes

Prices

Double Occupancy: $3350
Single Supplement: $720
Special pricing available for pastors. Contact Janie Sportel at GTI Tours to learn more.
800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

Outbound

Turkish Air IAD to IST
Dulles to Istanbul on TK008
Depart Tue. Feb. 27 on flight #008 at 10:55pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 6:20pm
Duration 11 hours 25 minutes

Turkish Air IST to TLV
Istanbul to Tel Aviv on TK788
Depart Wed. Feb. 28 on flight #788 at 8:25pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

Return

Turkish Air TLV to IST
Tel Aviv to Istanbul on TK865
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #865 at 8:50am
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Turkish Air IST to IAD
Istanbul to Dulles on TK007
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #007 at 3:05pm
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 7:05pm
Duration 12 hours

Prices

Double Occupancy: $3,350.00
Single Supplement: $720
Special pricing available for pastors. Contact Janie Sportel at GTI Tours to learn more.
800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

Outbound

Turkish Air ORD to IST
O’Hare to Istanbul on TK006
Depart Tue. Feb. 27 on flight #006 at 10:55pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 5:05pm
Duration 10 hours 10 minutes

Turkish Air IST to TLV
Istanbul to Tel Aviv on TK788
Depart Wed. Feb. 28 on flight #788 at 8:25pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

Return

Turkish Air TLV to IST
Tel Aviv to Istanbul on TK811
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #811 at 7:30am
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 10:55am
Duration 2 hours 25 minutes

Turkish Air IST to ORD
Istanbul to O’Hare on TK005
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #005 at 4:00pm
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 7:50pm
Duration 11 hours 50 minutes

Prices

Double Occupancy: $3,450
Single Supplement: $720
Special pricing available for pastors. Contact Janie Sportel at GTI Tours to learn more.
800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

Outbound

Turkish Air IAH to IST
Houston to Istanbul on TK34
Depart Tue. Feb. 27 on flight #34 at 9:00pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 5:45pm
Duration 11 hours 45 minutes

Turkish Air IST to TLV
Istanbul to Tel Aviv on TK864
Depart Wed. Feb. 28 on flight #864 at 8:25pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

Return

Turkish Air TLV to IST
Tel Aviv to Istanbul on TK865
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #865 at 8:50am
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Turkish Air IST to IAH
Istanbul to Houston on TK33
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #33 at 2:45pm
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 7:20pm
Duration 13 hours 35 minutes

Prices

General: $3595
Single Supplement: $720
Special pricing available for pastors. Contact Janie Sportel at GTI Tours to learn more.
800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

Outbound

Turkish Air LAX to IST
Los Angeles to Istanbul on TK10
Depart Tue. Feb. 27 on flight #10 at 6:45pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 6:55pm
Duration 13 hours 10 minutes

Turkish Air IST to TLV
Istanbul to Tel Aviv on TK864
Depart Wed. Feb. 28 on flight #864 at 8:25pm
Arrive Wed. Feb. 28 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

Return

Turkish Air TLV to IST
Tel Aviv to Istanbul on TK811
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #811 at 7:30am
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 10:55am
Duration 2 hours 25 minutes

Turkish Air IST to LAX
Istanbul to Los Angeles on TK009
Depart Thu. Mar. 8 on flight #009 at 1:55pm
Arrive Thu. Mar. 8 at 4:45pm
Duration 13 hours 50 minutes

To learn more and register over the phone 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234.
Your travel coordinator for this trip is Janie Sportel.

Your Study Tour Leaders

Pastor Calvin Rychener

Originally from Archbold, Ohio, Pastor Cal Rychener graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College and went on to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.In addition to his love for the local church, Cal has two other great passions. First and foremost are his wife Susan and their family…  Read More…

The script is here

…Kathryn, Andy, Avery & Madilyn Rogers; Jonathon, Michaela & Arianna Rychener, Victoria and Kody Pinson, and Nathan Rychener. Running a distant second is his love for the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has been a guest chaplain. He has been the Senior Pastor of Northwoods Community Church since its beginning in 1990. Cal is also the author of the books Living at a Higher Level of Faith and God Can.

Legacy Five — In Concert!

For thousands of years, no place has been more meaningful to God’s children than the land of Israel. God used this special land to shape the lives of His people in the Bible—and it will do the same for YOU! Every time I’ve had the privilege to go, I have returned home personally changed…really, every time. We want you to have the same life-changing experience! Read More…

That’s why Legacy Five is partnering with Pastor Clint Cook to take this journey of faith. The people we’ll meet, the songs we’ll sing, the sites we’ll see, the devotions we get from Pastor Clint are all weaved together to make the Bible come alive and draw us closer to God.

In keeping with our commitment to communicate Biblical truth in a practical way, we will provide you with insightful Bible-study materials to help you prepare for each site. To help you grasp each location’s Biblical and historical significance, a highly qualified local guide will be at our disposal.

Just imagine singing and worshiping together at the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus taught his sermon on the mount. We will stand in the same amphitheater where kings sat and the apostle Paul stood on trial near the shores of the Mediterranean. We will sail the Sea of Galilee together. And yes….we will stand in awe as we walk into the EMPTY garden tomb!

If you’ve ever longed to visit Israel, I urge you to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. To top it off, 2018 is the year the state of Israel celebrates its 70th birthday. What a historic time to visit! I urge you to make your reservation soon.

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

Preparation Guide

 

Once you arrive in the Holy Land you’ll have a lot of ground to cover, so to ensure that you’re prepared, comfortable, and informed we’ve put together a series of videos as well as a comprehensive online preparation guide that contains everything you need to know in order to have an educational, memorable, and hopefully life-changing trip.

Table of Contents

  • Overview & Packing List
  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Snacks, Health, and Hygiene
  • Travel Tips & Money
  • Photos, Phones & WiFi
  • Physical & Spiritual Preparation

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.

 

Download Flyer as PDF.

Thursday March 1, 2018

Jerusalem
Sites: Yad Vashem, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Southern Steps
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Friday March 2, 2018

Jerusalem
Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Saturday March 3, 2018

Judean Wilderness
Sites: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Swim, Baptismal Site
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Masada

Masada

Sunday March 4, 2018

Jerusalem - Bethlehem
Sites: Worship in Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Shepherds Field, Jericho, Mount of Temptation
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity

Monday March 5, 2018

Jerusalem - Galilee
Sites: Elah Valley, Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel
Lodging: Leonardo Club Hotel, Tiberias
Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea Maritima

Tuesday March 6, 2018

Galilee
Sites: Nazareth Village, Cana, Megiddo, Caesarea Philippi
Lodging: Leonardo Club Hotel, Tiberias
Nazareth Village

Nazareth Village

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Galilee
Sites: Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee Boat Ride
Lodging: West Lagoon Resort Netanya , Netanya
Capernaum

Capernaum

Payment Schedule & Other Details

Payment schedule:

  • $400.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $600.00 due November 22, 2017
  • $1200.00 due December 22, 2017
  • Total balance due January 22, 2018

Refund Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund less $200 administrative fee for written cancellations received on or before November 22, 2017.
  • Full refund less $800 for written cancellations received on or before December 22, 2017.
  • Full refund less $1800 for written cancellations received on or before January 22, 2018.
  • No refund for cancellations received after January 22, 2018.

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • Roundtrip air from New York (domestic add-on fares available on United), Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Houston
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes

Does Not Include:

  • Ala Carte beverages ordered with meals
  • Lunches

NOTE: Air fare is subject to additional fuel surcharges as may be assessed by the airlines prior to ticketing.

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.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Janie Sportel, your travel coordinator at GTI Tours, with any questions you may have at  800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or janie@gtitours.org