Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Arbel Ministries

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12 days including travel
Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2021

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How Much?

$4460.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Arbel Ministries and Mark Whitehead

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You’re invited to join us on a 12 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

Mark Whitehead

Tour Leader, Arbel Ministries

Mark Whitehead is the president and founder of Arbel Ministries and a passionate teacher of God's Word. Since his first study tour with Ray Vander Laan of That The World May Know Ministries, Mark has developed a deep love for Israel and teaching the Bible in its context. He loves to bring the Bible to life by showing the importance of its setting and the importance of its original audience. There is no better place to study these things than in the location it was written.

Mark has the ability to teach deep truths about the Bible in a way that everyone can understand. His teachings show how the entire Bible fits together as well as its relevance to our lives today. Through Arbel Ministries, He records a weekly podcast and has authored eight books.

Mark resides in Hohenwald, Tennessee with his wife, Julie, and children, Brylee, Nolan, Neely, and Darby.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4460.00 USD base cost
  • $1000.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Jan 6, 2021

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1970.00 per-person due by Feb 10, 2021
  • Remaining balance due by May 11, 2021
  • Roundtrip air from Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • GTI hydration packs with bottled water on tour
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI study guide, journals
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI blog
  • Drinks with meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after January 6, 2021
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after February 10, 2021
  • No refunds for cancellations after May 11, 2021


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Wed Jun 30

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 9:35pm )
Thu Jul 1

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk788 at 6:20pm )

Neve Ilan
Fri Jul 2


Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Beersheba

Yad Hashmonah
Sat Jul 3


Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Wadi Zohar, Dead Sea

Sun Jul 4


Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan, Jericho

Ein Gedi
Mon Jul 5


Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount Arbel, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

Tue Jul 6


Gamla, Katzrin, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Wed Jul 7

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Ein Harod, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Thu Jul 8


Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Southern Steps, Whol Museum, Yad Vashem

Temple Mount
Fri Jul 9


City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Caiaphas' House, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

City of David
Sat Jul 10


Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Golden Gate, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner

Mount of Olives
Sun Jul 11

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk785 at 10:30am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk5 at 2:15pm )