Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Arbel Ministries

Registration is not yet open for this trip. To learn more call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Signe Koning

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12 days including travel
June 19-30, 2023

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How Much?

$5090.00 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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  • $5090.00 USD base cost
  • + $100.00 for Los Angeles (LAX) departure.
  • $1180.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to December 26, 2022

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2345.00 per-person due by January 30, 2023
  • Remaining balance due by April 28, 2023
  • Roundtrip air from Chicago and LAX
  • 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

Flight options

  • Chicago $5090 double occupancy
  • LAX $5190 double occupancy
  • Drinks with meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after December 26, 2022
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after January 30, 2023
  • No refunds for cancellations after April 28, 2023


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Mon Jun 19

Los Angeles to Istanbul ( Depart tk10 at 6:35pm )
O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 9:40pm )
Tue Jun 20

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk864 at 7:45pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Jun 21


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

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Jun 22


Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Fri Jun 23


Ein Gedi, Qumran , Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Sat Jun 24


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

Sun Jun 25


Gamla, Katzrin, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi

Mon Jun 26

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Tue Jun 27


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

Temple Mount
Wed Jun 28


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

City of David
Thu Jun 29


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

Mount of Olives
Fri Jun 30

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk865 at 8:30am )
Istanbul to Los Angeles ( Depart tk009 at 1:15pm )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk5 at 2:20pm )