Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Turkey, Greece Study Tour with Bethel Bible Church

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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When?

12 days including travel
Oct 25 - Nov 5, 2019

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How Much?

$4780.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Bethel Bible Church and Ross Strader, Eric Barton

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You’re invited to join us on a 12 day, all-inclusive Turkey, Greece 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 Turkey and Greece 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

Ross Strader

Senior Pastor, Bethel Bible Church

Our family loves being a part of Bethel Bible Church. I’ve served as senior pastor of Bethel since we moved here in 2006. My wife Leslie and I grew up in the same West Texas town, but didn’t meet until a “blind date” in graduate school. We married in 1995 and still look forward to our weekly breakfast date together. I graduated from Hardin-Simmons with a Masters in Family Psychology and, after serving 10 years on Young Life staff, attended Dallas Theological Seminary where I earned my Masters of Theology in Pastoral Leadership. I’m currently working on my Doctor of Ministry in Theological Exegesis from Knox Theological Seminary. Leslie and I have three kids – Maggie, Jay, and Katherine. I’m a Mac guy and a pretty big Bible software nerd. I love my family, pie, talking theology, and enjoy the occasional Netflix binge when I find the time.

Eric Barton

Downtown Pastor, Bethel Bible Church

I grew up in the Texas Panhandle and spent most of my summers in Monterrey, Mexico. I have been married to Susan for 19 years, and we met at Baylor University where I studied international business and marketing. We have two sons, Ethan and Joshua. I am a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where I studied pastoral leadership and discipleship. My favorite part of pastoral ministry is teaching God’s Word to God’s people to move them forward to a Christ-centered life. I love martial arts movies, football, campfires, cherries, and cheese. I can talk faster than you.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4780.00 USD base cost
  • $850.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to May 3, 2019

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1940.00 per-person due by Jun 7, 2019
  • Remaining balance due by Sep 5, 2019
  • Roundtrip air from Houston
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • GTI Tour Blog
  • Study guide, journal, flashlight, Bible, plug adapter
  • Osprey hydro packs with bottled water on tour
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • Winery visit
  • Greek folklore show and dinner
  • Turkish Visa ($20)
  • Beverages ordered ala carte with meals
  • Hot Air Ballon ride in Cappadocia ($300) per person)
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after May 3, 2019
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after June 7, 2019
  • No refunds for cancellations after September 5, 2019

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