Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!


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


10 days including travel
Feb 26 - Mar 8, 2018

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All Inclusive!

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Led By

Bridges for Peace, Master's International University of Divinity and Dr. Noel Sanderson, Dr. Dennis Frey, Dr. Johnny L. Green

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You’re invited to join us on a 10 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

Dr. Noel Sanderson

**Tour Leader** Noel P. Sanderson has pastored in South Africa and is currently the Lead Elder of a church in Schenectady, New York. He serves on the International Board of Bridges for Peace. Noel has traveled to Israel in excess of 40 times and has completed the Holocaust Educators program at the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. He is a Bible educator (M.Ed.), a ministry mentor to pastors, and has a passion to see Christ followers deepen their love for God through understanding their faith in theological perspective. He holds a Doctor of Divinity from Masters International University of Divinity. Dr. Sanderson served as a professional soldier in the South African Army. He and his wife Moira make their home in New York.

Dr. Dennis Frey

**Tour Leader** Dennis D. Frey serves as the president of Master's International University of Divinity, is a member of the International Board of Bridges for Peace, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Council of Private Colleges of America. Dennis has served in pastoral ministry and Christian higher education for more than 45 years. Having first arrived in Israel in 1994, he is a veteran traveler of the Holy Land, and co-author of the Israel Tour Journal. He has earned the A.B.S., from Nazarene Bible College; the M.Min., M.Div., D.Min., Th.D., from Trinity Theological Seminary; M.B.A., D.B.A., from California Coast University. Dr. Frey is a veteran of the United States Navy. He and his wife Sharon make their home in Indiana.

Dr. Johnny L. Green

**Tour Chaplain** Johnny L. Green is the Senior Pastor and Chief Executive Officer of Bethel Ministries, Inc. He is a teacher, trainer and mentor in ministerial circles. Pastor Green is a repeat traveler of the Land of Israel, and has followed the footsteps of the Apostle Paul from Jerusalem through Asia Minor, Greece, and to Paul's martyrdom in Rome. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies from Masters International University, a Master’s Degree in Business from LaVerne University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Green is retired from the United States Air Force. He and his wife Alice Faye make their home in Maryland.

Study Tour Details

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  • $3790.00 base cost
  • $850.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1645.00 per-person due by Jul 26, 2017
  • Remaining balance due by Jan 17, 2018
  • Trip cost based on double occupancy
  • R/T economy class from Newark
  • Deluxe hotels
  • Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • GTI backpack and water
  • Guide and driver tips
  • GTI tour blog
  • Bridges for Peace tour journal

Land only price $2980

  • Contact GTI Tours to book land only option
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $800 for cancellations after July 26, 2017
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after November 28, 2017
  • No refunds for cancellations after January 17, 2018


Mon Feb 26

Newark to Tel Aviv ( Depart UA90 at 11:00pm )
Tue Feb 27


Dan Panorama Hotel
Wed Feb 28


Caesarea Maritima, Nazareth Village, Mt. Carmel, Independence Hall

Caesarea Maritima
Thu Mar 1


Galilee Boat Ride, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Yardinet Baptismal Site, Karmiel (Bridges for Peace)

Galilee Boat Ride
Fri Mar 2


Kursi, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias, Capernaum

Sat Mar 3


Dead Sea Swim, Ein Gedi, Masada, Qumran

Dead Sea Swim
Sun Mar 4


Rabbinic Tunnels, Jewish Quarter, Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Rabbinic Tunnels
Mon Mar 5


Western Wall, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, Temple Mount

Western Wall
Tue Mar 6


Church of the Nativity, Herodium, Ephrat, Bethlehem, Shepherds Field, Way of the Patriarchs

Church of the Nativity
Wed Mar 7


Garden Tomb
Tel Aviv to Newark ( Depart UA91 at 11:10pm )

Garden Tomb