Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Bridgeway Israel in Depth Study Tour

To learn more and register over the phone call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Monica Guthrie


12 days including travel
May 6-17, 2018
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Led By

Bridgeway Christian Church and Matt Bach

You’re invited you 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.


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

Your Study Tour Leader

Matt Bach

Matt Bach

Pastor, Bridgeway Christian Church

Shalom chavr'im My name is Matthew Bach, and I have been a follower of Jesus for nearly 25 years. The Lord called me into ministry during a missions trip in Mexico (98’), and I have spent the last 18 years of my life surrendering my life to the Lord and serving Him daily.

I married my gorgeous wife Becky in 2004, and we have three kids: George, Lucy and Henry, as well as our labradoodle from New Zealand – Gandalf (You shall not pass!). I studied Old Testament Theology in Canada at Briercrest Bible College, served in Student Ministries for over a decade including an Associate Pastor role in Christchurch, New Zealand; and also served as a Director of Church Relations in Mexico Outreach at Azusa Pacific University. I’ve just finished my Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary and have been leading tours to Israel to see the Bible in Color! I am now teaching The Hebrew Bible (OT) as William Jessup University as an Adjunct Faculty and love seeing people grasp the metanarrative of the Bible! The Lord is always stretching me and teaching me more about Humility, Endurance, Love, and Inspiration.

I pray you can join us on this tour! It will drastically change how you Approach and Understand the Scriptures!

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • R/T economy class air from/to San Francisco
  • Deluxe Hotels - Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • GTI backpack
  • All transfers, porterage, entrance fees and taxes
  • Guide and driver tips
  • Bottled water on tour bus
  • Study guides
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog
  • Davidic Temple sifting project

Tour Pricing:

  • $3795.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $790.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to October 20, 2017

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1645.00 due November 10, 2017
  • Total balance due March 27, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • Full refund less $200 fee for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $800 fee for cancellations after November 10, 2017
  • Full refund less $2000 fee for cancellations after February 4, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after March 26, 2018

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.

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


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Sunday May 6, 2018

SFO to IST on TK80
Depart San Francisco on Turkish flight 80 at 6:15pm

Monday May 7, 2018

Arrive Istanbul at 5:15pm (Duration 13 hours 0 minutes)
IST to TLV on TK864
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 864 at 7:45pm
Arrive Tel Aviv at 9:55pm (Duration 2 hours 10 minutes)
Lodging: Neve Ilan, Jerusalem
Neve Ilan

Neve Ilan

Tuesday May 8, 2018

Sites: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea
Yad Hashmonah

Yad Hashmonah

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Sites: Masada, Bedouin Experience, Wadi Zohar, Dead Sea Swim
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea


Thursday May 10, 2018

Judean Wilderness:
Sites: Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi

Friday May 11, 2018

Sites: Galilee Boat Ride, Mount Arbel, Magdala, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Galilee Boat Ride

Galilee Boat Ride

Saturday May 12, 2018

Sites: Katzrin (cultural experience), Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Hazor, Jordan River
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Katzrin (cultural experience)

Katzrin (cultural experience)

Sunday May 13, 2018

Coastal Plain - Jerusalem
Sites: Beth Shean, Nazareth, Mt. Precipice, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Beth Shean

Beth Shean

Monday May 14, 2018

Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Upper Room, Caiaphas' House, Herodium, Bethlehem
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Sites: Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Yad Vashem
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Temple Mount

Temple Mount

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Sites: Davidic Temple Sifting Project, Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne's, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Southern Steps, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda

Thursday May 17, 2018

TLV to IST on TK785
Depart Tel Aviv on Turkish flight 785 at 8:40am
Arrive Istanbul at 10:55am (Duration 2 hours 15 minutes)
IST to SFO on TK79
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 79 at 1:05pm
Arrive San Francisco at 4:35pm (Duration 13 hours 30 minutes)