Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Bridgeway Christian Church (ground only)

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

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13 days including travel
Oct 24 - Nov 5, 2021

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How Much?

$3740.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Bridgeway Christian Church and Matt Bach

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You’re invited to join us on a 13 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

Matt Bach

Pastor, Bridgeway Christian Church

Bruhim Habaim! Welcome! My name is Matthew Bach, and I have been a follower of Jesus for over 25 years. The Lord called me into ministry during a mission’s trip in Mexico ('98), and I have spent the last 21 years of my life surrendering my life to the Lord and serving Him daily.

I married my wonderful wife Becky in 2004, and we have three kids: George, Lucy and Henry, as well as our 15 year old labradoodle from New Zealand, Gandalf. I served in Student Ministries for over a decade including an Associate Pastor role in Christchurch, New Zealand; and currently function as the Pastor of Christian Development at Bridgeway Christian Church. This means I oversee classes, education, research and equipping; and get to design, teach and develop classes full-time!

I studied Old Testament Theology in Canada at Briarcrest Bible College, hold a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary and am in my first year of PhD studies in Biblical Studies through Trinity College Bristol (partnered with Univ. of Aberdeen) in England

I have been leading tours to Israel since 2015 and I also teach The Hebrew Bible (OT Survey) at William Jessup University as an Adjunct Faculty. I 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

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  • $3740.00 USD base cost
  • $1100.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Apr 30, 2021

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1595.00 per-person due by Jun 4, 2021
  • Remaining balance due by Sep 3, 2021
  • Deluxe Hotels - Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe touring
  • All transfers, porterage, entrance fees and taxes
  • Guide and driver tips
  • Bottled water on tour bus
  • Study guides
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog
  • Drinks with meals
  • Air flights
  • Covid testing
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after April 30, 2021
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after June 4, 2021
  • No refunds for cancellations after September 3, 2021


Sun Oct 24

Depart SFO

San Francisco to Istanbul ( Depart tk80 at 6:20pm )
Mon Oct 25

Arrival Israel

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk790 at 8:50pm )

Neve Ilan
Tue Oct 26


Yad Hashmonah, Yad Hashmonah, Qeiyafa, Beth Shemesh, Caves of Adullam, Azekah, Beersheba, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

Yad Hashmonah
Wed Oct 27


Masada, Genesis Land, Bedouin Hospitality, Ein Gedi, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Thu Oct 28


Ein Gedi, Masada, Ein Gedi, Masada, Qumran, Bedouin Hospitality, Qumran, Lower Jordan, Tel Arad, Lower Jordan, Jericho, Dead Sea

Ein Gedi
Fri Oct 29


Katzrin, Ein Gedi, Chorazin, Tel Dan, Qumran, Mount of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Lower Jordan, Tabgha, 3 Vines Winery , Capernaum, Mount Arbel, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

Sat Oct 30


Galilee Boat Ride, Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Galilee Boat Ride
Sun Oct 31

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Galilee Boat Ride, Beth Shean, Beth Alpha, Katzrin, Megiddo, Gan HaShlosha, Mount Bental, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Caesarea Philippi, Caesarea Maritima, Tel Dan

Beth Shean
Mon Nov 1


Temple Mount, Beth Shean, Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Megiddo, Western Wall, Western Wall, Mt. Carmel, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Caesarea Maritima, Pool of Bethesda, Bethlehem, Herodium, Johnny's (shopping), Bethlehem

Temple Mount
Tue Nov 2


City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Southern Steps, Yad Vashem

City of David
Wed Nov 3


Davidic Temple Sifting Project, City of David, Mount of Olives, Israel Museum, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Southern Steps, Saint Anne's, Ramparts, Via Dolorosa, Yad Vashem, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ecce Homo, Via Dolorosa, Israel Museum, Holy Sepulcher

City of David
Thu Nov 4

Free day

Free Time

Dan Boutique
Fri Nov 5

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk865 at 8:40am )
Istanbul to San Francisco ( Depart tk79 at 1:55pm )