Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

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When?

11 days including travel
Nov 18-29, 2018

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How Much?

$3990.00
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Calvary Church Los Gatos and Andrew West , Steve Dang

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You’re invited to join us on a 11 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

Andrew West

My name is Andrew West, and I am a Pastor at Calvary Church Los Gatos where I have been serving since 2004. I first traveled to Israel when I was 17. The experience changed me and I knew I wanted to return one day. 5 years ago I had the privilege of returning to Israel with GTI. It was on that trip that my friend Steve ( the co-leader of this trip) first imagined bringing others to Israel to experience what we had seen. I still remember the first time I saw the Sea of Galilee and suddenly so many of the stories I read of Jesus life and ministry came alive. The places we saw alongside the teaching we received have provided an experience I still draw from daily whenever I read scripture. I cannot wait to share this experience with others and I look forward to walking with others as we experience the history, depth and richness of Israel.

Steve Dang

My name is Steve Dang, and I am the Pastor of Family Ministries at Calvary Church in Los Gatos, California where I have been serving for the past 10 years. When my co-leader Andrew and I were in student ministries, we were invited on a tour of Israel with a group of other youth pastors which not only deepened my experience of Scripture, it gave me a dream to one day lead others on a tour of the Holy Land. In November 2018, I am excited to see this dream come to reality. While I was in Seminary I learned a lot about the Scriptures and studied maps, pictures and relied on my imagination to help me get an understanding of the Biblical story, but to stand in the Valley of Elah where David had his epic showdown with Goliath, or to walk the Via Dolorosa leading to Golgotha, it took my imagination to a whole other level. This trip is for adults 18+ and will not be one you will forget.

Study Tour Details

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  • $3990.00 base cost
  • $800.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Jun 29, 2018

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1995.00 per-person due by Aug 3, 2018
  • Remaining balance due by Oct 5, 2018
  • Air from/to SFO
  • Study guides, flashlights, journals, luggage tags
  • Deluxe hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI Osprey hydration packs with bottled water on tour
  • GTI Blog
  • GTI pre trip curriculum
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after June 29, 2018
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after August 3, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after October 5, 2018

Itinerary

Sun Nov 18

San Francisco to Istanbul ( Depart TK80 at 6:15pm )
Mon Nov 19

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK864 at 8:30pm )

Neve Ilan
Tue Nov 20

Shephelah

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

Beth Guvrin (Maresha)
Wed Nov 21

Negev

Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea, Masada

Bedouin Hospitality
Thu Nov 22

Negev

Ein Gedi, Lower Jordan, Qumran

Ein Gedi
Fri Nov 23

Galilee

Tel Dan, Katzrin (cultural experience), Shabbat Dinner, Caesarea Philippi, Mount Bental

Tel Dan
Sat Nov 24

Galilee

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

Ancient Boat (Ginosar)
Sun Nov 25

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Mon Nov 26

Jerusalem

Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Church of the Nativity, Temple Mount, Bethlehem, Herodium

Western Wall
Tue Nov 27

Jerusalem

Shrine of the Book, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Model of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, City of David

Hezekiah's Tunnel
Wed Nov 28

Jerusalem

Gethsemane, Southern Steps, Farewell Dinner at Dolphin Yam Restaurant, Ramparts, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Gethsemane
Thu Nov 29

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK865 at 8:55am )
Istanbul to San Francisco ( Depart TK79 at 1:55pm )