Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour

with Calvary Church Los Gatos

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


12 days including travel
November 18-29, 2018
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How Much


Led By

Calvary Church Los Gatos and Steve Dang, Andrew West

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 Leaders

Steve Dang

Steve Dang

Pastor of Family Ministries, Calvary Church Los Gatos

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.

Andrew West

Andrew West

Pastor of Worship Arts and Ministry Leadership, Calvary Church Los Gatos

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.

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • 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

Tour Pricing:

  • $3990.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $800.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to June 29, 2018

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1995.00 due August 3, 2018
  • Total balance due October 5, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • 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

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.

Flight Information

Itinerary subject to change. Always double check your flight details in the days preceeding your departure.


To Tel Aviv, Israel

San Francisco to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK80
Depart SFO on Nov 18 at 6:10pm
Arrive IST on Nov 19 at 6:05pm
Duration 12 hours 55 minutes

Istanbul to Tel Aviv
Turkish flight #TK864
Depart IST on Nov 19 at 8:25pm
Arrive TLV on Nov 19 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

To San Francisco

Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK865
Depart TLV on Nov 29 at 8:50am
Arrive IST on Nov 29 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Istanbul to San Francisco
Turkish flight #TK79
Depart IST on Nov 29 at 1:55pm
Arrive SFO on Nov 29 at 4:30pm
Duration 13 hours 35 minutes

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


Tuesday November 20, 2018

Sites: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea
Yad Hashmonah

Yad Hashmonah

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Sites: Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea
Lodging: Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea


Thursday November 22, 2018

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

Ein Gedi

Friday November 23, 2018

Sites: Katzrin (cultural experience), Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Shabbat Dinner
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Katzrin (cultural experience)

Katzrin (cultural experience)

Saturday November 24, 2018

Sites: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel

Sunday November 25, 2018

Galilee - Jerusalem
Sites: Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Beth Shean

Beth Shean

Monday November 26, 2018

Sites: Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Temple Mount

Temple Mount

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Sites: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Model of Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book, Yad Vashem
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
City of David

City of David

Wednesday November 28, 2018

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

Mount of Olives