Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel, Jordan Study Tour

with Calvary Church of Santa Ana

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


13 days including travel
November 5-17, 2018
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Led By

Calvary Church of Santa Ana and Eric Wakeling, Matt Davis

You’re invited you 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.


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

Eric Wakeling

Eric Wakeling

Senior Pastor, Calvary Church of Santa Ana

Eric Wakeling is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church of Santa Ana, California. Eric loves developing leaders, preaching the Word and hanging out with people. He graduated from Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. When not at work, Eric enjoys surfing, arguing about fantasy football and listening to U2. Eric and his wife, Bea, have two daughters, Grace and Ella. He has led six Bible study tours to Israel and can't wait to go back again and again.

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Marriage and Family Pastor , Calvary Church of Santa Ana

Matt Davis wants to live in a world where all the things are organized, coffee is always strong and the hummus is always fresh! He graduated from Biola University and Talbot School of Theology and has been serving at Calvary Church of Santa Ana in Orange County ever since. Jewish by heritage, Matt not only enjoys the privilege of walking alongside folks as the Marriage and Family Pastor, but is committed to enriching the church by teaching scripture through his unique lens as a Jewish believer. His passion for the uniqueness of the people and land of Israel has brought him back to lead trips more than 15 times. Matt is husband to Marilee and father to Noah, Jed and Karis. In his free time, you may find him cheering on the San Francisco Giants, playing sports with his boys, organizing the garage (see first line) or losing at a game of Uno to his daughter.

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • Roundtrip air from Los Angeles
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • Osprey hydration packs with bottled water on tour
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI Study Guide, journals
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog
    Does not include
  • Jordanian Visa ($30)

Tour Pricing:

  • $4490.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $1000.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to June 18, 2018

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1995.00 due July 23, 2018
  • Total balance due September 24, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after June 18, 2018
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after July 23, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after September 24, 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

Los Angeles to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK10
Depart LAX on Nov 5 at 6:30pm
Arrive IST on Nov 6 at 6:35pm
Duration 13 hours 5 minutes

Istanbul to Tel Aviv
Turkish flight #TK864
Depart IST on Nov 6 at 8:30pm
Arrive TLV on Nov 6 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 5 minutes

To Los Angeles

Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK865
Depart TLV on Nov 17 at 8:55am
Arrive IST on Nov 17 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 25 minutes

Istanbul to Los Angeles
Turkish flight #TK009
Depart IST on Nov 17 at 1:40pm
Arrive LAX on Nov 17 at 4:50pm
Duration 14 hours 10 minutes

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


Monday November 5, 2018

Your journey begins at Los Angeles International where we will fly to Istanbul and board our flight to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv Israel.

Wednesday November 7, 2018


Today we make our way toward the biblical region of the Galilee with a stop in Caesarea Maritima, former Roman capital of Judea, where the centurion Cornelius heard the Gospel preaching of Peter (Acts 10) and later Paul was imprisoned (Acts 25.26). From the coast we will visit Megiddo (the Biblical location of the battle of Armageddon) and Mount Carmel where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal before arriving for dinner at our hotel near the Sea of Galilee. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea Maritima

Thursday November 8, 2018

Golan Heights

Today we follow Jesus to Caesarea Philippi where he asked the disciples the essential question “who do you say that I am”. Enjoy the views from the Golan Heights as we make our way to the Hula valley and then down to the Jordan River. We will finish our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Galilee Boat Ride
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee


Friday November 9, 2018


Start the morning with breakfast overlooking Sea of Galilee as we continue our Journey. After lunch explore the region where Jesus did over 90% of his miracles and teaching. Visit Capernaum (Jesus’ hometown) as well as the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the famous Sermon on the Mount. Finish the day enjoying an evening dinner as we celebrate Shabbat together. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Shabbat Dinner
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel

Saturday November 10, 2018


Today we leave the Galilee and head south to the country of Jordan, through the region where king Saul was killed in battle; Gideon chose his 300 men (Judges 7) as well as visit the ancient Roman Decapolis cities of Bet She’an and Jerash. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Ein Harod, Beth Shean, Jerash
Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea
Ein Harod

Ein Harod

Sunday November 11, 2018


Today we venture into the amazing Nabataean city of Petra with its breathtaking canyons and rock-cut architecture. Enjoy a memorable donkey ride as we finish up our time in this picturesque landscape. From here we head south to our hotel in the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba where we will relax for the evening. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Petra
Lodging: Radisson Blu Hotel, Aqaba/Red Sea


Monday November 12, 2018


Today we travel from Jordan back into Israel at the Arava border crossing. Along the way we will stop to see the Tabernacle replica in the Negev Wilderness before heading to our hotel for a float in the Dead Sea. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Tabernacle replica, Wilderness of Zin, Dead Sea
Lodging: Daniel Dead Sea Hotel, Dead Sea
Tabernacle replica

Tabernacle replica

Tuesday November 13, 2018


Take a cable car to the top of Masada, the fortress where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in 73 AD. Spend time in Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul and penned many of the Psalms. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Later in the Evening arrive in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Wednesday November 14, 2018


Welcome to the Holy City of Jerusalem. For the next three days we will walk the ancient alleyways and visit its numerous Biblical sites. Be ready to step back into the first century as we explore our Bible and experience all that Jerusalem and Bethlehem has to offer. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Bethlehem
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Temple Mount

Temple Mount

Thursday November 15, 2018


No trip to Israel would be complete without experiencing some of the famous archeological sites like the City of David and the Israeli Museum. We will conclude our day with some shopping and a visit to Yad Vashem. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Southern Steps, Yad Vashem
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
City of David

City of David

Friday November 16, 2018


On our last day we will continue to enjoy the amazing sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Old City of Jerusalem and areas near by as we walk from the Mount of Olives to the place of crucifixion. The evening will conclude with a farewell dinner as we recount our amazing journey and get to say goodbye to our Israeli friends before heading back to the hotel to pack for the flight home. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner
Lodging: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives