Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour

with Colonial Hills Baptist Church

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 4-15, 2018
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Led By

Colonial Hills Baptist Church and Russ & Kinzey McLennan

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

Russ & Kinzey McLennan

Russ & Kinzey McLennan

Trip Leaders , Colonial Hills Baptist Church

Russell and Kinzey have been in ministry for 13 years. After traveling to Israel 2 years ago, God placed it on their hearts to present this opportunity to their church family. Russell completed his MA in Christian Education through Dallas Theological Seminary in 2014. This couple has a passion for the land of Israel and the life and context that it brings after you visit the places you study about. Russell and Kinzey live in Tyler, TX with their two daughters, Ellabelle and Rosslyn.

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • Roundtrip air from Houston
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI Blog
  • GTI backpack with water supplied
  • GTI pre trip curriculum

Tour Pricing:

  • $3850.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $845.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to June 15, 2018

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1675.00 due July 20, 2018
  • Total balance due September 21, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after June 15, 2018
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after July 20, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after September 21, 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

Houston to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK34
Depart IAH on Nov 4 at 8:40pm
Arrive IST on Nov 5 at 5:35pm
Duration 11 hours 55 minutes

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

To Houston

Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK865
Depart TLV on Nov 15 at 8:55am
Arrive IST on Nov 15 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 25 minutes

Istanbul to Houston
Turkish flight #TK33
Depart IST on Nov 15 at 2:20pm
Arrive IAH on Nov 15 at 6:50pm
Duration 13 hours 30 minutes

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


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Tuesday November 6, 2018

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

Yad Hashmonah

Wednesday November 7, 2018

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


Thursday November 8, 2018

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

Ein Gedi

Friday November 9, 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 10, 2018

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

Mount Arbel

Sunday November 11, 2018

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

Beth Shean

Monday November 12, 2018

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

Temple Mount

Tuesday November 13, 2018

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

City of David

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Israel Museum, Garden Tomb, Farewell Dinner
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives