Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Covenant Life Church

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When?

11 days including travel
Mar 13-23, 2023

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How Much?

$4550.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Covenant Life Church and Marshall Holtvluwer, Bob DeVries

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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

Marshall Holtvluwer

Pastor, Covenant Life Church

Marshall Holtvluwer has been in ministry for over 20 years and currently serves as Co-Pastor at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, Michigan this summer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and his Masters of Divinity also in Grand Rapids, MI from Calvin Seminary. Marshall has been blessed to travel to the Holy Land as well as Turkey with the Rev. Ray Vander Laan. He has also been privileged to study at the Jerusalem University Center where he learned more about the geography of the land that Jesus walked upon. Marshall has a new found passion in helping God’s people to see how the land plays a role in understanding the biblical message. Marshall, his wife, two daughters and one son enjoy the beauty that the West Michigan coastline has to offer.

Bob DeVries

Pastor, Covenant Life Church

Bob DeVries serves as Co-Pastor at Covenant Life Church, currently with Marshall Holtvluwer. Bob received his Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in History and Bible, and began his career as a middle school Bible teacher. Bob received his Master’s degree from Western Michigan University in Educational Leadership and was Principal for two Christian Schools, first in Grand Rapids, Mi. and later in Grand Haven, Mi. After leaving education for a successful career in business, God moved Bob to prepare for ministry. In 2007, Covenant Life called Bob to be their second pastor. Over the last 12 years, Bob and his wife, Barb, have led two groups to Israel and one group to Greece on a Paul’s Missionary Journey tour. They have a passion for teaching God’s Word and leading His people in worship. Bob and Barb have four children, two of whom are married, and four amazing grandchildren.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4550.00 USD base cost
  • $1000.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Sep 19, 2022

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1995.00 per-person due by Oct 24, 2022
  • Remaining balance due by Jan 20, 2023
  • Roundtrip economy air to/from Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • GTI Osprey hydration backpack
  • Study Guides
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI blog
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • Drinks with meals
  • Covid tests
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after September 19, 2022
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after October 24, 2022
  • No refunds for cancellations after January 20, 2023

Itinerary

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Mon Mar 13

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 10:40pm )
Tue Mar 14

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk788 at 6:15pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Mar 15

Shephelah

Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam, Shepherds Cave, Lachish

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Mar 16

Wilderness

Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Masada
Fri Mar 17

Wilderness

Ein Gedi, Qumran, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Susita

Ein Gedi
Sat Mar 18

Galilee

Galilee Boat Ride, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount Arbel

Galilee Boat Ride
Sun Mar 19

Galilee

Katzrin, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Bethsaida

Katzrin
Mon Mar 20

Galilee

Beth Shean, Mt. Precipice, Megiddo, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Tue Mar 21

Jerusalem

Hezekiah's Tunnel, Western Wall, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Model of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem

Hezekiah's Tunnel
Wed Mar 22

Jerusalem

Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Mount of Olives
Thu Mar 23

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk785 at 10:15am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk5 at 3:20pm )