Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Cuyahoga Valley Church

Registration is not yet open for this trip. To learn more call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Sandee Grasman


12 days including travel
Oct 20 - Nov 1, 2019

View Itinerary

How Much?

Pre-register today!

View Details

Led By

Cuyahoga Valley Church and Chad Allen, Rich Ferreira

Learn More

You’re invited 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.

— 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

Chad Allen

Born and raised in California, Chad made the decision to follow Christ as a teenager. He felt the call to full time ministry right out of high school and served 20 years at River Oak Grace Community Church in Oakdale, CA. He then answered God’s call to be “redeployed” to Cleveland Ohio in 2010 and has joined in the Lord’s work to reach and restore Northeast Ohio with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chad and his wife Rica met in high school, dated for 5 years and were married in 1993. God has blessed them with the opportunity to grow their family through adoption, and they have one son Cruz (2002), and two daughters, Isabelle (2003) and Faith(2010). Chad holds a B.S. in Religious Studies and a Masters of Theological studies from Liberty University

Rich Ferreira

After graduating with his Masters in Theology from Talbot Seminary, Rich and his wife Becky began working full-time for Hume Ministries in 2001. Rich’s passions are discipleship and teaching God’s word in a way that brings it alive in today’s world. In his spare time, Rich enjoys leading Israel Study Tours (32 trips and counting), motorcycle riding, off-roading and spending time with his wife, daughters Ellie and Carmel as well as his two sons Jaron and Ronen. In 2016 Rich and his family moved to Michigan to join the GTI staff where he serves as General Manager.

Study Tour Details

View Preparation Guide

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.

  • Base cost not yet set. Pre-register with a $500.00 deposit
  • $0.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $0.00 discount if booking prior to May 31, 2019

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • Remaining balance due by Sep 6, 2019
  • Air from/to Chicago
  • 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 backpacks with bottled water on tour
  • Study curriculum
  • GTI Blog
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after May 31, 2019
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after July 5, 2019
  • No refunds for cancellations after September 6, 2019


Sun Oct 20

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart TK6 at 8:20pm )
Mon Oct 21

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK864 at 8:25pm )

Neve Ilan
Tue Oct 22


Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Caves of Adullam

Yad Hashmonah
Wed Oct 23


Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Wadi Zohar, Dead Sea

Thu Oct 24

Negev - Galilee

Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Fri Oct 25


Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Shabbat Dinner

Mount Arbel
Sat Oct 26


Galilee Boat Ride, Beth Shean, Gan HaShlosha, Susita

Galilee Boat Ride
Sun Oct 27


Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Mon Oct 28

Galilee - Jerusalem

Jezreel Valley, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Jezreel Valley
Tue Oct 29


Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Western Wall, Herodium, Bethlehem

Temple Mount
Wed Oct 30


City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Yad Vashem

Hezekiah's Tunnel
Thu Oct 31


Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner

Mount of Olives
Fri Nov 1

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK785 at 8:50am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart TK5 at 4:00pm )