Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

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11 days including travel
Sep 16-26, 2019

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Follow Me and Troy Thomas

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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

Troy Thomas

Troy Thomas has served in pastoral ministry at several local churches in the Wisconsin. His pastoral focus is preaching the Gospel, teaching the Bible, building up leaders, and making disciples who make disciples. Troy also serves as the co-founder of Follow Me Study Tours, a ministry to expose people to the land that Jesus walked. Prior to vocational ministry, Troy spent 18 years in business as a management consultant.

Troy has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Iowa, an MBA from George Washington University, a Masters in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has done further graduate studies at Rockbridge Seminary.

Troy and his wife Liz have been married for over 30 years and are blessed by three adult children. They reside in Sussex, Wisconsin.

In addition to his family, his vocational ministry, and his local community, Troy leads trips to Israel that focus on Biblical study and exposition in the original setting. Troy believes that true Biblical understanding must be rooted in the history, geography, culture, and language of the original context. And Troy’s prayer is that these trips will lead people to make life-changing applications from the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4380.00 base cost
  • $780.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Apr 15, 2019

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1795.00 per-person due by Apr 29, 2019
  • Remaining balance due by Jul 26, 2019
  • Flights to and from Chicago on Turkish Air
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Hotel/Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • GTI 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, flashlights
  • GTI plug adapter
  • GTI blog
  • Beverages at meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after March 25, 2019
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after April 29, 2019
  • No refunds for cancellations after July 26, 2019


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Mon Sep 16

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart TK6 at 9:40pm )
Tue Sep 17

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK788 at 6:05pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Sep 18


Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Sep 19


Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Fri Sep 20


Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Sat Sep 21


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

Mount Arbel
Sun Sep 22


Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Mon Sep 23

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Tue Sep 24


Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Southern Steps, Herodium, Church of the Nativity, Johnny's (shopping)

Temple Mount
Wed Sep 25


Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Farewell Dinner

Mount of Olives
Thu Sep 26

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK785 at 9:55am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart TK5 at 2:00pm )