Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour

with Grace Bible Church Houston

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13 days including travel
March 8-20, 2018
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Led By

Grace Bible Church Houston and Wes Carpenter

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 Leader

Wes Carpenter

Wes Carpenter

Missions Pastor , Grace Bible Church Houston

Before feeling the call to return to his hometown of Houston in 2009, Wes spent two years in Brooklyn, NY as a Teach for America corps member after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. After pursuing several entrepreneurial ventures and working for a small rare minerals company, Wes joined the GBC staff in summer 2011. His love of people and travel has been a blessing in his role at GBC!

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • Air from/to Houston
  • Study guides, bibles, 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
  • GTI Blog

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 Mar 8 at 10:00pm
Arrive IST on Mar 9 at 5:45pm
Duration 10 hours 45 minutes

Istanbul to Tel Aviv
Turkish flight #TK864
Depart IST on Mar 9 at 8:25pm
Arrive TLV on Mar 9 at 9:35pm
Duration 2 hours 10 minutes

To Houston

Tel Aviv to Istanbul
Turkish flight #TK785
Depart TLV on Mar 18 at 8:30am
Arrive IST on Mar 18 at 12:20pm
Duration 2 hours 50 minutes

Istanbul to Houston
Turkish flight #TK33
Depart IST on Mar 18 at 2:45pm
Arrive IAH on Mar 18 at 7:20pm
Duration 12 hours 35 minutes

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


Saturday March 10, 2018

Sites: Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)
Lodging: Daniel Dead Sea Hotel, Dead Sea
Beth Shemesh

Beth Shemesh

Sunday March 11, 2018

Sites: Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, Tel Arad, Dead Sea Swim
Lodging: Daniel Dead Sea Hotel, Dead Sea


Monday March 12, 2018

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

Ein Gedi

Tuesday March 13, 2018

Sites: Galilee Boat Ride, Mount Arbel, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Galilee Boat Ride

Galilee Boat Ride

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Galilee and Golan
Sites: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee


Thursday March 15, 2018

Coastal Plains - Jerusalem
Sites: Beth Shean, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Yad Vashem
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Beth Shean

Beth Shean

Friday March 16, 2018

Sites: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Western Wall, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Shrine of the Book, Herodium
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
City of David

City of David

Saturday March 17, 2018

Sites: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Holy Sepulcher, Old City Shopping, Farewell Dinner at Dolphin Yam Restaurant
Lodging: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives