Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

"Walking Ancient Paths - Israel Study Tour"

To learn more and register over the phone call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Signe Koning


15 days including travel
May 10-24, 2018
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How Much


Led By

Campus Ministry at GVSU and Ben & Stacie Post

You’re invited you to join us on a 15 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

Ben & Stacie Post

Ben & Stacie Post

Trip Leaders, Campus Ministry at GVSU

Ben and Stacie Post have been doing college ministry at Grand Valley State University through Campus Ministry @ GVSU since 2009. Over the last 10+ years, Ben and Stacie have traveled several times to Israel/Palestine, including living and studying in Jerusalem from 2006-2008. Ben and Stacie both completed an MA in Biblical History and Geography at Jerusalem University College in 2008, and Ben completed his MDiv at Western Theological Seminary in 2012. All of these experiences have grown in them a love for the people, history, land, language, and cultural context of the Bible. Ben and Stacie live in Holland, MI with their two sons, Jaden and Eli.

Study Tour Details

This is an all-inclusive trip which includes:

  • R/T economy class air from/to Chicago
  • Transportation from/to GVSU
  • Deluxe Hotels - Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • Hydration backpack with bottled water on tour
  • All transfers, porterage, entrance fees and taxes
  • Guide and driver tips
  • Study guides, journals
  • GTI Blog

Tour Pricing:

  • $4360.00 per person (double occupancy)
  • $4260.00 per person (triple occupancy)
  • $1295.00 single supplement
  • $100.00 early booking discount for registrations prior to October 30, 2017

Payment schedule:

  • $500.00 per person deposit on confirmation
  • $1000.00 due October 30, 2017
  • $1000.00 due January 10, 2018
  • Total balance due March 30, 2018
Refund Cancellation Policy:
  • Full refund less $200 fee for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $400 fee for cancellations after January 2, 2018
  • Full refund less $1600 fee for cancellations after February 2, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after March 30, 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.

Your Study Tour Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change.


Thursday May 10, 2018

Charter Bus to O'Hare International Airport
Depart South Haven on Charter Bus at 3:30pm
Arrive O'Hare at 6:15pm (Duration 3 hours 45 minutes)
Bus departs from GVSU
ORD to IST on TK6
Depart O'Hare on Turkish flight 6 at 9:40pm


Friday May 11, 2018

Arrive Istanbul at 4:14pm (Duration 10 hours 34 minutes)
IST to TLV on TK788
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 788 at 6:05pm
Arrive Tel Aviv at 8:05pm (Duration 2 hours 0 minutes)
Lodging: leonardo Hotel Negev, Beer Sheva
leonardo Hotel Negev

leonardo Hotel Negev

Saturday May 12, 2018

Obedience (Abram, Moses, Caleb)
Lodging: David Dead Sea Resort, Dead Sea


Sunday May 13, 2018

God's Provision in the Desert
Lodging: David Dead Sea Resort, Dead Sea

Group time 8pm

Wadi Zohar

Wadi Zohar

Monday May 14, 2018

Reliability of God's word
Lodging: Olive Tree, Jerusalem

Group time 8pm



Tuesday May 15, 2018

Proclaiming God's story at the Crossroads
Lodging: Olive Tree, Jerusalem

Optional walk to the Western Wall

Beth Shemesh

Beth Shemesh

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Meeting the People of the Land
Lodging: Olive Tree, Jerusalem

Group time 8pm

Temple Mount

Temple Mount

Thursday May 17, 2018

Where God Put His Name
Lodging: Olive Tree, Jerusalem

Time to debrief / rest / journal

City of David

City of David

Friday May 18, 2018

Jesus in Jerusalem
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Saturday May 19, 2018

The Early Years of Jesus
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mt. Precipice

Mt. Precipice

Sunday May 20, 2018

Jesus Calls Disciples
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee
Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel

Monday May 21, 2018

Following Jesus
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee

Group time 8pm at the beach



Tuesday May 22, 2018

The Lord Alone
Lodging: Ein Gev Kibbutz, Galilee

Worship on the beach



Wednesday May 23, 2018

To the Ends of the Earth
Lodging: Metropolitan , Tel Aviv

Group debrief on the beach

Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel

Thursday May 24, 2018

TLV to IST on TK785
Depart Tel Aviv on Turkish flight 785 at 9:50am
Arrive Istanbul at 12:05pm (Duration 2 hours 15 minutes)
IST to ORD on TK5
Depart Istanbul on Turkish flight 5 at 2:10pm
Arrive O'Hare at 5:35pm (Duration 11 hours 25 minutes)
Charter Bus to South Haven
Depart O'Hare on Charter Bus at 6:00pm
Arrive South Haven at 10:30pm (Duration 3 hours 30 minutes)
Bus arrives at GVSU