Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

"Walking Ancient Paths - Israel Study Tour"

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

When?

14 days including travel
May 10-24, 2018

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How Much?

$4360.00
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Campus Ministry at GVSU and Ben & Stacie Post

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You’re invited to join us on a 14 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

Ben & Stacie Post

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

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  • $4360.00 base cost
  • $1295.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Oct 30, 2017

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1000.00 per-person due by Oct 30, 2017
  • Remaining balance due by Jan 10, 2018
  • Remaining balance due by Mar 30, 2018
  • 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
  • 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

Itinerary

Thu May 10

Grand Valley State University to O'Hare ( Depart CBUS at 3:30pm )
O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart TK6 at 9:40pm )
Fri May 11

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK864 at 9:00pm )

leonardo Hotel Negev
Sat May 12

Obedience (Abram, Moses, Caleb)

Ein Avdat, Makhtesh Ramon, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, Beersheba

Ein Avdat
Sun May 13

God's Provision in the Desert

Dead Sea Swim, Ein Gedi, Masada, Wadi Zohar

Dead Sea Swim
Mon May 14

Reliability of God's word

Wadi Kelt Overlook, Qumran, Jericho, Sycamore Tree

Qumran
Tue May 15

Proclaiming God's story at the Crossroads

Socoh, Yad Vashem, Beth Shemesh, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem, Elah Valley, Jerusalem Promenade

Yad Vashem
Wed May 16

Meeting the People of the Land

Tent of Nations, Old City Adventure, Temple Mount, Herodium

Temple Mount
Thu May 17

Where God Put His Name

Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Rabbi Moshe, Southern Steps, Pool of Siloam, Western Wall, JUC Tour, Davidson Center, City of David

Southern Steps
Fri May 18

Jesus in Jerusalem

Gethsemane, Church of all Nations, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dominus Flavit, St. Anne's Church, Via Dolorosa, Ramparts, Old City Shopping, Mount of Olives

Gethsemane
Sat May 19

The Early Years of Jesus

Sepphoris, Quarry Hike, Wadi (Valley of the Doves), Mt. Precipice

Sepphoris
Sun May 20

Jesus Calls Disciples

Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Primacy of Peter, Ancient Boat (Ginosar)

Mount Arbel
Mon May 21

Following Jesus

Orthodox Capernaum, Jordan River, Galilee Boat Ride, Caesarea Philippi, Kinnereth Trail Hike, Bethsaida

Galilee Boat Ride
Tue May 22

The Lord Alone

Bethsaida Overlook, Beth Shean, Gamla

Beth Shean
Wed May 23

To the Ends of the Earth

Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel

Caesarea Maritima
Thu May 24

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK785 at 9:50am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart TK5 at 2:00pm )
O'Hare to Grand Valley State University ( Depart CBUS at 6:00pm )