Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel, Jordan Study Tour with Living Oaks Church

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

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When?

12 days including travel
Oct 1-13, 2018

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How Much?

$4590.00
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Led By

Living Oaks Church and Doug Posey, Rich Ferreira

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You’re invited to join us on a 12 day, all-inclusive Israel, Jordan 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 and Jordan 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

Doug Posey

Blessed to be married to my wife and best friend, Wendi, for 34 years. We have three extraordinary kids, Brooke, Spencer and Elise and a wonderful, first grandchild, granddaughter, Irelin (Steinbacher). Brooke is married to Nathan Steinbacher and Spencer to Jessica. Elise attends Biola University. They all love the Lord! We also have 2 cats and a dog—yet to profess any faith. I served as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor for 23 years until planting Living Oaks Community Church in 2004. My most recent hobby is cycling. Wendi and I like dining out, seeing movies, watching crime-solving TV shows together, eating out, driving along the beach and the occasional meal out. We also love going to a mountain cabin and camping with the family and consuming meals out. I love the people at Living Oaks and their hunger for God and His Word! (Even more than eating out!)

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

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  • $4590.00 base cost
  • $950.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to May 14, 2018

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2045.00 per-person due by Jun 18, 2018
  • Remaining balance due by Aug 20, 2018
  • Roundtrip air from Los Angeles
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • High Sierra 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
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog
    Does not include
  • Jordanian Visa (currently $57)
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after May 14, 2018
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after June 18, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after August 20, 2018

Itinerary

Mon Oct 1

Los Angeles to Istanbul ( Depart TK10 at 6:30pm )
Tue Oct 2

Welcome to Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city. After customs you will meet Ronen your Israeli guide and make your way to your hotel to rest and relax from the flight.

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK864 at 7:45pm )

Leonardo Plaza Netanya
Wed Oct 3

Coast

Today we make our way toward the biblical region of the Galilee with a stop in Caesarea Maritima, former Roman capital of Judea, where the centurion Cornelius heard the Gospel preaching of Peter (Acts 10) and later Paul was imprisoned (Acts 25.26). From the coast we will visit Megiddo (the Biblical location of the battle of Armageddon) and Mount Carmel where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal before arriving for dinner at our hotel near the Sea of Galilee.

Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth

Caesarea Maritima
Thu Oct 4

Golan Heights

Today we follow Jesus to Caesarea Philippi where he asked the disciples the essential question “who do you say that I am”. Enjoy the views from the Golan Heights as we make our way to the Hula valley and then down to the Jordan River. We will finish our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Galilee Boat Ride

Katzrin
Fri Oct 5

Galilee

Start the morning with breakfast overlooking Sea of Galilee as we continue our Journey. After lunch explore the region where Jesus did over 90% of his miracles and teaching. Visit Capernaum (Jesus’ hometown) as well as the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the famous Sermon on the Mount. Finish the day enjoying an evening dinner as we celebrate Shabbat together.

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

Mount Arbel
Sat Oct 6

Decapolis

Today we leave the Galilee and head south to the country of Jordan, through the region where king Saul was killed in battle; Gideon chose his 300 men (Judges 7) as well as visit the ancient Roman Decapolis cities of Gadara and Jerash.

Sheik Hussein Border Crossing, Gadara, Jerash, Mount Nebo

Gadara
Sun Oct 7

Petra

Today we venture into the amazing Nabataean city of Petra with its breathtaking canyons and rock-cut architecture. Enjoy a memorable donkey ride as we finish up our time in this picturesque landscape. From here we head south for an unforgettable evening in Wadi Rum as we enjoy Bedouin hospitality in one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

Petra

Petra
Mon Oct 8

Negev

Today we travel from Jordan back into Israel at the Arava border crossing. We will begin the morning with a Jeep tour of Wadi Rum as well as a stop to see the Tabernacle replica in the Negev Wilderness before heading to our hotel for a float in the Dead Sea.

Tabernacle replica, Dead Sea

Tabernacle replica
Tue Oct 9

Negev

Take a cable car to the top of Masada, the fortress where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in 73 AD. Spend time in Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul and penned many of the Psalms. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Later in the Evening arrive in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran

Masada
Wed Oct 10

Jerusalem

Welcome to the Holy City of Jerusalem. For the next three days we will walk the ancient alleyways and visit its numerous Biblical sites. Be ready to step back into the first century as we explore our Bible and experience all that Jerusalem and Bethlehem has to offer.

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

Temple Mount
Thu Oct 11

Jerusalem

No trip to Israel would be complete without experiencing some of the famous archeological sites like the City of David and the Israeli Museum. We will conclude our day with some shopping and a visit to Yad Vashem.

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

Hezekiah's Tunnel
Fri Oct 12

Jerusalem

On our last day we will continue to enjoy the amazing sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Old City of Jerusalem and areas near by as we walk from the Mount of Olives to the place of crucifixion. The evening will conclude with a farewell dinner as we recount our amazing journey and get to say goodbye to our Israeli friends before heading back to the hotel to pack for the flight home.

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

Mount of Olives
Sat Oct 13

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK865 at 8:40am )
Istanbul to Los Angeles ( Depart TK009 at 1:00pm )