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You’re invited to join us on a 13 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.
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
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!)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.