Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

To learn more email your travel coordinator Sandee Grasman or call us at 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

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When?

12 days including travel
Jul 5-16, 2020

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How Much?

$4490.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and Dennis Colton

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You’re invited to join us on a 12 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

Dennis Colton

Pastor of Student Ministries, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Dennis was born and raised in eastern Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa where he studied music education. He spent five years teaching instrumental music at a middle school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Feeling a call to full-time student ministry, Dennis began seminary in 2006. He graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2009 with a Master of Divinity and a desire to invest in the next generation with the gospel. Dennis brings more than 10 years of full-time student ministry experience to The Orchard. Prior to joining The Orchard’s staff, Dennis served as Pastor of Student Ministries at churches in Cedar Falls, Iowa; Lansing, Illinois and Orland Park, Illinois. Dennis and his wife, Kelli, were married in 2007 and have two children, Emilee and Joshua.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4490.00 USD base cost
  • $920.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Jan 31, 2020

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1995.00 per-person due by Feb 14, 2020
  • Remaining balance due by May 15, 2020
  • Flights to / from Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Hotel/Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • GTI Osprey 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, flashlights
  • GTI plug adapter
  • GTI blog
  • Drinks with meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after January 10, 2020
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after February 14, 2020
  • No refunds for cancellations after May 15, 2020

Itinerary

Sun Jul 5

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 9:40pm )
Mon Jul 6

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk788 at 5:55pm )

Neve Ilan
Tue Jul 7

Shephelah

Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

Yad Hashmonah
Wed Jul 8

Negev

Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Masada
Thu Jul 9

Negev

Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Fri Jul 10

Galilee

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

Katzrin
Sat Jul 11

Galilee

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

Mount Arbel
Sun Jul 12

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Mon Jul 13

Jerusalem

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

Temple Mount
Tue Jul 14

Jerusalem

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

City of David
Wed Jul 15

Jerusalem

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

Mount of Olives
Thu Jul 16

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk865 at 8:30am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk5 at 2:10pm )