Israel Study Tour for Pastors and Christian Educators

All Inclusive

Literally. International airfare, lodging, meals, gratuity, water (and more!) is included in your cost. We’ve taken care of everything.

Biblically Focused

This study tour will open your eyes to the color and depth of Scripture in a way that will change how you read your Bible and never ever fade!

In Depth Study

Our pre-trip curriculum, printed study guide, and passionate leaders get the most from the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the Holy Land.

Study tours are a great option for your sabatical, continuing education, or for helping you rediscover your passion for Scripture.

On a GTI Study Tour you’re not a tourist—you’re a ministry investment.

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When?

11 days including travel
Jan 2-13, 2020

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How Much?

$2800.00
All Inclusive!

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Led By

GTI Tours and Randy Alonso, Rich Ferreira

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You’re invited you to join us on a 11 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

Randy Alonso

Randy Alonso has been a pastor for over 30 years and has been married to his wife D’anae for 37 years. Randy first traveled to Israel in 2001 and became an advocate of the land of Israel and the Jewish people. He works with Bridges for Peace, a Jerusalem-based Christian ministry that builds relationships with Jews in Israel and around the globe by serving them unconditionally. He currently is the Executive Pastor of Central Life Church, Melbourne Florida. He holds a Doctorate of Divinity from Masters International University of Divinity and is a graduate of Bridges for Peace Institute of Israel. Randy is also a Certified teacher, coach and speaker for the John Maxwell Team.

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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  • $2800.00 base cost
  • + $500.00 for Part-Time Ministry/Teacher/Spouse departure.
  • $0.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1150.00 per-person due by Aug 15, 2019
  • Remaining balance due by Nov 13, 2019
  • R/T economy class air from/to Los Angeles and Chicago
  • 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
  • Pre trip curriculum

Extra Costs

  • $3300 spouse
  • $3300 seminary student
  • $3300 non ministry
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after July 11, 2019
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after August 15, 2019
  • No refunds for cancellations after November 13, 2019

Itinerary

Thu Jan 2

O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart TK6 at 9:20pm )
Fri Jan 3

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK864 at 8:30pm )

Neve Ilan
Sat Jan 4

Shephelah

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

Yad Hashmonah
Sun Jan 5

Negev

Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea, Shabbat Dinner

Masada
Mon Jan 6

Negev

Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Tue Jan 7

Galilee

Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

Mount Arbel
Wed Jan 8

Galilee

Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Katzrin
Thu Jan 9

Galilee - Jerusalem

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Fri Jan 10

Jerusalem

City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Yad Vashem, Herodium, Bethlehem

Hezekiah's Tunnel
Sat Jan 11

Jerusalem

Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne's, Israel Museum

Mount of Olives
Sun Jan 12

Jerusalem

Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Southern Steps

Temple Mount
Mon Jan 13

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK785 at 8:55am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart TK5 at 3:00pm )