Egypt / Jordan
GTI SIGNATURE TOUR

Mar 5-17, 2025

Egypt / Jordan
GTI SIGNATURE TOUR

Mar 5-17, 2025

Experience Egypt on a GTI Signature Study Tour and you'll see Scripture in a new light.

What to Expect

Egypt is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible over 700 times, Other than Canaan (the land of Israel), Egypt is the most frequently mentioned place in the Bible. Throughout Scripture, Egypt is a place of testing and transition, but it serves as protection and refuge.

As we cruise along the Nile River, we will look at the life of Joseph, step into the world of Moses, and explore the geography and culture that shaped the ancient Egyptian's view of life. As we take in amazing sites and breathtaking views, we will excavate the Egyptian nuances buried within Scripture and their relevance for us today.

We then fly across the Sinai Peninsula over to Jordan, where we follow the Israelite exodus narrative on their way to the Promised Land. Our journey concludes on Mt. Nebo, as we take in a panorama view into the Israel.

Listen To Our Podcast

Listen to the GTI podcast as leaders discuss the Egypt / Jordan Study Tour and the sites you will experience on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Your Leaders

Jerrell Jobe

Director of Development, GTI Tours

Jerrell has been involved in full-time ministry for the past 25 years. His primary areas of focus have been spiritual formation and teaching. Jerrell has a BS in American Sign Language Interpreting, a MA in Spiritual Formation and Leadership, and is finishing a MA in Archaeology & Biblical History. Throughout his ministry, he has led over 100 trips, to more than 25 countries. For the past twelve years, Jerrell has been leading study tours to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and Greece. His passion is seeing life-changing spiritual formation transpire as travelers gain a greater understanding of the Story of Scripture in its original context, while engaging the ancient practice of pilgrimage. His on-site teaching is a rich mixture of archaeological discoveries, biblical history, practical application, story-telling and drama. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, cycling, swimming, as well as helping to coach local high school wrestling teams. Jerrell and his wife Charissa have three children.

Rich Ferreira

General Manager, GTI Tours

After graduating with his Masters from Talbot Theological 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 Biblical Study Tours (50 trips and counting), motorcycle riding, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, daughters Ellie and Carmel, and his two sons Jaron and Ronen. In 2016 Rich and his family moved from California to Michigan to join the GTI Tours staff full-time, where he serves as General Manager.

The Details

Itinerary

Wed Mar 5

Travel to Egypt

O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 8:30pm

Movenpick Cairo
Thu Mar 6

Arrival in Egypt

Touching down in Egypt heightens anticipation for all that you will experience of this ancient, biblical land that was once the most powerful empire on earth.

Istanbul to Cairo International on Turkish Flight #694 departing 7:05pm
Fri Mar 7

Cairo and the Pyramids of the Old Kingdom

We step back in time to the earliest beginnings of Egypt as we walk in the shadows of the greatest stone structures ever built; structures that were already centuries old by the time of Abraham.

Saqqara, Pyramids, Sphinx

Grand Egyptian Museum
Sat Mar 8

Cairo's Ancient Artifacts of Egypt

See the history and treasures of Egypt unfold before you in dazzling display as you walk the halls of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Grand Egyptian Museum
Cairo International to Luxor International on Charter Flight Flight # departing 5:30pm
Sun Mar 9

Luxor, Capital of the New Kingdom

Experience the capital city of Egypt at the height of its splendor and power when Moses was prince in Egypt and the Hebrew slaves built the cities of the pharaohs brick by brick.

Bricks, Deir el Medina, Alabaster shop, Ramseum, Luxor Carriage Ride
Mon Mar 10

Luxor and the Tombs of the Pharaohs

Enter the spiritual underworld of Egypt, exploring the tombs and mortuary temples of the pharaohs.

Medinet Habu, Hatshepsut's Temple, Valley of the Kings
Tue Mar 11

Luxor and the Temples to the Gods

Today, we explore two of Egypt’s most celebrated temples, introducing us to the complex pantheon worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.

Karnak, Papyrus Shop, Luxor Temple
Wed Mar 12

The Nile River

The Nile River has been flowing from time immemorial and navigating these primeval waters transports you to the heart and life of both ancient and modern Egypt.

Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo
Thu Mar 13

Aswan and the First Cataract

We have arrived at the narrows of the Nile to explore sites of extraordinary importance in the history of Egypt.

Sehel Island, Elephantine Island, Felucca
Fri Mar 14

Route of the Exodus

A flight across Sinai and the Red Sea, over the very path of the Exodus, takes us to the deserts of Israel’s ancient wanderings. Today we arrive in Jordan.

Aswan, Wadi Rum Jeep Tour
Aswan International to King Hussein International on Charter Flight Flight # departing 9:00am
Sat Mar 15

Petra, Lost city of the Nabateans

Walk the Siq to the breathtaking tomb of the Treasury as you discover the stone-carved city of the mysterious, Arabian tribe of the Nabateans.

Petra

Petra
Sun Mar 16

Plains of Moab

Stand where Moses stood as he looked across the Plains of Moab from the heights of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land.

Mount Nebo, Mosaic Shop
Mon Mar 17

Flight Home

Queen Alia, Amman to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #817 departing 11:00am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 3:20pm

Flight Details

Wed, Mar 5 2025
Depart O'Hare at 8:30pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 4:05pm
Duration: 10 hours 35 minutes
Thu, Mar 6 2025
Depart Istanbul at 7:05pm
IST to CAI on tk694
Arrive Cairo International at 8:30pm
Duration: 02 hours 25 minutes
Sat, Mar 8 2025
Depart Cairo International at 5:30pm
CAI to LXR on Charter Flight
Arrive Luxor International at 6:30pm
Duration: 01 hours 00 minutes
Fri, Mar 14 2025
Depart Aswan International at 9:00am
ASW to AQJ on Charter Flight
Arrive King Hussein International at 11:00am
Duration: 02 hours 00 minutes
Mon, Mar 17 2025
Depart Queen Alia, Amman at 11:00am
AMM to IST on tk817
Arrive Istanbul at 1:40pm
Duration: 01 hours 40 minutes
Mon, Mar 17 2025
Depart Istanbul at 3:20pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 6:10pm
Duration: 10 hours 50 minutes

Payment Details

  • $5990 base cost
  • $1400.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2745.00 per-person due by October 16, 2024
  • Remaining balance due by January 14, 2025
  • Economy class air from/to ORD
  • GTI Hydration Packs with bottled water on tour
  • Charter air flights as indicated
  • Hotel and Cruise accommodations as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • Journal, plug adapter
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Bedouin Dinner Feast – Wadi Rum
  • Wadi Rum Jeep excursion
  • Donkey ride out of Petra canyon
  • Porterage
  • Border crossing and exit fees
  • Jordanian and Egyptian Visas
  • Drinks with meals
  • Insurance
  • Business class ticket upgrade $2850 (10 Seats)

Why GTI Tours?

All Inclusive

More than simply a statement about pricing, “All Inclusive” describes GTI’s holistic approach to facilitating purposeful travel and experiential learning in cooperation with our Ministry Partners.

Biblically Focused

Your tour leader, study materials, and even itinerary are biblically focused, creating a journey that will draw you more deeply into God’s Word with each step you take.

Experiential Itinerary

Each stop on your itinerary is selected because it provides an experience than brings meaning and emotional significance to the information you will be learning.

All Expenses Covered

There’s no need to worry about wasting time and money haggling or being surprised by hidden costs. Except for souvenirs and optional upgrades, every part of your trip is covered.

Online Registration

Our secure online payment and registration system allows for payment plans and reminders, easy passport and document uploads, and confidence that your money and information is safe.

Online Tour Journal

Friends and family can receive daily updates of text, photos, audio, and video from you and other participants to keep up with where you are and what you’re learning via the GTI Online Tour Journal.

Backpacks and Gear

We take care of everything so you can stay focused during your Study Tour, including providing you with a hydration backpack, study guide, plug adapter, and even a flashlight (when the trip calls for it).

Local Guides & Drivers

We have spent years developing relationships with experienced guides and drivers because they are an integral part of a study tour. And if you already have a trusted guide/driver you prefer that’s ok too!

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