Greece / Rome
GTI SIGNATURE TOUR

Oct 16-27, 2025

Turkey / Greece
GTI SIGNATURE TOUR

Oct 16-27, 2025

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

What to Expect

On this Signature Study Tour, we step into the settings of some of the most fascinating stories of the New Testament that transpired in Greece and Italy. We will see everything from Paul’s first imprisonment in Philippi to his final imprisonment in Rome; the ruins of Corinth to the iconic Coliseum; the Acropolis of Athens to the mesmerizing city of Pompeii, which was frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Our journey begins by following Paul’s journeys through the Book of Acts, as he brings the Gospel to the shores of ancient Macedonia, places like Philippi, Amphipolis, Apollonia, Thessalonica, and Berea. We then, follow Paul to Athens and Corinth. Along the way, we’ll be picking up pieces of Macedonian history, the Christian monastic movement, and Homer’s Odyssey.

After flying to Italy, we will wander through the Eternal City of Rome. Our final days will be spent reflecting on the final letters of the Apostle Paul, early Christian persecution, and how we can follow Christ faithfully in the world in which we live.

Your Leader

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.

The Details

Itinerary

Thu Oct 16

Travel to Greece

O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 9:30pm

Hotel Capsis
Fri Oct 17

Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport on Turkish Flight #1893 departing 8:40pm
Sat Oct 18

Day 1

Kavala, Philippi
Sun Oct 19

Day 2

Thessaloniki, Berea
Mon Oct 20

Day 3

Meteora Monastery

Titania Hotel
Tue Oct 21

Day 4

Mars Hill, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum
Wed Oct 22

Day 5

Mycanae, Corinth
Thu Oct 23

Day 6

Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill, Catacombs
Athens International to Leonardo da Vinci on Aegean Flight #650 departing 8:35am
Fri Oct 24

Day 7

Pompeii

Hotel Palatino
Sat Oct 25

Day 8

Vatican City, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Church of Saint Louis the French
Sun Oct 26

Day 9

Free Day in Rome

Hotel Palatino
Mon Oct 27

Travel Home

Leonardo da Vinci to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #1362 departing 6:55am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 3:00pm

Flight Details

Thu, Oct 16 2025
Depart O'Hare at 9:30pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 4:10pm
Duration: 10 hours 40 minutes
Fri, Oct 17 2025
Depart Istanbul at 8:40pm
IST to SKG on tk1893
Arrive Thessaloniki Airport at 9:00pm
Duration: 00 hours 20 minutes
Thu, Oct 23 2025
Depart Athens International at 8:35am
ATH to FCO on AEE650
Arrive Leonardo da Vinci at 9:40am
Duration: 02 hours 05 minutes
Mon, Oct 27 2025
Depart Leonardo da Vinci at 6:55am
FCO to IST on tk1362
Arrive Istanbul at 11:35am
Duration: 02 hours 40 minutes
Mon, Oct 27 2025
Depart Istanbul at 3:00pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 6:00pm
Duration: 11 hours 00 minutes

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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