Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Homesick For Israel Signature Study Tour

Registration is not yet open for this trip. To learn more call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Signe Koning

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12 days including travel
September 3-14, 2023

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How Much?

$4990.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

GTI Tours and Rich Ferreira

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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

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.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4990.00 USD base cost
  • + $-100.00 for Chicago O'Hare departure.
  • $1290.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to March 10, 2023

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2245.00 per-person due by April 14, 2023
  • Remaining balance due by July 14, 2023
  • Roundtrip air from Los Angeles or Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • 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
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog

Cost from LAX $4990 Cost from Chicago $4890

  • Drinks with meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after March 10, 2023
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after April 14, 2023
  • No refunds for cancellations after July 14, 2023


Sun Sep 3

Atlanta International to Istanbul ( Depart tk32 at 8:25pm )
O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 9:10pm )
Mon Sep 4

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk836 at 5:00pm )
Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk788 at 6:20pm )

Dan Hotel
Tue Sep 5

Temple Mount, Hebron, Shepherds Field, Wood Carving Artist

Temple Mount
Wed Sep 6

Neot Kedumim, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Archaeological Dig

Neot Kedumim
Thu Sep 7

Bethel, Shiloh, Mount Gerizim

Fri Sep 8

Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mahane Yehuda Market, Shabbat of a Lifetime

Mount of Olives
Sat Sep 9

Good Samaritan Inn, Kibbutz Almog, Tel Jericho, Lower Jordan, Jericho

Tel Jericho
Sun Sep 10

Church of Annunciation, Katzrin (cultural experience), Magdala, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

Katzrin (cultural experience)
Mon Sep 11

Zefat, Acco, Rosh Hanikra

Tue Sep 12

Mt. Precipice, Sepphoris, Kefar Kedem, Tel Aviv

Mt. Precipice
Wed Sep 13

Ayalon Institute, Jaffa, Farewell Dinner - Old Man and the Sea

Thu Sep 14

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk791 at 12:50am )
Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk793 at 6:35am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk185 at 6:35am )
Istanbul to Atlanta International ( Depart tk31 at 1:45pm )