Sep 3-14, 2023


Sep 3-14, 2023

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

What to Expect

A GTI Signature Tour creates a unique context in which you can see Scripture in a new light while enjoying the rich joys of international travel with like-minded community.

Aside from going with your own church, a GTI Signature Tour is the best way to experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Done right, a study tour can be relaxing and fun! Together with Jerrell Jobe, we'll explore the past and present of Israel. Each day we'll unpack what we've learned in the context of biblical history as well as our daily faith.

In addition to visiting the ancient sites where Jesus lived and taught, we'll have the opportunity to dip our toes into the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the Jordan River, not to mention the unique cultural experiences and conversation and fellowship over delicious meals.

Your Leader

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


Sun Sep 3

Atlanta International to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #32 departing 8:25pm
O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 9:10pm

Dan Hotel
Mon Sep 4

Istanbul to Tel Aviv on Turkish Flight #836 departing 5:00pm
Istanbul to Tel Aviv on Turkish Flight #788 departing 6:20pm
Tue Sep 5

Temple Mount, Hebron, Shepherds Field, Wood Carving Artist
Wed Sep 6

Neot Kedumim, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Archaeological Dig
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
Sat Sep 9

Good Samaritan Inn, Kibbutz Almog, Tel Jericho, Lower Jordan, Jericho
Sun Sep 10

Church of Annunciation, Katzrin (cultural experience), Magdala, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride
Mon Sep 11

Zefat, Acco, Rosh Hanikra
Tue Sep 12

Mt. Precipice, Sepphoris, Kefar Kedem, Tel Aviv
Wed Sep 13

Ayalon Institute, Jaffa, Farewell Dinner - Old Man and the Sea
Thu Sep 14

Tel Aviv to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #791 departing 12:50am
Tel Aviv to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #793 departing 6:35am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #185 departing 6:35am
Istanbul to Atlanta International on Turkish Flight #31 departing 1:45pm

Flight Details

Sun, Sep 3 2023
Depart Atlanta International at 8:25pm
ATL to IST on tk32
Arrive Istanbul at 2:15pm
Duration: 09 hours 50 minutes
Sun, Sep 3 2023
Depart O'Hare at 9:10pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 3:45pm
Duration: 10 hours 35 minutes
Mon, Sep 4 2023
Depart Istanbul at 5:00pm
IST to TLV on tk836
Arrive Tel Aviv at 7:10pm
Duration: 02 hours 10 minutes
Mon, Sep 4 2023
Depart Istanbul at 6:20pm
IST to TLV on tk788
Arrive Tel Aviv at 8:25pm
Duration: 02 hours 05 minutes
Thu, Sep 14 2023
Depart Tel Aviv at 12:50am
TLV to IST on tk791
Arrive Istanbul at 3:10am
Duration: 02 hours 20 minutes
Thu, Sep 14 2023
Depart Tel Aviv at 6:35am
TLV to IST on tk793
Arrive Istanbul at 8:55am
Duration: 02 hours 20 minutes
Thu, Sep 14 2023
Depart Istanbul at 6:35am
IST to ORD on tk185
Arrive O'Hare at 9:50am
Duration: 11 hours 15 minutes
Thu, Sep 14 2023
Depart Istanbul at 1:45pm
IST to ATL on tk31
Arrive Atlanta International at 6:45pm
Duration: 13 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!

Get notified when registration opens!

We're still finalizing price and itinerary details. Complete the form below and we'll notify you as soon as registration opens! And of course, you can always give us a call during business hours at 616-396-1234 or 800-829-8234.


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