Israel & Jordan

GTI Signature Study Tour

Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2019

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A GTI Signature Tour

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 Rich Ferreira and Ronen Ben Moshe, we'll explore the past and present of Israel & Jordan. 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.

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Led by Rich Ferreira

General Manager, GTI Tours

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.

with Ronen Ben Moshe

Israeli guide, encyclopedia, companion, servant, and friend

Ronen Ben Moshe has been guiding in Israel since 1994 and has lead hundreds of tours throughout the land. He holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern history from the Hebrew University as well as vast knowledge of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Once in Israel, Ronen will be your encyclopedia, companion, servant, guide, and friend. Take advantage of his knowledge and generosity as your own curiosity and desire for information inevitably kicks in!

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.

  • $4580 base cost out of Chicago
  • $940.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Fees:

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2040.00 per-person due by Apr 12, 2019
  • Remaining balance due by Jul 12, 2019

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

  • Jordanian Visa (currently $57)
  • Drinks at meals

“GTI Tours has been serving, listening to, and learning from their network of leaders and ministries for years—which is why their study tours are exceptional!“

Dr. Mark Strauss
Bethel Seminary Professor

GTI Tours specializes in biblical study tours that bring the land and lessons of the Bible to life for churches, universities, ministries, and teams.

Itinerary

Sat Aug 31

Los Angeles to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #10 departing 6:30pm
Sun Sep 1

Istanbul to Queen Alia, Amman on Turkish Flight #812 departing 9:35pm

Days Inn Hotel Amman
Mon Sep 2

Jordan

Mount Nebo, Madaba, Umm ar-Rasas, Shoubak
Tue Sep 3

Jordan

Petra, Wadi Rum
Wed Sep 4

Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Arava border crossing, Tabernacle replica, Dead Sea Swim
Thu Sep 5

Jordan River Valley

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran
Fri Sep 6

Galilee

Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, 3 Vines Winery
Sat Sep 7

Galilee

Capernaum, Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride
Sun Sep 8

Jezreel Valley / Coast

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima
Mon Sep 9

Jerusalem / Bethlehem

Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)
Tue Sep 10

Jerusalem

City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Yad Vashem
Wed Sep 11

Jerusalem

Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne's, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Southern Steps, Farewell Dinner
Thu Sep 12

Tel Aviv to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #785 departing 8:50am
Istanbul to Los Angeles on Turkish Flight #009 departing 1:00pm

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, passport/ticket carrier, 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!