Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2024


Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2024

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.

Jerrell Jobe

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


Sat Jun 29

Houston to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #34 departing 8:55pm
O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 9:10pm

Neve Ilan
Sun Jun 30

Istanbul to Tel Aviv on Turkish Flight #788 departing 6:20pm
Mon Jul 1


Yad Hashmonah, Gezer, Beth Shemesh, Elah Valley, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Ber'erSheva
Tue Jul 2


Wilderness of Zin, Camel Ride, Bedouin Hospitality, Masada, Dead Sea
Wed Jul 3


Ein Gedi, Qumran , Jericho, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride
Thu Jul 4


Mount Arbel, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha
Fri Jul 5


Katzrin, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan
Sat Jul 6

Galilee - Jerusalem

Mt. Precipice, Caesarea Maritima, Herodium, Shepherds Field, Johnny's (shopping)
Sun Jul 7


Temple Mount, Western Wall, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Rabbinic Tunnels, Model of Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book
Mon Jul 8


Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Garden Tomb, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Farewell Dinner
Tue Jul 9

Tel Aviv to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #865 departing 8:25am
Istanbul to Houston on Turkish Flight #33 departing 2:10pm
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 2:20pm

Flight Details

Sat, Jun 29 2024
Depart Houston at 8:55pm
IAH to IST on tk34
Arrive Istanbul at 4:55pm
Duration: 12 hours 00 minutes
Sat, Jun 29 2024
Depart O'Hare at 9:10pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 3:45pm
Duration: 10 hours 35 minutes
Sun, Jun 30 2024
Depart Istanbul at 6:20pm
IST to TLV on tk788
Arrive Tel Aviv at 8:25pm
Duration: 02 hours 05 minutes
Tue, Jul 9 2024
Depart Tel Aviv at 8:25am
TLV to IST on tk865
Arrive Istanbul at 10:45am
Duration: 02 hours 20 minutes
Tue, Jul 9 2024
Depart Istanbul at 2:10pm
IST to IAH on tk33
Arrive Houston at 7:15pm
Duration: 13 hours 05 minutes
Tue, Jul 9 2024
Depart Istanbul at 2:20pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 5:50pm
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

Payment Details

  • $5290 base cost
  • $1300.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2395.00 per-person due by March 11, 2024
  • Remaining balance due by May 9, 2024
  • Roundtrip air from Houston or Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches on site
  • GTI 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
  • Drinks with meals
  • Insurance

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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