Stand with Israel

Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2025


Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2025

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


What to Expect

Do you miss the land of Israel? Do you find that you have a longing to return? Are you looking for a way to encourage and show your support? This unique tour allows you to "Stand with Israel" by joining Ronen Ben Moshe and Rich Ferreira as we travel the biblical land we love. Together, we will visit sites dear to our hearts from past trips and new sites that explore the Bible even more.

This study tour combines the best of GTI's sought-after Israel tours with the addition of many sites and experiences that are not typically included. Sail the Sea of Galilee, walk the ancient roads of Jerusalem, and experience Shabbat dinner with an Israeli family. Whether you are young or old, new to your faith, or a seasoned scholar, this trip will enhance your understanding of the Bible while standing with our friends in Israel. There is no better way to support them than to return and walk the Land!

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 Aug 24

O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 8:40am

Dan Hotel
Mon Aug 25

Istanbul to Tel Aviv on Turkish Flight #788 departing 6:20pm
Tue Aug 26

Temple Mount, City of David, Shepherds Field, Wood Carving Artist, Hebron
Wed Aug 27

Neot Kedumim, Beth Guvrin (Maresha), Archaeological Dig
Thu Aug 28

Bethel, Shiloh, Mount Gerizim
Fri Aug 29

Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Shabbat of a Lifetime
Sat Aug 30

Good Samaritan Inn, Kibbutz Almog, Lower Jordan, Jericho
Sun Aug 31

Zefat, Acco, Rosh Hanikra
Mon Sep 1

Capernaum, Katzrin (cultural experience), Magdala, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride
Tue Sep 2

Church of Annunciation, Mt. Precipice, Sepphoris, Tel Aviv
Wed Sep 3

Ayalon Institute, Jaffa, Farewell Dinner - Old Man and the Sea
Thu Sep 4

Tel Aviv to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #793 departing 6:00am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 2:20pm

Flight Details

Sun, Aug 24 2025
Depart O'Hare at 8:40am
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 3:30pm
Duration: 22 hours 50 minutes
Mon, Aug 25 2025
Depart Istanbul at 6:20pm
IST to TLV on tk788
Arrive Tel Aviv at 8:25pm
Duration: 02 hours 05 minutes
Thu, Sep 4 2025
Depart Tel Aviv at 6:00am
TLV to IST on tk793
Arrive Istanbul at 8:25am
Duration: 02 hours 25 minutes
Thu, Sep 4 2025
Depart Istanbul at 2:20pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 5:50pm
Duration: 11 hours 30 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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