Turkey & Greece

GTI Signature Study Tour

Apr 26 - May 7, 2019

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A GTI Signature Tour

What to Expect

This trip will enrich your understanding of the Scriptures by introducing you to the vivid context in which the New Testament was written.

Done right, a study tour can be relaxing and fun! Together with Dr. Craig Hill, we'll explore the past and present of Turkey & Greece. 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 ancients cities where the Apostle Paul lived and taught, we'll have the opportunity for a hot air balloon ride over Turkey, wine tasting in Greece, and shopping at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

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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.

Teaching by Dr. Craig Hill

Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

Craig Hill is an affiliate Assistant Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Biola University in New Testament. Hill has taught in university and seminary settings for 18 years and has served for over two decades in youth, and pastoral ministries. He also works with Standing Stone Ministry, a ministry that provides pastoral care for pastors. Hill also serves on the Board of Directors of Hume Lake Christian Camps, one of the largest youth camps in the nation. He has been to Israel on a number of occasions and enjoys teaching the Bible in the context of where it was written. He lives in Irvine, California with his wife Kelly and four kids.

Any Questions?

If you have questions, you're not alone! Use the following form to submit any questions you may have or to request an invitation to our next live Q&A session.

And of course, you can always give us a call during business hours at 616-396-1234 or 800-829-8234.

  • $4290 base cost out of Chicago
  • + 250 for Hot Air Balloon Ride Cappadocia
  • $700.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Fees:

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1895.00 per-person due by Jan 4, 2019
  • Remaining balance due by Mar 7, 2019
  • Roundtrip air from Houston
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • GTI Tour Blog
  • Study guide, journal, flashlight, Bible, plug adapter
  • Osprey hydro packs with bottled water on tour
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • Winery visit
  • Greek folklore show and dinner
  • Turkish Visa ($20)
  • Beverages ordered ala carte with meals
  • Hot Air Ballon ride in Cappadocia ($250 per person)

“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

Fri Apr 26

Houston to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #34 departing 9:05pm
O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 9:40pm
Sat Apr 27

Arrival

Istanbul to Adana Airport on Turkish Flight #2470 departing 9:20pm

Hotel Mersin Tarsus
Sun Apr 28

Day 1

Saint Paul's house and well , Goreme National Park
Mon Apr 29

Day 2

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Zelve, Pasabag
Tue Apr 30

Day 3

Pisidian Antioch
Wed May 1

Day 4

Hierapolis, Laodicea
Thu May 2

Day 5

Sardis, Pergamum
Fri May 3

Day 6

Pergamum, Cultural Experience, Evening Cruise on the Aegean
Sat May 4

Day 7

Ephesus, Ephesus Museum
Izmir to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #2331 departing 4:05pm
Istanbul to Athens International on Turkish Flight #1843 departing 7:15pm
Sun May 5

Day 8

Corinth, Ceramic Shop, Giannikos Winery, Parthenon, Greek Folklore Show and dinner
Mon May 6

Day 9

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Farewell Dinner
Athens International to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #1846 departing 10:10am
Tue May 7

Departure

Istanbul to Houston on Turkish Flight #33 departing 1:55pm
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 2:00pm

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!