Turkey & Greece

GTI Signature Study Tour

Oct 11-24, 2021

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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 enjoying some amazing local hospitality.

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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.

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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.

“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

Mon Oct 11 • LAX

Los Angeles to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #10 departing 6:30pm
Tue Oct 12 • LAX

Istanbul to Antalya on Turkish Flight #2438 departing 7:30pm

Crowne Plaza
Wed Oct 13 • LAX

Southern Coast

Antalya Harbor, Antalya Museum, Aspendos, Perge
Thu Oct 14 • LAX

Central Turkey

Pisidian Antioch

Pisidian Antioch
Fri Oct 15 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Hierapolis, Laodicea
Sat Oct 16 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Aphrodisias, Philadelphia
Sun Oct 17 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Sardis, Pergamum
Mon Oct 18 • LAX

Western Coast

Pergamum, Rug Factory, Evening Cruise on the Aegean
Tue Oct 19 • LAX

Western Coast

Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, Free Time
Wed Oct 20 • LAX

Travel to Greece

Izmir to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #2325 departing 2:55pm
Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport on Turkish Flight #1893 departing 7:05pm

Porto Palace
Thu Oct 21 • LAX

Greece

Thessaloniki, Philippi
Fri Oct 22 • LAX

Greece

Athens, Parthenon, Mars Hill
Thessaloniki Airport to Athens International on Aegean Flight #111 departing 11:30am
Sat Oct 23 • LAX

Greece

Corinth, Giannikos Winery
Sun Oct 24 • LAX

Athens International to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #1846 departing 10:25am
Istanbul to Los Angeles on Turkish Flight #009 departing 1:05pm
Mon Oct 11 • ORD

O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 8:55pm
Tue Oct 12 • ORD

Istanbul to Antalya on Turkish Flight #2438 departing 7:30pm

Crowne Plaza
Wed Oct 13 • ORD

Southern Coast

Antalya Harbor, Antalya Museum, Aspendos, Perge
Thu Oct 14 • ORD

Central Turkey

Pisidian Antioch

Pisidian Antioch
Fri Oct 15 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Hierapolis, Laodicea
Sat Oct 16 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Aphrodisias, Philadelphia
Sun Oct 17 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Sardis, Pergamum
Mon Oct 18 • ORD

Western Coast

Pergamum, Rug Factory, Evening Cruise on the Aegean
Tue Oct 19 • ORD

Western Coast

Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, Free Time
Wed Oct 20 • ORD

Travel to Greece

Izmir to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #2325 departing 2:55pm
Istanbul to Thessaloniki Airport on Turkish Flight #1893 departing 7:05pm

Porto Palace
Thu Oct 21 • ORD

Greece

Thessaloniki, Philippi
Fri Oct 22 • ORD

Greece

Athens, Parthenon, Mars Hill
Thessaloniki Airport to Athens International on Aegean Flight #111 departing 11:30am
Sat Oct 23 • ORD

Greece

Corinth, Giannikos Winery
Sun Oct 24 • ORD

Athens International to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #1846 departing 10:25am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 2:15pm

Flight Details

Mon, Oct 11 2021
Depart Los Angeles at 6:30pm
LAX to IST on tk10
Arrive Istanbul at 5:35pm
Duration: 13 hours 05 minutes
Tue, Oct 12 2021
Depart Istanbul at 7:30pm
IST to AYT on tk2438
Arrive Antalya at 8:50pm
Duration: 01 hours 20 minutes
Wed, Oct 20 2021
Depart Izmir at 2:55pm
ADB to IST on tk2325
Arrive Istanbul at 4:10pm
Duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
Wed, Oct 20 2021
Depart Istanbul at 7:05pm
IST to SKG on tk1893
Arrive Thessaloniki Airport at 8:25pm
Duration: 01 hours 20 minutes
Fri, Oct 22 2021
Depart Thessaloniki Airport at 11:30am
SKG to ATH on AEE111
Arrive Athens International at 12:20pm
Duration: 00 hours 50 minutes
Sun, Oct 24 2021
Depart Athens International at 10:25am
ATH to IST on tk1846
Arrive Istanbul at 11:50am
Duration: 01 hours 25 minutes
Sun, Oct 24 2021
Depart Istanbul at 1:05pm
IST to LAX on tk009
Arrive Los Angeles at 4:50pm
Duration: 13 hours 45 minutes
Mon, Oct 11 2021
Depart O'Hare at 8:55pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 4:45pm
Duration: 11 hours 50 minutes
Tue, Oct 12 2021
Depart Istanbul at 7:30pm
IST to AYT on tk2438
Arrive Antalya at 8:50pm
Duration: 01 hours 20 minutes
Wed, Oct 20 2021
Depart Izmir at 2:55pm
ADB to IST on tk2325
Arrive Istanbul at 4:10pm
Duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
Wed, Oct 20 2021
Depart Istanbul at 7:05pm
IST to SKG on tk1893
Arrive Thessaloniki Airport at 8:25pm
Duration: 01 hours 20 minutes
Fri, Oct 22 2021
Depart Thessaloniki Airport at 11:30am
SKG to ATH on AEE111
Arrive Athens International at 12:20pm
Duration: 00 hours 50 minutes
Sun, Oct 24 2021
Depart Athens International at 10:25am
ATH to IST on tk1846
Arrive Istanbul at 11:50am
Duration: 01 hours 25 minutes
Sun, Oct 24 2021
Depart Istanbul at 2:15pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 7:15pm
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, 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!