Turkey

GTI Signature Study Tour

Sep 11-22, 2023

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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. Each day we'll unpack what we've learned in the context of biblical history as well as our daily faith.

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Teaching by Dr. Craig Hill

Lead Pastor and Professor of New Testament, Taft Avenue Community Church

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 and we'll get back to you.

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

  • $4700 base cost
  • Minus $100 for Chicago O'Hare
  • Add 325 for Balloon Ride
  • $900.00 single-occupancy supplement available

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $2050.00 per-person due by Apr 24, 2023
  • Remaining balance due by Jul 21, 2023
  • R/T economy class air from/to Los Angeles and Chicago
  • Deluxe Hotels - Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • Hydration backpack with bottled water on tour
  • All transfers, porterage, entrance fees and taxes
  • Guide and driver tips
  • Study guides, journals
  • GTI Blog

“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 Sep 11 • ORD

O'Hare to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #6 departing 9:40pm
Tue Sep 12 • ORD

Istanbul to Antalya on Turkish Flight #2438 departing 7:20pm

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Antalya
Wed Sep 13 • ORD

Southern Coast

Antalya Harbor, Antalya Museum, Roman Road
Thu Sep 14 • ORD

Southern Coast

Aspendos, Perga
Fri Sep 15 • ORD

Central Turkey

Pisidian Antioch

Pisidian Antioch
Sat Sep 16 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Hierapolis, Laodicea
Sun Sep 17 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Aphrodisias, Philadelphia
Mon Sep 18 • ORD

West Central Turkey

Sardis, Pergamum
Tue Sep 19 • ORD

Western Coast

Pergamum, Rug Factory, Evening Cruise on the Aegean
Wed Sep 20 • ORD

Western Coast

Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, Free Time
Thu Sep 21 • ORD

Western Coast

Miletus, Didyma, Priene
Fri Sep 22 • ORD

Izmir to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #2313 departing 10:35am
Istanbul to O'Hare on Turkish Flight #5 departing 2:15pm
Mon Sep 11 • LAX

Los Angeles to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #10 departing 6:35pm
Tue Sep 12 • LAX

Istanbul to Antalya on Turkish Flight #2438 departing 7:20pm

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Antalya
Wed Sep 13 • LAX

Southern Coast

Antalya Harbor, Antalya Museum, Roman Road
Thu Sep 14 • LAX

Southern Coast

Aspendos, Perga
Fri Sep 15 • LAX

Central Turkey

Pisidian Antioch

Pisidian Antioch
Sat Sep 16 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Hierapolis, Laodicea
Sun Sep 17 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Aphrodisias, Philadelphia
Mon Sep 18 • LAX

West Central Turkey

Sardis, Pergamum
Tue Sep 19 • LAX

Western Coast

Pergamum, Rug Factory, Evening Cruise on the Aegean
Wed Sep 20 • LAX

Western Coast

Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, Free Time
Thu Sep 21 • LAX

Western Coast

Miletus, Didyma, Priene
Fri Sep 22 • LAX

Izmir to Istanbul on Turkish Flight #2313 departing 10:35am
Istanbul to Los Angeles on Turkish Flight #009 departing 1:15pm

Flight Details

Mon, Sep 11 2023
Depart O'Hare at 9:40pm
ORD to IST on tk6
Arrive Istanbul at 4:10pm
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Tue, Sep 12 2023
Depart Istanbul at 7:20pm
IST to AYT on tk2438
Arrive Antalya at 8:30pm
Duration: 01 hours 10 minutes
Fri, Sep 22 2023
Depart Izmir at 10:35am
ADB to IST on tk2313
Arrive Istanbul at 11:50am
Duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
Fri, Sep 22 2023
Depart Istanbul at 2:15pm
IST to ORD on tk5
Arrive O'Hare at 5:40pm
Duration: 11 hours 25 minutes
Mon, Sep 11 2023
Depart Los Angeles at 6:35pm
LAX to IST on tk10
Arrive Istanbul at 5:35pm
Duration: 13 hours 00 minutes
Tue, Sep 12 2023
Depart Istanbul at 7:20pm
IST to AYT on tk2438
Arrive Antalya at 8:30pm
Duration: 01 hours 10 minutes
Fri, Sep 22 2023
Depart Izmir at 10:35am
ADB to IST on tk2313
Arrive Istanbul at 11:50am
Duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
Fri, Sep 22 2023
Depart Istanbul at 1:15pm
IST to LAX on tk009
Arrive Los Angeles at 4:50pm
Duration: 13 hours 35 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!