October 8 to 20, 2023.
You are invited to join Linda and me for a Bible Study Tour in The Land. This is an adventure where we will uniquely experience this special place. We will hike. We will feel the breezes coming off the seas and laugh as we are splashed by cool water in the desert. We will walk along rolling meadows and rocky crags. We will taste amazing foods. We will hear rushing waterfalls and the quiet prayers of men and women at the Western Wall.
Each day we’ll open the Word of God in about six different locations. We’ll read the Text. We’ll look around. God will speak to all of us in a very special way. Our hearts will be changed forever.
And yes, we will walk where Jesus walked.
The Sea of Galilee. The Mediterranean. Jordan River. Capernaum.
Jerusalem. Mount of Olives. Mt. Arbel. Jericho. Bethlehem.
Dead Sea. Qumran. Ein Gedi. Massada.
We’ll see The Land “from Dan to Beersheba, and from the Great Sea to the Jordan River.”
Day 1, October 8.
Travel to Israel on Turkish Airlines through Istanbul, Turkey.
Day 2, October 9.
The Central Plains, the Shephelah. Jewish culture overview. Samson. David and Goliath.
Days 3-5, October 10-11-12.
Southern Desert. Ein Gedi. The Dead Sea. Qumran. Massada. Camel ride. Our three-night stay is in a four-star hotel overlooking the Dead Sea.
Days 4-6, October 13-14-15.
Travel north up the Jordan River, through Jericho to the Sea of Galilee Region. Mount of Beatitudes. Capernaum. Bethesda. Chorazin. Mt. Arbel. The Syrian border. Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. We stay three nights at a working kibbutz where you can enjoy your morning coffee along the water’s edge.
Day 7, October 16.
Bet Shean. Mt. Carmel. Caesaria. Armageddon. Bethlehem.
Days 8-10, October 17-18-19.
Jerusalem. Mount of Olives. Garden of Gethsemane. Via de la Rosa. Church of Holy Selplecher. Temple Mount. Rampart walls walk. Yad Vashem. We’ll explore the ancient underground tunnels and walk on top of the walls of the Old City. We will stay three nights in a four-star hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 11, October 20.
Fly home from Tel Aviv, through Istanbul, Turkey. Thankful for all God has revealed to your heart while in The Land.
Total costs are to be finalized by November 2022, but at this time are estimated to be around $5,000 per person, all-inclusive (airfare from a major U.S. hub, 4-star hotel accommodations, fabulous food and dining, ground transportation, special excursions, tips — everything!).
We will host a Zoom info meeting in early October 2022 which will cover all your questions. Additionally, you can go to the GTI website, here, for more details, photos, packing lists, and stories. And click here for our trip blog from 2019. Or here for the trip blog from 2013.
We’d really love to begin to gather names of folks who might be interested in journeying with us to Israel. So, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you’re kept in the loop and invited to the Zoom call. Being on the call doesn’t commit you to anything!
This will be my sixth time exploring Israel. Like opening the Word, I learn something new each time.
We look forward to seeing you in The Land!