Biblical Israel Tour 2023 | Joel Richardson & Pastor Wes Martin

With Joel Richardson & Pastor Wes Martin

From $4,889 per person

May 1-12, 2023

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Tour Leaders:

Joel Richardson & Pastor Wes Martin

Location:

Israel

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Covid vaccinations are not required for this trip.


New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson and Pastor Wes Martin have created an incredible teaching itinerary exploring the most authentic Biblical sites in Israel and the Holy Land!


Biblical Israel Tour 2023

Not only will you visit the celebrated traditional sites of the Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and Golan, but other exclusive teaching sites across the Holy Land!

Few travelers have a chance to visit the original temple site at Shechem – positioned starkly between the Mountains of Blessings and Curses in Samaria. You will also visit the newly discovered Pilgrim’s Path – an underground route that connects the City of David to the Temple Mount, and you will also stand at Quneitra and look at the city of Damascus in the distance! On top of that, you will spend two nights in the Dead Sea and one full day to relax.

This Holy Land tour, including round trip airfare from Newark, NJ (EWR), begins at $4,889 per person. There is also an optional airfare add-on from St. Louis (STL) of $585. Enjoy a 12-day Bible study tour with private teachings by Joel Richardson and Wes Martin. Stay in a luxury resort on the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee and boutique hotels in Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Sea. Includes most meals (includes 4 lunches), all private buses/transportation, and exclusive site access. The itinerary focuses on in-depth Bible study, with free time for personal devotion. If you are traveling alone, we can help match you with a roommate or you can pay a supplement for a private room.



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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Luxury & Boutique Hotel Accommodations

  • Teaching by Joel Richardson

  • Private Transportation

  • Private Tour Guides

  • Exclusive Site Access

  • All Entrance Fees

  • Most Meals (Indicated on Itinerary)

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MAIN ITINERARY

Departure on Airplane
  • May 1
  • Depart Newark, St. Louis, or your home city.
  • Flights depart today from Newark at 4:20PM. There is an optional air add-on from St. Louis as well. We will be flying on United Airlines nonstop to Israel.

  • May 2
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv. Joppa and dinner in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv at 9:55AM. This morning we will drive through the area of Joppa – where the Biblical story of Jonah took place and much more! Transfer to Jerusalem. On arrival, you can grab a piece of pizza across the entrance from our hotel, or enjoy a falafel and coffee. Our hotel is located inside the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. You will love the location! Early dinner together at the hotel.

  • Dinner

  • May 3
  • First tour of Jerusalem! Mount of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Potter’s Field, Jerusalem US Embassy, Holocaust Museum – Yad Vashem.
  • Walk outside of the breakfast room at your hotel and enjoy a view of the inside of the Old City. You will have breakfast this morning and then we will depart for our first tour of Jerusalem! First stop is a beautiful view of the Mount of Olives. While Joel and Wes are teaching, you will have spectacular photo opportunities. If you are firm on your feet, you can enjoy a walk down Palm Sunday Road. Next, we will have a quiet time in the precious Garden of Gethsemane.  Continue on through the Kidron Valley, passing Potter’s Field (where Judas threw down his 30 pieces of silver and died). Time for lunch on your own. Next, we will stop at the new Jerusalem US Embassy and end the afternoon at the incredible Holocaust Museum – Yad Vashem.  Return to the hotel for dinner together.  Gloria Hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  • May 4
  • Temple Mount, Antonio Fortress, Pools of Bethesda, St. Anne’s, Christian Quarter, Via Dolorosa, Jewish Quarter of the Old City. 
  • Start your morning at Temple Mount. From here we will walk to Antonio Fortress and see the prophetic gates of Israel. Come out to the Pools of Bethesda, St. Anne’s and then lunch inside the Christian Quarter. You will have time to do a little shopping and meander around the area known as the Via Dolorosa, or Way of the Cross. Late this afternoon we will also walk thru the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Jarusalem ruins
  • May 5
  • Newest archeological discoveries in Jerusalem. Ancient City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pilgrim’s Path, Pool of Siloam, Archeological Park with the Southern Steps, Garden Tomb of Golgotha.
  • Today you will see the newest archeological discoveries in and around Jerusalem. First stop is the ancient City of David. You will come out of the City of David very near Hezekiah’s Tunnel; see the ancient Pilgrim’s Path and be able to spend a very special time at the Pool of Siloam.  Stop for lunch and then we walk through Archeological Park where you will see the strewn ancient walls and sit on the Southern Steps. These very steps were used by Jesus to enter the Temple. Later today we have a time of communion and worship at the Garden Tomb of Golgotha. Dinner at Notre Dame overlooking the Old City.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Nativity Church Bethlehem unsplash
  • May 6
  • Mount Zion, Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, mount of Herodium, Bedouin BBQ lunch, Jericho, Sea of Galilee, Beit Shean.
  • Depart Jerusalem this morning and drive to the Mount Zion viewpoint. We come into the town of Bethlehem where we will drive past the Church of the Nativity. Time permitting, stop at a Christian Palestinian shop and then drive up the mount of Herodium – Herod’s monument to himself. We will have an opportunity to see a Bethlehem Cave – very much like the cave that Jesus would have been born. Our lunch today will be a special Bedouin BBQ lunch.  Stop in at Jericho – the oldest city in the world as we drive towards the Sea of Galilee. Time permitting, we will visit the archeological site of Beit Shean. Gomeh Hotel, Galilee.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Capernaum City Ruins in Israel
  • May 7
  • Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, synagogues of Chorazin and Magdala, Sea of Galilee Cruise with worship.
  • What better stop to be first than Capernaum – Jesus spent much of his time at Capernaum ministering. Next, we will climb to the Mount of Beatitudes for a teaching. Time at a lakefront lunch of Peter’s fish. Next, see the synagogue of Chorazin and the incredible Synagogue of Magdala. End the day on a Sea of Galilee Cruise with worship.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Caesarea National Park Caesarea Israel unsplash
  • May 8
  • Mount Hermon, ancient Tel Dan, Abrahamic gate, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, bunker of the Yom Kippur War, Damascus at the Quneitra Overlook.
  • Drive north today and learn of the mysteries of Mount Hermon in the distance. We will have a tour of ancient Tel Dan with its Abrahamic gate and horned altar. Next, visit Caesarea Philippi where Peter first said, “You are the Christ!”. Stop in at the Golan Heights, see the bunker of the Yom Kippur War and look into Damascus at the Quneitra Overlook! Have lunch amongst the unique Druze people.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nazareth Village Israel
  • May 9
  • Mount Precipice, Nazareth Village, Jezreel Valley; Valley of Dothan, Ein Ganeem, Samaria, Tel of Ancient Shechem, Shiloh, Dead Sea
  • Visit the site of Mount Precipice – where the people of Nazareth threatened to throw Jesus from the cliff. We have a wonderful teaching in store for you at the precious Nazareth Village. Next pass through the Jezreel Valley; Valley of Dothan; Ein Ganeem; Samaria and finally the Tel of Ancient Shechem. From here you will see the actual well known for Jacob. Time permitting, visit Shiloh and arrive at the Dead Sea where you will stay the next two nights.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dead Sea Israel unsplash
  • May 10
  • Free day to enjoy the Dead Sea.
  • Free day to enjoy the Dead Sea. Have a massage in the spa, or just enjoy the downtime and floating in this amazing water. Lunch is on your own. David Dead Sea.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

masada cable car
  • May 11
  • Cable ride in Masada, waterfalls of Ein Gedi, Qumran, Hebron, Shephelah, Valley of Elah, Netanya.
  • Spectacular cable ride this morning up the mount of Masada. You will have a wonderful teaching onsite, and then an opportunity to walk into the waterfalls of Ein Gedi.  It is here at Ein Gedi that David cut the hem of King Saul’s robe. Before we leave the Negev, you will be able to visit Qumran to learn the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Finally, we pass through Hebron; Shephelah and the Valley of Elah. Overnight Netanya which faces the Mediterranean Sea. Leonardo.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • May 12
  • Depart for your home city.
  • Depart the hotel this morning after breakfast – at approximately 8:30AM. Flight departs TLV at 12:00N to Newark. Arrive Newark on United at 5:05PM.

  • Breakfast

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Wes Martin Living Passages Tour Leader

Pastor Wes Martin

Pastor, Grace Church
St. Louis, Missouri


After being in ministry for nearly twenty years, Wes along with his wife and four children, joined the pastoral team of Grace Church in St. Louis in 2015. Wes has been passionate about bringing the Bible to life in his teaching for twenty years and is super excited about partnering with Joel on this epic upcoming trip to the Middle East. His teaching reflects a deep love for God’s Word accompanied by the revelation of the Holy Spirit’s zeal to give everyone a greater understanding of God.

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Joel Richardson

Author, Joel’s Trumpet
Grandview, Missouri


Joel Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author, filmmaker, and teacher. Joel lives in the United States with his wife and five children. With a special love for all the people of the Middle East, Joel travels globally teaching the gospel and equipping the saints for the greatest challenges of our time.

In the years to come, Joel will be establishing a new branch of his ministry by offering more opportunities for Christians to travel around the world under his leadership exploring various branches of Biblical history and end-times eschatology. His Israel tours will focus particularly on the Christian history of Israel and the struggles of those who have fought to defend the Jewish nation after the country was re-established in 1948.

Joel brings an incredible amount of wisdom and guidance on his international tours. In his ministry and travels, Joel seeks to prepare the church for the struggles that lay ahead. As the world turns its ire on the followers of Jesus, Joel Richardson passionately works to equip the saints for the spiritual battles of the last days.

Joel is the author of numerous books, the producer of ground-breaking documentaries, and has been featured by numerous radio, television and news outlets across the world. He works closely with groups such as Frontier Alliance International (FAI) and Global Catalytic Ministries. Joel also hosts  The Underground” — an online teaching program on his website Joel’s Trumpet.

Learn more about Joel’s ministries and upcoming tours!

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