Israel Tour 2022 | Joel Richardson & Wes Martin

With Joel Richardson & Wes Martin

From $4,499 per person

March 27 – April 6, 2022

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Joel Richardson & Wes Martin




At this time it seems as though the governments are relaxing their Covid vaccination requirements. Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, and other countries do not require it.  Greece and Italy allow non-vaccinated tourists but do require them to be tested frequently.

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!

Holy Land of Israel Tour in 2022

Not only will you visit the celebrated traditional sites of the Galilee, Jerusalem, Nazareth, 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 Shiloh, see 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 see Bethel (House of God), Gibeon, Jacob’s Well, and many more breathtaking destinations!

This Holy Land tour, including round trip airfare from Newark, NJ(EWR), begins at $4,499 per person. There is also an optional airfare addon from Kansas City, MO(MCI) or St. Louis, MO(STL). Enjoy a 10-day Bible study tour with private teachings by Joel Richardson and Wes Martin. Stay in luxury boutique resorts and hotels across Galilee and Jerusalem. Includes most meals, all private buses / transportation and exclusive site access.  The itinerary focuses on in-depth Bible study with free time for personal devotion. You can take the group air add-on from Kansas City(MCI) or St Louis(STL) for $569 per person, or you can take the air credit of $995 and book your own airfare round-trip to Israel. If you are traveling alone we can help match you with a roommate or you can pay a supplement for a private room.


Israel Tour Map with Joel Richardson and Hillcrest Covenant Church (2020)


  • 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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Plane Wing Golden Clouds Itinerary
  • March 27, 2022
  • Depart from Newark or Kansas City or St. Louis
  • You can choose to fly with the group from Newark(EWR), Kansas City(MCI) or St. Louis(STL), or from your own home city. You can also arrange your own airfare. We depart today on United at 4:25PM.

Jerusalem Old City at Night
  • March 28, 2022
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv at 9:55AM. Stop for lunch at Joppa. Mount Zion viewpoint. Walk down Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. Spend the evening inside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem.
  • Arrive Tel Aviv this morning at 9:25AM. Drive through Joppa (Jonah and Peter) and stop for lunch.After lunch drive to the Mount of Olives for a monumental discussion overlooking the Old City, the prophetic Golden Gate and the view that Jesus would have taken in during his final days.Afterwards, those who wish to walk down Palm Sunday Road will meet the others at the precious Garden of Gethsemane where we will have a few moments to spend in this special part of the garden.Arrive the hotel around 4:00PM so you can have a full nights rest.Dinner is at the hotel restaurant together. [L/D]

  • Lunch, Dinner

Olive Trees in Shepherds Field in Bethlehem Israel
  • March 29, 2022
  • Temple Mount; Antonio Fortress; Pools of Bethesda; Christian Quarter; Jewish Quarter.
  • We visit Temple Mount this morning and hear Joel discuss the circumstances today in Israel. From Temple Mount we will also discuss the Golden or Western Gate that opens onto Temple Mount. We will also see Antonio Fortress and then the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic man. Next we visit the Christian Quarter of the Old City this afternoon. You will have time for lunch and shopping in this lively district. You will also see firsthand the crowds walking the traditional Via Dolorosa and you will have time to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After lunch we walk to the Cardo. This ancient pavement next to our hotel is known as the only existing pavement that Christ would have tread on his way to the cross and victory over death. In the Jewish Quarter you will also see the golden menorah, the Broad Wall and the Jews most prominent holy place – the Western Wall. We will have dinner at the hotel again this evening. [B/D]

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem Old City at Sunset
  • March 30, 2022
  • City of David; Hezekiah’s Tunnel; Pilgrim’s Path; Southern Steps; Garden Tomb; US Embassy. Dinner at Notre Dame.
  • This morning we visit the jewel of Jerusalem – the City of David. You will have an opportunity to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and also visit the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man. After a break for lunch, we will walk through the new discovery, Pilgrim’s Path and into the sewer tunnels that connected the City of David and Pool of Siloam with Temple Mount. We will exit Archaeological Park and look up to see the prophetic Trumpeting Stone. Here we will have time to sit at the Southern Steps that Jesus and the Apostles would have walked on to visit the Second Temple. You will also be sitting amongst many of the mikvahs from the Apostles’ time, as outlined in the Book of Acts. This afternoon we will end our day with sharing communion at the quiet Garden Tomb. Quick photo opportunity at the US Embassy located in Jerusalem.Enjoy dinner overlooking the Old City from the rooftop of Notre Dame. From here you will have a commanding view of the Old City. [B/D]

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem Old City in Daytime
  • March 31, 2022
  • Herodium Mount; Bethlehem Cave and Shepherd’s Fields; Bedouin BBQ lunch; Jericho; Beit Shean; arrive at the Galilee for the night.
  • For those early birds this morning, we will walk from the hotel to the viewpoint from Mount Zion near King David’s Tomb for a time of reflection. Breakfast at the hotel. You will have time this morning to have a coffee in the Jewish Quarter. Depart Jerusalem and drive to Bethlehem. We will drive up the Herodium Mount where we will have a clear view of Shepherd’s Field. We will visit a Bethlehem cave that is very similar to a cave that Jesus’ family would have sought refuge in. A fantastic Bedouin barbecue lunch is planned for us today under the tents above Shepherd’s Fields. We will stop at Jericho to see the ancient walls of the Oldest city in the world – including the mysterious small remaining wall from the time of Joshua (Rahab’s wall, perhaps?). We will drive along the Jordan River with Edom very close in the distance. Driving towards Galilee, we will see the Roman city of Beit Shean and the wall where King Saul was hung dead. We arrive at our lovely hotel on the Sea of Galilee. Worship on the sea. Dinner. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Beit Shean in Israel
  • April 1, 2022
  • Capernaum; Mount of Beatitudes; lakefront lunch; Synagogue of Magdala; Chorazin; Sea of Galilee Cruise.
  • After breakfast, take time to enjoy a lakefront walk and quiet time. We will depart the hotel for Capernaum – where Jesus spent much of his time in the Galilee. We will also visit the top of the mount known as the Mount of Beatitudes. Lunch together today of Peter’s fish. Visit the newly discovered synagogue of Magdala and then the synagogue Jesus spoke of – Chorazin. End our day sailing and worshiping together on a Sea of Galilee cruise. Dinner. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Capernaum City Ruins in Israel
  • April 2, 2022
  • Mount Hermon; Tel Dan; Caesarea Philippi; Golan Heights; lunch in Druze village; Bunkers of Yom Kippur War; Quneitra Overlook.
  • Depart our hotel and drive towards the Golan Heights. We will pass Mount Hermon – the highest mountain in Israel and place where John, Peter and James most likely saw the transfiguration of Christ. Next stop – Tel Dan. At Tel Dan we will see Abraham’s Gate and the massive altar of the time of David and his son’s reign. From the actual altar you will be able to look into Syria. We continue on to the Caesarea Philippi. It is here where the Apostle Peter exclaimed “You are the Christ!” Blessed teaching here and then we visit the Golan Heights and hear of the mighty work being done in Syria with Frontier Alliance International (FAI). We will stop for a unique lunch in a Druze Village. While in the Golan – you will be discovering the bunkers of the Yom Kippur War and have outstanding views. We will visit the Quneitra overlook and return to our lovely lakefront hotel. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Israeli Tank and Flag Itinerary
  • April 3, 2022
  • Mount Precipice; Nazareth Village; Jezreel Valley; Valley of Dothan; Ein Ganeem; Samaria; Shechem; Tel of Ancient Shechem; Shiloh; arrive at the Dead Sea.
  • Drive southto stop at Mount Precipice with a full view of the Valley of Armageddon and Megiddo.Drive into the Jezreel Valley and then drive through the Valley of Dothan, where Joseph’s brothers left him in a cistern, we then drive into the Palestinian Territories through a Canaanite village and drive to Samaria, the capital city of Ahab and Jezebel. Here we can bring many First Testament stories to life (e.g., I Kings 22). Herod later rebuilt Samaria and called it Sebastia. Thus we have a mixture of Israelite and Roman ruins. Sebastia is also where Philip preached to such success that soon Peter and John joined him. Sebastia is believed by some to be the burial place of John the Baptist. We continue south through ancient Shechem and then drive up Mt. Gerizim to visit with the local small Samaritan community still practicing their faith and visit their museum of tribal generations and ancient scrolls. We drive down to the narrow pass between the mountains Ebal and Gerizim to the tel of ancient Shechem, first destination in the land both for Abraham (Genesis 12:6) and his returning grandson Isaac (33:18). Stand amidst the ruins of the first Temple of the Lord (Joshua 24:1, 26). Another major site today is Shiloh, which is the traditional home of the Ark of Covenant and the Tabernacle of Moses. Pass Bethel and continuing through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. We arrive at our luxury 5-star resort, where we reside for the next two nights. Dinner at the hotel. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunrise Over Dead Sea and Desert Wadi of Nahal Dragot
  • April 4, 2022
  • Free day to enjoy the Dead Sea.
  • Sleep in, have Herod’s huge sumptuous buffet breakfast and then enjoy a free day at the hotel. They have unique pools, the spa, tremendous walks and shopping. Lunch is on your own. A fabulous dinner is included at the hotel. [B/D]

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Herods Dead Sea Pool and Beach
  • April 5, 2022
  • Masada; Ein Gedi; Qumran; Hebron; Shephelah; Valley of Elah; Jaffa; depart for Newark at 11:25PM.
  • Late this morning we depart the hotel for Masada where we will take the cable car to the top. From here we will learn of the story of the Roman siege and the story of the Jewish remnant who took refuge here. Afterwards, we visit Ein Gedi for a quick walk to the first pools. Drive onto the site of Qumran. You will be visiting its museum and learn of how the Essene’s were known to have hid the world’s most renown documents – the Dead Sea Scrolls. You will have time for shopping here and lunch. Once we depart Qumran we will drive into the Judean Hills. From the hill of the ancient city, we shall be able to understand why Hebron became the capital of Judah. We take a close-up view of the fully-preserved Herodian structure (same design as the Temple periphery) honoring the graves of the patriarchs and matriarchs. We then drive down to the Shephelah: the low hills between the mountain and the coast. Continue north for a stop in the Valley of Elah, where David encountered Goliath (I Samuel 17). After reliving this story, we head to Jaffa the oldest port in the world. Jonah set sail for Tarshish from Jaffa. Jaffa was also the home of Tabitha, who was raised from the dead by Peter. Peter had his vision here while lodging in the home of Simon the Tanner. Here we will stop for dinner together. Arrive the airport for our nonstop flight to New York/JFK. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • April 6, 2022
  • Arrive in Newark or Kansas City or St. Louis.
  • Arrive at the airport for your flights home. Arrive in Newark, NJ(EWR) or Kansas City, MO(MCI) or St. Louis, MO(STL).

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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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