Joan Peace, better known as “Joan Shalom” in Israel, is the CEO of Walk About Zion. Joan is a believer in Yeshua with a rich Jewish and Israeli heritage. Her desire is to see as many believers as possible experience spiritual transformation and "the trip of their lifetime" in the Holy Land. Walk About Zion is not just her job; it’s her passion and ministry. 









Walk About Zion is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way – from planning your itinerary to providing a timely quote, to assisting group members that have special needs. We are here to assist you with every planning need until you return home. Walk About Zion partners with Sar-El Tours, the largest and most reputable tour operator in Israel focused on Christian tourism. Sar-El has been in operation for over twenty years. 




If you have your itinerary set, great! If you’re open to unique, outside-of-the-box itineraries that incorporate not only the amazing Christian sites but also the amazing Israeli people, perhaps even including a service component – we’d love to help! This is our specialty. As the author of Amazon’s top-selling Christian travel guide to Israel, Joan’s knowledge of Israel is bountiful. Israel for the Christian Traveler (currently under revision) is a three-time national award winner – two awards for “Best Travel Guide” and one for “Best New Voice in Non-Fiction.” She is also the creator of the popular comprehensive and concise LAP MAP:  Israel LAP MAP for the Jewish Traveler and Israel LAP MAP for the Christian Traveler. Joan is enthusiastic about utilizing the knowledge she gained in writing the travel guide and creating the maps to provide travelers with unforgettable itineraries! Every Walk About Zion tour group member receives a complimentary travel guide and LAP MAP.


Travel guide endorsement by Dr. David Reagan: founder and director of Lion and Lamb Ministries, pastor, evangelist, and author: “Your travel guide is outstanding! In fact, it is by far the best Israel travel guide I have ever discovered. I have taken over 45 groups to Israel, and over the years, I have developed my own guide - but nothing to compare with what you have done. As I read through your book, I was just absolutely fascinated with all the valuable details you have supplied.”  




Walk About Zion is dedicated to providing exceptional itineraries, first-class accommodations, and amazing tour guides – at the most affordable price point possible.  




Joan also operates a 501 (c) (3) non-profit for Israel – the Israel Now Project. The foundation is dedicated to “educating and empowering Christians to both understand and support Israel, while tangibly making a positive difference to both the nation of Israel and each believer’s personal faith journey and biblical understanding.” One of the primary focuses of the foundation is to support, pray for, love on, and ultimately “adopt” Israeli Holocaust Survivors while they’re still with us.. Would you like your tour participants to prepare and share a meal with a group of Holocaust Survivors? Or how about taking them on a biblical field trip? Just ask - we'll make it happen!