Bethlehem Olive Harvest - Oct 2020

Please note - this event was previously advertised for 2019 but has been postponed until 2020.

Visit the Holy Land. Meet the People. Learn from the Peacemakers. Contribute in a practical way.

Working in partnership with the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Bridges is again offering the chance for people from the UK to spend a week in October 2020 helping Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives. This is a great way to build awareness of the challenges that people living in the Holy Land face, and to contribute in a simple but practical way towards an important part of their way of life.

Experience climbing to the top of an ancient olive tree to pick the last of the olives, explore some of the sights of the Holy Land, savour some wonderful Middle eastern food, and make new friends as you share this wonderful experience together! If you are really up for an adventure, you can also opt to stay with a host family rather than be in a hotel. 

To get a taste of what the experience will be like, check out this short video from our 2015 Olive Harvest trip and this video diary made by 2 participants on the 2017 trip!



Approx Dates: 12th-20th October 2020

Cost: £750 + flights 

Please note that this cost is made up of an admin fee of £150 payable to Bridges for Communities (non-refundable), and the rest is payable to Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem.

Cost does not include transport to Heathrow airport or your personal travel insurance.

Please note that if you would like to spend more time in Israel-Palestine before / after the programme, you can book flights on different dates and meet the group on Day 1 of the programme / stay on after the group has left.  

Also, please note that this trip will only run if we have a minimum of 8 participants signed up. Therefore, we ask that anyone interested in possibly joining the trip contacts us to let us know as soon as possible. We will send you more information, and once we have 8 people committed we will give the go-ahead for people to book their flights. 

To register your interest in the trip and receive more information about the itinerary, please email


Note regarding safety: the political situation in Israel-Palestine is very unpredictable, and the mood on the ground can depend on what is happening at the time. We will, however, do everything we can to ensure that you are safe, including risk assessments before and during the trip, and working closely with our partners on the ground throughout.




Event Properties

Event Date 12/10/2020
Event End Date 20/10/2020
Registration Start Date 18/04/2019
Cut off date 01/09/2020
Individual Price £750 + flights