Chelm - Hrubieszow - Full Program

November 27th - December 3th, 2019

The program organized for the 80th anniversary of Death March from Chelm​ to Hrubieszow.

Please note that you can choose between Full (7 days), Medium (5 days)  or Short (3 days) programs

Itinerary Highlights

1 Day, Wednesday, November 27th

1 Day, Wednesday, November 27th

5:20 Flight from Tel Aviv to Warsaw with LOT

8.25 Arrival to Warsaw

9:30-11.00 Brunch break on Grzybowski Square

11:00-14:00 Tour: Jewish Warsaw

14:00-16:00 Check in, short break

16:00-19.00 Tour: Old town

19:00 - Dinner

Night in Warsaw

2 Day, Thursday, November 28t


9:00-12.30 Tour of POLIN Museum

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

14.00-17.00 Tour - Praga district/

19.00 Dinner

Night in Warsaw

3 Day, Friday, November 29th

Breakfast, Check out

9.00-12.30 Transfer to Lublin

12.30-14.30 check-in. Optional - tour at Majdanek State Museum

14.30-16.00 Tour in Grodzka Gate  - NN Theatre Center

16.00-17.30 “Tales from the Gate”: NN Theatre performance by Witold Dąbrowski

19.00 Shabbat dinner in Mandragora Restaurant with a concert of Shalom Chelm

Night in Lublin

4 Day, Saturday, November 30th


9:00-12.30  tour of the old town and the former Jewish District

12.30-14.00 Lunch break in the old town

14.00-17.00 Tour: Yeshivah and the Jewish cemeteries

Free time

19:00 - Dinner

Night in Lublin

5 Day, Sunday, December 1st


11:00 Tour in the city center of Chelm

13:00 Jewish cemetery

14:00 Drive to Sobibor

14:00 -16:00 Tour in Sobibor

18:00 Ceremony in Chelm + Dinner

Night in Chelm

6 Day, Monday, December 2nd

9:00 - meeting in the Rynek + symbolic short march

9:30 - Leaving with the buses - Death March Route

11:30 - arrival at Hrubieszow

11:30-13:30 - tour in Hrubieszow + short break

13:30-15:30 - Death March Route

Back to Hrubieszow

16:00 - Ceremony in Hrubieszow. Drive to Chelm

19:00 - Dinner in Chelm

Night in Chelm

7 Day, Tuesday, December 3th

Breakfast, check out

9:00-11:00 Transfer to Kazimierz Dolny

11.00-14.00 Tour and break in Kazimierz Dolny

14.00-17.00 Transfer to Warsaw

17.00 - 20.00 Free time in Warsaw

22.50 Flight to Tel Aviv with LOT

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PRICE OF FULL PROGRAM:              3200 PLN 

Participation fee (obligatory):        300 PLN

Flights TLV - WAW - TLV (optional)*:         1450 PLN

Kosher supplement (optional):                  550 PLN 


*Please note you can book a flight with us only till the end of July 2019


  • Transport with comfortable 48 seat coach

  • Accommodation: twin rooms with breakfasts: Hotels from the list or similar:

Warsaw: The Mercure Warszawa Centrum Hotel 

Lublin: Europa Hotel

Chelm: depending on the number of participants they will be located in a few hotels in Chem: Hotel Edels, Hotel Kozak, Hotel Duet, Hotel Kamena

  • Hebrew speaking guide

  • Meals: 8x breakfast and 7 dinners or lunches. Depending on day program an organized meal will be either lunch on dinner, it will be a 3-course meal with hot and cold drinks. First meal - dinner on the day of arrival, last meal - lunch on the day of departure.

  • Entrance tickets (Warsaw: Polin Museum, Lublin: Grodzka Gate, Yeshiva)

  • An option with flight (additional 1450 PLN) offers flights from Israel with LOT Polish Airlines  (27.11.2019 at 5.20 TLV - Warsaw, 03.12.2019 at 22.50 Warsaw - TLV

A full offer for kosher meals includes (+550 PLN)

  • 7 lunch boxes (2 sandwiches fruit, drink)

  • 7 dinners (bread, soup or other starters, salad, main dish + side dishes, desert)

  • Shipping of meals to hotels/restaurants and service in hotels/restaurants

  • Meals are served on plastic plates and with plastic cutlery

  • Meals are provided by Kosher Delight Poland

NOT Included in Full Program

  • the single supplement is extra 800 PLN

  • the  kosher supplement (only lunches and dinners) is extra 550 PLN*** 


To sign up for the tour, each traveler must fill in a reservation form and make a deposit no later than June 1th, 2019.  The second payment has to be paid no later than two months before the tour


The Participant shall bear the following costs in case of cancellation of his/her participation:

  1. a) 10% of the value of the reservation – for 60 or more days before the group’s arrival,

  2. b) 30% of the value of the canceled reservation – for 46-59 days before the group‘s arrival,

  3. c) 50% of the value of the canceled reservation – for 31-45 days before the group’s arrival,

  4. d) 80% of the value of the canceled reservation – for 14-30 days before the group’s arrival,

  5. e) 100% of the value of the canceled reservation  – for less than 14 days before the group’s arrival.



Following refunds can be provided for flights in group tariff. Please note that changes of names on participants list can be done only up to 24 days before the flight

  • Up to 121 before an arrival - refund of 90% of tickets cost

  • Between 120 and 61 days before arrival - refund of 80% of tickets cost

  • Between 60 and 24 days before arrival - refund of 70% of tickets cost

  • Up to 24 days and less before arrival -  no refund


By signing up for the tour, you accept the ROOTKA Tours Participation Conditions.




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Participation FEE

If you wish to join the even but do not want to take any services like hotels, meals, tours, transfers with buses, etc. you can register through this form and pay a participation fee of 300 PLN. The participation fee is charged by ROOTKA Tours on behalf of The Organization of Jews from Chelm and Hrubieszow to cover the expense of the event.

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