Idrija and mercury mining

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  • flexible itineraries
  • customized programs

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9 hours
Availability : all year
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Trip Details

Idrija is the oldest, trapped between the mountains, mining city in Slovenia, which has a reputation in the world carried by the mercury mine. The second largest mercury mine in the world helped Idrija to flourish in all fields from art and science to commerce and culture. Today, the entire old town is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Former mining castle Gewerkenegg, which dates in the beginning of the 16th century, still oversees attractive place surrounded by clean water, vast forests and scenic plateau.

Idrija invites you to discover its rich cultural and technical heritage of world importance, learn about the tradition of lace-making Idrija lace, breathe the unspoiled nature and taste traditional delicacies in the surrounding villages. In any event, we must not forget Idrija žlikrofi that are gourmet and specialty and are just right conclusion of this wonderful trip. 


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Departure & Return Location

Your hotel or based on the agreement

Departure Time

9 o`clock or based on the agreement

Price Includes

  • hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • all transports
  • tourist guiding
  • visit of Idrija
  • visit of mercury mine and entrance fee
  • visit of wild lake
  • organization and taxes

Price Excludes

  • entrance fee to the town Museum
  • extra entrance fees
  • food and drinks
  • tips
What to Expect

We try to offer unique trips and tours to all the main tourist sites but not only that. We would like you to feel like guests, not like tourist. So private trips or small friendly groups (up to 8) are just right group size for a relaxed trip where everything is flexible. Trying to host you not just like guides, but like lokal friends. Join us on our rides around Slovenia. Or main tourist atractions or those hidden places that only locals know.

Don’t be a tourist, become one of us.

  • small group
  • local tour guide
  • Idrija
  • mercury mine and ˝Antoniev rov˝
  • former mining castle Gewerkenegg
  • ˝the wild lake˝
  • ˝Klavže˝ water barriers
  • tips from locals

Daily tripIdrija and mercury mining

9:00 – start of the tour
11:00 – visit of mine
13:30 – visit of town Museum
15:30 – visit of ˝the wild lake˝
16.30 – visit of ˝Klavže˝ water barriers
19:00 – end of the tour

The schedule is for information only and can change.
All programs and schedules are flexible and adjustable based on desires of guests. They can be modulated by prior arrangement, or the group itself can change them after consultation with a guide.