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Idrija Half Day Excursion: UNESCO Town including Castle and Mine Tour from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Idrija Half Day Excursion: UNESCO Town including Castle and Mine Tour from Ljubljana

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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn about mercury mining and lacemaking in a castle on this guided tour. Depart from Ljubljana with your driver and make your way to a mercury mine in Idrija. Hear stories from your guide about the history of mercury mining as you descend into the mine. Continue to Gewerkenegg Castle and admire the large collection of Idrija lace.
  • Travel with a driver
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Ljubljana
  • Learn about mercury mining from your guide
  • Admire Idrija lace at Gewerkenegg Castle
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English speaking chauffeur guide
Mercury mine guided tour
Idrija Castle Museum entrance fee

Departure Point

Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Traveler pickup is offered
All tours:

1. Departure from CITY HOTEL, Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana

2. Are offered complimentary pick up to all accommodation types (Hotel/Hostel/App) within Ljubljana ring or with post number 1000 Ljubljana

3. Clients with hotels within pedestrian zone will be redirected to the nearest possible pick up point.

4. Complimentary pick up is offered and will be executed only:


Departure point & exact hotel pick up will be reconfirmed to you within 24-48h before the tour with reconfirmation email.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children below 4 years are not allowed to participate a mine tour
  • At the time of booking please provide a full international mobile telephone number or accommodation telephone number where you can be reached before and on your travel date.
  • A minimum of 4 people per tour is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • We are communicating with our clients exclusively through the point of booking, in this case TripAdvisor Interface
  • Not recommended for travelers with clavstrophobia
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had a great tour to Idrija with...
Thea S
, Aug 2017
We had a great tour to Idrija with Milan. He told us everything about the region. The visit of the mercury mine was highly interesting and Milan was also able to tell us a lot about the museum in the castle.
Our guide, Milan, gave us a...
Jacqui T
, May 2017
Our guide, Milan, gave us a wonderful insight into Slovenian history and the Indigra mine and lace making. Going deep into the mine and the way it is set up gave you a real indication of what life was like for the miners. We also got to culinary experience of Indigra pasta ... Delicious. I can highly recommend this half day trip ... You will not be disappointed. A great experience.

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Idrija Half Day Excursion: UNESCO Town including Castle and Mine Tour from Ljubljana
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Free Cancellation


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