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Idrija Mercury Mine

Idrija Mine Museum – Culture of Slovenia

Anthony’s Main Road & Gewerkenegg Castle


Leaving Ljubljana you will board your vehicle for a scenic, one hour drive to Idrija which has for three centuries preserved the status of an “imperial” town. The tour provides a condensed exploration of   most important attractions in the underground world of the mercury mine. Protected with helmets and overcoats, our guide will lead you through Anthony’s Shaft, dug back in early 16th century to the unique underground Chapel of the Holy Trinity equipped with the trinity relief and supplemented with the statues of their patron St. Achatius and St. Barbara. From here you will continue to the Gewerkenegg Castle, which dominates the old town. It was built in the first half of 16th century. There is an exhibition of the hundreds of years long history of the mercury mine and an exciting analytical exhibition of Idrija lace which occupies a remarkable place in the history of Idrija. The castle courtyard is appealingly decorated. Taking some free time and then driving back to starting point. 



Tour Size:



Price per person:

  (Quoted in Euros)    


Meeting Point/Departure:

(From your hotel)




 Private Tour (2 persons)  


214 EUR







 Usually in the morning 


By Agreement 









6 hrs 



Private Tour (3 persons)


 154 EUR 


Private Tour (4 persons)


124 EUR


Private Tour (5 persons)


104 EUR


Private Tour (6 persons)


94 EUR


Private Tour (7 persons)


86 EUR


Private Tour (8 persons)


79 EUR


  Private Tour (9 or more)  


On Request


Price Includes:

Transportation with air-condition Car/Van,

Licensed Tour Guide/Escort,

Entrance Fees (Anthony’s Shaft & Generkewegg castle),

Basic Accident Insurance,

Organization and VAT.



 (It is valid only with min. 2 adults in the group)

Child (Ages: 6–15): -20%

Child (Ages: 1–5): 25 EUR


Options for Extra Charge:

Typical Local Lunch (Žlikrofi)


Please, do not hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions!



Would you like to do this tour with us?

Easy, just need to send us desired tour date, meeting point and

all full regular names of participants in your party/group on e-mail:

After receiving that information, we will make reservation/booking and

get back to you shortly with all needed details.


Payment conditions:

In advance directly to our bank account on the base of our invoice

or via PayPal.



General Information:

For all the facts not listed in the program, the General conditions of the Istranka apply.

Organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour or change the price and program

in case of unforeseen events or too small a number of participants.