Slovenia is brimming with beauty — from the charming cobblestoned lanes of Ljubljana to Idrija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its century-long miners' activity. Idrija is home to the oldest mercury mine in Europe and of unique lacemaking experts.Travel back in time to explore the extraordinary stories of WW2, experienced and witnessed at the world's most hidden and legendary Franja partisan war hospital. Tour offers a small-group experience with personalized attention from the guide.
From Ljubljana directly to the Unesco town named Idrija. First, we will visit Anthony's Shaft - the oldest preserved entrance to the mercury mine in Idrija and one of the oldest in Europe. It was named after St. Anthony of Padua, considered to be the cave patron and protector of disasters. We will continue with a city tour of Idrija and a demonstration of lacemaking. Some free time to relax or have lunch in one of the local taverns in town. From Idrija the tour continues to the Wild Lake followed by one of the highlights of this tour - the Hospital Franja, which operated as a partisan hospital, in extremely difficult conditions and hardly accessible area, during World War 2. Please note: A minimum of four people per tour is required for departure to be confirmed.