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Around the Julian Alps

Around the Julian Alps to the Soča Valley
UNESCO heritage – the world 2nd largest Mercury mine

The incredible circuit around the Julian Alps will take us from the mountain peaks to the Soča valley and further into the depths of the UNESCO heritage site - the Idrija mercury mine.

Every Wednesday from Ljubljana with 2 guides

Highlights of the tour

Around the Julian Alps

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Trip Description

From the Upper Sava Valley, passing the world-famous Kranjska Gora, where the Alpine Skiing World Cup takes place in winter, we find ourselves in an instant between the vertical walls of the Julian Alps.

We enter the Triglav National Park, the only National Park in Slovenia, which covers 4% of Slovenia's surface. Over the steep Vršič pass with unique views, which is an extremely popular challenge for road cyclists, we arrive in the wonderful Soča valley. We follow the course of the emerald river Soča to Bovec.

The small town of Bovec, which is very lively in the summer, offers us, in addition to adrenaline, exceptional cuisine, and here we will stop at a truly original connoisseur and chef on the main square.

From Bovec town we will continue our journey to the large lake Most na Soča, which was created when the Soča River was dammed for the needs of the Hydroelectric Power Plant.

From the lake, we turn into the narrow valley of the river Idrijca, which leads us to the mining town of Idrija, where we will descend into the depths of the mercury mine.

The mercury mine in Idrija is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Through an interesting guide, we will experience the underground and get to know the dangerous work that miners have done over the centuries to survive.

Before returning, we refresh ourselves with a traditional miners' festive lunch at a local inn.

We will finish our day full of experiences, the circuit around the Julian Alps, again in Ljubljana.


165,00 eur/person

Meeting time Ljubljana :   7.30 am to 8.00 am

Limited group tour up to 6 ( max 7 ) participants, ( minimum 3 persons ).

Around the Julian Alps

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Why 2 guides

  • We want your experience to be the best possible and safe, so we believe that the driver should mostly be the driver, especially on busy roads in the summer season
  • Better communication with guests, more interesting travel, more information while driving

Recommended for guest to bring

Comfortable hiking boots or training shoes, comfortable clothes, small backpack for personal belongings, some snacks and drinks, a camera or mobile phone for unforgettable memories, sun glasess, documents required.

Included in price

  • English speaking licenced tourist guide
  • English speaking driver - local tourist guide of Soča Valley
  • We speek also Italian, German, Croatian, Serbian, Japanese and Slovenian as our mother language
  • All parking fees and toll charge
  • Transport with air-conditioned minivan
  • Photos for unforgettable memories
  • Admission fee - Mercury mine
  • Water in bottles
  • Limited group tour up to 6 (max 7) participants, (min. 3 persons)

Price does not include

  • Souvenirs
  • Lunch - Traditional local food of the Upper Soča Valley / main square in Bovec city
  • The mysterious festive Miner's dish, Idrija žlikrofi local restoran in Idrija town
  • Extra food and drinks


Every Wednesday

from June to mid of October

Private tour possible on request with extra charge, also on other days.

Pick up points

We pick you up at Ljubljana central Bus and Railway station at 7.30 near Taxi stop, (40 m ahead from the large wall clock towards Parking space ), in front of Ljubljana Hotel Lev at 7.45 and Ljubljana Tivoli Park at 8.00 ( in front of the red structure )

Around the Julian Alps

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