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Tour code: 2635GW
As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city’s darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice’s haunted history. Listen to your ghost-hunter guide spin tales about the sinister deeds and tragic ends of the figures who once walked the streets — some of whom are believed to still wander as restless spirits.  

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour Venice by night ghost walking tour
  • Discover spine-chilling ghost stories and legends about the Venice of old
  • Delve into empty squares, haunted alleys and other hidden corners
  • Learn all about Biasio, the child-killing medieval butcher of Venice
  • See architectural gems such as the Bovolo Staircase and hear about their mysterious past
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from a ghostly-minded guide

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What You Can Expect

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

Hear strange tales about Venice's Bovolo Staircase on a ghost walking tour

After night falls on this atmospheric city, meet up with your guide near the famous Rialto Bridge. From there, journey through a labyrinth of narrow streets and deserted squares as your guide recounts tales of Venice’s haunted history. From the sacred to the profane, you’ll learn about the noble-blooded ghosts that wander the city’s grand palaces and the medieval child-killer Biasio, who was said to chop up little limbs and add them to his stews.

Visit the Gothic Fortuny Palace and beautiful Bovolo staircase — an architecturally impressive structure that conceals strange secrets in its spiraling stone archways. Learn about ancient cemeteries buried beneath the cobblestone streets and ponder the legends of fearsome sea creatures lurking in Venetian canals.

Step down to a secret passageway where forbidden lovers once met by torchlight (water levels permitting). Finally, let your imagination run wild in the shadowy Calle dei Assassini, once a popular haunt for hardened criminals and murderers and the site of many dark deeds. Your guide will lead you back to the Rialto Bridge after around 1.5 hours. From there, you are free to continue roaming the shadowy city on your own — if you dare!

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Customer Reviews

Laura-Jane C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We highly enjoyed this Tour. Cristina was fantastic. Would 100 recommend this to friends.

reneemar32

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Christina was our tour guide. She was very believable in her telling of the stories. Very interesting.

Birgit P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting walk that took us to narrow alleys and hidden places away from the usual touristic streets. Charming and entertaining guide. The tour could easily be extended to last for 2 hours instead of 1.5 hour.

Penelope T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour made so by our very knowledgeable guide. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone considering this ghost tour. However we didn't see any ghosts. Maybe next time.

Erlina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. We also did the other walking tour and both are great. Very different. We learned a lot of stories and legend on the Ghost Tour and they are very neat stories. Definitely a must do while you visit Venice.

Steven E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The darker side of Venice!! A brilliant end to our time in Venice and a lesser known tourist attraction not to be missed. Informative, intriguing and overall good fun, without being unbelievable. Christina is a brilliant guide who exudes enthusiasm for history.

Leanne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and this made our Venice Trip more memorable. Christina was a fantastic tour guide and we learnt the history of Venice along with the spooky tales. Highly recommend..!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of our most favorite tours of Venice. I wish I could remember the guides name but it escapes me. Love the evening tour with spooky stories and a bit of history. I would defently recommend this tour. Well worth the money.

Tracy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We went on this trip on our first night in Venice, our tour guide was really good ,she made it fun and very interesting, it also gave us a better idea of where to go ourselves.

janenic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Cristina was a wonderful guide ... this was our first night in Venice and was a superb way to begin our visit. We went all sorts of places we'd never have ventured alone especially just as we arrived!, and heard wonderful stories, and a lot of history too. My daughters, 13 and 11, were enthralled ... and so was I. Don't hesitate to book this tour you will love it!

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