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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

Linda n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A lovely bit of fun! We really enjoyed it!

Jozsef P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Interesting tour

kckc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable . Excellent tour.

dcuppusamy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was great. Lots of great stories on our way through the city. Recommend this tour

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was great! We had a fabulous tour guide who spoke perfect English. She took us to many interesting spots that we would not have found on our own, with many stories to make it more interesting.

Pyper P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great way to navigate the alleys of Venice. The stories were good, could definitely take tweens and teens on this tour.

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I thought the tour guide did a great job telling us the history of Venice and other spooky stories.

Edward R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very enjoyable tour, our guide Christina was full of charisma, knowledgeable and made the night so interesting. My partner had been on this tour previously with Christina about three years ago but Christina has changed the route and content of the tour so even if you have done this before it's worth doing it again. We are going back to Venice in October this year and intend on booking this again with our friends. I could not recommend this tour enough!

Laura-Jane C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

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

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