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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

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

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!

Derek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good guide and good stories some true, some legend and some not too sure about.

C S Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very different and interesting tour trough another side of Venice at night. The guide was excellent and her stories were entertaining.

Coleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Christina was fabulous. So much fun we told all our friends that it's a must!

GazTaz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This trip was brilliant, our Guide Christina was so interesting and informative. If you decide only to do one trip whilst in Venice,i would recommend this!!

Kathryn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

AWESOME!!! Our guide was very enthusiastic, loved her city a true Venetian, and she gave some great history as well as tales and legends. Loved it!

Bernard R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Guide was the most enthusiastic person you could wish to meet, her love of the subject comes across and draws you in as she relates a tale at every stop.

ivars o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

unfortunately got lost getting to meet point on time so missed tour - would advise others to get to use vaporetti service asap to avoid the labarynth of streets

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