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15 of the Scariest Ghost Tours Around the World


15 of the Scariest Ghost Tours Around the World
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From creepy coach rides with comedic theatrics to somber strolls through tragic neighborhoods, these global ghost tours offer thrills for every kind of spook enthusiast, with options across Europe and the United States.

1. Dive into a world of voodoo and vampires in New Orleans

Often described as the most haunted city in the USA, spook-seekers need look no further than New Orleans to get their fix of vampire mythology, ghostly sightings, and voodoo culture. This after-dark walking tour ticks off some of the city’s scariest sights, including the LaLaurie Mansion and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, with a local guide providing further insight into the city’s haunting heritage.


New Orleans Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire and Mystery Tour

New Orleans Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire and Mystery Tour

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Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$29,99
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2. Uncover the New York City underworld

With true crime tales and sinister stories lurking around every street corner, even the most hardened ghost hunter can uncover something new in New York City. Go off the city’s beaten track on this walking tour that shines a light on the gangs and ghosts that hide in plain sight in the USA’s most famous gangland.


Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in NYC

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in NYC

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Discover New York City's storied past with a gangsters and ghosts walking tour. Meet your guide for a history tour with a twist and learn about the city's crimes, gangsters, back room deals, and haunted buildings. Stroll between several downtown neighborhoods including Little Italy, Chinatown, and the West Village while listening to spooky stories and mob tales.
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$35,00
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US$35,00

3. Immerse yourself in the menace of Venice

With its long history and labyrinthine canals, it’s no surprise that menace lurks just beneath the surface in Venice, Italy. Discover shadowy waterways, secluded squares, and Gothic architecture around the Rialto Bridge on this evening walking tour that introduces visitors to some of the city’s spookiest legends.


Venice Legends, Anecdotes and Ghost stories tour

Venice Legends, Anecdotes and Ghost stories tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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4. Discover the sinister streets of London

From Fleetstreet’s demon barber to Whitechapel’s Jack the Ripper, there’s no shortage of terrifying tales to be told around the UK capital. This bus tour introduces brave riders to some of the horrifying highlights, offering immersive theatrics along the way.


Ghost Bus Tour of London

Ghost Bus Tour of London

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Tangle with the macabre on a ghost bus tour through London. With your ghoulish guide, visit notorious local haunts (so to speak) of restless spirits, and pass chilling sites of murder, execution, and torture such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the infamous Fleet Street. Hear fascinating facts about London’s gruesome past and make key stops at the city’s eeriest landmarks. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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5. Hear petrifying tales in Prague's Old Town

One of the few cities in the world where you’ll find a dedicated monument to a ghost—Jáchym Berka, aka the Iron Man—Prague is a must-visit for any phantom fan. Hear the local legends firsthand on this Old Town walking tour, which uses small-group storytelling for maximum spooks.


Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour

Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour

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Learn about the ghosts and ghouls of Prague on this informative and entertaining walking tour through Prague's Old Town. Wander down cobbled lanes and through intimate squares, stopping at landmarks like the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia and the Church of the Holy Ghost to hear about Prague's shady side.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$18,78
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6. Ghost hunt by lantern light in Stockholm

Let The Right One In brought Stockholm's unique brand of Gothic melancholy to the world's attention, though the city's vampiric legends and menacing myths go back much further. Explore the city's oldest neighborhood on this lantern-lit walking tour and discover creepy crypts, lonely alleys, and a very bloody history.


The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour - Gamla Stan

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Learn about Gamla Stan's haunted history on this ghost tour in Stockholm. Hear tales of spirits and vampires, myths and legends about murders and unsolved mysteries. Follow a guide with a lighted lantern down the narrow alleyways of Stockholm's oldest neighborhood, where history and mystery will come alive through storytelling.
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7. Descend into Edinburgh's underworld

Edinburgh's underground vaults draw ghost hunters from across the globe, thanks to their haunting history and well-preserved state. Descend into the mysterious underworld on this evening walking tour of the Scottish capital, which also passes through the ghost-filled Greyfriars Kirkyard.


The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$20,16
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8. Explore a haunted hotel in Austin

The Driskill Hotel, known for its resident ghosts and cursed suite, is Austin’s most popular paranormal attraction, though there are many more frights to be found around the city. Uncover Austin’s haunted history on this city-wide walking tour, before swapping the Texas heat for spine-chilling stories with included access to Driskill’s interior.


Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

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Hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin weird on this haunted history tour of Texas's capital city. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour through Austin's supernatural nooks and creepy crannies, including a tour of the famous Driskill Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$27,50
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US$27,50

9. Ride around York's spookiest spots

Frequently cited as the most haunted city in Europe, if not the world, York has scary sights by the bucket (of blood) load. Tick off several of them, including York Minster and Dick Turpin's grave, on this bus tour, which draws on audience participation for some frighteningly good fun.


Ghost Bus Tour of York

Ghost Bus Tour of York

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Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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US$25,20
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10. Dig into Dublin’s devilish side

Plagues, wars, and the original Hellfire Club shape the paranormal backdrop of the Irish capital. Learn about the eerie entrepreneurship of grave robbers and search for the ghosts of Kilmainham Jail on this bus tour, which includes a pint of Dutch courage and free pass to a Dublin walking tour.


Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

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Delve into the darker recesses of Dublin’s haunted history on this evening gravedigger ghost tour. With your (slightly spooky) local guide, learn about the devastating human effect of the medieval plague, visit eerie local sites such as Bully's Acre and Kilmainham Jail, and hear how opportunist gravediggers made a killing (so to speak) on body snatching. Cap it off with a ‘ghoulish brew’ at Gravediggers Pub.
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  • 2 hours
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US$32,04
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11. Nightcreep around Colorado's haunted capital

Denver's Capitol Hill is widely considered Colorado's most haunted hotspot, thanks to landmark locations including the Molly Brown House Museum and Patterson Inn. Visit macabre mansions and hear terrifying tales on this evening walking tour, which also ticks off some of the city's best viewpoints.


Twilight Ghost Tour

Twilight Ghost Tour

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Get chills down your spine on an evening walk through Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Learn about some of the most haunted dwellings in the city. Let your guide take you through the dark streets, pointing out the haunted mansions, telling tales of historic scandals, and discovering paranormal activity.
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12. Go ghost-walking in Memphis

Walkers in Memphis will find far more than just the ghost of Elvis haunting the city streets. This walking tour takes thrillseekers to some of the scariest spots, including Earnestine & Hazel’s and the Orpheum Theater, with a story-telling guide providing historical insights and immersive spooks.


Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
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Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour

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Take a spooky stroll through Memphis during this guided ghost walking tour. Experience the darker side of downtown, and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Explore Earnestine and Hazel's, a former brothel that is well known as one of the most haunted buildings in Memphis, as well as the Orpheum Theatre and the John Alexander Austin House.
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13. Get an insider glimpse of supernatural San Diego

Home to Whaley House, often described as America’s most supernatural location, San Diego is a must-see for any paranormal investigator. This small-group tour provides an intimate glimpse of five of San Diego’s most haunted hotspots and whisks visitors around the city in its very own coffin-on-wheels.


Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

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Hear spine-tingling stories about San Diego’s history and infamous residents during a ghost tour led by an entertaining guide. Visit five locations with supernatural tales behind their facades, and learn why San Diego is known as one of the most haunted cities in the west. You’ll join a small group that is limited to 14 people, traveling by bus and on foot.
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14. Shine a light on Paris's haunting heritage

With its creepy catacombs, ancient landmarks, and bloody history, there’s a lot of darkness to be found in the City of Light. Uncover Paris's murky past on this nighttime walking tour, which calls at some of the city’s most spine-chilling spots, including the Hotel de Ville and Palais du Justice.


Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

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Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
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  • 2 hours
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15. Investigate the scary secrets of Washington DC

As the beating heart of the United States, Washington DC is a city rich in spine-chilling tales. Dive into the scandals and secrets that haunt the capital on this nighttime tour and be immersed in the macabre mysteries behind landmarks including Lafayette Square, Blair House, and St. John's Episcopal Church.


DC Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac Haunted Capital Tour

DC Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac Haunted Capital Tour

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Enjoy an offbeat experience on a 1-hour evening ghost tour of DC. With maximum 20 people per group, you're guaranteed an engaging tour experience. Follow your animated guide to the Treasury Annex, Dolley Madison House, Lafayette Square, and five other locations. At each stop, learn the history behind the city’s alleged hauntings and ghost sightings. The tour is also a great opportunity to see the nation’s capital illuminated at night.
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