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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.  


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide did a fantastic job creating the atmosphere and we learnt so much about Venice!

Jason Jorge A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Ellen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The Venice Ghost Walking Tour was excellent! Our guide was fantastic! Although we were a very big group, our guide made sure that we could all see and hear her delightful stories! She had a very special surprise for us at the end of the tour! Brava! An outstanding evening! Thanks!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Christine was fantastic. Her knowledge of Venice was top notch. If was a rainy evening and her personality fit right in with the intrigue of the Ghost Tour. Could not have been better

Simon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Truly a must - i have heard many complain over the years about the cost of a gondola ride, we booked via and the price was great compared to those i heard people quote.

The ride/experience was perfect, i asked how can you visit Venice without taking a ride in a Gondola. well organised and accommodating, we arrived an hour early GMT by my watch and they found a place for us.

Great experience in a great city.

Don't take others word for it, try it for yourself and experience a service that every visitor should try


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I will be recommending this tour to my clients. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has difficulty walking up and down steps, etc. The guide was very informative.

Rosemarie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour, loved the guides passion and knowledge. Meeting place was a bit strange, wasn't sure we were in the right spot, the guides to all the tours that don't have an office really need to go to the meeting place at least 15 minutes before the starting time and have a sign.

Eleanor C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was absolutely fantastic!! Our tour guide, Cristina, was so passionate about the subject we were both completely engaged the entire way through. She had a wonderful in-depth knowledge of the history of Venice. Out of curiosity, we asked about the hotel we were staying, and despite it not being covered on the tour, she knew all about the history and had a very interesting story to tell. Additionally, she even knew that there was a well inside so there was no way it was made up. Overall, it was certainly a highlight of our week.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Would recommend this tour. Very informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Cristina was a lovely and very knowledgeable tour guide who made the hour and a half walk around the back streets of Venice enjoyable and fun! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a slightly unusual but interesting evening activity when in Venice!

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