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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.  

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

rogerb2436 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour guide made the tour a lot of fun and very interesting with all the history provided.

Jacqui R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour, very good guide who was animated and told lots of tales about the history of legends of Venice, well worth it

carolyn s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Super fun trip! Venice guide was terrific.

Dawn E G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

the tour guide was really excited about this tour and it came through. we covered a lot of ground and she was knowledgeable about Venice. well worth the money. loved this tour!

ddearley

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

Excellent

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!

scastleberry

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 viator.com 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

Debbie

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.

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