• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 29.72 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Venice Ghost and Legends 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

monica.stanescu95

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was absolutely incredible!
My boyfriend and I, along with 10 other people and our tour guide went along the narrow streets, at night, and listened to amazing stories that made our stay in Venice unforgettable. The tour guide was really insightful and the stories she told were both unbelievable and full of history. It made listening to the history of Venice incredibly fun. We also discovered hidden details like secret passages that we wouldn't have discovered on our own.

We recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit Venice.

Russell R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great way to get a little history and fun stories of Venice. Our tour guide Catherine was excellent. You get to travel down some back paths and into some areas you would never find on your own. Not an expensive tour and definitely worth the time and money

Dorothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our tour guide Christine made the tour amazing. Her story telling reflected her enthusiasm and passion as we greatly enjoyed it. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun and spooky historical tour of Venice.

Laura S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Loved learning about another side of Venice

laurajgavin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Tour was very good. The guide was very knowledgeable and you got to see parts of Venice you wouldn't have normally walking around.

robert k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very easy to find our host at the centre of the Rialto Bridge.
Christina was enthusiastic and charming. Lots of great stories told.
I think my favourite part was when she took us into a completely dark courtyard through a small opening! A little eerie, but I loved it!

Cynthia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very interesting!. A good mixture of ghostly tales and history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the stories come to life!! Would definitely recommend this tour as our guide took us to places, although not dangerous, would not have visited as two ladies on our own!!

travel Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The guide was amazing. She truely knows the city and it's history and she is excited to share it. This was excellent value for the money.

Fiona G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing! Ok it wasn’t scary but it had the right feel about it. Fabulous stories of old venice. Loved the guides enthusiasm. Do this tour, worth every penny

Lidia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

very interesting ! we heard a lot of scary and less scary stories : everybody should do it !

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