Venice Ghost Walking Tour

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Overview

Venice by night is steeped in mystery and the ghosts of the past! This 1.5-hour evening ghost walking tour takes you on a journey to the citys hidden corners, with a ghost-expert guide who recounts six spooky ghost stories and other legends as you walk. Recoil at gruesome facts about Biasio, the child-killing butcher of Venice; see the beautiful and reputedly haunted Bovolo staircase; and hear strange and sinister tales about the Venice of old as you explore the shadowy squares and empty streets. Not for the faint-hearted!

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See the sights illuminated at night

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Meet your ghost-expert guide near the Rialto Bridge and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour to discover Venices haunted corners.

As darkness descends and the crowds of the day disappear, you will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, with only the sounds of lapping water and your groups echoing footsteps to accompany you.

Step down narrow passageways, trace silent canals and roam empty squares as your guide recounts six intriguing ghost stories and legends. Hear about the apparitions that stalk the citys medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venices 15th-century butcher, Biasio, who murdered children and added their limbs to his tasty stews.

Walk over flagstones that hide ancient underground cemeteries and delve down sidestreets to stumble across architectural follies such as the Fortuny Palace and Bovolo Staircase, an ornate stone spiral staircase. Hear ghostly tales about the staircase and how it enabled a medieval nobleman to climb to his living quarters on horseback.

Delve into one of the citys last secret passages (access subject to water levels) and, as you walk, hear dark tales of the lover who used the alley to visit his married lover under cover of night.

Then, feel your blood run cold in the Calle dei Assassini, a shadowy street once frequented by killers and criminals, as your guide recounts the brutal murders that took place here.

After around 1.5 hours, make your way back to the Rialto Bridge, where your tour finishes.

Inclusions for Venice Ghost Walking Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Venice Ghost Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Please make sure to check your email prior departure.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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771 reviews by the users

  • Really got the enjoyable time with the cheerful and experienced guide. I have ever wished for walking down the streets of Venice at night and this was the unforgettable moment in my life

  • This tour took us in parts of the city where stories about ghosts have and still do inhibit the different buildings. This tour took us in a lot of out of the places. This was a good tour, very interesting but a bit long. Need to stay up with the group otherwise can be left behind without the tour guide knowing.

  • Good tour for local knowledge and seeing some of the side streets. Really lovely guide who clearly loves Venice. Tour wasn't very creepy but learnt a lot about why the masks came about and the different versions of them. Good fun overall.

  • smaller group might have made it a bit more intimate

  • While the ghost tour was't very scary, the chance to walk the back walkways and learn more about Veneitan history was really good. I had a little trouble hearing all of the narative but overall enjoyed the tour. I was amazed at the number of little restaruants that we ran into around seemingly dark little pathways. I wish I'd known about them earlier.

  • In this tour we visited various haunts in the evening while our guide explained to us the history involving the cemeteries and mishaps that have befallen those in the past.

  • Well done! Christina had done her research and delivered a good tour. Some of the stories were not for young children, but she adapted quite well. A very interesting side of Venice.

  • Excellent stories and well informed guide.

  • Great tour with Cristina our guide, we really enjoyed hearing the secret history of Venice, seeing all the streets, alleys you never see, as you go off the beaten track and of course the ghostly stories too.

  • This is a great tour. There were only a few people on our tour, so that was a huge plus.

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