Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

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 city’s 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

Meet your ghost-expert guide near the Rialto Bridge and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour to discover Venice’s 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 group’s 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 city’s medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venice’s 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 city’s 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
  • Professional guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

lesleym

22 Jul, 2019

My friend and I had a great evening on the tour with the lovely Christina. She was very interesting and amusing as she revealed some of the darker secrets of this amazing place. Our second visit to one of our favourite cities, it was fabulous to walk the back streets and hidden laneways and learn some gruesome history of its amazing buildings and architecture. It was wonderful to see the city after dark, evoking the feelings of what it might have been like in past times.

Amber S

22 Jul, 2019

What better place to hear a ghost story then in Venice! Our guide Christina was enjoyable and entertaining in her delivery. She did a nice job of sharing a little spooky, a little macabre and a little scandal! A non traditional way to learn about Venice and it’s history you won’t get from any touristy guide brochures!

Michele L

16 Jul, 2019

really good ghost tour,the lady that showed us the scary places in Venice was fab and spoke English.Lasted about 90 mins which is just right. Went into the back streets of Venice,was told stories of murderers,noises from the other side and much more. good to get off the beaten track

Amanda B

08 Apr, 2019

this was both factual and entertaining, full marks to the Edi (female) who not only delivered on fact but with a flourish, whilst also showing us other areas of Venice, recommended if you have time to wander and be entertained.

Donna G

02 Apr, 2019

Interesting facts about Venice and its darker side. Our guide was so interesting and animated she truly kept you interested.

User's Picture Gallery

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Venice ghost walking tour

Photo of the house that Marco Polo was born is - 16th Century

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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Our guide Christina talking about Lady in White. look at the end of road..

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zoomed in photo of possible Lady in White! it was black down that street...

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Beautiful city

Beautiful city rubbish tour

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What ghost lurks above?

You'll have to do the tour to find out!

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Venice at nite

Walking at nite

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Our guide

Very entertaining

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Venice at nite

View from Rialto

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Carnival Mask

Our tour guide dressed in mask and cape and told the story of why people dressed like this during Carnival. Very interesting to see and not only hear about the outfit that disguises you completely.

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Near Corte Contarini Del Bovolo, Venice

We are in Venice Ghost Walking tour, June 30th, 2014

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Our guide telling the story of the man found in the well -

Well, parts of him found in the well...

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Grand Canal

Essential Venice

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Ghost Walk 1

courtyard where we were told the story of the little boy murdered here,and how in Winter his footprints appear in the snow

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One of the tour stops

Interesting stop

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One of the tour stops

Tour guide and group

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Front of a Old 16th Century Theatre

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Venice on the way to the Ghost Walking Tour.

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orbs at Palazzo

Stange orb shapes capured at palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Taken on Venice ghost walk. We only notieced these when we got home.

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