Tours & activities by Family Vacations from Viator

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

4 Absolutely loved it! 540 Reviews

  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2635GW

Venice by night is a place of romance and mystery - and the ghosts of the past! This ghost walking tour takes you on a journey through the hidden Venice, and tells the tale of six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air! In addition to hearing ghost stories and legends, you'll hear little-known facts about Venice and its history, and visit tucked-away backstreets well off the beaten track.


Highlights

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

Your adventure starts at the Rialto Bridge, from where you'll descend into the labyrinth of Venice, crossing sleeping canals and abandoned squares. In fact it will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, as the only sounds you'll hear will be the echoes of distant footsteps.

In between the ghost stories, you'll hear gruesome tales from Venice's past as you take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins, and learn of the murders that have taken place there. You'll also explore a secret passageway, one of the few surviving that were used by the inhabitants of palaces to flee from the authorities (subject to water levels).

The walking tour also highlights architectural gems and follies lost in the backstreets of Venice, including the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still traveled around the city on horseback. The elaborate spiral staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace.

After following a winding route through Venice's labyrinth of backstreets, the tour finishes near the Rialto Bridge, where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.


Recent Photos of this Tour


Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Top center of the Rialto Bridge
Departure Time:
February 1 - March 12, 2014
7:00pm
March 13 - November 9, 2014
8:00pm
November 10, 2014 - March 15, 2015
7:00pm
Return Details:
Concludes in the vicinity of Rialto bridge

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.


Pricing information

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

Original Venice Ghost Walking Tour
©thinkstock_138014785

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • 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
Voucher Info:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan E, United Kingdom, July 2014

This tour was very good, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Cristina, was very enthusiastic and her stories were very engaging. She took us to the most weird and wonderful places that we would never have found by ourselves.

Reviewed by: Maureen M, July 2014

I ended up going on three ghost tours in three different cities in three weeks and this one was by far the best of the bunch. Cristina, our guide, didn't try to be a character or a ghost expert but she was an expert. She knew her city's history and shared it with a great passion that showed how much she cared and made us care, too. She brought us through passageways and told us of murder and mystery and history in such a way that it did come to life. It's easy to get lost in Venice but she was a terrific guide through it all.
One thing I think about ghost tours, though, is that the name should be changed to something like Dark History and Legends since sometimes people come in with weird ideas about what to expect.
But this ghost tour was well worth it all.

From $34.18

View price calendar



1.

Select Travel Date

Flexible date guarantee


2.

Enter total number of travelers:

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2635GW

  • Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings.

  • Close Message