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Venice Ghost Walking Tour

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

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Top center of the Rialto Bridge, central Venice
Departure Time:
Varies
Duration:
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in the vicinity of Rialto Bridge

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7pm Departure
Code: EN1900

Venice Ghost Walking Tour departs at 7pm

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8pm Departure
Code: EN2000

Venice Ghost Walking Tour departs at 8pm

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Venice Ghost Walking Tour

Original Venice Ghost Walking Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kevin C, July 2015

it was dark and rainy on our tour really added to the mystique.
Our guide was a wealth of historical perspective.

Reviewed by: Elizabeth G, July 2015

This was an exceptional and excellent tour! Our tour guide Cristina P was very friendly and personable, and a true Venetian! She was full of stories and information her English was excellent and her stories kept us all interested, especially our 15, 10 and 9 years old kids, she was so sweet and answered all their questions. The meeting place was easily found and Cristina was punctual and very animated. We walked through the backstreets and alleys of the city while being told some very interesting stories of days gone by. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a taste of the real Venice guided by a true venetian.

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Tour code: 2635GW