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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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Venezia, Italy
Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Guided 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
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Professional English-speaking guide
Small Group tour with max 20 people or fewer
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Campo San Bartolomeo near the statue in the middle of the square. The guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour and the company name AVVENTURE BELLISSIME written on it. Are you delayed? Call immediately +39-3400502444

Return Details

San Marco Mercerie, 760, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

The tour will finish nearby Hotel Splendid area

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, 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.

Stop by the 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 leads you back to the Rialto Bridge area. From there, you are free to continue roaming the shadowy city on your own—if you dare!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ponte di Rialto
Learn about the many stories and legends that took place in the area of the Rialto bridge
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Discover the amazing architecture of Contarini Palace with its spiral staricase known as "Bovolo" (Venetian word that means snails) and elarn about its legend.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Riva del Carbon
Many ghost stories refers to palaces, some of them now converted in hotels and our guide will entertain you with many stories and anecdotes related to people that have lived in here.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Rio Tera' dei Assassini
We go down this small alley, called Rio' Tera' degli Assassini (the street of the murderers), perfect setting for the many "scary" stories that took place in this secret corner of Venice.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves walking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime

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

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a walking tour so many sure you bring good shoes." See review
  • "they should definitely use a wireless sound system, like they do at museum tours, not because the tourguide is so quiet, but because of the noise around the area that drowns out the tourguide." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Interesting and eerie
Wendi_W
, Jun 2021
Cristina was a wonderful guide full of local history and the macabre. The adults and children in our group both enjoyed this tour. The back alleys and courtyards of Venice are off the beaten path and a delight to see outside the normal tourist experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you so much Wendy for your lovely review of our ghost and legends tour with Cristina. I have already forwarded your feedback to her - thank you for appreciating her knowledge and dedication. Venice is indeed best explored following the off-the-beaten track. Thank you for touring with us! Kind regards, Aleksandra Avventure Bellissime
star-5
Fun Tour
Grandma
, Jun 2021
This tour is fun and very interesting. Christina took us into the dark and secret areas of Venice where most tourists never go. She had researched the legends and stories of Venice that she shared with us which added to the tours fun. Great way to see Venice at night. Perfect for couples or families with teens.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun experience
peter_w
, Sep 2020
good chance to see and learn about Venice of the beaten track a fun tour involving some ghost and macabre stories good way to spend the evening for believers and non believers .
star-1
Waste of money
Elizabeth
, Sep 2020
Not worth the money, been on many tours in Venice and this was the worse. Terrible stories, no suspense, Save your money, don’t waste your money,
star-2
A waste of Money
Paul B
, Sep 2019
OUr guide was very pleasant and she had plenty of funny tales to tell but for most of it, we could have sat in a bar and be told them because 90% of the stories were about events that happened elsewhere, not about where we had just walked to.
star-5
Great Stories
h0rse5
, Sep 2019
Excellent tour. It was great to go through paths typical tourists don’t go to and the story teller spoke English very well.
star-4
Venice Ghost Walk
Journey36197598307
, Sep 2019
Really good tour with Kristina who engaged the group well for the 90 minute session. Good level of fetsilamd good vapour.
star-3
Ghost tour
sandy a
, Aug 2019
This tour was informative and interesting but I would not consider it a ghost tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. expectation of it being a spooky ghost tour fell short. Maybe it needs to be relabled as a Dark venice tour ??
star-5
Venice Ghost Tour
justinfarivari
, Jul 2019
The legends and ghosts tour was great. We really enjoyed it. Was informative and really provided an unique view into Venice. Great tour guide. She was fun.
star-5
A Darker Side of Venice
LMcGee
, 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.

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