Guided tour

Venice: Ghost and Legends Evening Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Avventure Bellissime

Venice: Ghost and Legends Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Avventure Bellissime

From US$ 37.50 per person

Discover Venice's darker history on a ghosts and legends walking tour of the city. Feel spooked on the Rialto Bridge, the Bovolo staircase, and many enchanting and secret alleys and passageways.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a delightful stroll through the dimly-lit alleyways of the Hidden Venice
  • Listen to Venice Ghost Stories & Legends
  • Stroll around Venice your Expert English speaking tour guide
  • Take advantage of a maximum 20 participants or fewer per guide
Full description
The Venice Ghost Walking Tours feature a delightful sightseeing route through Hidden Venice that provides the perfect stage upon which your guide will introduce you to Ghost Stories and Legends from Venice's Past & Present. Stroll through narrow passageways, cross sleepy canals and abandoned piazzas (campi) to discover that Venice by night is a city of romance and mystery. During the Venice Ghost Walk you'll hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night air. Throughout these 90-minute Venice Ghost Walking Tours your knowledgeable and entertaining guides will also entertain you with ghost stories and legends about Venice and the Venetians themselves. Mind your step, as you follow your guide on this Ghost Walking Tour of Venice as you don't want to wake the dead! We'll cross several Ancient cemeteries hidden beneath the streets and campi of the modern-day city of Venice. And as you navigate the labyrinth of Hidden Venice you'll see numerous architectural gems lost in the backstreets of Venice that include the famous Bovolo staircase. Built by a wealthy Venetian, at a time when Venetians still travelled around the city on horse-back, this elaborate staircase enabled the nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments. You'll explore a secret passage-way, one of the few remaining ones left in the city. The lover of a noble Venetian lady used this passageway to gain access to her private apartments without the knowledge of her husband (access subject to water-levels). With stories of rat-infested prison cells that flooded during high tide, and a stroll along the "Calle dei Assassini" there will be many other surprises along the way. The Tour ends close to the Rialto Bridge.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Small Group tour with max 20 people or fewer.
  • Gratuities.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Visually impaired people

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Tour departs from Campo San Bartolomeo near the statue in the middle of the square. The guide will hold a sign with the name of the tour written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.
  • This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • 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.
  • Tour operates with min 5 participants.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Our guide was lovely, with very good English, brilliant knowledge of local history and a friendly attitude. We had a wonderful time, learning about Venetian history, punctuated with 3 gruesome ghost stories. You see all the main tourist sites as well, but through a spookier lense. The group was big enough that we felt like a tour, but not so big that we got lost in it. I would definitely recommend!

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October 15, 2022

What phenomenal experience. If you’re in Vencice I recommend this 100%. Perfect amount of history and ghost stories, I only wish we had done it the first night and not the second! Again, it was amazing, and she gives you so many idea of what to do in Venice the next day.

October 13, 2022

This was such a good tour. The group was a reasonable size so it had a more intimate feel and no need for headphones. Our guide was delightful and engaging and seemed to truly enjoy what she was doing. It was fun to get away from the areas packed with tourists and hear about the haunted history of Venice.

October 7, 2022

Product ID: 409785