Venice by night is fascinating and mysterious. Explore the city after sunset, walking through streets and alleys that are silent and sometimes dimly lit.
Adding to the eerie atmosphere will be the ghost stories and legends you will hear as you walk in the night. On this tour you will explore a labyrinth of buildings and alleyways which most tourists never see.
This Ghost walking tour of Venice features an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the hidden Venice where you will not only hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air, but you'll also be entertained by legends of sea monsters and the Venetians themselves that will include the legend of Marco Polo's wife.
In between the Ghost Stories, you'll hear other gruesome tales from Venice's past including stories about an old prison where the poor in-mates lived in rat-infested cells that flooded during high tide. You will take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins to recount the murders that have taken place there, as well as exploring an old campo that used to home one of the numerous cemeteries in Venice. 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).
This walking tour will also include architectural gems and follies lost in the back-streets of Venice that will include the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still traveled around the city on horse-back. The elaborate staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace.
Following a winding route through the labyrinth of back-streets you'll enjoy a very intimate experience of the Hidden Venice on this walking tour. An enchanting route with many surprises along the way.
The tour finishes near the Rialto bridge where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.
English-speaking driver-cum-guide Guided walking tour
Hotel pick up & drop off
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. This tour can easily be taken by those arriving in Venice as part of a cruise. Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 50 minutes.
When I return to Venice, I would like to do this again and highly recommend it to anyone. <br /><br />Venice is such a bustling city, full of life, but this tour conjours up the atmosphere and background to spooky stories.
United Kingdom, 04/Nov/2018
Fabulous tour! Really atmospheric and the guide was such good fun. Go on-treat yourself!...
United Kingdom, 30/Oct/2016
The tour should end where it starts
United States, 10/Oct/2019
Enjoyed the tales of Venice - the group was a little larger than we were lead to believe when booking - so it was hard sometimes to hear what Gabrielle was saying if not close
Would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide we had was informative and fun with loads of enthusiasm for Venice. Our guide took us to some places in Venice we would never...
United Kingdom, 07/Oct/2016
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