Ghost Stories Walking Tour, Venice

$ 28.65 / AED 105.13 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • See a different side of Venice and hear some of its enthralling ghost stories
  • Listen to gruesome tales from Venice’s historical past
  • Take a stroll along the Street of the Assassins and hear about the murders that have taken place
  • Explore the back streets of Venice and see some of the rare architectural gems and lost follies
  • Your walking tour is led by an English speaking guide

Activity Schedule

01 Nov  - 31 Mar : 7:00pm
01 Apr - 31 Oct : 8:00pm

Overview

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.

INCLUSIONS

English-speaking driver-cum-guide Guided walking tour

Exclusions

Hotel pick up & drop off

Additional info

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.

Customer reviews

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

Australia, 09/Oct/2018

Informative and fun

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Canada, 16/Nov/2016

Thoroughly enjoyable tour

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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