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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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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!
  • Experience Venice after dark on an evening walking tour
  • Hear spooky stories and terrifying tales about Venice from your guide
  • Views of the illuminated Rialto Bridge and Venice canals
  • See Venice without the crowds on an after-hours tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the famous Rialto Bridge in central Venice and set out to explore the moonlit streets of Venice. As you stroll the eerie backstreets and canals, learn about the ghosts that haunt the city’s royal palaces, the ancient cemeteries that lie beneath the city streets, and the mythical creatures that reside in the Venetian canals. Stop to admire the Gothic façade of the Fortuny Palace and the distinctive Bovolo staircase, which look even more impressive by night, and hear gruesome stories about the butcher Biasio, infamous for mixing human remains into his sausages. Finally, venture down a secret passageway, guided by torches, and visit Calle dei Assassini (Assassin’s street) and learn how it became notorious for robberies, murders, and gangsters. Your tour ends back by the Rialto Bridge in central Venice.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A great tour of learning about Venice. Guide was informative. A bit of walking but worth it. You get to hear stories of happenings in the city.
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Response from AvvBell, Direttore vendite at Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Dear jonnypatton, Thank you for your great review about our Original Venice Ghost and Legends tour. We hope to have you again on our tours soon, Best wishes Marianna / Sales Manager Avventure Bellissime / tours-italy.com
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We love to do ghost tours when we are traveling. This was fun and entertaining with some good stories. Not crazy scary, but interesting nonetheless and a good sort of ‘behind the scenes’ of Venice history and some things you wouldn’t normally read about. Our guide, Christina,
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Dear Client, Thank for your positive feedback and recommendation! I have already forwarded your comments to Cristina - thanks for appreciating her knowledge and enthusiasm! I am happy to read the tour was fun and entertaining. Indeed it covers the more off the beaten track and less touristy parts of Venice and features many interesting ghost and legends stories. Thank you for joining our tour! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Large group. Very devoid of actual information and clarity- vague stories with little grounding. We ended up leaving before the tour was over.
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Response from AvvBell, Guest Relations Manager at Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Dear Client , Thank you for your feedabck and sorry to hear you did not enjoy the tour . The groups as advertised are about 20/25 people and we give out headsets to that everybody can follow what the guide says easily . As for the stories , I 'm sorry you found them not intriguining or not what you expected. The stories are actually based on ghosts and legends stories that relates to gruesome facts that took place in Venice . Best Regards Monica
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Dirtections for where we were to meet were poor. We were "at the statue," but in the wrong plaza about 100 feet from the right plaza. So we missed the tour. Bummer!
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Response from AvvBell, Guest Relations Manager at Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Dear Client , I’m sorry you missed the tour . Our meeting is specified in the tour voucher , probably you got confused and went to a different square nearby but that has a different name . Kindest Regards monica
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We enjoyed this walking tour with our English speaking guide. She took us through narrow all that we would never had known were there. The tour guide was knowledgeable of happenings and stories of the past. Great, fun tour. I would recommend this tour while visiting Venice.
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour
Responded 10 Sep 2019
Dear Client Thank you for your positive feedback about our Venice ghost and legends tour. I am very pleased the tour was informative and allowed you to explore the less known off the beaten track parts of Venice. I appreciate your recommendation and I hope you will join our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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By: Avventure Bellissime
1,284 reviews
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Worth the time and money
Our guide was Christina P Piagozzo and she was excellent!! She was very knowledgeable and answered all if our
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Worth the money and time
Our guide was Giulia Tamai and she was excellent!! She had many stories and antidotes about the market and Venice.
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Singapore, Singapore
Truly enjoyable tour with Christine
We had a really informative tour guide - Christine. Although it was only a one hour tour, she made sure she
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Charlotte P
London, United Kingdom
100% worth doing.
The Doge’s palace part got cancelled as there was limited numbers but we got refunded. Scarlett who took us on the
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Seal Beach, California
Best of Lucca & Pisa
This was not a tour at all. The driver did not introduce himself or speak much at all. He merely drove us to
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Venice walking tour and boat tour
Great! Tour guide knowledgeable and approachable. Meeting point for morning tour needs more definition. We were
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Mary R
West Chester, PA
St. Mark’s After Dark - beautiful
As I write this I am saddened to hear of all the flooding...we were there in October when the weather was
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Dublin, Ireland
Great day out in the Dolomites
I set out early with my two children and got to Tronchetto by 7.40am. We met the driver at the waterbus stop, he
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Emu Plains, Australia
Dolomite Mountains day trip
Our tour guide was Marco. We had a fantastic magical day in a winter wonderland. Snow everywhere, the mountains
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Fun Boat Tour
This tour is a good way to see around Venice. Our guide was very informative but hard to hear if you sat at the
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Jeanette C
great tour
we had a great day. the places were lovely the tour people were very friendly and informative it was a very good
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Vighnesh K
Venice tour
The guide was very good and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour. St mark's church inside is very
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Jessica K
Neutral Bay, Australia
Semi private speed boat tour of Venice
Excellent! Our guide Kristina was so lovely and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend! Fabulous way to see
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A 'royal' tour of the Doge's (head of state) residence and seat of goverment
The palace, the square and the adjacent bascilica are the core of Venice's historic attractions. If you visit the
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Daniel B
Almost missed it
The tour was great. Well narrated and professional! However, too much stress finding location to meet group. There
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