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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

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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
Campo San Bortolomio , 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

Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione , 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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
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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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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
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  • "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

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star-5
Great ghost tour
Laura_H
, Jun 2022
Great tour, the tour guide was lovely and made it a very enjoyable experience. Visited parts of the city that you wouldn't normally find on your own. Liked the fact that it was not a large group so you were easily able to hear the guide speak and enjoy the experience.
star-5
Great tour for a first night in Venus. You may want to check under your bed though.
Jeff_M
, Jun 2022
Fantastic tour with Great knowledgeable guide,Christina. Learnt a lot about the history of Venice. Didn't find any ghosts but a rather noisy sea Gull did cause a bit of a panic. Be prepared for an hour and a half walk through dark narrow alleyways but all fun.
star-5
Excellent tour and guide
Sharon_M
, Jun 2022
A really interesting tour! Taken off the beaten track and told historical ghost legends of Venice. The tour wasn’t “scary” however I’d like to note that there was a boy around 8 years old who felt a little uncomfortable and scared. Obviously a case of knowing your children before bringing along. Our guide Cristina was excellent! She was very friendly and told the stories in an engaging way. Would thoroughly recommend!
star-5
Ghost & Great stories
Jennifer_P
, Jun 2022
Wonderful opportunity to hear fun history. Great smile, organized, friendly and included many different people in the group. The earphones worked well except down long hallways. More than 20 ft /corners, they cut off in tall building areas. But you wouldn’t miss much. If it’s fast walking, no worries. They do stop close. Yes, I was one of the slow walkers😉 It was fabulous how she answered questions a young kid asked (not many, don’t worry) even about the water wells. (Didn’t hear that from anyone b4). Fabulous opportunity, highly recommended!
star-4
The stories of Venice...
Annie_C
, Jun 2022
The stories of Venice history and how adults enjoyed going out incognito/promiscuous behaviors. Our guide was fun, upbeat, and was able to keep the attention of all ages.
star-3
A little disappointing, to be honest.
vicki_d
, May 2022
Our guide enjoyed her work but the tour was basically a walk around quieter areas of Venice and a few ghost stories. Not something I could recommend really.
star-1
Very poor
Ernest_T
, May 2022
Finally called a few minutes after scheduled time to find out tour company had no record of our booking, they stated Viator never sent it to them. Not the first time we’ve had problems with Viator. I would advise not using them.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Client, I'm very sorry for what happened with your booking. It's of those things that at times do happen as even technology is not perfect - Anyhow a good practive would always be reconfirm with the local operator by email or phone a few days prior to the tour date to reconfirm details. Yours sincerely, Monica
star-5
I recommend!
Hailee_A
, May 2022
This tour was so much fun! It was a mix of legend and history, not too much Ghost. But that didn't matter. We had a great time. Our guide was wonderful. We were able to see so many areas of Venice we never would have seen without this tour.
star-3
More history
Leah_M
, May 2022
Your guide was nice and funny, however not really a ghost tour more so history, still interesting....
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your tour. I'm glad you've found it interesting; perhaps if compared to ghost tours in northern countries, our mediterranean ghost tours have a different and softer taste. Kind Regards, Monica
star-1
Venice Ghost Tour
Yvonne_G
, May 2022
We have taken over ten tours through Viator this vacation. This is the only one you could not hear the tour operator. Raining and he did not slow the pace. Missed half of what was being said. Could have used ear pieces or a microphone. Had both on various tours.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Client, I'm sorry the tour did not meet your expectations. I understand the night was not cooperative with the weather and generally on night tours, being the groups small and the streets of venice being quieter we don't use earphones ( we've been operating this tour for many years) , but I will take your advice at least when bad weather is forecasted in advance. Kind Regards, Monica
star-5
Our tour guide was funny...
Laura_N
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was funny and informative. would recommend if you like dark history. would do this again
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dera Client, Thanks for taking the time and post a review about our Venice ghost tour. Happy you've enjoyed it! Kind Regards, Monica
star-3
No ghost in this tour!
Claudio_B
, Apr 2022
Good trip but the guide didnt speask about ghost...only good story from the old age. It's strange.....
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback and would need some more information to be able and investigate on the tour you took and that did not meet your expectations. All or ghost tours guides are trained for this tour which is a mix of ghost stopries and legends about Venice and generally our tour meets clients expectations. At times we have some clients making comparisons between ghost tours in southern europe compared to ghost tours in northern europe, where undoubtely there is a different cultural approach that makes the all experience different . If I had some more inputs also in regards to when the tour was taken, I could certainly be more precise in my feedback to the review investigating with the guide that did the tour that day. Kind Regards, Monica
star-5
Wonderful tour
Gail_G
, Apr 2022
Cristina was a wonderful tour guide who knows so much about Venice. She was funny and so knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your 5 star review about the Ghost and legends tour you took with our guide Cristina. I'll certainly share your comment with her. Thanks again, Monica
star-5
Great tour
Henry_F
, Apr 2022
Cristina was an incredible tour guide, bringing stories to life, the best part was the history shown
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your 5 star review about our guide Cristina. She's a true gem, she's very knowledgable and passionate about her job. I'll of course share with her your wonderful comment. Best Regards, Monica
star-5
Great story teller
Ming_T
, Apr 2022
The tour guide, Christina was awesome. Good idea to do the introduction among the group members and open it up for people to share their own ghost encounters. She was also a great story teller. Many of them were a mixture of Venice history, crime stories, and folklores. I was entertained and had a great time. Should you do it? Yes, how else would you figure out the beaten paths and hear the stories that come with them?
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for your 5 star review about our guide Cristina and the ghost and legends tour. Cristina has a passion and a natural inclination for making clients happy - she's a really outstanding guide - Glad you've enjoyed discovering a different Venice in the company of Cristina :-) Kind Regards, Monica
star-4
Fun but not quite what we expected.
Yvette_H
, Mar 2022
Our guide was so personable and had great stories...but we were a bit disappointed that we only saw the outside of haunted places and never got to go into any of them. Cristina definitely kept us entertained and even offered some other sights we should take in while we were here. All in all, a good time.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback. This is a night time tour and either sites are closed or can not be visited ( for instance one of the stories refers to a room in an hotel , but for obvious reasons it can not be visited ). Moreover when talking about ghost and anecdoctes/legends stories, the ability of our ghost tours guides is to narrate in a captivating way these legends and historical facts of which there is no visible evidence while stopping by places where it is said these events have taken place. I'm glad on the other side you have all in all enjoyed the tour with our guide Cristina . Kindest Regards Monica
star-5
Fun ghost walk through Venice
Sean_S
, Oct 2021
This was an enjoyable evening in the streets of Venice, as much à history lesson about the ancient city of Venice as it was ghost stories. The guide is a native venitian and made the entire group, speaking multiple languages, feel welcome and included.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Sean, Thank you for your 5 star review about our small group Venice Ghost and legends tour! It's a perfect and original way of experiences the more spooky, secret corners of Venice, off the beaten track. Thank you for appreciating the guide and their knowledge and customer-friendly attitude. We hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future. Thank you for joining! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
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
Judy_O
, 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.
2 travelers 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 .

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