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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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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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews spooky stories story teller a lot of fun off the beaten path christina history walks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Large group. Very devoid of actual information and clarity- vague stories with little grounding. We ended up leaving before the tour was over.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AvvBell, Guest Relations Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Date of experience: September 2019
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AvvBell, Guest Relations Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AvvBell, Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Very enjoyable tour however not really suited to children/ young teens who got bored of the tour quite quickly as it’s more legends stories than ghostly. The tour guide was excellent, would recommend for couples/adults.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AvvBell, General Manager at Avventure Bellissime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Dear Client , Thank you for your feedback . I’m glad you’ve enjoyed our tour and our guide’s commentary . In regards to children and teenagers , I must say that it depends as not all teenagers or children get scared by ghost / legends...More

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31 May 2019|
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Response from Ben0B |
S Marco side as far as I can remember
16 September 2018|
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Response from D-PPlanning | Reviewed this property |
There are a LOT of bridges in Venice. A LOT. And they all have stairs. ( I wasn't expecting the stairs) Tour does go over a lot of bridges but at a very slow pace. I would bet the walk covered less than 2 miles. It was... More
2 September 2018|
Response from Becki B | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. If you have internet, please try to reserve tonight's tour.
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