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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Product ID: 132804
Hear about murder, mystery and more on a night tour of Venice. Become acquainted with the city's ghosts and legends in Castello and Cannaregio.
About this activity
Duration: 100 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the atmosphere districts of Castello and Cannaregio after dark
  • Hear about historical legends, Venetian superstitions and ghosts
  • Walk along winding streets, beside canals and through eerie squares
Full description
Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit.

Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths.

Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.
  • Fully qualified local guide
  • Tour provided in English, French, Spanish, or German
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour could be bilingual if the minimum of participants is not reached per group (English always guaranteed)
• This is an external walking tour only
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Very entertaining!

Our guide spoke very clear English and was a fantastic story teller! She really took you along the journey and the stories had many twists and turns. It was very nice that she took you to locations that directly related to the stories and told you some of the contextual history as well. One of the better ghost tours I’ve been on!

July 3, 2019

Good tour, but bad weather

It was raining the entire time we had our tour, but our tour guide was great at getting the stories he needed to the point. He was really honest and told us the truth and then the myth/legend behind each story. As old as Venice is, there doesn’t seem to be many ghostly sightings that still happen (or any that can be told about) Either way- this was an informative tour!

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April 24, 2019

Wonderful stories delivered by a clear entertaining guide

The stories were charming; not all ghostly! But all highly entertaining and delivered with great joy from our guide Grace.

October 7, 2019

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Venice Events srl

Product ID: 132804