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Ghost Stories Walking Tour, Venice

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Key facts

Where: Venice , Italy Duration: 2 Hours

Highlights

  • See a different side of Venice and hear some of its enthralling ghost stories
  • Your walking tour is led by an English speaking guide

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.

Itinerary

Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.

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 cemetries 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.

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Reviews

My friend and I attended the Ghost Tour aswe saw it as a more unusual activity for us to do while in Venice. We were booked on to the usual day time walking tours and gondola... Nicole A Dudley

The best tour I booked in Venice, and possibly the best tour I had in Italy. Francesco our guide was fun, smart, and interesting. He even brought props. The tour was about 20... Erika Wienke

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

06 May 14 - 30 Sep 14: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
01 Oct 14 - 09 Nov 14: Wednesday & Saturday
10 Nov 14 - 12 Mar 15: Saturday
13 Mar 15 - 31 Mar 15: Wednesday & Saturday

Duration

2 Hours

Start time

Start time: 13 Mar 14 - 09 Nov 14: 2000h (8:00pm)
10 Nov 14 - 12 Mar 15: 1900h (7:00pm)
13 Mar 15 - 31 Mar 15: 2000h (8:00pm)
Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from the top of the Rialto Bridge.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour will return to the original departure point.

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Inclusions

  • English speaking local expert guide
  • Guided walking tour

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Do/Dont's

Do wear comfortable footwear as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.

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Please note

Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it

Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.

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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. Most cruise companies offer water taxi transfers into St Marks Square (approx 10 minutes) from where you can take a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge which is clearly signposted. Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 50 minutes.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Venice Ghost Tour - great fun!" My friend and I attended the Ghost Tour aswe saw it as a more unusual activity for us to do while in Venice. We were booked on to the usual day time walking tours and gondola...
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