Guided tour

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 27.80 per person

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.

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Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish


  • 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
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Calle larga de l’Ascension 1256 - 30124 next to the post office San Marco (opposite side of the Saint Marks Basilica). Look for the yellow Meeting Point sign on the wooden kiosk.

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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

4 /5

based on 108 reviews

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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

Great fun with historical basis

Graciella was battling a raging storm as she explained the spooky side of Venice to around 20 people in our group, Despite the terrible conditions the tour was fun and the information that Graciella gave us was based on fact (or factual folklore!). We visited various locations where various things had occurred to cause a ghostly presence. Graciella was always able to be heard which was amazing in the weather. Avery enjoyable 90 minutes.

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September 2, 2018

Product ID: 132804