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5 BEST Venice Ghost Tours [2023]

Looking to experience the ghostly ambiance of the canal city when dusk falls? Join one of these spooky Venice ghost tours and learn about the legends and myths that haunt its every corner. 

Venice is a place where history, mystery, and the supernatural collide. Yes, it is known for its breathtaking canals, iconic architecture, and rich cultural heritage, and it’s an unmissable destination on any Northern Italy itinerary.

However, it also holds a darker side that allures those seeking spine-tingling thrills and eerie encounters! You’ll know if you’ve ever walked the empty streets of Venice on a dark, cold night…

If you crave the supernatural and want to delve into the hidden depths of this ancient city, you’re in for a treat.

In this guide, we’ll spill the secrets of the very best Venice ghost tours. Haunting stories, legends, and ghostly apparitions will be revealed as you wander around the city’s alleys with a guide who relishes ghastly tales. 

Image of the Grand Canal at night, lined by Venice's lit-up waterfront on both sides, a perfect setting for Venice ghost tours.

Are you ready to explore the supernatural undercurrents of the city of canals? Let’s check out these very gripping tours! 

👉 Why can you trust me? Born in Bologna, Italy, and with 10 years in the travel planning trenches, I’ve helped millions of people plan their vacations in Italy and around the world. Think of me as your personal tour detective, sniffing out the best activities and ensuring only top-tier tours make the cut.

I generally rely on Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The 3 BEST Venice Ghost Tours & Mystery Tours

▶️ Uncover the floating city’s chilling secrets on a Venice Legends, Anecdotes, and Ghost Stories Tour. Explore gloomy streets, desolate squares, and hidden architectural gems as you hear eerie tales about the city’s past, like that of the medieval butcher Biasio. 

Follow your guide to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, where you’ll discover the mysterious legends behind its snail-like staircase, and explore Riva del Carbon. There, echoes of restless spirits fill the palaces, so keep your ear tuned. 

Walk along secret passageways and ancient cemeteries beneath cobblestone streets, and learn about the sea creatures lurking in the canals. It’s truly a hair-rising ghost tour in Venice!

Venice Legends, Anecdotes and Ghost stories tour

📝 This Venice ghost tour includes: A professional guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Step into the mysterious side of Venice with this family-friendly Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square. Once darkness engulfs the city, you’ll step foot in its narrow alleys and take a trip back in time, uncovering the darkest corners and even darker legends that embrace Venice…but in a light-hearted way. 

From unsolved enigmas to thrilling stories passed down through generations, an expert guide will take you to the iconic landmarks of San Marco Square and Rialto Bridge, and to some very enigmatic sites around the city. 

📝 This haunted Venice tour includes: A guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Embrace the eeriness of Venice on this 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour. As the sun sets, your expert guide will lead you through the hidden nooks and crannies of the Cannaregio district while telling spine-chilling stories that linger between myth and reality, and centuries-old legends that haunt Venice. 

Explore labyrinthine streets that are rarely visited by tourists, and uncover the dark and mysterious side of this captivating city. 

📝 This tour includes: A tour guide, and headsets if needed. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Private Venice Ghost Tours

▶️ Embark on a captivating Venice Ghosts & Legends Evening Private Walking Tour to delve into the city’s ghastly secrets. With an expert guide fully dedicated to you and your group, wander off the beaten path, immersing in the city’s past and its ancient legends. Ghost stories, unsolved enigmas, and fascinating mysteries await in every corner, so brace yourself for eerie encounters! 

Along the way you’ll get to admire landmarks such as Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco from up close. 

Venice Legends & Ghosts Evening Private Walking Tour

📝 This Venice ghost walking tour includes: A guide and pick-up at your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Uncover the other-worldly side of the canal city on this exceptional Venice Private Ghost Tour and Gondola Ride. Led by an expert guide, you’ll be taken to off-the-beaten-path streets and corners as you hear spine-chilling tales of ghouls and spirits from Venice’s past. 

After exploring the haunted history of Venice on its back alleys and majestic palaces, wrap up your adventure with a serene gondola ride along the canals. 

This customized tour offers a glimpse into Venetian lore and legends, and accommodates large groups, so up to 15 of you can join in on the fun! 

Venice Private Ghost Tour and Gondola Ride

📝 This tour includes: A private guide and a gondola ride. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Venice Ghost Tours FAQs

What are the best ghost tours in Venice, Italy?

Looking for a haunted Venice tour? These are the ultimate ones: 
Legends, Anecdotes, and Venice Ghost Stories Tour
Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square
2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

Are the Venice ghost tours family-friendly? 

Some of them are. This Venice ghost tour in particular, the Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square, is family-friendly. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.