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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$31.34

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 ... More info ›

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!

Meet your ghost-expert guide near the Rialto Bridge and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour to discover Venice’s haunted corners.

As darkness descends and the crowds of the day disappear, you will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, with only the sounds of lapping water and your group’s echoing footsteps to accompany you.

Step down narrow passageways, trace silent canals and roam empty squares as your guide recounts six intriguing ghost stories and legends. Hear about the apparitions that stalk the city’s medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venice’s 15th-century butcher, Biasio, who murdered children and added their limbs to his tasty stews.

Walk over flagstones that hide ancient underground cemeteries and delve down sidestreets to stumble across architectural follies such as the Fortuny Palace and Bovolo Staircase, an ornate stone spiral staircase. Hear ghostly tales about the staircase and how it enabled a medieval nobleman to climb to his living quarters on horseback.

Delve into one of the city’s last secret passages (access subject to water levels) and, as you walk, hear dark tales of the lover who used the alley to visit his married lover under cover of night.

Then, feel your blood run cold in the Calle dei Assassini, a shadowy street once frequented by killers and criminals, as your guide recounts the brutal murders that took place here.

After around 1.5 hours, make your way back to the Rialto Bridge, where your tour finishes.

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 85 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$65.19

See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 1.25-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right past the long queue with your guide, and enjoy a tour that combines the palace's magnificent public rooms with rare access to the Piombi attic prison and the Bridge of Sighs ... More info ›

See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 1.25-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right past the long queue with your guide, and enjoy a tour that combines the palace's magnificent public rooms with rare access to the Piombi attic prison and the Bridge of Sighs. See Italian Renaissance artwork and learn about the darker deeds of the city's former rulers on this Doge's Palace tour with a difference!
Enjoy personal attention from your expert guide on this group tour, limited to 25 people.

Your tour begins at St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), from where you'll stroll over to the elegant Doge’s Palace with your expert guide. Conveniently, your skip-the-line Doge’s Palace tickets offer fast-track entrance, so you'll walk straight past the long lines outside.

Easily Venice's most famous building, Doge’s Palace (or Palazzo Ducalo in Italian) is a mesmerizing example of Venetian Gothic architecture at its finest. Created in the 14th century for the doges of Venice, the rulers of the former Venetian Republic, the palace contains elaborately decorated public rooms alongside darker hidden chambers.

Start your 1.25-hour Doge’s Palace tour by exploring these ornate public rooms, where you'll see how the successive doges made their palace even more impressive with art by 15th-century Italian Renaissance artists. Gaze at Tintoretto's magnificent ceiling frescos, and see Veronese masterpieces such as the Virtues of the Republic. As you walk through the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten, your guide will point out the vibrant ceiling panel, Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice, and the room's dark corner where accusations of treachery were passed to the secret service.

Next, it’s on to the Piombi, the ancient attic prison that traditionally held Venice's upper-class inmates under a lead-cased roof. The Piombi is rarely open to members of the public; enjoy an exclusive walk around these eerie chambers, and see where Casanova, Venice's legendary lover, was cruelly imprisoned.

By the 16th century, the attic prison cells were replaced by the New Prisons, although these horrifying chambers hardly fit the name by today's standards! The New Prisons were joined to Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), named to signify the prisoners’ sighs as they caught their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. You'll walk across the Bridge of Sighs independently and explore the New Prisons at leisure before your tour ends.

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Dan Brown's inferno - the movie - tour of Venice

Dan Brown's inferno  - the movie -  tour of Venice - Venice, Italy

Duration: 1 day
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$2256.72

Inferno is a famous best seller, written by Dan Brown. Form the book the movie "Inferno" has been taken and now it is possible to visit Venice following the images of the movie! You will visit all places involved in the scenes and in the plot of the movie, with the help of a specialized local guide, to learn many things about Venice in a different and fun way.

If you have enjoyed the movie "Inferno" you can't miss to book this tour ... More info ›

Inferno is a famous best seller, written by Dan Brown. Form the book the movie "Inferno" has been taken and now it is possible to visit Venice following the images of the movie! You will visit all places involved in the scenes and in the plot of the movie, with the help of a specialized local guide, to learn many things about Venice in a different and fun way.

If you have enjoyed the movie "Inferno" you can't miss to book this tour. You will be able to follow the tracks of the main characters during this one day tour of Venice that will allow you to experience the city in a different way.
The tour starts at Rialto Bridge (or at your hotel if centrally located). The guide will take you to the historic centre of Venice to discover Saint MArk's square and Saint MArk's Basilica.
After that you will be taken to the church of Saint Geremia, during a lovely walk off the beaten path. During the walk you will discover a lot of secret places, normally hidden to the eye of travelers.
From the church you will take a private motorboat to reach the island of Murano where you will enjoy the experience of a glass demonstration at one of the most ancient factories. After that the guide will show you the best of Murano, during a nice walk among calli and campielli until the cathedral.
Finally you will go back to Venice's main island on a private motorboat and will arrive next to the arsenal (you will see it also from the water onboard of the motorboat) to enjoy the last site taken from Inferno.

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Secret gardens of Venice tour

Secret gardens of Venice tour - Venice, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$752.24

The guide will meet you in Campo S. Stefano and will take you on a walking tour off the beaten path.
 You will arrive at a private palace with a beautiful garden that you will be able to visit with the guide (about one hour) ... More info ›

The guide will meet you in Campo S. Stefano and will take you on a walking tour off the beaten path.
 You will arrive at a private palace with a beautiful garden that you will be able to visit with the guide (about one hour). Later, the guide will take you to explore a different area of the  city to reach the second palace where you will have the opportunity to discover a second secret garden.

This tour will allow you to enjoy secret Venice through the venetian secret gardens. You will be able to expolre the city off the beaten path while reaching the first palace.  Once there, will be amazed by the beautiful garden with a wide range of particular roses and statues, together with a wonderful view over the Grand Canal.
You will also have the opportunity to visit an original private palace, still inhabited by the owner.
After that, the guide will take you on a walk to reach the second private palace and you will be able to admire a new wonderful garden.

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3hours Venice walking tour

3hours Venice walking tour - Venice, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

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$181.79

You will be captivated  by the beauty of Venice, made up of 117 small islands connected to each other by 400 bridges.  Let yourself be seduced by one of the city considered among the most beautiful in the world  and, together with its lagoon, it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 Explore the streets and squares of Rome in a walking tour of 3 hours, combining art and architecture, legend and history ... More info ›

You will be captivated  by the beauty of Venice, made up of 117 small islands connected to each other by 400 bridges.  Let yourself be seduced by one of the city considered among the most beautiful in the world  and, together with its lagoon, it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 Explore the streets and squares of Rome in a walking tour of 3 hours, combining art and architecture, legend and history. You will meet your guide at the entrance of the main train station Santa Lucia. She will guide you to discover the loveliest corners of this extraordinary city, built upon wooden pilings, from Saint Mark's Square to the Doge’s Palace, including the bell tower and the famous Grand Canal.

You will walk across the legendary Calle Varisco. According to the legend, it is not possible for a murderer to walk the calle without being crusche by the walls, which would near to one another until they manage to kill him or her and, by doing so, punish his or her impur soul.

During this enchanting tour,  you will admire the breathtaking Grand Canal, with its play of colors and lights that will remain etched in your heart forever.

Let yourself be surprised by the many treasure hidden in the narrow streets of Venice and its enchanting canals.

Lose yourself in an unforgettable experience.

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Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$102.81

Admire Venice from the land and water on a fascinating combo tour that includes a guided visit of the Doge's Palace, an unusual walk through the lesser-known areas of Venice and a charming gondola ride. An extraordinary tour that allows you to save money and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in Venice!

Enjoy the most appreciated and traditional sides of Venice combined in a single itinerary lasting approx ... More info ›

Admire Venice from the land and water on a fascinating combo tour that includes a guided visit of the Doge's Palace, an unusual walk through the lesser-known areas of Venice and a charming gondola ride. An extraordinary tour that allows you to save money and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in Venice!

Enjoy the most appreciated and traditional sides of Venice combined in a single itinerary lasting approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes... A unique experience to learn the history of this ancient city and get in touch with the genuine everyday life that survives in the less tourist places of the historical center!

Meet the guide near St. Mark's Square and start your tour at the Doge's Palace: here, you will enjoy a complete guided tour of the environments that have shaped the history of the Serenissima. Marvel at the Doge's private apartments, see the Giant’s Staircase and admire the picturesque views of St Mark’s Square by the floor of the Lodges. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the terrible prisons of the Venetian Republic. The guide will accompany you in one of the most interesting tours of the Doge's Palace!

The second part of the itinerary will take you on a fascinating walk to discover some hidden sites between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Admire the exterior of the La Fenice Theatre and the unusual Bovolo Spiral Staircase of Contarini Palace, before joining the Rialto area and enjoy one of the most characteristic sights of Venice.

Finally, experience the magic of Venice from the water on a 30-minute gondola ride. Marvel at the majestic architectural masterpieces overlooking the water and see some lesser known corners of Venice accessible only by water.

Please consider that this is a combo tour formed by three individual tours: book now these fascinating must-do experiences in Venice and save on the final price! The combo tour is cheaper than purchasing the single itineraries!

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