Private Venice After Dark Tour with Gondola Ride

2 hrs
Rialto Bridge Area
Refundable booking
venice ghost tour

LivTours’ Venice After Dark Tour is a unique and eerie way to explore the city. Part on foot, part via gondola, this tour is your chance to learn about the dark side of this city of 118 islands and over 400 bridges.

Once the masses of tourists have shuffled out of Venice and the calm of evening has settled, you will experience a wholly different Venice: alleys that abruptly end at the edge of dark canals, deep wells in the middle of squares from days gone past, a dense fog that tends to envelop the lagoon, and Gothic palaces dotted along the dark canals. When the sun sets, Venice turns ghostly, especially as you visit the site where a child’s spirit is said to be trapped in the boutique shops.

Get ready to see Venice on a whole new level and hear about its dark side!


  • Spend an evening exploring the darker side of Venice with a local guide
  • Enjoy a private gondola ride through the dark and silent canals of Venice
  • Visit the Bridge of Sighs, said to be the last view of freedom prisoners would get
  • Hear the eerie stories behind the executions that took place in old Venice
  • Admire the city at its finest hour, in the early evening light, perfect for photos

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Your LivTours’ Venice After Dark Tour starts in Campo San Giacometto. Here you will meet your local guide who will take you through the spooky labyrinth of streets and alleys. Hear stories about the dark side of Campo della Fava, Marco Polo’s house and his young, Chinese wife, and the bloody well of Corte Lucatelli and San Gallo: where one of the most terrible murders of Venice occurred.

Your tour continues as you take to the water for a 30-minute Gondola Ride with your guide. Imagine yourself silently floating through the narrow, dark canals, with only the sound of the paddles touching the water and the reflections of the glowing windows of palaces. St. Mark’s Square, home to St. Mark’s Basilica, is not exempt from sinister stories with its two giant columns used for public executions and the stunning clock tower that was made by sculptors who were later blinded – making sure they could not recreate the same beauty anywhere else. Gliding under the Bridge of Sighs, hear how it got its English name from experience of condemned prisoners. Finally, as you travel into Campiello Querini and Santa Maria Formosa, see the bell tower that was designed to scare away the devil.

With the city’s dark tales still fresh in your mind, you’ll part ways with your guide with a deeper appreciation for this enchanting, timeless city.


  • Campo San Giacometto
  • Marco Polo’s house (outside)
  • Rialto Bridge
  • 30 minute gondola ride
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • St Mark’s Square
  • Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

Guide Pickup from Central Hotel (Transport Excluded)
Have your guide pick you up directly from your centrally located hotel's lobby and walk with you to the tour's starting point. Guaranteed stress-free. Please note, this add-on does not include transportation costs if / when required.
65 €

  • The mysteries of Venice

    Great tour very informative and fun. The tour guide discriptions had me visualizing a seance from the past. A wonderfully immaginative way to see this fascinating city.

    - Rudy Williams
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.