Shadows of Venice: Hidden Venice Walking Tour by Night

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To spend an unusual night learning about the legends, mysteries and curiosities of Venice
2 To cross the Rialto Bridge and loose yourself in the myriad reflections of light created by the buildings in the waters of the Grand Canal
3 Because you can immerse yourself in the magic that pervades Venice after sunset

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Important information


from 1 April to 31 October, except for 18 July 2020.

Departure point:

under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square (the white marble tower, near the American Bar).

Departure time

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

9.30 pm

Languages available



Full: €70.00

children up to 5 years: free
children from 6 to 12 years: €35.00

approx. 2 hours
  • Guided tour
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

The tour will take place with a minimum of two participants.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Thanks to the fascinating tour Shadows of Venice you will have the opportunity to spend a magical and unforgettable night tour in Venice, during which you will hear historical facts, anecdotes, mysteries and legends of Venice.

Accompanied by an expert guide, you will enter the intricate maze of narrow streets that wind through Venice to discover ancient stories, legends and mysteries that will be revealed to you in this unique tour of Venice at night.

Starting in St. Mark's Square, underneath the Clock Tower, this night tour in Venice will take you to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, stopping along the way to admire the splendid Palazzo dell'Angelo.

Before arriving at the RialtoBridge you will stop to admire the masterpieces of the area around Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, amongst them the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, built in the 15th century by Andrea del Verrocchio, and the Church of Miracles, considered one of the first examples of Renaissance style in Venice.

Our Shadows of Venice tour will then lead you to the site where the house of Marco Polo in Venice once stood and you will hear the adventurous tale of the most famous merchant of Venice on the very location from where he set off on his epic voyage.

During our hidden Venice walking tour additional anecdotes connected with Venetian merchants will once again be brought to life in the ancient economic heart of Venice: Rialto and the Church of St Giacometto, one of the oldest in Venice.

Whilst crossing the Rialto Bridge, you will be able to admire the extraordinary view of the illuminated Grand Canal, before continuing to the very famous La Fenice Theatre and the sumptuous Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo famous for its peculiar external spiral staircase.

Far from being the usual list of things to see, our Shadows of Venice night tour offers a charming stroll in Venice at night, during which you will be involved first hand thanks to the communicative and stimulating character of the tour.

Created by an experienced guide in Venice, our Venice night tour will show you the most significant corners of Venice at night when churches and ancient palaces are silhouetted against the magic night sky.

An incredible Venice legends tour at night to learn about dark secrets, ancient Venice legends and fascinating mysteries of this wonderful city after sunset ... an unforgettable experience that only Venice can offer to you!

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)
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Reviews for Shadows of Venice: Hidden Venice Walking Tour by Night

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Group of friends

Booking No. 1480125

Reviewed on 29 Oct `14


We had an amazing persoal tour. Our guide was an amazing woman who was a wealth of knowledge, who took us all over Venice and had stories for every knook and cranny we went to. This type of tour is something everyone should take advantage of in every city in Italy they visit. It makes the whole experience so much more personal and interesting. I learned more in our tour than I ever thought possible.

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Young couple

Booking No. 1449398

Reviewed on 25 Jul `14

'Unique experience and highly recommended'

We had the 2 hour walking tour with Davide (hopefully I got the name right) which was a very friendly and well informed guide. Given we had some high water the tour did go a little different than usually. Especially in the beginning he took the opportunity to explain us the Aqua Alta and what it means for the people of Venice to live with it. The tour itself took us through a good part of Venice which has a totally different look and feel at night than during the day. Even though we crossed some of the main tourist areas during the tour most of the people were already gone so it was possible to actually visit these places and not just swim through with the crowds. If you happen to stay in Venice this night tour is highly recommended.

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Mature couple

Booking No. 1421579

Reviewed on 28 May `14

'good tour'

Our guide was punctual, knowlegeable and spoke good English. Good tour of hidden corners of Venice.

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