Global Vacation Club - Spooked vacations not for the faint hearted
Global Vacation Club - GVC Ghost Hunters
GVC Ghost Hunting - Like being a little terrified? Here's the definitive guide to getting scared on vacation
Whether you’re in your own hometown or visiting a far-flung city, there’s nothing like a good ghost story to make you view your surroundings a little differently.
While Halloween is prime ghost tour time, a trip through a city’s darkest history can be a fascinating way to explore seldom-seen corners of a new town, way beyond October 31st. Here are seven tours around the world to give you goose bumps during Halloween—or any time of the year.
The world is filled with spooky spots sure to give you chills even in the middle of summer, and a ghost tour can point them out in all their terrifying detail. After many member requests GVC decided to investigate further and research around the world that would make a good spooky vacation,
We were quite astonished to what we discovered and decided to create a number of ghost hunting trips. Below you will find a short explanation to some of the spookiest places we unearthed.
Venice ghosts & legends - Venice Italy
Anyone who has gotten lost in the labyrinth of Venice at night knows it can feel downright eerie. Explore the city’s darkest corners on a tour that takes visitors into Venice’s haunted history. Meet on the Rialto Bridge as darkness descends on the town for the tour that will take you through the city’s hidden cemeteries, along the Calle dei Assassini (Street of the Assassins), and even into a secret passage as the tour guide regales you with tales of Venice’s past.
You will spend 7 nights in the Samesun Venice Beach which is conveniently located in the popular Venice Beach area. The property has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at Samesun Venice Beach. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The property offers various recreational opportunities. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Samesun Venice Beach.
Old town ghosts & legends - Prague Czech Republic
Beneath the streets of Prague, hidden away under the Old Town Hall, sits a labyrinth of now-abandoned dungeons and torture chambers. Take a tour of those horrifying underground haunts with only a lamp’s light to comfort you on McGee’s Ghost Tours Underground Walk. As spirit hunters make their way through the creepy corridors, a tour guide recounts the tale of Prague’s most famous prisoners and the executioner who ended their stays in the mortal world. Ghost aficionados who wish to stay aboveground can explore the most haunted corners of the Old Town Square and Prague’s Castle and the city’s history of dark arts, alchemy, and magic.
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Prague. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms can be found in selected guestrooms. To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, massage. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague.
Market Ghost - Seattle Washington USA
Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s biggest tourist destinations, but when you’re done watching the salmon tossing and trying the Chukar Cherries, explore the spookier side of the site on a Market Ghost Tour. Mercedes Yaeger, whose father spent his Halloween nights telling ghost stories in the Market, followed in the family tradition and established the tour in 2004. Starting at Ghost Alley Espresso, the Market Ghost Tour will take amateur ghost hunters on a tour of some of the most haunted spots in the crowded arcades and alleys below, offering tales of Seattle’s dark history. If you dare, the tour is open to well-behaved children and dogs
Built in 1927, this historic hotel located in the center of Seattle is within a 10 minute walk to Pike Place Market. It features Andaluca Restaurant and Oliver’s Lounge. All guest rooms are decorated with traditional furnishings, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property.
Guest rooms at the Mayflower Park Hotel provide a flat-screen cable TV and a desk. The bathrooms include original tiled floors, luxurious bathrobes and soaker tubs.
The Mayflower Park Hotel offers a weekly wine reception on Wednesdays from 16:30 through 17:30. The fitness center includes cardio equipment and weights. Foreign currency exchange services are available.
Andaluca Restaurant serves Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean theme. Oliver’s Lounge offers signature martinis and light meals.
The Washington State Convention and Trade Center is 4 blocks from Mayflower Hotel. The hotel offers direct access to the monorail with service to the Space Needle and the Seattle Center.
Doomed, Dead and buried - Edinburgh Scotland
Edinburgh native Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Only a few inches separate the living from the dead.” That sentiment will ring true on a tour of Edinburgh’s famously haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults and the city’s graveyards where long-dead spirits are said to loiter. If touring a haunted subterranean lair sounds too spooky (even in broad daylight), the Cadies and Witchery Tour may be a better fit. It’s the city’s oldest tour company and they’ve been frightening tourists for two decades with their sinister tales of the Royal Mile’s ghostly goings-on and the infamous murder spree of Burke and Hare.
Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Haymarket, Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Take advantage of the hotel's free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas. Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night's sleep with some rooms featuring facilities such as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, closet, separate living room, air conditioning. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center. Discover all Edinburgh has to offer by making Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket your base.
Ghostly Sleepover Sydney Australia
Tucked inside Sydney Harbour National Park is a former quarantine station, where, from 1830 to 1884, immigrants who were suspected of carrying contagious diseases were quarantined. Exhausted from their journey, isolated from their families, and frequently ill without proper care, almost 600 people died inside the walls of the building—and at least some of them never left. Considered to be one of the most haunted places in all of the Australia, This trip offers a glimpse into the past either through the museum’s photographs and displays or through one of the site’s ghost tours. Options include a lantern-lit ghost encounter tour, a late-night paranormal investigation, and a Ghostly Sleepover sure to test even the bravest soul.
Hotel Urban St Leonards is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Sydney. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests. Television LCD/plasma screen, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating can be found in selected guestrooms. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center, golf course (within 3 km), garden. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Hotel Urban St Leonards.