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Chicago Crime and Mob Tour

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Chicago, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
  • Chicago crime tour by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Explore Chicago’s most storied crime-related areas in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, the Loop and Magnificent Mile
  • Hear stories about Chicago’s most notorious criminals and mobsters including Al Capone and John Dillinger
  • Witness the sites of history’s most infamous crime scenes including the St Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • Hop off to explore some places by foot with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

For time-pressed travelers, this coach tour offers a speedy way to discover Chicago’s mob history.
Luxury temperature controlled coach bus
Professional tour guide and chauffeur
Live commentary on board
Photo opportunities off the bus at infamous crime scenes
Exclusive access to crime quiz
Historic video footage
Keepsake brochure with special offers
Gratuities

Departure Point

163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin in Chicago’s Near North Side, across the street from Water Tower Place, where you will board your coach vehicle.  On board, an experienced guide narrates during your tour of Chicago’s famed criminal and historical sights. Listen to thrilling stories of mobsters, violence and crime as your coach winds through Chicago’s historic River North, Gold Cost, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. Snap pictures and enjoy little-known tales of legendary mobsters Al Capone, ‘Terrible’ Tommy O’Conner, and Bugs Moran.  

Your mafia tour highlights Chicago’s most notorious crime scenes, including the courthouse where some of the most famed mob cases were tried, and the site of the grisly 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Other notorious mob haunts you do a drive-by on are the Biograph Theater and Holy Name Cathedral. (Along the way, you can hop out of your ride for pictures.) When it's all over, you'll get a ride back to the Near North Side to end the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Water Tower Place
Meet your guide across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall in Chicago’s Near North Side at your selected time. Hop aboard a luxury climate-controlled coach and begin your 1.5-2 hour tour of the history of Chicago crime, from 19th century to today.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Museum of Contemporary Art
Drive by the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Stop At:  
The Magnificent Mile
See the Magnificent Mile.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
John Hancock Center
One of the tallest buildings in the city and home of a beautiful observation deck.
Pass By:  
North Avenue Beach
Drive by on tour bus.
Stop At:  
Biograph Theatre
Stake out crime scenes including the Biograph Theatre.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Oz Park
Drive by en route to the St. Valentines Day Massacre.
Stop At:  
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
Go inside to see Nitti's vault, a mob museum, and historic bootlegging tunnels.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lincoln Park
Drive through historic and beautiful Lincoln Park and it's surrounding neighborhood on the tour route.
Stop At:  
Marina City
Hear fascinating stories about Al Capone, The Untouchables, the Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, ‘Terrible’ Tommy O'Conner, Leopold and Loeb and ‘Cap’ George Streeter, all who made their notorious criminal mark on Chicago. Grab your camera for a ‘drive-by shooting’ of the historic criminal courthouse, an architectural landmark where some of Chicago's most famous cases were tried.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Holy Name Cathedral
Pass by the Holy Name Cathedral, and see the site of the 1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murder scenes. This Prohibition-era conflict between two powerful Chicago gangs -- the South Side gang led by Al Capone and the North Side gang led by Bugs Moran -- ended in the brutal murder of seven Mob members. In addition to your comfortable, narrated drive through the city, you’ll also hop off the coach to visit some areas by foot for a more immersive experience. Your guide will offer in-depth narration as you follow the path that Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss walked right before their deaths. Hop back on the coach and return to the Near North Side to conclude your Chicago crime and gangsters tour.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thirty Five E Wacker
The Jewelers Building and historic landmark building.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Masks or face coverings are required. Please bring your own.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to actual tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required in the Special Requirements field. Bus is able to hold collapsible wheelchairs but it is NOT equipped with an electronic lift.
  • Please do not attend the tour if you are sick or have been with someone who is sick.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Crime and Mob Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Crime and Mob Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Crime and Mob Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Crime and Mob Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Crime and Mob Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The A/C on the bus is fierce so remember to wear something warm." See review
  • "This tour is a must if you are visiting Chicago." See review
  • "A lot of fun and interesting stories - worth the tour and something a little different" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great tour guide
Holly_W
, Oct 2020
My husband really liked the knowledge of our guide. She seemed very interested about the topic. Lots of energy
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Holly-We are so happy to learn that you and your husband found the tour guide informative and energetic! Thanks again for joining the Chicago Crime Tour!
star-1
Terrible
Mary_C
, Sep 2020
The tour guide was beyond rude. My daughter pulled her to the side and explained this to her and she apologised.
star-5
Best time of my life
Cindy_B
, Sep 2020
The tour guide was very helpfully and knew her history and took her time and let us take picture and also help me on and off the buss I have an hard time walking
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Cindy, We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and had the opportunity to take photos off the bus! Thanks again for joining us and sharing your positive feedback!
star-5
Crime Tour Review
Katyna_S
, Mar 2020
The tour was great and we learned a lot! Loved the stops and got great pics! My teen son enjoyed it as well!
star-5
Great tour
Juliann_B
, Mar 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Leah was a great tour guide; she was funny and kept us engaged. We had a great time learning the history of the city and would absolutely recommend.
star-3
Disappointed
NDB
, Mar 2020
It was just okay. It was a slightly rainy day which is why I didn’t mind it. Didn’t really get to see that much. We made 3 stops which only 2 were worth seeing. You basically ride on a bus a listen to someone tell you a story. Wouldn’t go again. Not worth the money.
star-5
Nice tour
Dennis_R
, Mar 2020
Very good tour guides who were informative and funny! Tour allows you to get off several times to stretch your legs and take photos. Certainly an interesting tour of Chicago and worth the time and money.
star-4
Very Good Tour
Daniel_W
, Mar 2020
The tour was great! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had a terrible seat on the bus and couldn't see very well.
star-5
Awesomely informative
Gayle_E
, Mar 2020
Fascinating history of the gangster era. Especially liked John Dillinger’s story. Found out no one found Al Capone’s hidden money.
star-5
Gangsters tour
Natalie_W
, Feb 2020
Excellent, Leah was fantastic, knowlaganle, charming and really helpful about what else to do in Chicago. The coach was comfortable. Highly recommended!

Product code: 6138CCT

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