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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
  • Experience the dark past of one of Chicago’s most frequented areas, the Loop
  • Historian guide with expert knowledge of city history
  • Learn the true tales behind Chicago’s gangster past
  • Listen to ghost stories and visit spooky haunted sites
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Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Gratuities

Departure Point

71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.

Return Details

520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Tours

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.

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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 Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago.

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  • "The tour is a walking one so be prepared to be on your feet and keep an eye on the weather as well." See review
  • "It is a lot of walking be prepared wear comfortable clothes and shoes." See review

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Beautiful Chicago
Timothy_M
, Sep 2021
From start to finish, our tour guide Caleb did an outstanding job. We learned some very interesting facts about Chicago’s past while taking in all the beautiful buildings, lights, and characters on the streets of Chi-town. Great entertainment Caleb. Thx. Loved Chicago and will be back!
star-4
Fun Experience
Brianna_D
, Sep 2021
Kai our tour guide really knew her stuff and was an entertaining and energetic guide. I loved the mix of crime stories and architectural history. The price and time matched the experience. I would call this more of a historical tour than a ghost tour.
star-5
Top tour !
Joey_D
, Sep 2021
Stephan was very professional, awesome tour to do, be sure to have Stephan as a guide, was afraid the tour being too long for us but he made the tour very interesting and fun! Good job!!!
star-5
Highly recommended!
Gwendolyn_H
, Sep 2021
Kai was our very skilled and enthusiastic tour guide. Fantastic experience! Loved the history and being immersed in the locations of Chicago lore. Highly recommended!
star-5
Nice 2 hrs spent on a Sunday afternoon
Renee_M
, Sep 2021
Kias energy was super fun and I learned a lot of tid bits and excited to learn more about the history of the city!!
star-5
Not just a tourist trap
Jeanne_K
, Sep 2021
Kai was a wonderful guide - they obviously knew more than just the main talking points from the tour and they were happy to answer questions as they popped up. Lots of really cool tidbits from Chicago’s history. It definitely leans way more into the Gangsters stuff than the Ghosts stuff, but fun nonetheless.
star-5
So fun, do it!!
Valerie_B
, Sep 2021
Kai was hilarious! She kept us moving at a good pace while providing time for people to take pictures and ask questions. Even as a true crime junkie she had facts I hadn’t heard. Seeing the places I’ve read about was so fun!
star-5
Gangster Guiding by the Incomparable Stefan
Allanah_L
, Sep 2021
The dad jokes were, by far, the scariest part of the entire tour but our guide drew our attention to keystone features of the city that we’ve watched Micheal Bay blow up for years and lay some history behind them; The undertaking of literally moving AN ENTIRE CITY still blows my mind. The history here is an integral and tangible part of this places lifeblood and the tour gives you a feel for all of it. Definitely a good tour to get your bearings within downtown too, get a brain wrinkle with this tour!
star-5
Excellent!
John_B
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour on a beautiful day! The guide was very informative. Will definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour….highly recommend!
Cynthia_E
, Sep 2021
Tour guide was outstanding! I think her name was Kia. Very well informed and made the tour exciting. Appreciated the bathroom breaks.

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