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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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.
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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
163 E Pearson St , 163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Bus pickup OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson (SE side of Pearson St and Michigan Ave). Report 10 minutes early for check-in. Bus departs on time. Look for the tour guide at the bus.

This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to actual tour departure
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed on the bus.
  • No bathrooms or restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 sanitization during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "Don’t sit in the back row of the bus if it’s hot." See review

Reviews

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1,339 Reviews

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star-5
Entertaining
Brenda_W
, May 2022
Very entertaining tour guide who made the history come to life! We loved seeing and hearing about John Dillinger's final bit and the Red Lady. Also, the descriptions about the Northside and Southside gangs.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Brenda, Thank you for your descriptive review and positive feedback. We really appreciate you taking time with us.
star-2
It was a total waste of...
Sherrii_A
, May 2022
It was a total waste of money and not very informative. I thought we were going to go to the rough side of town but all he did was let us get off twice and really not see anything.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are typically known for being entertaining and educational. We are sorry to learn that you did not have a similar experience. We are sorry that we missed the mark, and appreciate your feedback.
star-5
John was very informative...
Jeffrey_M
, May 2022
John was very informative and knew his stuff. We had a great time. It was awesome. Thank you for the trip
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your generous review and kind words about John and the tour. 🙏
star-5
Great tour
frank_r
, May 2022
The tour guide very knowledgeable and entertaining. Sites were fun and cool. Highly recommended!!!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Frank! We appreciate you sharing your experience.
star-5
Loved it!!
Erica_M
, May 2022
Very fun and informative, the bus was clean and a comfortable temperature. Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable, definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Erica. We are so pleased to read your review. We are grateful for you sharing your experience.
star-5
Great tour
Bernadette_V
, May 2022
It was a great way to see the city and experience the dark side of Chicago history. Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for showing appreciation to your guide and for the tour!
star-5
I loved seeing the...
Bernadette_V
, May 2022
I loved seeing the neighborhoods as well as the crime facts. Guide was good, knowledgeable, enthusiastic.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We really appreciate your review and positive feedback. Thank you!
star-5
Funny and Entertaining Chicago Tour!
Hans_K
, May 2022
This tour was very entertaining and interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and incredibly funny. I would highly recommend this tour to everybody!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and feedback. We are overjoyed with you kind words. Greatly appreciated!
star-5
Very entertaining
Emily_J
, Apr 2022
Katie was lovely. She was lively and the tour was a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend. With this tour we even got off the bus and got to see all of the crime places around Chicago. Very memorable and some very interesting stories
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Emily-Thank you for your kind and positive review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
star-5
Great Overview of Crime and Mobs in the great Gangster Era.
Catherine_B
, Apr 2022
Always loved this tour. I take everyone I am with on it every time I go back to Illinois. I highly suggest this tour for anyone interested the "The Mobsters"
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Catherine-We are grateful for you, your review and for sharing our tour experience with others. Thank you! 🙏

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