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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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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
71 E Wacker Dr , 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.

520 S Michigan Ave , 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 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Tours
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.

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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
See all safety measures taken by Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago.
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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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  • "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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star-5
Family friendly, accessibility
Brittany_J
, Aug 2022
Baylor was a great guide! A nice balance of creepy/joking to lighten the mood. Good tour for all ages. We went up quite a bit of steps between the river walk and the cultural center but the river walk has a ramp, and the cultural center has an elevator.
star-5
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Aaron_J
, Aug 2022
Awesome tour guide. Very animated. The weather was great and we appreciated the break in the middle of the tour.
star-5
Take an infamous walk
Karen_R
, Aug 2022
Brandon gave the tragic and sometimes notorious history of Chicago new “life”. Fun and interesting. Walk was easy and, amazingly the stories, kept my two teenagers engaged.
star-5
Brandon was a fun story...
Kimberly_K
, Aug 2022
Brandon was a fun story teller and shared some entertaining tales about Chicago's history while touring highlights of the city.
star-5
Even my teenage daughters loved it!
Veronica_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Brandon, was outstanding! My family has lived in the Chicago suburbs for 13 years and didn’t know of half the stories he shared on our tour! The SS Eastland tragedy is unimaginable, as well as the theatre fire. Each well-planned stop was either interesting or beautiful (usually both!). I highly recommend!!
star-5
Andre really brought the...
Mike_C
, Aug 2022
Andre really brought the stories to life and was very generous with his time afterwards to give recommendations for other things to do. A thoroughly entertaining tour.
star-5
Fun evening tour!
Jennifer_V
, Aug 2022
Brandon was amazing! Such a great story teller! We learned so many interesting facts about the city and it’s history! Our whole family loved it!
star-5
Great way to see some...
Robert_H
, Aug 2022
Great way to see some areas of Chicago that would be missed, and to learn some history at the same time.
star-5
Awesome experience
Zena_C
, Aug 2022
Brandon was awesome! Great tour guide, very knowledgeable! Great stories and history of Chicago I didn't know
star-5
Take in Chicago Gangsters & Ghosts Style!
Tonia_F
, Aug 2022
Great historical experience. Our tour guide, Conner, was a good story teller and historian of parts of the city we toured.
star-5
Valentine’s Day will never be the same
Jessica_S
, Aug 2022
Learning that where we were staying was very close to where the St. Valentine’s Day massacre took place. We loved the entire tour!
star-5
Super fun
Lisadavid_S
, Aug 2022
Alan was great! Fun, informative and dramatic! I was a little tricked by this I was expecting a bus tour, although the walk was beautiful,
star-5
Great gangster tour Chicago
Amritansh_V
, Aug 2022
Heidi was a great tour guide. The tour was great, very informative and interesting. She took us to some of the most iconic spots in the city and explained the history behind the events wonderfully.
star-5
Fun and Enlightening
Rob_C
, Aug 2022
Stories of the tragedies that shaped Chicago and the countries ruled and laws. Would recommend this to everyone
star-4
Great job!
Murad_M
, Aug 2022
Places that we were shown and the whole history behind them. The guide was very knowledgable and patient.
star-5
The tour was fun and...
Alexander_M
, Aug 2022
The tour was fun and engaging. Even being from Chicago, it’s something I recommend people doing. Really gives a good break down of historical tragedies that occurred in the city.
star-4
Interesting and fun tour
Kendra_H
, Aug 2022
Rosa was a great tour guide. She was full of energy and knew her stories well. The stories were interesting. The reason I gave 4 stars is because i thought we were actually going to see one of the tunnels, and to go into the Congress Hotel. But we didn’t actually go into either. My favorite part was going inside the Palmer House and seeing the architecture and getting a drink, along with hearing all the great stories.
star-5
Brandon did an excellent...
Judy_K
, Aug 2022
Brandon did an excellent job with the tour. I would highly recommend the experience. It was a beautiful evening filled with wonderful memories.
star-5
André was a very engaging...
PatriciaW_G
, Aug 2022
André was a very engaging and fun guide even though it was HOT and Humid!! He knows the history and answered all of the questions.
star-5
Andre is the best
Ryan_F
, Aug 2022
Andre was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Greatly enjoyed our time with him. Highly recommend.

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