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Chicago Crime and Mob Tour provided by Chicago Crime Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
Reduced occupancy on the tour bus. If you are sick or have been with someone who is sick please do not attend the tour.
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Chicago has a past filled with big gangster names such as John Dillinger and the infamous Al Capone. Dive deep into the city’s mobster ways with a guide who knows where “the business” was done. Stay comfortable during this bus tour, which is perfect for any type of weather, and choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
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You'll start at
163 E Pearson St
163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USASouth East corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave. Directions: Please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson St. (east of Michigan Avenue, across from Water Tower Place shopping mall.) Look for the black Windy City Limousine Bus with yellow Chicago crime scene tape. Bus departs on time. and Michigan Ave.
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  • 1
    Water Tower Place
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by North Avenue Beach
  • 3
    Biograph Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Oz Park
    Pass by Lincoln Park
  • 4
    Marina City
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 5
    Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Holy Name Cathedral
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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You'll end at
163 E Pearson St
163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USASouth East corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave. Directions: Please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson St. (east of Michigan Avenue, across from Water Tower Place shopping mall.) Look for the black Windy City Limousine Bus with yellow Chicago crime scene tape. Bus departs on time. and Michigan Ave.
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Highlights
  • Guarantee your spot on this tour by booking ahead—perfect for big groups
  • Learn about Chicago’s mobster past from your guide 
  • Multiple departure times available to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
  • Charge your cell phone on the go with outlets on the bus
What to Expect
Your tour meets in Chicago’s Near North Side, across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach bus, and get ready to learn about the city’s shady past. Your driver provides a smooth ride through the city, bypassing traffic when possible, while your guide points out main landmarks that play a part in the area’s gangster history. Hear stories about big-time mobsters—including Al Capone, Tommy O’Conner, Bugs Moran, and Hymie Weiss—as well as The Untouchables, who helped bring them down. You’ll see locations where well-known crimes happened and the courthouses where the bad guys were tried for their crimes. Some parts of this tour allow you to get off and wander around important attractions on foot. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you are sick or have been with someone who is sick, please do not attend the tour.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michiganfan2014 wrote a review Apr 2020
Chesterfield, Michigan5 contributions2 helpful votes
There were 7 of us in our group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was charming and very informative. We all agreed we would highly recommend this to anyone in the Chicago area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ChicagoCrimeTours, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
Responded Apr 27, 2020
Hello Michigan Fan (Go Blue!), Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your experience! So glad that your group found the tour and guide informative and enjoyable.
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Time Traveler wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
WARNING DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!! The tour guide was extremely rude and disrespectful. I was not allowed to ask questions. I was made fun of and the content was boring. Me and my friends hopped off the tour mid way. I rather watch paint dry then take this tour again!!! There are
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Date of experience: March 2020
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PEBBLEFAN wrote a review Mar 2020
So CAL38 contributions16 helpful votes
I thought the tour was good fun. The guide was very nice and cheerful. Visited some interesting spots. She knew the history of the sites. I would go again.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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He1ena wrote a review Mar 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida9 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour guides were a lot of fun, very witty. I never knew about all the places they took us all the time I lived in Chicago-duh. But coming back as a tourist I got the tour, and it was a lot of fun.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Ashley K wrote a review Mar 2020
Henderson, Kentucky15 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I enjoyed this tour so much. I loved that we were able to get off the bus and see the sights. It was very informative and our guide Shelia was amazing and really made the tour fun and exciting. I will definitely do this tour when I’m in Chicago again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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scooterp2016
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Learned and laughed alot
Tour guide mike was awesome. Know a lot about the city not just what was on itenarary. Seen a lot of stuff around t
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25audreys
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Save your money
It's unfortunate to see companies fail to respond appropriately to our newly declared national emergency by refusin
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mb042085
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Great teip
Took the tour and it was great. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. She was able to make sure everyone
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Emieex
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Chicago Crime Tour
Our tour guide, Leah, was awesome with a fun personality and a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this tour.
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arturosalto
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Excellent!
We had a great time. Our tour guide was hilarious and the pizza was a nice surprise. well worth it to get to know s
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Limeri
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Wise guys of the Windy City
This gives you a brief history lesson on some of the underworlds famous faces .See where Dillinger was killed see n
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crenner641
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Great way to see the city
We enjoyed this bus ride around Chicago. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. You will learn interesting fac
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kah50442
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Fun & Entertaining
When you've done most of the things already in Chicago. UGH what to do next? The Chicago Crime Tour... Our guide, J
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ppolasek27
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Great Historical Perspective
I took my class and had an amazing time. This tour was more historically accurate than other ones in Chicago. It
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Vacation823202
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Really good Tour in Chicago
We had a great time on this tour that showed us the seedy gangster/crime side of Chicago from the past. Our tour g
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Jason W
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Great Tour for Everyone!
I went on this tour for the 3rd time last night and they did not disappoint!! Each time has been a little differen
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alex_from_holland
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Shannon did a great job!
Nice tour trough Lake View, Old Town to see and hear how crime started in Chicago. John Dillinger, Al Capone and m
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Rick H
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This is fun and interesting!
Our guide Leah was outstanding. Fun and lots of jokes and lots of great information. The sites were so interest
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308devind
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Would recommend to anyone
Leah did a great job telling the story’s of Chicago’s well known mobsters. We would recommend this tour to anyone v
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jodyb892
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Outstanding Night Time Chicago Tour
You, Leah aka "Katie", single handedly made this tour an outstanding cap to our evening! Thank you, for make the
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