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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour

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Often imitated but never matched, this 2.5-hour to 3 hour ghost bus tour with stops remains the "Best of Chicago" since its founding 18 years ago by the city's ghostlorist, Ursula Bielski. Ursula and her team of veteran paranormal researchers and historians have thrilled thousands of guests with firsthand experiences of this, one of the world's most legendarily notorious cities. We take you where the other walking tours simply can't--to the many shadowed corners where the fateful tales began. From the Fort Dearborn Massacre to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. From the Great Chicago Fire to the Eastland Disaster. From ghost ships that sail Lake Michigan to the Chicago origins of "Ghostbusters" And to the lair of the Devil Baby of Hull House.
  • Ride by comfortable bus from place to place during this Chicago ghost tour
  • A historian guide tells you spooky stories you might not hear otherwise
  • Take a convenient rest break to grab refreshments and use restrooms
  • This night tour gives you the whole day to make other plans
What to Expect
Meet for this Chicago ghost tour at Congress Plaza Hotel, and get ready to get spooked with stories of murders, hauntings, and other creepy occurrences.
Ride comfortably in a bus with a group of up to 50 people. Some of the places this tour makes stops at include Chicago City Cemetery, Lincoln Park, the mansion of Prairie Avenue, Death Alley, and the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Your guide gives you a break during the tour to grab some food (own expense) and take a restroom break.
Your Chicago ghost tour by bus ends back at the original meeting place with a drop-off.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a fun outting with my Mother and my adult children. Larry was fun and informative, we loved the comedy relief from the sad history. We will be back.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sunday P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide for our tour was very knowledgable and passionate about the history of Chicago and how it relates to the theme of the tour. He allowed us to use his own personal "ghost tracking" equipment such as dowsing rods and electromagnetic field detectors. He...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst ghost tour I’ve ever taken. Billed as intimate group of 12-15, nearly 40 people filed on bus for 2 hour tour. 3 hours later, returned to hotel of origin. 1st stop occupied by all day music festival. Bus parked 1/3 mile from destination and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mary575
Ursulabielski, Owner at Chicago Hauntings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you so much for your review. The tour you were on was a tough one indeed. I am sorry that Tony, our guide, was not more attentive. He was dealing with the driver of the bus company, who was being abusive to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tony is a great story teller. Chicago traffic never cooperates so lot of time riding but the opportunity to get off at the sites and use the equipment really adds to the experience. Had a great time and enjoyed the snacks provided by the M&M...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dg2518
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We boarded our air-conditioned bus and our driver even had snacks on board. This tour covered a very expansive area of locations. Not just downtown. Fasinating history and several pieces of information my husband I had never heard of. Would recommend. Our guide was very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stay422690
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February 16, 2019|
Response from ursula1968 | Property representative |
Hi there! We have lots of different tours with many different evening and day tours. Our classic evening ghost bus pulls out at 8!
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