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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • 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.
  • Please do not attend the tour if you are sick or have been with someone who is sick.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences LLC

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.

  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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 policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour .

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Mostly Mob not crime.
Kathleen_W
, May 2021
Learning about Chicago Mobs was what interested me. Was sad to not hear about John Wayne Gacy, that's crime more current and well known.
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star-5
Great tour!
Madeleine_H
, May 2021
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Leah, was so knowledgeable about all of Chicago’s crime history and she made it really fun. She kept calling her jokes cheesy, but I thought they were hilarious and really helped everyone on the bus loosen up. I can’t wait to come back to Chicago and show this tour to more of my family.
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star-5
History and crime while you see the city!
Shannon_C
, May 2021
Our guide, John, was hilarious, engaging, and a lot of fun! I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves exploring the city and learning about the history of the city and it’s crime! Such a fun experience!
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Sleeping with the fishes
Anonymous
, May 2021
It was a very interesting tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I liked that the bus stopped at significant places where we were able to get out and look around. The bus was a bit cramped.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you found the tour interesting and informative, and that you enjoyed the stops off of the bus! The bus should be comfortable, clean and spacious. Please reach out directly with additional feedback. We'd love to learn more. Thanks again!
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star-5
Amazing
Ann_C
, May 2021
Anna Rose was entertaining and very knowledgeable. We saw some wonderful and historical buildings. The history is important for us to learn with the hope of not repeating it.
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star-5
Great tour
kayekotz123
, Apr 2021
Jason was perfect. Very knowledgeable. Great time. Well worth the money. Kept us entertained. Great for all ages.
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star-5
If You Like Crime, You’ll Love This!
Dominique
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide Jay was very fun and knowledgeable! It was very cool to see the sites that real things happened, along with the pamphlet that had photos of the areas from that time. Very cool experience overall.
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star-5
Nicely done
Kathleen_G
, Apr 2021
Very interesting. Tour guide extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. A must when visiting Chicago. Will be back.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Kathleen - You made our afternoon! We are so happy that you found the tour interesting, informative and pleasant. We can't wait to see you next time!
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Great
Dennis_S
, Apr 2021
The commentator was awesome and very informative. He was very comedic and always willing to take your picture for you if needed .
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dennis, Thank you for your positive feedback about the tour guide and experience. Please share your photos with us! We'd love to see them! Thanks again!
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Great
Ruth_K
, Apr 2021
The tour guide (John? Sorry I can’t remember his name) was very knowledgeable and funny. I’d recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Ruth, Thank you for your kind review and for recommending the tour. We are so pleased that you found John to be knowledgeable and funny. Thanks again!
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