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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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Chicago Crime and Mob Bus 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. No food or drinks on the bus.
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Updated 05/10/20 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
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  • 1
    Water Tower Place
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    John Hancock Center
    North Avenue Beach
  • 3
    Biograph Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Oz Park
  • 4
    Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lincoln Park
  • 5
    Marina City
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Holy Name Cathedral
    Stop: 7 minutes
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  • 7
    Thirty Five E Wacker
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    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.
    See address & details
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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
  • 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
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.
  • Please do not attend the tour if you are sick or have been with someone who is sick.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Traveler728706 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hoffman Estates, Illinois1 contribution
We took this tour for my mom’s 80th birthday and we had a great time. Michael was our guide and he was fantastic! He very very entertaining, keeping us engaged through the entire tour. Filled with interesting and little known facts. Would definitely recommend!
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Response from ChicagoCrimeTours, General Manager at Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
Responded 1 week ago
We are so pleased that you and your mom could join us for your mom's birthday celebration. Thank you for allowing us to share the special day with both of you! We are thankful for positive people like you and your mom!
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N And P wrote a review Oct 2020
Cave Creek, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
Learning about Chicago’s past made for an interesting tour! Highly recommend Chicago Crime tours if you like information from the past. Tour guide keeps your attention!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChicagoCrimeTours, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so pleased to know that you found the tour and guide interesting! Thank you again for joining Chicago Crime Tours!
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Kathy P wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Would highly recommend this activity for Families, all ages! We took the tour with our 2 kids, ages 15 & 11, and they both really enjoyed. Our tour guide was John, and he was engaging, funny, and did an excellent job guiding the tour. You could tell that he really knew his
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ChicagoCrimeTours, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Kathy, We are so pleased to learn that you and your entire family really enjoyed the Chicago Crime Tour! Thank you for your positive feedback and for recommending the experience!
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Laurie K wrote a review Sep 2020
West Seneca, New York368 contributions171 helpful votes
We were in Chicago visiting my son and his girlfriend and they had been wanting to take this tour, however when Covid hit the tours were on hold so we checked while we were in town in September and they were doing limited tours with social distancing and safe practices, so we
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ChicagoCrimeTours, General Manager at Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and felt safe. A guide with a great personality and presentation can certainly make for a fun tour. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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Michiganfan2014 wrote a review Apr 2020
Chesterfield, Michigan5 contributions7 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 Bus Tour
Responded 27 Apr 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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meezer3
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Seeing history making sights
Our friend from England was here visiting again and wanted to do this trip. Having lived outside Chicago all our li
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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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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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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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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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