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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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

Departure Point

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
  • If unvaccinated, masks are recommended.
  • 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.
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed on the bus.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please do not attend the tour if you are sick or have been with someone who is sick.
  • 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.

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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 sanitization during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t sit in the back row of the bus if it’s hot." See review

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Pat & Greg
Patricia_G
, Jul 2021
Riding on a limo bus while being lively educated about history. The young lady performed an awesome presentation!
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So fun
Mahsa_G
, Jul 2021
Fun entertaining tour with the best tour guide. Javier made it so fun. I’d highly recommend this for anyone in Chicago.
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Celebrating
Carmella
, Jul 2021
Very good, interesting and funny tour. Would love to come back. Great guide, all credits to him (and the driver!)!
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Very informative, believeable and funny
Dolores_B
, Jul 2021
I thought our host, Javier was awesome!! We really enjoyed Harey Carey’s and went back there after the tour for dinner. Thanks Javier!!!!
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Chicago crime tour is a must
Sylvia_G
, Jul 2021
The presenter was very genuine and incorporated interesting facts and opinions on the stories as well as keeping our interests.
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Gangsta time!
William_G
, Jul 2021
Anna was great and really knew her history and added to the story. She was very informed including additional information.
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Would recommend
Tammy_C
, Jul 2021
It was amazing to see all of the historical gangster landmarks! Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Bus was very nice, too. Good tour!
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star-4
Pretty good - Chicagoan that learned a few things.
Stephanie
, Jul 2021
Guy giving the tour was amazing. There was a lot of getting off the bus for very short spurts. Would have enjoyed seeing a few more places on the tour without having to get the whole bus off and back on. Don’t sit in the back row of the bus if it’s hot. The air conditioning was awful back there but totally fine on the rest of the bus.
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07/20/21 Chicago Mobster and Crime Tour
Daniel
, Jul 2021
John was a great tour guide; his knowledge and enthusiasm was entertaining and enjoyable. Being a history buff, I came away knowing a lot more about Chicago Mobsters and Criminals.
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Do This!!
Sthender_H
, Jul 2021
2 Enthusiastsic Thumbs-Up from this Texas native!! I wondered if I would really enjoy it but it ended up being the highlight of my Chicago trip, besides seeing my grown daughter of course. I was really sad when it was over.
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