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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
  • Experience the dark past of one of Chicago’s most frequented areas, the Loop
  • Historian guide with expert knowledge of city history
  • Learn the true tales behind Chicago’s gangster past
  • Listen to ghost stories and visit spooky haunted sites
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Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Gratuities
71 E Wacker Dr , 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.

520 S Michigan Ave , 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 face masks and attendee health during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
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 Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The tour is a walking one so be prepared to be on your feet and keep an eye on the weather as well." See review
  • "It is a lot of walking be prepared wear comfortable clothes and shoes." See review

Reviews

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2,469 Reviews

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star-5
Kai was a GREAT tour guide! Very knowledgeable!! Would recommend her to others.
Shannon_B
, May 2022
Kai was a GREAT tour guide! Very knowledgeable and entertaining with the facts and stories!! Would recommend them to others.
star-5
Lizzie was a great host...
Adam_K
, May 2022
Lizzie was a great host and did a great job guiding the tour! Great experience and learned a lot!!!!
star-5
Great, interesting, and entertaining tour tour
Geoff_D
, May 2022
As someone with no particular interest in either ghosts or gangsters I was pleasent ly surprised. The tour was entertaining, interesting, and educational concerning Chicago's history. Lizzie was great and very engaging, and could be heard clearly over the traffic even on the noisier areas. Whatever your interests if you have a few hours free in Chicago I'd highly recommend this tour.👍
star-5
Very interesting!
Trudy_M
, May 2022
Rosa was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot that we did not k ow before. Very enjoyable!
star-5
Lovely experience!
Janelle_R
, May 2022
Wonderful way to see through the city and go for a lovely walk! We went with Sarah and she was great to listen to and hear the history and stories of the city. It was affordable and the weather wasn’t too terrible. Our group was small which made it better to hear and ask questions!
star-5
Great tour
Beth_R
, May 2022
Heidi was a great tour guide, and there was some great sight seeing and history along with the regular tour.
star-5
We know more about Chicago than our own city thanks to Lizzy!
Jana_R
, May 2022
Lizzy was our guide. She was engaging, fun, interesting, and knowledgeable. My 16 year old nephew wanted to go on this tour & I worried it would be hokey or boring. It was neither. We both really enjoyed it!
star-5
Excellent
Melisa_D
, May 2022
Great experience, awesome explanation of the history of the city, ghost stories and such, kept us hooked the whole time.
star-5
Super engaging and...
Sofia_R
, May 2022
Super engaging and interesting! The pacing was really nice and our tour guide Conner was super informative!
star-5
Hella good
Eleanor_L
, May 2022
Tour guide was great. Congress was very cool. Tunnels were awesome. Learned a lot. I was buzzed, so yeah.
star-4
Good tour
Sherri_C
, May 2022
It was a good tour. Maria was an excellent guide. The story about HH Holmes was interesting. There could be a little more of Capone.
star-5
Ghostly and Gangsta
Brad_M
, May 2022
I did this tour as a solo. Andre did great from the beginning. From the moment he introduced himself and gave a history of my last name, charming to say the least. I won't spoil the tour but the history and sights are the very best of Chicago! The photos he helps you capture are perfect. Thank you!
star-5
Great!
MARIA_M
, May 2022
All of it! Heidi was great! She tells fantastic stories! We can't wait to come back and do more tours!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A good time for all
Stephen_Y
, May 2022
Kai was an outstanding tour guide. Very engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Made the whole tour come alive
star-5
Would do it again!
Greg_B
, May 2022
Great tour and way to also see the city. Perfect length and our good was so knowledgeable about gangster history, ghost stories and the city in general
star-5
We loved the tour and our...
Brittney_B
, May 2022
We loved the tour and our tour guide! It was a really great experience before moving out of Chicago.
star-5
Best tour guide ever!
Giselle_P
, May 2022
We learned so many interesting facts about Chicago and Al Capone that we’d never heard! Our tour guide was interesting, funny, and nice! Gave us a whole new perspective on Chicago! Worth every penny!
star-5
Awesome time!
Andrea_E
, May 2022
Great historical Scotty stories in each building!! Too many for just one. Ghosts floating in the river people jumping off the top of buildings with remaining ghosts in the building and the biggest gangster of all has quite a twist in his life!
star-5
Highly Recommended
Nancy_E
, May 2022
Our tour guide was Andre. Let me tell you, he does not disappoint. He's very knowledgeable about Chicago's history so we got bonus material. His personality just pulls you in. He made sure we were all together before moving on. Many thanks!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Great walking tour
caroltribbey
, May 2022
Nice walk through the city. Adam, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and was an expert at the history of gangsters in the city. I was disappointed though because the ghost part was lacking. I expected to go into actual places to feel the ghostly vibes!

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