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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

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

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.
Q:
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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2,190 Reviews

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Great tour with Kai
Macey_M
, Nov 2021
Great tour with Kai! Kai was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide, she spoke loudly enough for everyone to hear and had great historical stories to share. She also provided brief periods for pictures in-between stops which was great. Would highly recommend.
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Kai is an amazing guide
Daniela_B
, Nov 2021
Kai is an amazing guide! We learned so much and had an amazing time and totally worthy tour! You learn so many stories about the history of chicago of their biggest events with the mafia, serial killer and fires!
star-5
Great tour. Our guide, Kea was very good.
Judy_V
, Nov 2021
Learning about the boat that never went down the river. It capsized with many people killed. The whole tour was very interesting.
star-5
AWESOME!
Mauricio_V
, Nov 2021
Kai narrated the history as if we were living in those times. Learned a lot about things id never thought occurred in streets we walked over and over
star-5
A walk with ghosts and Al Capone
David_H
, Nov 2021
Learning about Al Capone and the places he once occupied. Seeing and learning about the history from different locations and timelines throughout Chicago.
star-5
History was not boring
Deborah_D
, Nov 2021
The tour was awesome, filled with historical and intriguing stories. Kai is a natural spokesperson and would truly make a great teacher! History wouldn't have been boring and snooze worthy if she had been my instructor. Never even heard of HH Holmes until this tour.
star-5
Great tour - must do
Rebecca_G
, Nov 2021
Kai was a great tour guide lots of history and humor - learned many new fun facts about Chicago and was done at a good pace
star-5
Definitely recommend
Ben_K
, Nov 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She understood not only the history but also the political dynamics of the time which made it more interesting. Definitely recommend.
star-5
Excellent!!!
Henry_B
, Nov 2021
I love the untold forgotten stories. Very knowledgeable of the cities past. I would definitely love to do it again on a longer tour. It was nice.
star-5
Great Adventure
Gina_H
, Nov 2021
Lizzy was a wonderful guide who interacted with us and kept us entertained. It was a great way to see the city. The ghost stories were chilling and the gangster stories thrilling. Highly recommend!

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