Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Operates Saturdays, Sundays
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2203

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

Pass By: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2644

Drive by the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Stop At: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

See the Magnificent Mile.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

One of the tallest buildings in the city and home of a beautiful observation deck.

Pass By: North Avenue Beach, 1600 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60613

Drive by on tour bus.

Stop At: Biograph Theatre, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2414

Stake out crime scenes including the Biograph Theatre.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oz Park, 2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614-4416

Drive by en route to the St. Valentines Day Massacre.

Stop At: Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, 33 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Go inside to see Nitti's vault, a mob museum, and historic bootlegging tunnels.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: 2045 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4707

Drive through historic and beautiful Lincoln Park and it's surrounding neighborhood on the tour route.

Stop At: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414

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

Stop At: Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-3835

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

Stop At: Thirty Five E Wacker, 35 E Wacker Dr Pl # 260, Chicago, IL 60601-2314

The Jewelers Building and historic landmark building.

Duration: 5 minutes

Activity Details
Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with stops on-and-off the luxury, climate-controlled bus. Walking tour paths explore historic crime scenes with great photo opportunities. True crime stories about Chicago Gangster Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, Prohibition, John Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H. Holmes and more.
Visit historic landmark buildings like: The Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Court House, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, etc. Tour famous Chicago neighborhoods: Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. Locals and tourists agree that this educational and entertaining thing to do in Chicago is a unique cultural experience.
Departure & Return
Departure Point163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • 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
Additional Information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
  • 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
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Our guide was awesome! Had a great time.. we will definitely do again and recommend this to others...

  • I just loved this tour. Very educational on Chicago history and leagends. Going to the historical places and getting close and personal with where it all happened was Mesmerising . Thank you! This type you will enjoy.

  • Excellent, Leah was fantastic, knowlaganle, charming and really helpful about what else to do in Chicago. The coach was comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Very informative trip and Ben presented it very well. learned a lot about the City as well as visiting some historic places.
    Recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours spare when visiting Chicago

  • The tour was great! Our guide was well informed and engaged. Wee had a lovely time. 10/10, would go spend part of a 12 hour layover on this again

  • The tour was fun and very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone I know.

  • Found this tour to be very interesting and informative. Learned much more than just about Al Caponet. Our guide was GREAT!

  • Our family is into history so tours like the Chicago Crime Tour is up our alley. It was informative and helped us look at the city in a different light. Our 12 year old son was engaged for most of the tour. A definite win!

  • Learning all about the different people and stories. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Hearing all the interesting stories was memorable.

  • The tour included some interesting facts and the guide was very energetic. Even though it was about Mob history, when she spoke about the Chicago World's fair she could have mentioned its place in history for electricity and the Tesla and Edison battle. I would have liked to walk around more- or see the locations up close- But overall I would definitely recommend it.

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