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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

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.

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
  • Masks are required inside and on the bus. 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.
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed on the bus.
  • Please do not attend the tour if you are sick or have been with someone who is sick.
  • Guests 5 years of age and older are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences LLC
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.
  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

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

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
It was a fun experience....
Beth_B
, Jan 2022
It was a fun experience. Leah made it very enjoyable. Thanks for a nice day!! I enjoyed seeing lots of Chicago along the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Beth. We are so happy to read the positive feedback and 5 star review.
star-5
Excellent
Kelvin_R
, Dec 2021
Prohibition story and stop. Weather was a factor but that could not be helped. Bathroom break a little earlier would be helpful.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks Kelvin! We appreciate your 5 star review.
star-5
Guide was very...
Gwen_L
, Dec 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable and funny too. Great history and info on the city. The info on the Northside and Southside gangs, seeing spots where events took place was great.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Gwen! We appreciate your positive feedback and review.
star-5
Very informative
Chiqui
, Dec 2021
Anna was very informative, knowledgeable and super sweet!!! The accommodations excellent since they permitted for us to bring our luggage!!! A big 10 to the driver!!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you very much for your positive review and feedback about Anna Rose and the chauffeur! We greatly appreciate your kind words, and we are grateful that you joined us.
star-5
Wonderful! Love all of...
Thomas_W
, Dec 2021
Wonderful! Love all of the history tips. Our host was also great as he kept things lively and was so knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review!
star-5
Great way to learn about Chicago
Jeff_Y
, Nov 2021
Katie was great fun and very informative! We had a great time and learned a lot of cool facts about the history Chicago.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks Jeff! We are so happy that the tour was a great way to get to know Chicago!
star-5
Excellent tour, very...
Tammy_D
, Nov 2021
Excellent tour, very knowledgeable about Chicago crime families, would do it again and the price was right!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you Tammy! We really appreciate your review and nice comments.
star-5
Fun and interesting 🤔
Andrew_D
, Nov 2021
Seeing places we heard or read about. The St Valentine’s Day Garage locale, Frank Nitti’s safe and tunnel. Back story on Chicago shadier characters.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Andrew: We are so happy that you enjoyed learning about the places and characters. We appreciate your 5 star review!
star-4
Great tour
Charles_M
, Nov 2021
Anna rose was a fantastic guide , bus was a little tight We enjoyed her narration Tour was great, thanks
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks Charles. We appreciate your positive feedback and kind words.
star-5
Chicago Mob Tour
TE_Y
, Nov 2021
Interesting and enjoyable tour. I learned a few things regarding Chicago's mob history that I was unaware of
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you very much for your positive feedback!

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