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Your tour meets in Chicago’s Near North Side, across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach bus, and get ready to learn about the city’s shady past.

Your driver provides a smooth ride through the city, bypassing traffic when possible, while your guide points out main landmarks that play a part in the area’s gangster history. Hear stories about big-time mobsters—including Al Capone, Tommy O’Conner, Bugs Moran, and Hymie Weiss—as well as The Untouchables, who helped bring them down.

You’ll see locations where well-known crimes happened and the courthouses where the bad guys were tried for their crimes. Some parts of this tour allow you to get off and wander around important attractions on foot.

Your tour ends with a drop-off at the departure point.
Locations visited
The Loop
The Magnificent Mile
Lincoln Park
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Chicago has a past filled with big gangster names such as John Dillinger and the infamous Al Capone. Dive deep into the city’s mobster ways with a guide who knows where “the business” was done. Stay comfortable during this bus tour, which is perfect for any type of weather, and choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
  • Guarantee your spot on this tour by booking ahead—perfect for big groups
  • Learn about Chicago’s mobster past from your guide 
  • Multiple departure times available to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
  • Charge your cell phone on the go with outlets on the bus
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Reviewed yesterday
Great tour!

Ben, the tour guide was knowledgable and shared a lot about the area in addition to the info on crime. It was nice to get on and off of the bus to tour local sites. It kept the tour interesting. Bravo to the driver who...More

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Reviewed yesterday
Interesting and entertaining look into Chicago's mob history

From beginning (at the surviving Chicago fire Water Tower) to end (at the Harry Caray restaurant,) the Chicago Crime Tour was enjoyable in every way. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable of Chicago's mob history. He connected the familiar stories to actual places while, also,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ben great guide

Very informative tour. I thougt Ben was hilarious and very knowledgeable. The bus very comfortable, definitely recommend

1  Thank karlah2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Weekend booze and cruise

First of all Ben our tour guide was well versed in the area but continually was having brain farts and stopping mid thought. The tour was helped bring to life some of the charactors in Boardwalk Empire. I was expecting a bit more excitement but...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Crime tour

The crime tour was interesting. There was a lot of driving around. Tour guide was informative. The Harry Carey bar was interesting and seeing all the newspaper articles and the vault

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keon s
August 22, 2018|
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Response from jebzoo22 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can bring bottles of water onto the bus
August 6, 2018|
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Response from wendygalasso | Reviewed this property |
I used park whiz app and parked at a hotel with valet very nearby
August 6, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel close to downtown or the theater district, a cab is less than $10. We didn't rent a car, or drive to Chicago.
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