Chicago Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

Chicago Crime Tours163 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60654
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Overview

Chicago Crime Tours offer luxurious 90-minute tours of the Windy City, revealing some of its darker history of infamous criminals and gangsters. Guests can ride comfortably in a luxury, climate-controlled bus while learning about Al Capone, John Dillinger, Terrible Tommy, and more, while seeing famous crime scenes, like the Biograph Theatre, Clark Street Bridge, Holy Name Cathedral and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 90 minutes.
  • Meet at 163 E. Pearson (east of Michigan Avenue) across from Water Tower Place mall.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the defined tour departure time.
  • Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

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Amy Wallace

Chicago Crime Tours is interesting and entertaining with a great mix of on the bus touring and off the bus experiences. Our guide, Mitch, was fantastic.

Description

from Chicago Crime Tours
Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with Chicago Crime Tours. Some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy sightseeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. Unlike Chicago walking tours, this luxury bus tour can't be stopped by Windy City weather.

Criminals and Mobsters
Investigate Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, H.H. Holmes, George Streeter, The Chicago Black Sox, Leopold & Loeb, and more. See the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murder scenes.

Historic Landmarks
Stake out crime scenes like the Biograph Theatre, Holy Name Cathedral and other Chicago landmarks. Grab your camera for a drive-by shooting of the historic criminal courthouse, a Chicago architectural landmark where some of Chicago's most notorious cases were tried.

Chicago Crime Scenes
Escape into the criminal past of Chicago's River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods. Get off the bus and explore where Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss stood just before their deaths.


Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Barb Teats
1 Review
"Crime"
October, 2017
Had a great tour on our tour with Ben!
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Kristine Price
1 Review
"Knowledgeable guide"
October, 2016
Lots of history and knowledge passed on through the tour. We had 3 stops, fun time. Ben excellent guide.
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Isabel M
Northern Virginia, Virginia
"Mobsters"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 05, 2019 NEW
A friend and I booked the bus tour, instead of the walking tour, just in case the weather wasn’t good. It turned out that Chicago was cold and rainy so we were happy to relax in the dry bus. Our tour guide (Alysse?) was knowledgeable, funny and very entertaining. She added a warm, personal touch. We loved listening to her stories of Chicago crime. She kept it real, instead of just glamourizing illegal activity. This tour was great — entertainment, history, culture and a little architecture.
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Melissa M
"Ben"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2019 NEW
Ben was amazing. He was funny and informative! I would recommend this tour. Had a blast thank you melissa
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ange369
Lincoln, United Kingdom
"Average tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2019 NEW
Very average was hoping to learn more about gangsters and crime than we did, saw lots of places where things “used to be” but have now been demolished. Would have liked to see where al Capone lived and his crew or his grave etc instead saw a line on the wall where a garage used to be, very costly for what it was and if it wasn’t for the guide would have been really dull ....
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Matthew F
"Great Tour Guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
Mike was fascinating and funny. a great guide. Lots of great history and stories. Harry Carey's place was really interesting. Recommended for history buffs.
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Sandy H
Northwood, Ohio
"Chicago Crime Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019
Mike did an awesome job yesterday! Anybody can give the history, but Mike gave the history in an unforgettable way, mixing knowledge with humor and a great bit of improve. Even when his routine was thrown off with our interactive bus, he encouraged the interaction and made you feel welcome to give insight and participate. Would highly recommend taking this tour.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Crime Tours

Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends outside 163 E. Pearson St. (SE corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave) across from Water Tower Place mall.  Look for Black Windy City Limousine Bus with Chicago Crime Scene tape.

How early should I arrive?
Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check-in with tour guide.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 90 minutes, subject to traffic and weather.

Is there nearby parking?
Paid parking is available in nearby public garages, including Water Tower Place.  Water Tower Place parking is accessible from Chestnut Street. Standard rates apply.

Is this tour kid friendly?
We are a family and kid friendly tour.  Please let us know if you have any questions regarding children or tour content. We highly recommend that children under six do not attend the tour.

What places will we visit?
We visit places of criminal historical significance in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, River North & Loop neighborhoods.

Will we see actual physical crime scene locations?
Most of the crime scene locations still have an existing structure or building.

Do we get off the bus?
Yes, guests get off the bus multiple times, subject to traffic, weather and time. Walk in the footsteps of two famous Chicago gangsters just before their deaths.

Are restrooms available?
Please use the bathroom before the tour starts. There are no bathrooms on the bus.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
All are invited to participate on the tour.  Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs or requests.  We want to work with you.  The bus has storage for collapsible wheelchairs and strollers.  One of the stops includes walking up and down a stairwell.

Does weather affect the tour?
Chicago Crime Tours, at its exclusive option, reserves the right to cancel any specific tour due to extreme weather conditions and will offer customers a credit for a future tour.