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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

By Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences
Recommended by 90% of travellers
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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.
from
RM 211.20
per adult
from
RM 211.20
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-99, max of 39 per group
Duration:90–120 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

Departure details
  • 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

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6138CCT

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bus departs on time. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • Guests may not join the tour after the bus departs. General seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Joint seating is not guaranteed.
  • No restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • There is no onsite office.
  • Please advise at the 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour?
How much is Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour?
Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour price starts from RM 210.44. Discover and book Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour cancellation policy?
Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6138CCT

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    163 E Pearson St
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Water Tower Place
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    John Hancock Center
    North Avenue Beach
  • 3
    Biograph Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Oz Park
  • 4
    Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lincoln Park
  • 5
    Marina City
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Holy Name Cathedral
    Stop: 7 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Thirty Five E Wacker
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

OlleWltr
OlleWltr
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Gangsta’ tour - chicago
Amazing experiance, great locations and wonderful Javier as our guide! Hopefully he will be able to pronounce ”malö
Chadhreviews
Chadhreviews
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Great Tour With Maddie
She was very friendly and well spoken. Very knowledgeable as well. I enjoyed listening to her speak.
Z6996MOsallyd
Z6996MOsallyd
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Great tour for the Chicago crime novice or expert
Our tour guide Katie was great at making crime and murder entertaining ! Very comfortable ride around the city lear
sophiaZYK
sophiaZYK
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Very interesting
Good tour, it was interesting to know about the town history . Guide was excellent explaining all the stories and f
Jill675
Jill675
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Funny and informative
Mike was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the area. He was also very funny. I would highly recom
smartgirl0686
smartgirl0686
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A very cool thing to do!
I was born and raised in Chicago but still love to learn new things about my city. I thought the tour was so intere
mcnylen
mcnylen
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Fun!
We’re in town for a long weekend. This tour was on our list and it did not disappoint. It was fun, educational and
Destination800567
Destination800567
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Great afternoon
Our tour guide was great’ -such a fun experience ! Perfect activity to view our beautiful city and learn about its
Shirlonda A
Shirlonda A
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Mob tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed the tour very much. We thought the surprise at the en
marychaset
marychaset
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Chicago Crime Tour
The trip was very fun and the tour guide made the tour fun and interesting. As a native or Chicago, I learned about
751celinaf
751celinaf
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Awesome time
This tour was super cool! We had an amazing tour guide who was very informative and knowledgeable! :)
kellylA6569UJ
kellylA6569UJ
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Great fun
Great time tonight on the bus! Really enjoyed all the history! Also, thanks for the pizza, it was a delicious surp
Carolyn R
Carolyn R
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Crime bus tour
John was interesting and fun and a great story teller. We really enjoyed this tour, so glad we did it
111theresag
111theresag
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Chicago Mob and Gangster Tour
This was a great tour and Leah was the best! She was knowledgeable, friendly and a master of puns! Perfect tour to
Mariana L
Mariana L
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Good experience
Is fun and you can get off the bus to take pictures, interesting, make time for questions, they give you fun facts
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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1,032 reviews
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Jeremiah T
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Very detailed and awesome tour overall. Great energy too. But children are not free no matter the age; we brought our 15 month old who took a nap the entire tour and had to pay for a children's ticket even though we didn't get an extra seat. Every other tour we went on in Chicago for 3 and under were complementary
Written 20 October 2021
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Bryan
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyed the tour. Not only do you see some really iconic locations, you get a great tour of the city in a very comfortable bus. Our tour guide was top notch. Highly recommend if you want to kill a couple of hours and learn about some really cool stuff.
Written 7 July 2021
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Jai M
Miami Beach, FL4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Our guide Jay was wonderful. She made the experience fun and interesting. She also gave very clear directions about what we're doing at each stop so we knew what to expect. The day we toured it was pouring rain all day but we still enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it!
Written 7 November 2021
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Crime T
Thank you for your generous words and kind review. We really appreciate the positive feedback.
Written 7 November 2021
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AlexTheJock
Wigston, UK1,869 contributions
Four of us booked onto this tour through our hotel's reception. The receptionist called the tour operator to book it for us, and was told that it would cost $39 per person. When I got back to the room I got a text from my credit card company to let me know that $167.80 had been debited from my account, when I was expecting $156. I went back to reception, and when the receptionist called the tour company back she was told the rest was fees. I was so annoyed that I was going to cancel, but as we had been told by others that this was a must do tour I decided to continue with it.

Next morning we boarded the bus and the guide started his introduction, most of which was to tell us how brilliant he was. He certainly 'talked the talk', but it became apparent during the tour that he wasn't as he had advertised himself during this introductory speech. He spent most of the tour on auto pilot, sometimes he appeared bored, other times he seemed to forget exactly where he was in the tour.

The tour itself was nothing to write home about, and certainly was not worth anywhere near the amount we paid. I would not recommend this tour to anyone, as my impression at the end was that I had just spent two hours of my life that I wouldn't get back.
Written 3 March 2020
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Matthew V
1 contribution
Javier was a very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. He brought us to some really interesting spots and some were where we could get off the bus and have a look around. He managed to condense a huge amount of history into the 90 minute tour and made it fun with jokes too.
Written 25 May 2022
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Crime T
Thank you for your feedback and positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Javier and the tour. 🙏
Written 25 May 2022
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familiadeicaza
Panama Province, Panama40 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide was enthusiastic about the matter and a great story teller. He was entertaining. However, we spent 95% of the time sitting inside the bus and you couldnt really see much of the spots he pointed out. The number of people chatting in the bus made it hard sometimes to follow the story.
I was hoping to hop off the bus more and get a more dinamic experience on the key spots. Also audiovisuals could be better. A small brochure with tiny pictures was all we had. They could use the TVs for a more engaging experience.
Written 4 October 2021
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Kristin
14 contributions
Oct 2022
My husband I have done similar tours in the past, so decided to give this one a chance. We both really enjoyed the tour, including getting a good sense of the city and the stories Leah told. Enjoyed the hop off/photo ops. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the seating on the bus is very tight! I felt like the seat in front of my was right in my face.
Written 24 October 2022
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Crime T
Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate you.
Written 24 October 2022
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Shalisa A.
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
This tour was very informative and the tour guide Maddie was so awesome! She was very light hearted and made the tour fun, even with some technical difficulties from the microphone malfunctioning. She was a champ and still made everyone on the bus feel comfortable and well informed. Thanks for giving us a great tour experience Maddie, keep up that positive attitude!
Written 9 July 2022
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Crime T
We appreciate your positive feedback about Maddie and the tour. Thank you!
Written 11 July 2022
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Stephanie D
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Perfectly cadenced conversation (with the geography, made it even more fun!) Our tour guide Michael was not only witty (had his own shtick and hangs with Emmy Award-winning friends) but was great about giving people the big build-up prior to visiting each place...made you feel like you were a piece of history. Had a great time and highly recommend it. On a side note, I had mobility problems and you never had to walk too much, just a couple of blocks or down some short stairs. They also put out a stool to step on getting off the bus.
Written 18 July 2022
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Crime T
Thank you for appreciating Mike and the tour. It means a lot to us. We are so glad that you could spend time with us.
Written 18 July 2022
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Angela A
Algonquin, IL42 contributions
Aug 2021
I grew up in Chicagoland and am very active in tourist activites and have never taken a bus tour in my own city, until today. It was very interesting and our guide was very engaging and personable. The bus was also comfortable. Having grown up here you'd think I'd know a lot about what they talked about and showed us - but nope! Didn't know most of the factoids and had never been to any of the spots they showed us. I'd even been in Harry Caray's restaurant a handful of occasions or more and never knew that vault was down there! My husband and I both said we'd do this tour again some time. Totally recommend! (p.s. I accidentally scheduled the wrong date and when I arrived to check in, the gentleman was very nice, told us to stand aside to see if there were any cancellations - and he switched our reservation on his handheld device and got us on the bus - bonus! And nice, professional customer service!)
Written 30 August 2021
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Crime T
Angela: Thank you for your complimentary review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience!
Written 1 September 2021
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