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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago provided by Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
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Last updated: 18 Feb 2021
A note from Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
This is a walking tour with limited group size to maintain social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal activity for adults and kids. Go back in time on the Gangsters and Ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the roaring 1920’s when speakeasies around The Loop attracted notorious bootleggers and gangsters including Al Capone. See former gangster hangouts and haunted places like Congress Hotel, Palmer House, and Death Alley, with lively commentary from your historian guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Available languages
English
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Walking tour of Chicago with a ghost and gangster theme
Insightful commentary shared by the guide
Mixture of historical fact and ghost stories makes for a fun tour
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 61552P8
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The Chicago Theatre
Duration
2h
Departure details
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Inclusions
Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - The Chicago Theatre
Departure details
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    71 E Wacker Dr
    71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Loop
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Millennium Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cloud Gate
  • 5
    The Chicago Theatre
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    520 S Michigan Ave
    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    See address & details
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Mari K
Hua Hin, Thailand61 contributions
Nice way to spend 90 minutes in Chicago
May 2021 • Couples
Connor was an informative and friendly guide. I enjoyed waking the city at a leisurely pace and learning about this fascinating history.
I felt that we could have visited more places (given Al Capone had more than 200 Speakeasys within the Loop!). Also, because of COVID we could not go inside The Palmer Hotel which was a real shame.
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James C
1 contribution
Famtastic!
May 2021 • Solo
It was a great tour. My guide Caleb was very knowledgeable and knew how to tell a great story. This tour is a must do for anyone visiting Chicago.
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HBWTBS
1 contribution
Loved it!
May 2021 • Couples
Adam was a great tour guide. The way he described historical events really made them come alive in my mind. I wish my Highschool history teacher was as good. He made sure everyone could hear him during the load parts of the city he would pause what he was saying and wait till we were in a quieter place to finish. He also made sure the people in the back of the crowd could hear him. He was very easy going and funny. My favorite activity by far on my trip!
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bim I
3 contributions
Gangsters
May 2021 • Friends
Tour was a stroke. It was a fast paced walk with a lot of stairs. Not good if you walk slow or need any assistance.
Stephen was a great guide. He gets 5 stars.
Written 13 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neha
Raleigh, NC3 contributions
Informative tour!
May 2021 • Solo
I took the tour with Stefan, he was very informative and I loved his wit! It was my first time in a Chicago,
So I wanted to get to do a tour of the city so this was perfect. The tour is about 1.5hrs with a lot of walking. (Pack an extra later/jacket if you get cold easily.) The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because I wish it focused a bit more on Al Capone, but nonetheless this is an awesome tour and I’m glad I did it!
Written 13 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth P
1 contribution
A fun time!
May 2021 • Friends
We loved the walking tour and information presented. Adam was so kind, attentive, and helpful. He even gave us recommendations of what to do around town :) The only reason we are giving it 4/5 stars is because we wish it could be a little bit longer! Otherwise—A wonderful tour.
Written 13 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ali G
9 contributions
Great activity to do and great value as well.
May 2021
Kai was amazing. So much knowledge and was delivered perfectly. We got rained on half way through the tour and it was incredibly cold (for us unprepared Floridians). She, however, was prepared for such an event and adjusted the tour to be under shelter must of the remainder of the walk. You really do not feel the distance you cover because she keeps it entertaining and she's very engaging. She was very cautious as we crossed streets, uneven sidewalks. Kept everyone involved, from those of us in the front to the ones in the back.
Written 10 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MD
1 contribution
Great Tour Experience
May 2021
I have lived in Chicago for four years now. I just recently went on this tour when a friend was visiting and I thought that Lizzy did an amazing job. She kept the energy level high the whole time, and was able to teach me so much about the city that I never knew. I would 100% recommend this to anybody who would like a new perspective or anyone who would like to take an immersive tour of the city. Thank you so much.
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Holly B
1 contribution
Must Do!!
May 2021 • Friends
Our tour was so much fun and and our guide, Kai, was just amazing! So much information and so much fun. I highly recommend!!
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kaitlyn H
1 contribution
Learned so many new things!
May 2021
Super interesting tour! Lizzie the tour guide was great! Very personable and knowledgeable. Made the experience great for everybody!
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
Susanne W
Susanne W
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Fun tour
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Stefan. He was knowledgeable, funny and a great ambassador for his hometown. You
sowellchicago
sowellchicago
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Very cool
We’ve lived in Chicago for 14 years and never knew about any of the things we learned on this tour. Caleb was a gre
Navigator431459
Navigator431459
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Bucket list Chicago
I would like to give a shout out to our tour guide, Connor! He made this walking tour do much fun! He was very kno
Ddomian
Ddomian
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Something to do during COVID
We had a great time on our tour. It was less cheesy than I thought it would be. A good amount of walking, which w
G9320KDamym
G9320KDamym
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Really enjoyed this tour!
Had a blast with Stephan! He was knowledgeable and energetic even though it was cold! He kept us moving though whic
Xaviercarrillo
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Xavier
The experience was great. We enjoyed the city by night, and learned the story of Al Capone in a entertaining way.
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juangC9242MC
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Best tour in Chicago
It was an amazing tour! Lauren was personable, very knowledgable, and accomodating for pictures and any other neces
cindye295
cindye295
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Loved our tour guide
Sucha fun experience! Lauren was our tour guide and I definitely recommend getting a tour with her if possible! She
Rickey D
Rickey D
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Great Tour and price point.
Lauren was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had lots of fun! Kept the group safe and ensured plenty of time
dirkc343
dirkc343
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Do The Gangster Tour - Ask for Lauren!
This is a fascinating look back into a unique component of American history along with a excellent walking tour an
Joy L
Joy L
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Fun and informative
Lauren was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of incorporating fun facts with grisly history.
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Chicago Gangsters and Ghost Tour
It was such a great tour! Learned a lot about Chicago’s history!! Laura was personal and professional! Great com
Tom V
Tom V
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Interesting and Informative
I was in Chicago for a long weekend, found this tour through an online search, and figured that it might be a good
PDXmichaud
PDXmichaud
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Chicago's spooky past come to life!
If you have a couple of hours and are looking for an interesting way to learn some fascinating history that makes C
Nicholas F
Nicholas F
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the gangster tour
highly recommended, worth every penny! 2 plus hours, very informative, easy walk and full of great one liners, the
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