Chicago Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences LLC163 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60654
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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 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.

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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.


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Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour:


  • World famous crime scenes like the St Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Stops on-and-off the bus
  • True crime history
  • Historic video footage
  • Interactive live commentary
  • Crime quiz
  • Souvenir pamphlet with photos
  • So much more!


    Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with stops on-and-off the luxury, climate-controlled bus. Walking tour paths explore historic crime scenes with great photo opportunities. True crime stories about Chicago Gangster Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, Prohibition, John Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H. Holmes and more. Historic landmark buildings include: The Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Court House, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, etc. Tour famous Chicago neighborhoods: Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile.

  • Bus Pickup OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson St.
  • Check In 15 Mins. Early. Bus Departs on Time.
  • 1.5-2 hours tour duration
  • Chicago Crime Tours Reviews

    3 Reviews
    Pamela  Walsh Tripster User Profile Image
    Pamela Walsh
    1 Review
    "Great tour?"
    May 2021
    We really enjoyed the tour Leah was very knowledgeable and entertaining!! Highly recommend this when in Chicago!!
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    Barb Teats Tripster User Profile Image
    Barb Teats
    1 Review
    October 2017
    Had a great tour on our tour with Ben!
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    Kristine Price Tripster User Profile Image
    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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    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). The Chicago Crime Tour bus is red and yellow.

    How early should I arrive?

    Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check-in with tour guide. Names are on the guest list.

    How long is the tour?

    The tour is approximately 1.5-2 hours, 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?

    All ages are welcome. Recommended for ages 10+.

    How will we be seated?

    General seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Joint seating is not guaranteed.

    What places will we visit?

    They 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. Dress weather appropriate. Walking may be up to a city block.

    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. They 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 the 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.