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.


Tripster 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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Limeri
Watford, United Kingdom
"Wise guys of the Windy City "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2019 NEW
This gives you a brief history lesson on some of the underworlds famous faces .See where Dillinger was killed see nittis safe in the bowels of the Harry Carey restaurant and get an informative light hearted take on the prohibition and other historical crimes in the Chicago area from Ben the tour guide . It fills an hour and a half best tip Is look for Macy’s and the bus is just on the side street you can’t miss it
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crenner641
"Great way to see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed this bus ride around Chicago. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. You will learn interesting facts about crimes in Chicago - both mob crimes and others. The best part is the opportunity to get off the bus and take pictures at various places along the route. Sit on the left side of the bus (opposite side of the driver) for the best views. We enjoyed the comfortable bus and the opportunity to see areas of Chicago we would never have ventured into on foot. Great tour of the city.
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Vacation823202
"Really good Tour in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 27, 2019
We had a great time on this tour that showed us the seedy gangster/crime side of Chicago from the past. Our tour guide was Shannon and she was fantastic - great story teller, entertaining, and great knowledge. Highly recommend as there are are so many characters not just Dillinger and Capone to explore from this part of the history of the city.
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alex_from_holland
Utrecht, The Netherlands
"Shannon did a great job!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2019
Nice tour trough Lake View, Old Town to see and hear how crime started in Chicago. John Dillinger, Al Capone and many more. Shannon knows how to entertain her audience.
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747agnieszkas
Chicago, Illinois
"Agnes "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 06, 2019
Very boring bus tour. I would not recommend. Wasted time and money. Nothing interesting to see. The guide was not knowledgeable and talked too fast.
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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.