Night Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

Chicago Crime Tours163 E Pearson St. Chicago , IL 60654
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Step into the lives of Chicago’s most notorious criminals as you embark on this nighttime tour. From the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, you’ll encounter iconic crime scenes and historic bars. Drinks are not included. On this 2.5-hour luxury bus tour through the streets of Chicago, you’ll learn about everything from the legendary Al Capone to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Drinks are not included in the tour price.
  • Tour duration: approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Guests must be 21+ to participate in the tour.
  • Ride on a luxury tour bus, rain or shine.
  • Tours available on Fridays at 8:00 pm.


from Night Crime Tours
Chicago crime & mob bus tour with stops.

Light up the night on this 2-2.5 hour bus tour and escape into Chicago's crime and mob history. 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, 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 and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods. Get off the bus and explore where Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss stood just before their deaths.

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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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"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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"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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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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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 Night Crime Tours

Is this tour appropriate for all ages?
No. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to join the tour.

Are drinks included in the tour price?
No. The tour stops at two historic bars. Drink prices are not included in your tour admission.

How long is the tour?
The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Where does the tour begin?
The tour boards outside of 163 E. Pearson. (SE corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave). Look for black Windy City Limousine bus with yellow Chicago Crime Tours tape.

Is parking available?
Paid parking is available nearby. Water Tower Place parking is accessible from Chestnut St. Standard rates apply.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Please make note of your special needs or requests when reserving your spot on the tour. The bus has 6-7 steps and storage for folding wheelchairs and strollers. Some stops include stairs.

Are there restrooms on the bus?

Can I record the tour?
No. Any audio/video recording is strictly prohibited. Guests may take photographs during the tour.