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.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
I highly recommend this tour. The bus was comfortable and the guide was knowledgeable and authentic. It wasn't filled with a bunch of silly, make-believe hype which we appreciated. As a first time visitor to Chicago, it was nice to see different areas of the city. The guide was fun, informative and made the experience enjoyable for all. ATTENTION: For those of you who are like me and are a little nervous about not having a bathroom close by, our tour stopped at a famous restaurant that houses some cool mob artifacts. There is plenty of time to slip into the restroom on the stop if needed. I couldn't find this information anywhere else. YOU'RE WELCOME! :)
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Went on this tour last week with a group of family members (all adults) and we had a decent but not outstanding time on this tour. Tour had all the makings of a great experience (enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, comfortable accommodations, potentially exciting content), but it just fell short. Was lacking in any deeper historical context, which was made worse by the fact that the tour jumps back and forth among various decades. Probably fun for a family with kids looking for a lighter time, but not a very insightful or intellectual experience.
We had a fantastic time on the tour. We've been to Chicago many times but this brought a new awareness of the history and travelling to the unique gangster landmarks was a treat!
Jade was our tour guide! He was great. The guy knew everything there is to know about the history of Chicago crime. The tour bus was comfortable and had AC. It was hotter than Africa outside, so the AC was critical. Saw some good sights that I haven't seen before in Chicago.
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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.
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