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.


Reserve Chicago 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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jstev14
Regina, Canada
"Awesome mobster tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2017 NEW
This tour was very informative about the gangsters and mobsters of the prohibition era in Chicago. My tour guide Elysia was awesome! She was funny and knew her stuff. It was really neat seeing where some of the famous "gundowns" happened throughout the city. Highly recommend.
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gdub500
New Zealand
"Enjoyed the tour."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2017 NEW
Ana the tour guide was full of knowledge. Great guide. Highlight of the tour was stopping off at the Biograph Theater. Great Dillinger History. With the site of the St Valentines Day Massacre, the tour cant stop there, so expect just to look at it from the bus.
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bon1979
"It was costly for a 90 minute tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2017 NEW
My wife and I were visiting Chicago from Australia and decided to do this tour on Sunday 12th November. Our tour guide's name was Harvier, we found his stories interesting and funny at the same time. We found the tour price quite expensive for what you received. We couldn't see out the windows at the different places tour guide mentioned because they were fogged up. It was a wet day. The seats on the bus are extra small. The tour bus was full (approx 40 people) which made the bus stuffy and hot. You do get off the bus a couple times to see things. We did this tour only because the crime walking tours were not available this time of year. The free walking tours maybe best to do if available as they will be a much cheaper option. I think if this tour was half the price it currently is, it would then be worth doing. My wife found this tour to be poor.
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SusanCouncilBluffs
Council Bluffs
"90 min tour including off bus sites"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2017 NEW
Interesting information on mob members. Learned the difference between the mafia and the mob as well as the difference between north side and south side mobs in Chicago. Dillinger’s crime life was actually just over a year! The guide enjoyed her job and added drama to her presentation. Stopped and got off the bus at the site Dillinger was gunned down as well as another site with hidden safe of mob memorabilia and underground tunnel-not sure it added value but was good to get up and move.
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Beanskismom
Excelsior, Minnesota
"Great Friday Afternoon Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
My husband and I did the 2:00pm Tour with Mitch. We were visiting for the weekend from Minnesota and have friends who have had very good things to say about the tour. We couldn’t wait for the tour and ate so glad we chose to spend what limited time we had in the city this way. Mitch, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining! He made the tour even better with his jokes and welcoming personality. We learned my husband’s favorite bar, Haligan, was once a speakeasy run by Bugs Moran! Well worth the modest ticket price and an awesome view into a city we love!
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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.