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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
  • Chicago crime tour by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Explore Chicago’s most storied crime-related areas in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, the Loop and Magnificent Mile
  • Hear stories about Chicago’s most notorious criminals and mobsters including Al Capone and John Dillinger
  • Witness the sites of history’s most infamous crime scenes including the St Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • Hop off to explore some places by foot with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

For time-pressed travelers, this coach tour offers a speedy way to discover Chicago’s mob history.

What's Included

  • Luxury temperature controlled coach bus
  • Live interactive tour guide
  • Photo opportunities off the bus at infamous crime scenes
  • Exclusive access to crime quiz
  • Historic video footage
  • Keepsake brochure with special offers
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 163 E Pearson St
    163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    Bus pickup OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson (SE side of Pearson St and Michigan Ave). Report 15 minutes early for check-in. Bus departs on time. Look for the tour guide at the bus.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour will begin in Chicago’s Near North Side, across the street from Water Tower Place, where you will board your coach vehicle.  On board, an experienced guide narrates during your tour of Chicago’s famed criminal and historical sights. Listen to thrilling stories of mobsters, violence and crime as your coach winds through Chicago’s historic River North, Gold Cost, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. Snap pictures and enjoy little-known tales of legendary mobsters Al Capone, ‘Terrible’ Tommy O’Conner, and Bugs Moran.  

Your mafia tour highlights Chicago’s most notorious crime scenes, including the courthouse where some of the most famed mob cases were tried, and the site of the grisly 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Other notorious mob haunts you do a drive-by on are the Biograph Theater and Holy Name Cathedral. (Along the way, you can hop out of your ride for pictures.) When it's all over, you'll get a ride back to the Near North Side to end the tour.

Water Tower Place

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of Contemporary Art (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bus departs on time. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • Guests may not join the tour after the bus departs. General seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Joint seating is not guaranteed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • There is no onsite office.
  • Please advise at the time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required in the Special Requirements field. Bus is able to hold collapsible wheelchairs, but it is NOT equipped with an electronic lift.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great tour guide!!!...
Suzanne_T, Mar 2023
Great tour guide!!! Javier was really knowledgeable and easy to understand and hear. He made it a lot of fun
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for your review! 😀
Great experience. Wish it was longer.
Ryan_V, Mar 2023
I got to stick my hand in a large steel safe mobsters used to use for crime in 1920. Things like this are a fun and visceral way to experience history.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Ryan--Thanks for your awesome review. We appreciate you!
Kerry_W, Mar 2023
Very knowledgeable and welcoming. Fascinating history tour with great team. Javier was great and the tour was timed perfectly. Not too long not too short. Recommend
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much Kerry. We are grateful for you and we appreciate you sharing your experience.
Not worth it
Thomas_O, Mar 2023
History was interesting but not a lot of sites on tour. Nothing more then I coulda read about. The whole netti vault st vday site nothing to see there.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your review and feedback.
Enjoyed the tour . The guide was very knowledgeable. Nice to get a bit of history about the place you are visiting
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback about the guide. We are so glad that you enjoyed the history and sites.
lots of information in a comfortable bus
Anne_R, Mar 2023
We enjoyed the tour. After living in Chicago 30 years we learned a lot of new Chicago crime facts. Our teens and French exchange student had fun too! The tour guide was great, had a loud clear speaking voice and the right level of energy, humor, sarcasm.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We are so happy to read your review. Thank you for sharing your experience and positive feedback. Thank you also for bring your teens and French exchange student. It means a lot to us that you spent time with us!
Great ride and history lesson
Joshua_O, Mar 2023
Tour guide was great had to give me and my brother her seat because the bus was all the way full. She knew all kinds of Chicago history. Would recommend
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Joshua. We appreciate your positive attitude and review! We are also grateful for your recommendation. Thank you again for spending time with us.
Fun afternoon exploring Chicago history
Victoria_C, Mar 2023
Jay was an awesome guide! Perfect activity on a cold blustery day. We learned lots of fun facts and trivia about Chicago in addition to the crime stories. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your generous review and positive feedback about Jay. We appreciate your recommendation🙏.
Fun couples date
Mallory_C, Mar 2023
We had a great time! It was a cold, rainy day so this was the best solution for entertainment. My husband and I enjoyed the history and stories. It made us want to go home and binge watch mob movies.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for joining us on a couples date! We appreciate you spending time with us and sharing your experience. 😀
Great way to see the City!
BethAnne_C, Mar 2023
Super fun - especially for a cold, rainy Chicago day. Family of 5 - a great way to see some of Chicago and learn about some of the history that No one talks much about!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We are so happy that you and your family could spend time with us and explore Chicago's crime history. Thank you also for your positive review and feedback.
The best part of my trip...
Ariella_M, Mar 2023
The best part of my trip to Chicago, hands down! I learned so much history and heard a lot of riveting stories. Wonderful!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Ariella, Thank you for your amazing and generous review. We are grateful that you could spend time with us. We appreciate your positive feedback. Thank you again!
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Brian_G, Mar 2023
Was a great time. Javier did great and was very knowledgeable about all things Chicago Mob. Truly a history city.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your 5 star ⭐️ review! We appreciate your feedback about Javier and the tour. 👍
Historical tour, and not...
Claudia_R, Mar 2023
Historical tour, and not much to see because all the places have been reconstructed but the explanation was very accurate and interesting.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Claudia-Thank you for your 5 star review!
A must do when visiting Chicago!
Lenore_O, Mar 2023
Excellent tour - well worth the price! Tour guide Javier was excellent - informative and entertaining!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your positive review about Javier and the tour. We really appreciate your time and thoughtful comments.
Crime Tour Experience
msctac2017, Feb 2023
I liked seeing where John Dillenger was shot and hearing about the community re-action to his shooting
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your 5 star review!
Fun Tour!
Laurie_P, Feb 2023
Fun and informative tour! Learned a lot. Our guide was very funny and made it a pleasure experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your kind and generous review. You made our day! 😀
Mob tour
Eugene_W, Feb 2023
The interaction with Maddie and actually going to the places was awesome! I loved how we got to experience the places. Took you back to a different time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your gracious review and positive feedback about Maddie! 🙏
Highly recommended tour
Peter_V, Feb 2023
We had a great tour with our guide, Mike, who was both knowledgeable about the Chicago gangsters of the ‘20’s and ‘30s, as well as very entertaining. The visits to the Biograph Theatre and Fank Nitti’s hideout, were particular highlights for us. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Peter, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We appreciate your review and positive feedback, including tour highlights. Thank you for your endorsement!
Fantastic tour of famous mob sites.
Alan_P, Feb 2023
Great to see places in real life that you’ve only previously read about or seen in films. Maddie our guide did a great job of explaining stories and bringing it all to life. Would highly recommend, even if you’re not a fan of the mob and organised crime history.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Alan, We really appreciate your positive review. Thank you for sharing your experience with Maddie and the tour.
Fun and informative!
Teresa_M, Feb 2023
This was a fun and very detailed and informative tour. John did a great job explaining the crime history of Chicago, Got off the bus a couple times to look a couple things in person.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We appreciate your review and kind words about John and the tour. Thank you. You made our day!


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