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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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  • 2 hours (Approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
  • Experience the dark past of one of Chicago’s most frequented areas, the Loop
  • Historian guide with expert knowledge of city history
  • Learn the true tales behind Chicago’s gangster past
  • Listen to ghost stories and visit spooky haunted sites

What's Included

  • Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.

Return Details

  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Chicago Tours

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips

The tour is a walking one so be prepared to be on your feet and keep an eye on the weather as well.
It is a lot of walking be prepared wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
2,225 reviews
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Good Tour but had several concerns
Amy_A, Jan 2022
Overall, the tour was interesting and gave us a good walking tour incorporating history. Our tour guide, Kai, spoke loud enough the majority of time for us to hear the info, although at times she began talking before everyone in the group could join. The listing said it would be in small groups for safety precautions, with the tour guides wearing masks. However, our tour had nearly 30 participants and the guide only wore her mask indoors (which everyone did as it was a city mandate). I bought our tickes through Viator, where each ticket was the same price. I later found out that if we had purchased elsewhere, the children would have been half-price. Our party of 12 had 8 children under 18, so that would have saved us greatly. Viator also sent numerous emails and texts to me after signing up for the tour and until I unsubscribed days later.
Kai was a great tour...
Marissa_W, Jan 2022
Kai was a great tour guide, into the history and facts with intriguing story telling as well!! Recommend and would take another tour with Kai again.
Okay tour
Davina_R, Dec 2021
Stories did not quite match the hang out spots selected…. Stories themselves didn‘t fit together or were complicated to follow. The tour guide‘s enthusiastic though and if you already know the gist of Chicago‘s gangster scene this tour could be worth it for you.
Amazing! Educational and fascinating
Paul_H, Dec 2021
Our tour guide Doug was a character in himself! He was super informative and enthusiastic about the group! I recommend this to anyone
Fun city activity for kids and adults!
Erica_L, Dec 2021
Doug was a great guide! Very animated and a really good storyteller. Even our teens were drawn in to the stories and history lessons! Well done, Doug! 5/5!
CJ_C, Dec 2021
Great pace and explanation of Chicagos history. Nice that it was a walking tour, to get views of historical landmarks.
A++ guided Chicago tour !!
David_K, Dec 2021
Our tour guide, Kai, was absolutely EPIC. She took into account the group’s needs and safety tremendously well (walking speed, bathroom breaks, street crossing safety, voice volume, handicapped clientele considerations, timing, etc), and her storytelling was informative and engaging in every way. A++ and definitely worth every penny!
Caysha_R, Dec 2021
Informative guide, super knowledgeable. Great story teller. Would recommend. Wrap up Chicago is cold!
Do it!
Kelsey_D, Dec 2021
We had so much fun on this tour and learned a lot! Doug was a wonderful tour guide! Passionate and super knowledgeable about the stories and history in Chicago! 10/10 recommend!
You will enjoy Chicago even more
Axel_R, Dec 2021
It was fascinating to learn more about speakeasies, high profile criminals and how they played a role during Capone’s era. Highly recommended


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