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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
  • Professional tour guide and chauffeur
  • Live commentary on board
  • 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 10 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

Meet your guide across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall in Chicago’s Near North Side at your selected time. Hop aboard a luxury climate-controlled coach and begin your 1.5-2 hour tour of the history of Chicago crime, from 19th century to today.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of Contemporary Art (Pass By)

Drive by the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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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Don’t sit in the back row of the bus if it’s hot.
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Chicago crime doesn’t pay!
Geoffrey_A, Dec 2022
Tour guide was extremely well spoken and wove a little humor in to keep it interesting. She also had a great delivery.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and positive feedback about the guide and tour. We appreciate you sharing your experience!
Marsha_N, Dec 2022
Everything Mike was the best! Very interesting! Enjoyable, comfortable and very accommodating! No more to say
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your awesome and positive review! We appreciate you.
The Mobs of Chicago
Michelle_D, Nov 2022
This was an educational & fun tour. I would advise others to experience this. The tour guide person was knowledgeable as well.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your generous review!
Harry Carey
chelsea_y, Nov 2022
I really enjoyed the entire tour but Going into the basement at Harry Carey’s my kids loved it. Will definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so pleased to learn that you and your kids had a great time. Thank you again for sharing your positive experience!
Great Choice
Victor_S, Nov 2022
All the information was amazing. Harry Carrys was a incredible location. Guide was awesome. Would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Victor! We are grateful that you were able to spend time with us. We appreciate your positive review.
Fun tour!
Renee_B, Nov 2022
Great tour and guide was very informative and fun. Enjoyed everything And Harry Carry visit was great also.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks Renee! We appreciate your positive review and comments. Have a great 2023!
The tour guide kept it...
Margaret_S, Nov 2022
The tour guide kept it light and the time flew by. Chicago has an interesting relationship with its mobsters.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your review!
Gangster Guide
Peadar_M, Nov 2022
Our guide John was so entertaining, knowledgeable & had the perfect voice for the tour, highly recommended
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are grateful for you sharing your experience. Thank you for your positive review and feedback.
T_C, Nov 2022
The entire tour was FUN thanks to Jay, our tour guide. What an enthusiastic story teller! The tour is informative in a fun way.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are grateful for your review and positive endorsement. Thank you!
Great experience
Kathryn_H, Nov 2022
The tour guide, Javier, was fantastic! Very informative!! His extraordinary knowledge of Chicago's crime & mob history truly made the tour worthwhile.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are so happy to read the positive review. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Bus never showed up ....
Gordon_C, Nov 2022
Bus never showed up . This place is a scam I don't have nothing nice to say right except I should get a full refund
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Gordon, We are sorry to read that you did not make it onto the bus. Your review is a great reminder for guests to call if they don't see the bus at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time so that we can provide help. The tour started on time and ran as scheduled. Once again, we are sad that you were not on the tour, but we hope that you will accept our reschedule option in the near future. We'd love for you to join us.
Very fun tour
Yvette_M, Nov 2022
The tour guide was excellent, he had a lot of knowledge and funny. They were very interesting stories.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your review!
Interesting tour
Karen_H, Nov 2022
Very informative tour guide named Jay who was very knowledgeable and interactive. Worth doing this tour if you are interested in The Mob!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Karen, Thank you for your review and kind words. We really appreciate the positive feedback.
Perfect 2 hour tour, lots of fun, especially on rainy day
Patrick_T, Nov 2022
Enjoyed this trip; a nice way to see the area of Chicago north of the river, with bonus views of the lakeshore. Perfect rainy day tour! Really enjoyed the tour guide Mike, whose script is impeccably timed, and is a wealth of knowledge.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Patrick for your review. We are grateful for your positive feedback and compliments about Mike and the tour!
Two hours well spent!
Annika_S, Nov 2022
Fascinating stories! Well planned! Perfect for the family's teenagers! Entertaining as well as educational.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Annika, Thank you for your awesome review. We are so happy that your family and teenagers found the tour entertaining and educational.
Very informative...
Tavia_L, Oct 2022
Very informative knowledgeable nice weather smooth ride enjoyed the ride, will for sure recommend to other friends and family in Michigan
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your review and positive feedback. Yes, please send your friends and family from Michigan! How many are we talking about?
Fantastic Tour! Our guide was amazing!
Steven_P, Oct 2022
The guide ‘s telling of mobster’s backgrounds. Seeing where Dillinger died and the photos in the basement of the restaurant.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Steven, Thank you for sharing your experience and positive feedback!
Stepping back into history
Ken_J, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful time stepping back into history and actually seeing where these events took place. Very entertaining and informative. Javier was an excellent tour guide.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Ken! We appreciate your time with us and are grateful for your review.
Great tour
Robert_P, Oct 2022
Great tour and very informative and interactive. Our guide, Javier, was very passionate about the content. (Not 100% his name was Javier but that’s the name that comes to mind.)
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Yes, Javier is correct! Thank you so much for your positive review and kind feedback. We appreciate you and are so happy that you enjoyed the tour.
Very informative. History...
Rosalie_O, Oct 2022
Very informative. History was amazing but would have liked to stop at more places. But it was still fun and would go again
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your review and positive feedback. We are grateful that you spent time with us.


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