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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • 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, 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, 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

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

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.
2,433 reviews
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MARIA_M, May 2022
All of it! Heidi was great! She tells fantastic stories! We can't wait to come back and do more tours!
A good time for all
Stephen_Y, May 2022
Kai was an outstanding tour guide. Very engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Made the whole tour come alive
Would do it again!
Greg_B, May 2022
Great tour and way to also see the city. Perfect length and our good was so knowledgeable about gangster history, ghost stories and the city in general
We loved the tour and our...
Brittney_B, May 2022
We loved the tour and our tour guide! It was a really great experience before moving out of Chicago.
Best tour guide ever!
Giselle_P, May 2022
We learned so many interesting facts about Chicago and Al Capone that we’d never heard! Our tour guide was interesting, funny, and nice! Gave us a whole new perspective on Chicago! Worth every penny!
Awesome time!
Andrea_E, May 2022
Great historical Scotty stories in each building!! Too many for just one. Ghosts floating in the river people jumping off the top of buildings with remaining ghosts in the building and the biggest gangster of all has quite a twist in his life!
Highly Recommended
Nancy_E, May 2022
Our tour guide was Andre. Let me tell you, he does not disappoint. He's very knowledgeable about Chicago's history so we got bonus material. His personality just pulls you in. He made sure we were all together before moving on. Many thanks!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great walking tour
caroltribbey, May 2022
Nice walk through the city. Adam, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and was an expert at the history of gangsters in the city. I was disappointed though because the ghost part was lacking. I expected to go into actual places to feel the ghostly vibes!
Good to learn local history
Elthon_N, May 2022
It's a good way to learn local history, which isn't told in books. the guide was very attentive, humorous and accurate.
Best tour!
Carlos_P, May 2022
Great tour! Got to see parts of the city I had no idea about and learned the history. Highly recommend!


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