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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

By Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Chicago has a past filled with big gangster names such as John Dillinger and the infamous Al Capone. Dive deep into the city’s mobster ways with a guide who knows where “the business” was done. Stay comfortable during this bus tour, which is perfect for any type of weather, and choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
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Ages 3-99, max of 39 per group
Duration: 90–120 minutes
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Guarantee your spot on this tour by booking ahead—perfect for big groups
  • Learn about Chicago’s mobster past from your guide 
  • Multiple departure times available to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
  • Charge your cell phone on the go with outlets on the bus

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Your tour meets in Chicago’s Near North Side, across from the Water Tower Place shopping mall. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach bus, and get ready to learn about the city’s shady past. Your driver provides a smooth ride through the city, bypassing traffic when possible, while your guide points out main landmarks that play a part in the area’s gangster history. Hear stories about big-time mobsters—including Al Capone, Tommy O’Conner, Bugs Moran, and Hymie Weiss—as well as The Untouchables, who helped bring them down. You’ll see locations where well-known crimes happened and the courthouses where the bad guys were tried for their crimes. Some parts of this tour allow you to get off and wander around important attractions on foot. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the departure point.

Start:
  • 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:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6138CCT

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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.
    • No restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
    • No eating or drinking on the bus.
    • There is no onsite office.
    • Bus is NOT equipped with an electronic lift. Tour includes steps and stairs.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      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.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Water Tower Place
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Museum of Contemporary Art
    • 2
      The Magnificent Mile
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      John Hancock Center
      North Avenue Beach
    • 3
      Biograph Theatre
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Oz Park
    • 4
      Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Lincoln Park
    • 5
      Marina City
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      Holy Name Cathedral
      Stop: 7 minutes
      See details
    • 7
      Thirty Five E Wacker
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Chicago Crime Tours and Experiences
      2,650
      Chicago, United States
      Joined in June 2013
    • Christine L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Would highly recommend!
      Fantastic tour. Maddie was great and gave wonderful historical information. If you are interested in the mob or crime in Chicago would highly recommend.
      Written 29 February 2024
    • janolavs2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      The only available introduction to city’s criminal history
      The tour was much shorter than the advertised 2,5 hours, and it was essentially the exact same tour as the day tour I took a couple of years ago. Guide was however great, and the pizza treat was nice. The squeeky, old buss should be updated to one of those new, fresh models. Soundproofed and with new audio-visual technology. With so few stops and so much information, I felt this would have been better as a classroom presentation without the need to go on an old bus. But, despite it all, the tour is still a «must do»’for all visitors to the city.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • Companion59611897821
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Crime Tour
      Great tour very good tour guide and excellent driver will definitely recommend stlluxury.com.🫶🏼.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
      Written 18 February 2024
    • jenniferrM1118BF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Really great tour with stop offs, seeing the locations was good. John was a mine of information. Would recommend if you’ve any interest of crime and history
      Written 16 February 2024
    • Guide687525
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tourist in my own city
      Excellent and historically accurate tour. Learned a lot about the city. Jay was engaging and has many stories to tell. The photograph pamphlet was a notch above!
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Laka5252
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Verrry Interesting!!
      We had a free day on our Chicago visit and decided to do this bus tour. I also got a great discount on Groupon that was honored without a hitch! Directions to the meeting point was very specific and just a short walk from our hotel! We boarded a nice full size bus with a few others, no more than 20 people. Fantastic for the weather outside was 30 degrees and would not have liked to be on a walking tour! There were a couple of stops in which we got off the bus, that was great! Our guide, Mike, was very entertaining and animated in his stories and details! He even gave us some other stories of crimes unrelated to Mobsters but relative to Chicago! I knew very minimal of Chicago, but he opened my eyes, and my ears became more open to take in more information and insight to the wonderful city!! There were a lot of aahhh moments for me! I definitely recommend this tour! And it was worth the fare!
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Debra M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it!!
      The tour guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable, engaging and funny! Highly recommend this tour! We learned a lot about the crime city and we’ll look into more series, movies and books to continue learning more.
      Written 3 February 2024
    • MikeM999777
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Chicago Crime Tours
      Anna Rose was wonderful in the delivery of the story of the Chicago crime families. I can't see the tour as being what it was today without her. I highly recommend this tour and hopefully Anna Rose is your host. Mike&Michele from Michigan
      Written 4 January 2024
    • stephanettechmie2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour
      We had an excellent tour with Jay🥰🥳🥰🥳! She was a lot of FUN & so informative! I’m a local Chicago native & I learned some new things on this tour🎊🎊🥰🥰!!
      Written 31 December 2023
    • Angiehollanda
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and fun
      Jay was so energetic and enthusiastic making it more fun and interesting. We were able to learn great deal about Chicago history additionally to mob stories. Highly recommend
      Written 31 December 2023
    • Karen L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun and informative
      Great fun, Alycia was a bundle of energy. Lots of interesting facts and anecdotes. We saw another side to Chicago. I would definitely recommend this tour.
      Written 31 December 2023
    • Glenn H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Time!!
      Learned a lot about the history of Chicago in fun way. Leah, our guide, was great! It was nice to drive around in a warm bus on a cold evening!
      Written 29 December 2023
    • evanhJ6817WA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Fun!
      A fun spin on the mob and Chicago crime! Leah, our tour guide, was absolutely incredible - her knowledge was endless and her stories amazingly timed to the key points around the city. All around a great time and the pizza at the end made for a nice surprise.
      Written 28 December 2023
    • 20wellsw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      GOOD TIME AND SOMETHING TO DO IN CHICAGO
      It was a good time and interesting. The tour started on time, and ended with a slice of pizza. The storyline was entertaining. We attended with 9 family members. Found a few new places to visit while here.
      Written 27 December 2023
    • S3400MBjennyr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Foggy fun on such a Winter’s Eve…
      Alycia was great, light hearted & amazing info! The stops were perfectly timed, sights for sure worth seeing & turned an otherwise gloomy, foggy Chicago evening into a lot of fun!
      Written 23 December 2023
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    AlexTheJock
    Wigston, UK2,135 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Four of us booked onto this tour through our hotel's reception. The receptionist called the tour operator to book it for us, and was told that it would cost $39 per person. When I got back to the room I got a text from my credit card company to let me know that $167.80 had been debited from my account, when I was expecting $156. I went back to reception, and when the receptionist called the tour company back she was told the rest was fees. I was so annoyed that I was going to cancel, but as we had been told by others that this was a must do tour I decided to continue with it.

    Next morning we boarded the bus and the guide started his introduction, most of which was to tell us how brilliant he was. He certainly 'talked the talk', but it became apparent during the tour that he wasn't as he had advertised himself during this introductory speech. He spent most of the tour on auto pilot, sometimes he appeared bored, other times he seemed to forget exactly where he was in the tour.

    The tour itself was nothing to write home about, and certainly was not worth anywhere near the amount we paid. I would not recommend this tour to anyone, as my impression at the end was that I had just spent two hours of my life that I wouldn't get back.
    Written 3 March 2020
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    Phee P
    New Castle5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    I'm sorry to say I can't remember our tour guide's name, (Javier?) but he was great. He was very engaging, informed and entertaining without telling loads of corny jokes. He kept a good pace and kept us all interesting. We went on the tour Sunday 1/13 at 2 p.m.
    Written 14 January 2020
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    So glad to hear that you enjoyed the Chicago Crime Tour and Javier, your tour guide! Thanks for the positive feedback and kind comments!
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Jai M
    Miami Beach, FL11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Family
    Our guide Jay was wonderful. She made the experience fun and interesting. She also gave very clear directions about what we're doing at each stop so we knew what to expect. The day we toured it was pouring rain all day but we still enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it!
    Written 7 November 2021
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    Thank you for your generous words and kind review. We really appreciate the positive feedback.
    Written 7 November 2021
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    familiadeicaza
    Panama Province, Panama43 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    Our tour guide was enthusiastic about the matter and a great story teller. He was entertaining. However, we spent 95% of the time sitting inside the bus and you couldnt really see much of the spots he pointed out. The number of people chatting in the bus made it hard sometimes to follow the story.
    I was hoping to hop off the bus more and get a more dinamic experience on the key spots. Also audiovisuals could be better. A small brochure with tiny pictures was all we had. They could use the TVs for a more engaging experience.
    Written 4 October 2021
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    GroomsMom13
    Bothell, WA3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    Jay was fabulous!!! i cannot give her enough positive perks . she had a tough group in the back of the bus, not keep masks on, playing their own tunes & talking over her. I had troubles hearing her at some point and tried shooting "mom daggers" at them. Jay you Great!!!!!
    Written 24 April 2021
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    Anahi G
    Garland, TX4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Solo
    This tour says it’s almost two hours long but it felt quite short because our guide Javier kept us entertained the entire time and I learned a lot about the history of Chicago and it seems like the guide was a local and knew the city and its history very well. He would tells us some facts about locations and let us know where to get a good Chicago hot dog. Overall I think this was a great tour for anyone whether you are into the history of the mob/mafia in Chicago or not it’s good to know about historic things that happened in this city.
    Written 23 March 2021
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    Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience on the Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour. We are grateful that you appreciated Javier, the Chicago history and entertainment on the tour. We are so pleased that you could join us! Thank you again!
    Written 24 March 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Angela A
    Algonquin, IL46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    I grew up in Chicagoland and am very active in tourist activites and have never taken a bus tour in my own city, until today. It was very interesting and our guide was very engaging and personable. The bus was also comfortable. Having grown up here you'd think I'd know a lot about what they talked about and showed us - but nope! Didn't know most of the factoids and had never been to any of the spots they showed us. I'd even been in Harry Caray's restaurant a handful of occasions or more and never knew that vault was down there! My husband and I both said we'd do this tour again some time. Totally recommend! (p.s. I accidentally scheduled the wrong date and when I arrived to check in, the gentleman was very nice, told us to stand aside to see if there were any cancellations - and he switched our reservation on his handheld device and got us on the bus - bonus! And nice, professional customer service!)
    Written 30 August 2021
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    Angela: Thank you for your complimentary review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience!
    Written 1 September 2021
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    Kim J
    Clovis, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    John was very informative, funny and friendly. He answered questions and was helpful. He would interact with the audience and made the tour entertaining. Five stars! Only wish we would have went by Capone's mother's house, Machine Gun McGurn's The Green Mill Restaurant to show us where Capone sat and why and the site where the Holmes murder castle was located. This was not John's fault. The bus was very comfortable and the driver Mr. "T" was very accommodating. Overall, the tour was great! Glad I chose it! My wife enjoyed it too!!
    Written 19 July 2021
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    Rebecca S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    The tour was great! Our tour guide Anna Rose was very knowledgeable of the area and the history and made the tour very comfortable and fun. I came in knowing only the basics and she built out everyone's stories and showed a few pictures/film clips to supplement them. I would 100% recommend this - time flies and you walk away feeling like you know it all!
    Written 14 April 2023
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    Rebecca, We love your review! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your experience with Anna Rose and the crime tour!
    Written 14 April 2023
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    Amy R
    Carmel, IN200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    We enjoyed the bus tour. Our reservation was the 10am bus tour and I am glad we did it early as the traffic get busier as the day went on. The guide talked the entire time about the local gangsters and history with Chicago. I would definitely recommend for anyone mid teens and up.
    Written 1 January 2020
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