Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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From $46.00

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Departs: Chicago, Chicago

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with stops on-and-off the luxury, climate-controlled bus. Walking tour paths explore historic crime scenes with great photo opportunities. True crime stories about Chicago Gangster Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, Prohibition, John Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H. Holmes and more.
Visit historic landmark buildings like: The Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Court House, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, etc. Tour famous Chicago neighborhoods: Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. Locals and tourists agree that this educational and entertaining thing to do in Chicago is a unique cultural experience.

What's Included

Exclusive access to crime quiz

Historic video footage

Keepsake brochure with special offers

Live commentary on board

Luxury temperature controlled coach bus

Photo opportunities off the bus at infamous crime scenes

Professional tour guide and chauffeur

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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 eating or drinking on the bus.
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • There is no onsite office.
  • Bus departs on time. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • No restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

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 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museum of Contemporary Art
Drive by the Museum of Contemporary Art.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Magnificent Mile
See the Magnificent Mile.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

John Hancock Center
One of the tallest buildings in the city and home of a beautiful observation deck.

• Admission Ticket Free

North Avenue Beach
Drive by on tour bus.

• Admission Ticket Free

Biograph Theatre
Stake out crime scenes including the Biograph Theatre.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oz Park
Drive by en route to the St. Valentines Day Massacre.

• Admission Ticket Free

Go inside to see Nitti's vault, a mob museum, and historic bootlegging tunnels.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln Park
Drive through historic and beautiful Lincoln Park and it's surrounding neighborhood on the tour route.

• Admission Ticket Free

Marina City
Hear fascinating stories about Al Capone, The Untouchables, the Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, ‘Terrible’ Tommy O'Conner, Leopold and Loeb and ‘Cap’ George Streeter, all who made their notorious criminal mark on Chicago. Grab your camera for a ‘drive-by shooting’ of the historic criminal courthouse, an architectural landmark where some of Chicago's most famous cases were tried.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Holy Name Cathedral
Pass by the Holy Name Cathedral, and see the site of the 1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murder scenes. This Prohibition-era conflict between two powerful Chicago gangs -- the South Side gang led by Al Capone and the North Side gang led by Bugs Moran -- ended in the brutal murder of seven Mob members. In addition to your comfortable, narrated drive through the city, you’ll also hop off the coach to visit some areas by foot for a more immersive experience. Your guide will offer in-depth narration as you follow the path that Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss walked right before their deaths. Hop back on the coach and return to the Near North Side to conclude your Chicago crime and gangsters tour.

7 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Thirty Five E Wacker
The Jewelers Building and historic landmark building.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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