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Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts Walking Tour

By Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal day or evening activity. Go back in time on this gangsters and ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the Roaring Twenties when speakeasies around The Loop attracted notorious bootleggers and gangsters including Al Capone. See former gangster hangouts and haunted places like Congress Hotel, Palmer House, and Death Alley, with lively commentary from your historian guide.
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Ages 0-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Walking tour of Chicago with a ghost and gangster theme
  • Insightful commentary shared by the guide
  • Mixture of historical fact and ghost stories makes for a fun tour
  • Discover a side of Chicago that many other tours overlook

  • Walking tour of Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories
  • Expert Guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The tour meets outside of "Hoyt's Tavern", which is adjacent to the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
End:
  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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: 61552P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 20 travellers

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

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Itinerary
  • 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    The tour meets outside of "Hoyt's Tavern", which is adjacent to the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
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  • 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
About the operator
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  • Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
    3,916
    Chicago, United States
    Joined in January 2018
  • barbarasU7669PX
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful
    It was a great tour. Delightful. Avery was very knowledgeable and fun. The food excellent. The food breaks made the walk easier.
    Written 9 May 2024
  • 722kateb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Baylor was fantastic!
    Baylor was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the local history! We had a wonderful time on our tour. Highly recommend!!
    Written 5 May 2024
  • meh54
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and tasty
    It was a very interesting insight into the gangland days of Chicago. Baylor took us around to fascinating places and the food was excellent too.
    Written 2 May 2024
  • donitab225
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great information on Chicago, food, and gangsters
    Great time learning about Chicago food and its history as well as some serious gangster action. Sarah did a great job and we enjoyed all the members in our tour group. Highly recommend!
    Written 18 April 2024
  • shannondJ8522GF
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Gathering Takes on Chicago
    Unique way to get a bit of history while trying some of the staples of Chicago cuisine! Baylor was a super informative guide in terms of going through the Gangster history as well as providing advices on various activities to do in Chicago.
    Written 15 April 2024
  • 517LindsayAF
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour!!!
    Our tour guide Alan was great! We had so much fun! The food was delicious and the perfect amount and we learned all kinds of new gangster facts!!
    Written 10 April 2024
  • DougB345
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique way to see Chicago. Good combination of food, history, and bad food puns!! Ty did a really nice job.
    Unique way to see Chicago. Good combination of food, history, and bad food puns!! Ty did a really nice job of story telling.
    Written 29 March 2024
  • D362CRtiffanys
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and tasty
    Had a great time. Alan was funny and knowledgeable. Offered several fun facts. Would do again. Food was great And got our steps in.
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Z1089VCmikeb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gangsters and Food Walking Tour
    Super fun tour and enough food for a good sized lunch! Fun to hear some of the interesting Mob and gangster history and also enjoy some Chicago style food! Connor was a gray tour guide!
    Written 21 March 2024
  • E6083DKjenp
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful tour
    The River was still green! Conor was a gracious and well informed guide. The food was amazing and servings were the right size for sampling. The deep dish pizza is the best I have ever had. Of course the Chicago history and architecture is always fascinating. Much recommended
    Written 19 March 2024
  • adambD2580ZG
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gangs and Grub, THE BEST!!
    What a fun tour around the city. Great knowledge and information from our guy Alan. So glad we opted for the walking tour, even though it was cold out. Come hungry, you’ll leave full!!
    Written 19 March 2024
  • L4593OYalexandert
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour, Great Food, Great Guide!
    Love the history of the prohibition-era Chicago gangs while eating delicious food! Allan was a great guide! The walk takes you from Wacker and Michigan to Pearson and State, it's easy with the food breaks.
    Written 19 March 2024
  • rosalynt878
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yummy 😋
    Conor was great, super friendly, and very knowledgeable! The food was really good too! 😋 My wife and I had a great time. 👍
    Written 11 March 2024
  • figic2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food Tour in Chicago
    We took part in a tour recently and absolutely loved it! The food was great, exactly what I was craving, and the stories we heard were fascinating. If your coming to Chicago I couldn't recommend this food tour enough.
    Written 4 March 2024
  • grantbD6663BP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and fun
    Took the tour with a small group of friends on a beautiful day. Lots of cool info about 1920's gangsters, especially in the steakhouse we went to. The food was very stereotypical Chicago, which was exactly what I was after.
    Written 2 March 2024
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ChiGal
Chicago, IL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Spent Halloween night on this walking tour with Olivia as our guide, who did an awesome job telling the tragic and spooky tales and describing Chicago's gangster past. The 1.5 mile walk in Chicago Loop at night afforded views of the city lights. I highly recommend this as a unique and fun activity still available to us during this time when many activities are not available.
Written 2 November 2020
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psuf
Atlanta, GA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our friendly guide Olivia was quite passionate about the stories, good narrator, and knowledgeable. My wife and I enjoyed the early afternoon tour, about 1.5 hrs of leisurely walking pace and frequent stops for a story or two. Chicago has plenty, and each adds color to some of the city landmarks and landscapes. Our group had about 10 people, easy to stay together and hear our guide even in the hustle of downtown.

Also kudos to a small business to keep operating, safely and responsibly, during these crazy COVID-19 times. They deserve our patronage and recommendations.
Written 16 October 2020
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Harrison
Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Not a Chicago native but have been to Chicago multiple times. While I know a little bit about the city, the tour introduced us to Chicago's rich history and our tour guide, Caleb, kept us entertained throughout the way. Girlfriend was hesitant to go at first because we knew it was going to be a lot of walking, but once the tour started, she was enthralled by our tour guide as he took us around the loop experiencing different parts of the city. We also got several chances to take small rests while taking photos and a larger interlude at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel where we got to enjoy its famous ceiling even though the girlfriend wasn't quite as impressed. All in all a very worth-it experience at only $27 per person for 2 hours of an intriguing enthralling tour.
Written 23 August 2021
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Katie V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I took the tour during COVID _and_ on an unexpectedly rainy night. Not only did Lauren roll with it like a pro, she kept the group laughing and intrigued with her great storytelling the entire time. The tour itself highlights some great landmarks and historical points I otherwise wouldn't have known. From someone interested in history, architecture, and great stories, this tour was an A+ experience.
Written 10 August 2020
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JJ Miran
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I took the old axiom that one should be a tourist in their own town and I booked this guided tour, hoping that it would reveal unknown layers to a city I've explored up and down across my life. I am happy to report that the tour suspended my view of the city and I was able to see it in a new light, as if for the first time, even discovering things I had overlooked in the many years I've walked its streets. One has to almost play the tourist to appreciate all the heritage, artistry, culture, and significant historical events layered into the gleaming towers and peering statues. Led by our gregarious, comical, and knowledgeable guide, Dylan, this tour was an illuminating and enjoyable experience. My view of the city will never be the same again and I value my newfound insights. I will recommend it to friends and family.
Written 23 August 2020
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA7,351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this tour online about $40 per person for 4 pm. We were requested to meet 30 min before at a hotel. We were waiting on the wrong side and walked over. There were some guides around. We checked in with one of them. The first guide felt like a school teacher and so when we were asked to swap out to another guide we took the opportunity. We went with Kai, she was informative and funny. We walked around, took opportunities for photo shots. We learnt about Al Capone, ghosts in the river, serial killer and infamous hotels around the area. We stopped at Palmer hotel to enjoy the decor. It was interesting. Definitely carry water, wear good shoes, sunglasses.
Written 30 May 2022
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Passenger23331
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Lizzy , was very knowledgeable and described the people and events in an engaging and entertaining way that kept my attention and interest. I enjoyed learning more about this time period in Chicago's history; however, I would have liked more emphasis on the mob history and seeing more of the buildings and places that mob activity took place, as that was my main interest and reason for taking the tour, and less "ghosts". I do know that time is limited and it is hard to get everything in. All in all I did enjoy the Gangsters and Ghosts tour- the tour was well organized, Lizzy is a great guide, I learned some new things about the mobs in Chicago, and I enjoyed the ghost stories. One frustration was that when I booked the tickets there was no mention of different rates for different ages. Only one rate was shown. Even though we had a toddler with us I ended up paying the same for his ticket as no other options were shown on the "booking" site. But on my confirmation email it said I had purchased all adult tickets, and i later learned that children under 6 were free. So we ended up paying $35 extra for our tour.
Written 2 November 2022
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Benjamin S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We definitely recommend going on this tour. It is a great way to learn about the amazing gangster history of the city - also worth mentioning the great ghost stories from our guide Connar. The only negative thing is, that we had a 20 minutes toilet and drink break inside the two hour trip. This was not necessary at all and we would prefer using the time on more fantastic stories!
Written 11 January 2020
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Reid
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had a fantastic time on our tour! Kai, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgable and charismatic. Not only did she know her history up and down, she was able to maximize our tour with pieces of history and fun facts even between "stop zones" where we got the real meat of the tour. It was an incredibly unique and fun way to see downtown Chicago, and I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about the gangster (and ghost!) history of Chicago.
Written 25 August 2021
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MD
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I have lived in Chicago for four years now. I just recently went on this tour when a friend was visiting and I thought that Lizzy did an amazing job. She kept the energy level high the whole time, and was able to teach me so much about the city that I never knew. I would 100% recommend this to anybody who would like a new perspective or anyone who would like to take an immersive tour of the city. Thank you so much.
Written 9 May 2021
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