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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal activity for adults and kids. Go back in time on the Gangsters and Ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the roaring 1920’s 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.
from
HK$280.19
per adult
from
HK$280.19
per adult

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Ages 1-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:2h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

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

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


Departure details
  • 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, 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.

A note from Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
  • This is a walking tour with limited group size to maintain social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61552P8

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Loop
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Millennium Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cloud Gate
  • 5
    The Chicago Theatre
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    520 S Michigan Ave
    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    See address & details
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About the operator

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P8253TKchads
P8253TKchads
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Excellent/Informative
Excellent tour. Our family (4 kids +2 adults) really enjoyed seeing some of the historic sites and learning about s
josefhH6022RQ
josefhH6022RQ
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Great experience
Great tour, with many interessting information. Our guide, Ty, was awesome! A big recommendation to book this tour!
Mobothermal
Mobothermal
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Neat walking tour on fall afternoon
It was a neat walking tour of Chicago on a beautiful fall afternoon. Baylor was a great guide telling us the brief
Wandervenn
Wandervenn
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I didnt want the tour to end, our guide made even the parts inbetween feel fun.
Baylor was amazing! She was very entertaining and went the extra mile to chat with people as we walked. It made eve
391catew
391catew
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Great tour
Kai did a great job keeping everyone entertained. Very knowledgeable on the subject and was easy to hear over the b
I366GMchristinep
I366GMchristinep
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Worth it!!
Very fun, informative, and totally worth it! Sarah was fantastic, and had lots of intriguing information!
christyr835
christyr835
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Walk and learn
Chi was informative and knowledgeable. Walked quite a bit, mainly outside of the buildings to hear stories, histor
D7968BImelissao
D7968BImelissao
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Awesome
We had an awesome experience on our tour with Baylor! Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about
kaysio2021
kaysio2021
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Great experience!
Allan was our tour guide and it was great! It was an easy walk around the city and you learned a lot. We had a brea
Bob H
Bob H
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Fun and informative
We all enjoyed our Gangsters and Ghosts tour. Our guide, Kai/Ky, was funny, informative, and kept the tour moving a
1glennb
1glennb
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Great tales of a fascinating city
Adam was a friendly and enthusiastic host! He worked to involve everyone on the tour and seemed genuinely interes
stevens_chuck
stevens_chuck
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More Hype than Substance
Starting off with a visit to John Dillinger's last moment on earth, with a wall mural, and sidewalk memento, this t
Steve J
Steve J
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A Lot of Walking to Hear a Few Stories
The stories and information provided was just OK. We did a lot of walking to Stand in the area where events took p
Csern003
Csern003
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Don’t waste your time and money
This tour made no sense. There was no place that was related to the gangsters. Our guide would constantly be distra
bklyndelight
bklyndelight
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Take this tour at night
The guide is very knowledgeable and I will never look at train tracks in the same way. take the tour to find outwhy
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Passenger23331
25 contributions
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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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,127 contributions
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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sim02
Jacksonville, FL18 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
What a fun journey! Lizzy, our tour guide, was an energetic story teller that blended history and ghost lore together delightfully. For gangster history and ghost/spirit enthuisiasts this tour is for you. It is a walking tour with one rest stop towards the end; so empty your bladder before your journey! Get to the gathering EARLY. There wasn't a tour sign at the gathering site so you might have to ask "are you with Gangsters and Ghosts tour." Depending on the season... We went on the 8 o'clock tour in early September and it was perfect. The night lights were awesome and so was the weather. I can only imagine that as the season changes one may prefer the "warmer" day tour.
Written 10 September 2022
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Ben C
Suffolk, UK8 contributions
A great and fun tour. Our tour guide Rosa was very engaging and gave us information and stories on Chicago we would have otherwise missed. Would recommend this tour to all visitors to Chicago who have an interest in the history of this great city and some of the more 'spookier goings on'.
Written 11 October 2022
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Sara Marie
O'Fallon, MO14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Right away our tour guide gave us third grade rules such as not taking up space on the sidewalk and asking for her consent when taking photos if she is in the frame. I've had funner ghost tours with guides that played the character. The price is inflated, a better value would be around $20.
Written 23 July 2022
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IrishO57
Dana Point, CA50 contributions
Our tour guide was Andre and both my wife and I thought he did an outstanding job. Andre was very knowledgeable but what really made this so worth it was his humor and his “side stories” any time he could fit one in. His energy and personality took it to another level.
I recommend this tour mainly because of how it was presented to us and our tour guide specifically. We both took much away from it with things we never knew. His binder he shared with the group with pictures so we could see what he was describing was a home run.
Thank you again Andre for a great fun day.
Written 5 April 2022
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J & D
Melbourne, Australia136 contributions
A good insight into the gangsters of Chicago. While the ghost element was also good, recommend taking the tour at night to enhance that part of the tour. Unfortunately we took the tour when it was still daylight.

Tour guide Conor was very informative and had a very well prepared script at all points of interest.

Thought the size of the tour group was a little too large as it was difficult at times to be close enough to hear the guide. Perhaps a slightly smaller group size or a voice amplifier.
Written 5 September 2022
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Sharon Zafe
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
Jun 2022
Fascinating and funny factoids about Chicago told by charismatic and considerate tour guides. Highly recommend for preteens and up with interests in history and/or horror. The 8pm tour gave us beautiful views of the city at night and helped burn calories from a day of delicious food - pizza and popcorn.
Written 25 June 2022
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Harrison
Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
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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Chantel C
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
I visited Chicago to celebrate my birthday and this was the first thing we did when we got into the city. It was so worth it & the best way to kick off our trip! We learned soooo much and got plenty of sightseeing in as well! Andre was THE best your guide we could have ever asked for! Not only was he knowledgeable, but he was so funny as well; he was theatrical, really brought the stories to life, and also got the tour participants involved by asking questions and such. He also went above and beyond his duties by helping us with directions afterwards; we were the last ones left and confused on where to go, but he helped us figure out where we needed to be and waited until we safely boarded the bus before he departed.

Definitely an incredible experience over all and I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Chicago, especially if you have a love for history and adventure!
Written 9 August 2022
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