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Chicago Crime Tours

#48 of 213 Tours in Chicago
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with Chicago Crime Tours. Some of the world's most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy...more
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163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2162
Magnificent Mile
+1 312-888-6224
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We had nine guys on our private tour - we opted for the speakeasy tour, which included visits to two bars that were either former speakeasys or had links to Chicago gangsters. Our tour guide Jade was great - very knowledgeable and super friendly -...More

4  Thank AMToronto29
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I found the Chicago Crime Tour quite average as far as tours goes. You board an air conditioned bus and travel around Chicago looking at sites that are either have their original building torn down, or historical events covered up with new construction that has...More

3  Thank digitalroc
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All reviews john dillinger great tour our tour guide al capone comfortable bus mob history valentines day massacre knew his stuff subject matter highly recommend this tour great information interesting facts the windy city water tower two hours lincoln park mobsters
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a fun two hours. Saw the site where Dillinger was shot. Saint Valentines murders, Capone hangouts. Young lady that was the guide did a great job. AA++++

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful comfortable bus on a cold November day spent enjoying a great fact field tour of old Chicago. We loved the stories, the sites,and people of the 1920s and 30s. It was a thrill to see the places I had read about and watched...More

Thank Sherry K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great way to not only learn about the city of Chicago, but to get a chance to see parts of the city that you may not see beyond the 'tourist' areas. Our guide/host was very knowledgeable and exceptionally funny. It was a...More

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was somewhat disappointed with this bus tour. While the tour guide was very personable, I did not feel that it adequately covered the many events which occurred during the last several centuries with crime in Chicago. Even the Holmes house had a number of...More

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great rainy day activity. The tour was interesting and Shannon had delightfully cheesy jokes.

2  Thank SteamboatSarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on this tour in October on a recent visit. Covered a lot of the "Mobs" sites on the north side of Chicago from where John Dillinger met his end to the secret tunnels under the Harry Cary's restaurant. Enjoyed it a lot. Our tour...More

1  Thank tkmjr47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the tour. Learned quite a bit about buildings we have seen for years, but never realized the history relating to the gangsters in the 20’s. Would recommend to visitors and locals. Tour guide was excellent, bus was clean.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took this tour with another couple and had a great time. The tour guide was very informative and yet made the whole trip fun. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that was visiting Chicago.

1  Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shannon was great! We really enjoyed the tour. She was witty and informative. I wouldn’t hesitate to come again.

1  Thank Travel68202981763
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, son and I went on the 8 pm tour and had a great time. It was interactive (the guide was easygoing and friendly and let our 12 year old ask as many questions as he wanted), interesting, informative, and overall a great experience....More

1  Thank fleurdeliz
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Renee P
21 June 2018|
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Response from Teague B | Reviewed this property |
They talk about Holmes on the tour, but don't have the time to drive that far south. Holmes' Murder Castle was at South 63rd and Wallace in Englewood, and a US Post Office sits on that site now.
17 March 2018|
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Response from Crime T | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. There are no bathrooms on the bus. We recommend going to the bathroom before the tour begins.
7 April 2017|
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Response from Josie1952 | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab from our hotel but there seemed to be street parking. It was an evening tour and not terribly busy on the streets. Sorry this is late.