- 1,221 Ratings
Chicago Gangsters & Ghost Tour
Discover the darker side of Chicago on a guided tour full of tales of gangsters and ghosts. Explore this city with a historian guide, who knows all the must-see spots.
What You Will Do
- Explore the Windy City's crime-ridden history, as well as the ghosts who still haunt modern neighborhoods
- Wander around the Loop, an area associated with gangster era crime and a number of hauntings
- Hear tales of the city's vice district during the roaring 20’s and 30’s when it was riddled with speakeasy saloons and secret underground tunnels used by bootleggers
- Check out haunted locations, like Congress Hotel, Death Alley, and the Palmer House
- Guided tour
- 1,221 Ratings
My husband and I are big fans of walking tours; we like the intimacy of a small group and seeing local attractions up close - especially off-the-beaten-path sites. The Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tour is a GREAT concept, seeing as how Chicago has had plenty of both in its long and storied history. Unfortunately, this tour fell flat. It has potential -- the SS Eastman tragedy; the Iraquois Theatre fire; Al Capone and H. H. Holmes -- but our tour guide tried too hard to amaze and astound us, rather than letting the stories speak for themselves. I don't want to throw anyone under the bus and this company gets great reviews, so I'm sure most guides are top-notch. Just a note to the the company to revisit the training and spot checks to make sure all of your guides are equally engaging and polished. One notable highlight: spending a few minutes inside the Palmer House Hotel's lobby bar. Wow.
Lauren was an excellent historian and had great energy. Loved the tour.
Dylan was so informative, and hilarious! Such a great tour!
Our tour guide, Davie, was very knowledgeable. We had a great time!
Lauren was great!
We took the evening tour of Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tour and know it was worth every penny. Our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. It covered two tours in one. My sister and I have done similar tours in different cities around the world and this one gave the local flavor and interesting detail in an entertaining way. One thing- there are a lot of stairs to climb. walking around was easy enough but all the stairs can be a little challenging. Go ahead and take the tour. You'll have a great time.
Our guide Lauren was fantastic- a real storyteller, very passionate and engaging. The subject matter was entertaining. We had a great time!
This tour was one of the highlights on our trip. So glad we did this tour. I would do it again. Lauren was fantastic! 6 of us attended with 14 others. We all enjoyed listening to her, as she was very entertaining. She’s got a great personality! And she’s not full of it; her facts check out! Wish there was a Lauren in every big city to tour!
Stefan was a great storyteller. He walked through downtown Chicago and told some great stories about tragic deaths, gangster stories and a few extras. Great tour, I would highly recommend it.
Lauren was very knowledgeable and amusing in her information.
Lauren gave a super tour and was very charismatic. We appreciated her history background and knowing the information was fact based.
Lauren did an amazing job! She always made sure her group was there and could hear even though we were walking in public! She was also very animated and kept you interested in what she was talking about. She had great jokes and I learned a lot from her!
Very good giude Mark (if im remeber) That's u do much !!!
Lauren was a great guide! Very fun and informative!
Highly recommend Dylan! He funny, informative, and Canadian. What more could you ask for, eh?
This tour was a lot of fun. Davy, our tour guide, led us through the streets (and in some cases, back alleys) of Chicago, relating the very interesting and unique history of the city. His knowledge and sense of humor made the evening very enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour!
We LOVED this tour! Lauren was an amazing narrator for the Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. She made the characters, settings, and events come alive. It was a very cold and snowy day, but she kept us hanging onto every word she said as she led us through the streets of Chicago and the lives of all the characters!
We loved the tour. You could tell that our guide Davey really knew his facts. Thanks!!
Lauren was very informative, energetic and an absolute delight! Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone.
great tour, tour guide was very well informed.
This tour was very informative and entertaining. A nice walk through the city’s history with a very energetic tour guide. I would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about this beautiful city!
We got the beautiful, bubbly, Lauren as our tour guide for the night. She was absolutely a pleasure to meet, and such a genuine person! Always making sure the whole group was with us and could hear everything she was saying in the loud city. The tour was very informative with just the right amount of light comedy. It was one of the best tours I've been on in a long time. If you're visiting the Chicago area & want to learn some history about it, definitely book this tour! You will not be disappointed!
Dillon was amazing! Super knowledgeable and very well spoken!
Lauren was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She kept us engaged the entire tour. Loved it!!
Dylan was fun , fantastic and very knowledgeable . We had a great time and highly recommend this tour. I’ve been to Chicago before and this is the best tour I’ve been on.
Lauren was a great tour guide!! Very personable, knowledgeable, and animated. We really enjoy the tour despite it being cold.
He was very knowledgeable and entertaining
We had an amazing time and learned so much! The guide Davie was friendly and informative! Would recommend this tour to everyone!
Super funny and awesome tour guide.