Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour: Explore Underworld History
2,290 Ratings
Discover the dark and intriguing history of Chicago's crime and mob underworld on a thrilling bus tour. Explore historic crime scenes, learn about notorious gangsters, and visit iconic landmarks. An educational and entertaining cultural experience!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 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.
What's Included
  • Exclusive access to crime quiz
  • Photo opportunities at infamous crime scenes
  • Comfortable, climate-controlled luxury coach bus
  • Engaging live tour guide
  • Historic crime scene video footage
  • Complimentary keepsake brochure with special offers
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • On-board restrooms
  • No food & Drinks on board
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in the criminal history of Chicago with a crime and mob tour, complete with stops along the way on a luxurious, air-conditioned bus. The walking tour will take you to historic crime locations that offer incredible photo ops. You’ll hear fascinating true crime tales about Chicago’s notorious gangsters like Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, and figures from the Prohibition era, such as John Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H. Holmes, among others. Explore esteemed historical establishments, including The Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Court House, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, etc. Traverse popular Chicago neighborhoods like Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop, and Magnificent Mile. This educational yet exciting activity in Chicago is endorsed by both locals and tourists as a unique cultural experience.

  • Bus departs on time. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • 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 restroom breaks. Please go before checking in at the bus.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • There is no onsite office.
  • Bus is NOT equipped with an electronic lift. Tour includes steps and stairs.
163 E Pearson St
East Pearson Street
Bus pickup OUTSIDE 163 E. Pearson (SE side of Pearson St and Michigan Ave). Report 15 minutes early for check-in. Bus departs on time. Look for the tour guide at the bus.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Feb 23, 2024
Fun way to spend the afternoon - Jay was knowledgeable and driver Tommy was great! Fun way to spend the afternoon & great little free museum visit at the end. You’ll want to return for dinner.
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Feb 22, 2024
A Wonderful Afternoon! - I thought the tour was delightful! It was a beautiful day and Alycia's dry sense of humor was right up my ally. I've lived in the city for 15 years now, so it was fun to play "tourist" and learn/see some things I haven't experienced before. My only note would be, as a tall person, the seating on the bus is rather tight.
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Feb 21, 2024
Highly recommend - Such a fun tour! We learned fascinating information about our favorite mobsters! Fun and friendly tour guide and bus driver!
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Feb 21, 2024
Great Guide - Guide was excellent she made trip informative and fun, without her would have been a very different experience. Reviews were great which is why I booked so this suggests great guides are the norm. I would recommend on that basis.
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Feb 20, 2024
Great!!!! - The tour is very interesting and fun. It was a great time with my teenagers. The bus clean and confortable. The views cool, the best was the guide
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Feb 18, 2024
Worthwhile - Lea was a fabulous tour guide. She made the experience interesting and entertaining. The bus was comfortable. We had a great time and glad we booked the tour.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 18, 2024
A great tour of the city. - A great experience. The tour guide was so friendly and in touch with each and every guest. This is a must-do Chicago experience.
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Feb 18, 2024
Mob and crime tours is really fun! - Our tour guide was awesome! Michael was fun and very informative! Learned a lot of information about Chicago's "turbulant" past!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 18, 2024
Katie was very... - Katie was very knowledgeable! It was a wonderful experience and we had a great time. I would recommend this to anyone looking for fun!
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Feb 17, 2024
So much crime in a lovely city lol! - John was just awesome! So knowledgeable and funny! Such a great Tour and shout out to the driver Tommy for safely driving us in the Windy City! Much love from the North eh!
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up to 15 guests
April 2024